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Lenovo IdeaPad 100 review: This big laptop's got a tiny little processor, but it's cheap

Hayden Dingman | Aug. 18, 2015
This Lenovo laptop is poised to take on Chromebooks, so at best expect Chromebook-style performance.

Overall, I'd say Lenovo actually wins this category. While I'd absolutely uninstall most of those Lenovo programs to free up space, at least they're all first-party native Lenovo programs. They didn't even include apps like Netflix or Spotify on this thing! Fantastic!

The verdict

The Lenovo IdeaPad 100 is a great bargain, provided you get it for a bargain price. Like, a really bargain price. Lenovo set out to compete with Chromebooks with this laptop, and that's exactly the kind of performance you can expect--so make sure you get it at a Chromebook-style cost. I'd say between $250-300 and not a penny more. Otherwise you're better off looking at some other options, either higher end (like the Toshiba C55-C) or lower (like the Lenovo S21e or Acer Aspire Switch 10 E).


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