Lenovo’s kicking off IFA with announcements of new notebooks. While most of their new product lineups are actually just refreshed models, one notebook caught our eye. The IdeaPad 100S managed to stick out from their announcement because of its low price-tag: at just $189 (around Php 8.8K converted) it’s one of the most affordable notebooks that the company has ever unveiled in the market, putting it in competition with the convertible offerings of other brands, including local players like Starmobile and Cherry Mobile.
The 11.6-inch Windows-powered IdeaPad S will sport an Intel Atom Processor, 2GB of RAM and up to 32GB of storage. It’s not the fastest notebook out in the market today, but for a lot of people, that’s more than enough. There’s an even bigger version of the 100S that sports a 14-inch display and a better, Intel Celeron N3050 processor, but that notebook is expected to be priced at $259 (around 12K) when it comes out. Lenovo is also putting out a Chromebook version of the 100S, priced even cheaper at $179, or Php 8.3K.