The Lenovo IdeaPad 120s Is yet Another Budget Laptop, Because Not Everyone Needs 4K and VR Capability!


There is a wonderful and affordable IdeaPad from Lenovo, with a lovely, petite exterior, great portability, and all around (average) productivity to get you by. The 11.1-inch Lenovo 120s, described as a “minimalist”, is a gorgeous laptop with quite the low price, starting under $300. Within its petite body, this budget ultra-portable is perfect for entry-level shoppers who want something on the go, with Windows 10, and nothing else to worry about.

It’s yet another competitor for kiddos and students, who are used to the Windows environment, and could enjoy something even lighter than what they are currently carrying in their bags to school today. Additionally, we could see this as a handy grab-n-go portable for folks who simply want to enjoy their favorite apps, and have all-day battery life for sub $250. Just considering the looks of the Lenovo 120s, the 11.6-inch laptop comes in either the lovely whitish “Mineral Gray”, or “Denim Blue”. This alone reminds me of the Dell Inspiron 3000’s option of candy colors to draw in consumers. For juniors, color options are important, and would make them beg their parents for a candy-colored “play toy” for Christmas.

The quite modern and stylish IdeaPad 120s includes a super slim body, measuring just 0.7 inches thin from top to bottom, and a weight of just to 2.54 lb, perfect for the laptop bag or backpack when going to school. The 11.6-inch laptop features 1366 x 768p LCD screen, an Intel Celeron N3350 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC flash storage. Inside, you’ll also find the Intel HD 500 GPU. This type of machine is great for simple productivity such as handling apps, web surfing, and documentation, like Word Mobile and PowerPoint Mobile.

If you don't like flash storage, Microsoft gives every Windows 10 user 5GB of free online storage with OneDrive. Connectivity and ports include a USB-C, 2 USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI video output, headphone/mic jack, and microSD card slot. There is also Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and an embedded Firmware Trusted Platform Module Security chip.

Yes, the amount of memory may seem small, as it's only half of what is recommended for Chrome OS, let alone Windows 10. However, the 64GB of storage will help out tremendously. That amount is technically double what laptops of this price-range allow. The big gain from having something so little is, consumers won’t mind carrying it around all the time. Its dimensions and weight take up less room than most 11-inchers our there, and has right around the same build dimensions as the Dell Inspiron 11 3162 (a 2.6 pounder), weighing in at 2.53 pounds. Colors on the screen won’t dazzle with brightness, nor will the processor blow you away at 1.1GHZ (2.4GHz turbo). To its credit, the Lenovo does do well on both benchmark and productivity tests, allowing up to 8 hours and 42 minutes of play time. That will surely get you through a work day, or school assignment.

When most of the world thinks they need to pay nearly a grand for a good laptop, things are changing. Not only that, but folks have more options than ever, and those options include more than the basic email-responding and YouTube watching. Even if you are simply into those things on the daily, it’s more than lovely to have the basics perform better than you would expect. That's what you can expect here, with the Lenovo Ideapad 120s. It’s solid plastic keyboard, teensy display, and average specs will not keep any consumer from enjoying all the things they need to do to get through the day, which they will, hence the all-day battery life.

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