I have written a number of times about low-cost Windows and Chromebook laptops. (To find my earilier articles, go to https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Aeogn.com+%22cheap+laptop%22+OR+chromebook&t=hb&ia=web.) As a follow-up article, I will point out a bargain being offered today by BestBuy in the US: a 2.2 pound Lenovo Ideapad 100s 11.6-inch laptop with Windows 10 Home for $149.99 plus your local state’s sales tax, if any. My local BestBuy doesn’t have them in stock but can order one and deliver it within a few days with free shipping. Another option is to order it yourself online, bypassing the local store entirely.
$149.99 is an attractive price for a laptop but Lenovo sells them for only ten dollars more: $159.99. (See http://goo.gl/4Zn4Jj.)
To be sure, the Lenovo Ideapad 100s will never be described as a powerhouse. You probably won’t want to use it as your only computer, unless perhaps you are under the age of 15. However, as a second computer that will only be used for occasional trips outside the home, such as to a local genealogy library or archive, it should be more than “good enough.”