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Lenovo Ideapad 110S: A Chic and Affordable Laptop With a Good Keyboard

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Lenovo’s 11.6-inch 110S is a minimalist, all-white laptop. The laptop comes with basic functionality and an appropriately affordable price. Lenovo 110S stands out among typically dull budget laptop choices, because of its classy color choice, compact size and comfortable keyboard. Lenovo has picked the perfect color for its Ideapad 110S.

Performance Limitations.

The Lenovo Ideapad 110S runs on Windows 10. This makes it more capable than a Chromebook. But the Ideapad is not a high-powered machine. This a good budget laptop is perfect for light use. You can check as well as respond to emails, and do word processing etc. It is suitable for stuff like surfing the web, and that too as long as you don’t have too many browser tabs or windows open. Anything more and its performance limitations become readily evident.

All-white Design.

While the laptop is pretty cheap when it comes to the price, the Lenovo Ideapad 110S doesn’t really look like one. The plastic construction gives away its budget status. But at the same time its smooth, matte all-white clamshell gives it a chic charm. White is a bold choice. The white color gives flair to an otherwise meek budget laptop. In addition to its pleasant aesthetic, it’s also a delight to carry around. It’s dainty size makes it portable. The laptop barely makes a dent in your bag.

Has a Good Keyboard.

The Lenovo Ideapad 110S has a surprisingly good keyboard. Usually, keyboards on small laptops are cramped. But the one on Lenovo manages to feel comfortably spacious. The keys don’t feel cheap at all. It’s a bit shocking to find one solid keyboard in a budget model. The Lenovo Ideapad 110S comes with a touchpad that has full functionality. The old model wasn’t capable of scrolling. But it still falls short. It will be slow in responding to scrolling. Also, it will lag if too many tabs or apps are open.

Not Very Good For Videos or Games.

Its screen quality is fine for text documents and web pages, but not for video. The color range on the Ideapad, along with the saturation and sharpness could have been better for watching HD videos. Its speakers are also underwhelming. They speakers are located on the bottom. It sounds muffled aren’t very loud at maximum volume. You will require a pair of headphones to listen to anything. The Lenovo Ideapad 110S also doesn’t have great viewing angles. Just moving the screen a few inches forward or backward will make it difficult for you to see. The screen’s 180-degree hinge is its saving grace, though, allowing it to be adjusted for a decent viewing angle in any position you’re sitting in or standing.

32GB Internal Storage.

For under $200, the Lenovo Ideapad 110S is a perfectly capable laptop for anyone who needs a portable machine on the go. The Ideapad 110S lacks in battery life and 3D performance. Also, it is not very good in the gaming department. Without a touchscreen, many games will feel unintuitive to play. It offers only 32GB of internal storage. You will need an additional microSD card is for big apps or games.

The Bottom Line.

The affordable Lenovo Ideapad 110S has a comfortable keyboard and a perfectly portable design. It performs well enough for working on documents and browsing the internet. Performance slows down when multitasking. Its screen and speakers are not up to the mark for watching HD video. The touchpad can be slow to respond to taps and scrolling. The Lenovo Ideapad 110S is a simple but capable budget laptop for those with basic needs.

Rajiv Patil
Rajiv is one of the founders of Nimblechapps, a web and mobile development company based out of India. At Nimblechapps he overlooks delivery, product development and often lends a hand to the in house development team. His personal interest include Travel, Food and Motorcycling.