Lenovo’s new line in the laptop department, the Ideapad 100 Windows laptops, promise to offer a great performance with an affordable price point.
The new Ideapad 100 will be available in 14-inch and 15-inch HD display models and will be running Windows 8.1, expected to be upgradable to Windows 10 when it becomes available later this year.
Powering the Ideapad 100 is Intel’s quad-core Pentium processors which designed with mobility in mind. There is an 8GB of RAM and a 500GB hard disk drive with an option to opt for the 128GB SSD at a cost. There is 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connectivity and optional Bluetooth 4.0, allowing you to connect to the internet on the go. And the 30Whr battery is expected to last up to 4 hours of usage.
In addition, the Ideapad 100 is compatible with Kensington MiniSaver cable locks. These sturdy cables let you secure your device to a heavy or immovable object. Also, there is a USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI-out, 4-in-1 card reader (SD,SDHC,SDXC,MMC), RJ-45 and an audio combo jack, as well as an integrated microphone for calls and conferencing.
The Ideapad 100 is thin, light-weight and portable. The 14-inch model is just 20.2mm (0.8”) thin and weighs about 1.9Kg (4.2 lbs), whereas the 15-inch model is 22.6mm (0.9”) thin and weighs 2.3Kg (5.07 lbs). Both models are expected to be available soon with starting retail price of $249.