Lenovo IdeaPad 100S-80QN0000US Chromebook
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad 100S-80QN0000US Chromebook
The Lenovo Chromebook 100S would be a neat option for someone with meager needs, or on a tight budget. But you can spend the same amount on machines that run Windows 10. Storage will still be woefully limited, but Windows 10 lets you install apps from the Windows 10 Store directly to an SD card or USB key, which should save a bit of space.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 69% performance: 70% mobility: 70%
Source: PC Mag
The Lenovo 100S Chromebook offers a sleek design along with solid performance and battery life in our tests at a price that's low, even for a Chrome-OS-based laptop. Our Editors' Choice chromebook remains the Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02); its screen is smaller at 10.1 inches, but its IPS panel offers great viewing quality, as well as touch and convertible tablet-style capability. If you're faithful to the original chromebook concept of a simple, affordable laptop, however, the Lenovo 100S Chromebook is an attractive choice. We wish it had an IPS display, but that would raise its rock-bottom price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Digital Trends
A great Chromebook is the computing equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife. It can be pulled out anytime you need to complete a quick task or have a short web browsing session. It isn’t intended to repair your car or cut down a tree, but I have to wonder whether the Ideapad 100S is even suitable for tightening up a showerhead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 40%
Source: Computer Shopper
Like other Chromebooks, the Ideapad 100S comes with preloaded Google’s Chrome OS and links to the company’s online services (Gmail, YouTube, Docs). Also standard Chromebook fare: You get 100GB of cloud storage on Google Drive free for two years. More apps—both cloud-based and local—are available via the Chrome Web Store.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
A good, cheap laptop for your light to medium internet browsing needs, the Lenovo 100S' battery life and size makes it a great travel companion.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
Lenovo's 100s Chromebook has flaws in just about every area we looked at, but for $179 they are easy to look past.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
Whether you're buying it for a kid or you just need a very portable device for email, document editing and social media on the go, the Lenovo 100S Chromebook is a great choice. If you're willing to spend more, the $279 Dell Chromebook 11 has a better design with a better keyboard and touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
If you've used and like the Windows 10 version of the Ideapad 100S, you'll like the Chromebook version too, assuming you prefer using Chrome OS. It comes with the added benefit of being about $20 cheaper than the Windows 10 version, but of course Chrome OS isn't as robust of an operating system as Windows 10, so there's a tradeoff there. Whether the Ideapad 100S Chromebook will work for you is entirely dependent on your needs, but as far as Chromebooks in general go, the new Ideapad holds its own.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2015
The keyboard and trackpad are a joy to use and feel like they belong on a more expensive laptop. The keys save smooth travel and there is great feedback that lets you know you’ve completed each keystroke. The keys are also comfortable with enough grip and space between them that hitting the wrong key doesn’t happen too often. Important keys such as Shift, Enter and the space bar are all full-sized.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2015
Model: Lenovo welcomes the Chromebook world with this compelling 100S Chromebook. It is themed as the lightweight and budget-friendly 11.6 inch laptop and runs Chrome OS rather than a Windows operating system, whereby most Chrome browser fans will be familiar with the interface, apps and extensions. Its LED display offers a pleasant resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Other specifications include a 2.16 GHz Intel Celeron N2840 dual core processor, 2 GB of RAM, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, an SD card slot and a headphones jack. These are regarded as completely essential for an 11-inch machine.
Its epic battery life allows web surfing for 8 to 11 hours in average. With a size of 11.81 x 8.23 x 0.78 inch (30 x 20.9 x 1.98 cm) and a weight of 2.52 pound (1.14 kg), the notebook is easy and and convenient to carry in a bag. However, the lighter plastic build is at the expense of durable and quality. It may pick up the fingerprint easily, especially on the black matte touchpad. Nevertheless, the overall design is still simple and nice.
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):
Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
N2840: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.58 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
69.14%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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