For people looking for a cheap and affordable laptop under $500, Lenovo IdeaPad 100 may be the best option out there.
Priced at only $339 to $370, the IdeaPad comes with a 14- and 15-inch option screen. The laptop also comes in at 4. 2 pounds. It may be heavier than other ultrabooks, but it is quite light for its size.
There are standard features like a 3.0 USB, 2.0 USB, 4 -in- 1 SD Card, and HDMI ports. You also get Bluetooth, a webcam, a standard 30Whr battery and 500GB 5400rpm hard drive.
Unfortunately, a laptop like this may not be great with high-powered software like Photoshop, but it can still manage. The real reason to purchase a laptop like this is to write research papers and surf the Net. According to Slashgear writer Brittany Hillen, “The laptop features McAfee Central and LiveSafe, Lenovo Settings, OneKey Optimizer and Recovery, Lenovo SHAREit, Companion, and Reach. Nothing too bothersome, and it can all be useful depending on your needs.”
The ideal users for a laptop like this are busy college students on a budget and in need of a working laptop. You can get four hours of battery power, meaning that you can charge it for an hour or so and be on your way.
The Lenovo IdeaPad 100 is available now on Amazon.