Earlier this year, we scoped out the latest and best $200 laptops. While we thought the Lenovo IdeaPad 100s was fine in its Windows guise, it was easily the cheapest-feeling of the bunch. Well, Best Buy has just dropped the price on this small-yet-capable Windows 10 laptop from its usual MSRP of $199.99 to only $125. This is a one-day deal for its Black Friday/Cyber Monday in July event.
We had plenty of complaints about this notebook, from its basic trackpad to its hollow-feeling keyboard and lack of USB 3.0 ports. But, in our roundup, it got pretty great battery life. Especially for only $125, you'd be hard-pressed to find anything to really complain about. Whether it's a supplement to a more powerful computer you use at home, or for a younger student, this notebook has what it takes to tackle everyday tasks, albeit at sluggish speeds.
Given that we're headed into the back to school season, you could pick up two of these for the price of a lot of other laptops. That way, you could have two notebooks for two kids, or it could let you pick up a backup laptop if you know your little one is a klutz prone to destroying electronics. Whatever you do, buy it today before this deal goes away.