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Lenovo's 100S Chromebook keeps things cheap and simpleThis $199 Chromebook doesn't offer much, but that's the point.
[SOUND] Starting at just $199, the Lenovo 100S Chromebook is one of the cheapest ways to stay connected. But this laptop is running Chrome OS, and your options start to get really limited once you stray away from WiFi. Now, Lenovo knows how to make a keyboard, and the one here doesn't disappoint. It's roomy, so your fingers won't feel cramped. And the keys offer a nice amount of feedback and depth with every press. No type of mistakes here. Crumb OS has different shortcuts than you might be used to, so the keyboard's layout is gonna be a little different. But it works well if you need to simple. The 11.6 inch screen has a 1366 by 768 pixel resolution. That's not great. But it's right in line with the price. There's and SD card slot on the side for importing photos, or for using it as a bit of extra storage, as well as a pair of USB ports for external devices. But, the laptop only has 32 gigs of internal storage space and two gigs of ram. Now, that isn't very much at all, but that's kind of the point. You use the limited storage for any files you wanna keep close at hand, offline, and you'll keep the rest of your stuff up in the cloud. Performance does take a hit, though. Now, when I'm using Chrome, I have a habit of firing up a lot of tabs. And this machine starts to get a bit sluggish. If there's a little more room in your budget, the 229 model doubles the RAM up to four gigs, which should. Should make things a little less painful. Now you're definitely getting what you pay for here. Read my review to find out the [UNKNOWN]. I'm Nate. Thanks for watching.