The newly-unveiled 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad 100 is a budget laptop targeted at users interested in a computer they can use for carrying out basic tasks, such as typing and surfing the web. The Lenovo IdeaPad 100 14 will definitely apply to students. It is a Windows 8.1 notebook (free Windows 10 upgrades) and also has a 15.6-inch model.
Design and Screen
For a dirt-cheap laptop, the 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad 100 looks quite good for its price. It sports a classic ebony black finish and is not overly heavy. The laptop is slim at 20.2 millimetres. The 14-inch IdeaPad 100 weighs in at just about 1.9 kg.
Processor and Operating System
The Lenovo IdeaPad 100 is powered by an Intel BayTrail-M Pentium or Celeron processor, backed by integrated Intel Graphics, for a performance and responsiveness level that should get basic tasks like typing and web browsing done with relative ease.
One thing that separates the Lenovo IdeaPad 100 from other lightweights such as Google Chromebook, configuration wise, is the fact that it will ship with a full version of Windows 8.1 operating system.
This means buyers will be able to run native applications easily, rather than rely on cloud applications to get things done.
Lenovo IdeaPad 100 14-inch offers a 500GB hard drive with option a solid state drive of 128GB capacity on your own unit at a higher price. The notebook is fitted with a battery which Lenovo says can be used for browsing and watching videos, amongst other tasks, for up to four hours.
It features three USB ports (one USB 3.0 port) and an HDMI video output port.
The Lenovo IdeaPad 100’s price starts at only $249 and is available this June.
Pricing & Availability
Lenovo IdeaPad 100 is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in Nigeria. Lenovo IdeaPad 100 14-inch price in Nigeria is expected to range from N50,000 to N100,000 depending on your location in the country.
Lenovo ideapad 100-14 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Lenovo ideapad 100 14-inch Laptop:
- OS: Windows 8.1 64 or Windows 8.1 with Bing
- Processor: Intel Pentium or Celeron Processor
- GPU: Integrated Intel Graphics
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Black
- Dimension: 340.10 x 236.98 x 20.32 mm
- Weight: 1.90 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 14-inch Display, 1366 x 768 pixels, 200 nits
- Keyboard: Full Size Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: 500GB hard drive (optional 128GB SDD)
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes
- USB 3.0: Yes, 1 port
- USB 2.0: Yes, 1 port
- HDMI: Yes
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
- SD Slot: Yes
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0
- NFC: No
- Docking Connector: No
- Mobile Broadband: No
- Battery: 2 Cell, 30Whr Battery
- Use Time: up to 4 hours