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Working from home has its challenges—especially if an old laptop is slowing you down. Perhaps it’s time for an upgrade? Right now, the Lenovo Ideapad S145 is on sale for just $439 (was $698).
Power and design
If productivity is your game, then this baby came to play. Its brilliant HD 15.4-inch LED display will make everything look stellar, from spreadsheets to YouTube videos. And thanks to a speedy and powerful AMD Core (A6-9225) processor paired with 4GB of memory, this laptop can handle just about any task you throw at it.
It’s built with 1TB of on-board storage, which is more than enough space for Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and tons of video and music files. This is more on-board storage than you’ll find on any sub-$500 Windows 10 laptop, including the latest HP 15 or Dell Inspiron. It’s even more than the newest Apple MacBook Pro—which is way more expensive.
All of this raw computing power is housed within a chic, compact design that’s just over four pounds. “It’s very lightweight, sleek, and perfect for working from home during these times,” wrote a five-star reviewer. “Setting it up was quick and easy. Not having to carry around a large charger is nice too.”
Consider this laptop an entertainment buddy as well. You can watch YouTube videos, rent a movie from the Microsoft Store, or play a quick game of Candy Crush between daily work tasks—not like anyone would do that while working from home.
Cortana at your service
One of the laptop’s coolest features is Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant. Named after the artificial intelligence character in the Xbox video game series Halo, Cortana is available for just about anything you might need. Just say “Hey Cortana,” then ask a question like: “Where are my system preferences?” or “What is the meaning of life?”
Just think of Cortana as Amazon Alexa or Apple Siri, but for Windows 10 and Microsoft users.
“I am not incredibly tech savvy,” said a shopper. “That being said, the IdeaPad S145 makes me feel like I am. Startup was a breeze, tutorials are very helpful, and if I can't find what I need, Cortana makes it easy to ask and be shown what I am looking for.”
This laptop is the latest and greatest from Lenovo with raw processing power and clarity that doesn’t disappoint. It’ll suit everyone from young college students to retirees looking for an easy-to-use option.
“Quite frankly this laptop has been a life changer,” says a happy customer. “Working from home, it makes it so much easier to get things done. Also, the sleek and fancy design is cool to show off.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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