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Lenovo Chromebook 100S announced, just $179

Looking for an extremely affordable laptop? Look no further than the Chromebook 100S, which starts at just $179.
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September 2, 2015
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For those with basic computing needs, a Chromebook can be a great way to get online or to type up a report without spending a lot of money. While gamers and power users will generally need considerably better specs than you’d get from such a device, there are certainly a number of people who can benefit from a sub-$300 laptop.

Have an even tighter budget? The new Lenovo Chromebook 100S could be the perfect match for you, coming in at just $179. Not bad for a nice, though basic, looking laptop.

For under $200, you get an Intel Celeron N2840 powered Chromebook and 32GB on-board storage and an 11.6-inch HD display. RAM goes up to 4GB, but that will obviously raise the price tag at least a little bit. Lenovo also offers USB 3.0 and all the ports you’d expect, as well as eight hour battery life, all in a package that comes in at around 2.6 pounds.

While you shouldn’t expect top-of-the-line performance, even for a Chromebook, if you don’t need tons of tabs open in Chrome at once, the spartan Chrome OS should still provide a capable experience that is more than respectable when you consider just how cheap this laptop is.

The Lenovo Chromebook 100S will arrive in October via select retailers. What do you think, anyone planning on picking this one up?