15.6″ Lenovo Ideapad 100 Premium Laptop via Amazon
Lenovo Ideapad 100 is a low priced budget 15.6 inch premium modern laptop with a high definition LED non-touch display, a DVD Optical drive despite its slim chassis, an entry level dual core Celeron N2840 processor (1MB Level 2 cache) at 2.16GHz processor up to 2.58GHz with Intel Burst and no hyperthreading (two cores and two threads) that performs better than the Intel Atom’s you may be familiar with, 4GB DDR3L SDRAM at 1333MHz speed for being able to run several apps and browsers at once, 500GB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400rpm rotating speed as decent amount of storage for your common and multimedia files and the 64-bit Windows 10 operating system with brand new features that makes it more user friendly than the previous Windows 8 and 8.1. The 15.6 inch HD LED backlit display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution offers clear and crisp enough images and Intel HD graphics (Bay Trail) with shared graphics for basic daily internet and multimedia. It has an integrated HD webcam to let you chat live or take decent still photos as well and Realtek HD Audio for decent sound at this budget price point.
Black Ideapad 100 has a slim and attractive design with smooth exterior which can also be prone to fingerprints, is quite lightweight at 4.31 pounds and has the measurements of 14.88 x 10.43 x 0.89 inches. AccuType keyboard with a numeric pad has a nice feel that is common to all Lenovo computers. It comes with a 3-cell 24WHr lithium ion battery so you can expect around 3 hours of battery life as the TDP for the whole processor is 7.5 watts. Connectivity options are the DVD Optical Drive, 802.11bgn wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet 10/100 LAN, 4 in 1 Media Card Reader, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, and HDMI output to view your content on a larger external display or HDTV and a Headphone output/Microphone input combo. Performance to price ratio is quite good with a CPU benchmark score of 1057 and 4GB memory- good value for dollar as a general daily use computer for office, internet or light gaming, with Windows 10 that is more user friendly than the previous Windows versions. Advanced gaming is not an option here as the CPU is more low end and it doesn’t come with at least a medium level dedicated graphics card but you won’t have problems with less demanding games. 15.6 inch Lenovo Ideapad 100 is a decent computer overall with a low price tag.