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Lenovo Ideapad 110S is a simple, chic budget laptopThis charmingly compact, all-white laptop costs under $200 (£230 or roughly converted to AU$260).
[MUSIC] The Lenovo Ideapad 110S isn't half bad for a cheap laptop, and I really don't mean cheap in a bad way here. It retails for $200. However, you can find it online for about $170. For that price, you get this little machine that's capable of simple activities. It has an all white, plastic clamshell with a matte finish that's cute and sophisticated for a budget laptop. It's also the perfect, compact size for traveling with. Additionally, it has an impressive keyboard. The keys feel sturdy, and they're comfortable to type on for long periods of time. It's a nice surprise to find on a budget laptop. Lenovo is known for giving its laptops solid keyboards, and it can proudly add this laptop to that list. What's the downside? Well, it's predominantly meant for basic tasks. Kind of like a Chromebook. But since it's a Windows 10 machine, you can run programs like Microsoft Word and Excel. I was able to work in Google Docs and have Spotify running at the same time without any problems. However, if I opened more tabs and started streaming video, performance significantly slowed down and began to lag. Also it's screen is pretty underwhelming. Colorings lack any bold vibrancy and viewing angles are abysmal. Thankfully it has a 180 degree hinge that allows it to fold all the way back. This means you can probably find a good viewing angle no matter what position you're sitting in. For under two hundred dollars, the Lenovo Idea Pad 110s is a good value. But it will only appeal to those interested in a portable laptop for writing. If you're a college student on a shoe-string budget or a writer with simple needs, this laptop could be up your alley. [MUSIC]