Looking for a Windows 11 laptop that won’t make a dent in your wallet? Walmart may have the perfect option.
Laptops are indispensable in modern life, offering a keyboard, trackpad, and a screen you can take with you to get work done. And now, ahead of the holiday season, Walmart is offering the Lenovo Ideapad 1i for just $129, down from it's usual price of $179.
If you're looking for one of the best laptops for students and don't have a huge budget, then this is an excellent choice. You're getting $50 off an already extremely cheap laptop and it's more than capable of handling all the tasks that the average user needs it for, whether that's typing up work or watching Netflix.
If you're looking for something with a bit more power though, check out our student laptop deals hub for all the best offers.
The Lenovo Ideapad 1i comes with Windows 11 pre-installed in S Mode, which means it’ll only run apps from the Windows store (this can be disabled to allow running of other apps, too).
With an Intel Pentium Silver processor and 4 GB memory, this Ideapad is far from a computing powerhouse, but it’s ideal for more basic tasks like word processing, watching streaming media, or firing off emails and scrolling through social media. On the plus side, it also offers 10 hours of battery life, and the 14-inch display is just about HD quality.
Weighing just over 3 lbs, it’s a very portable device. The 128GB of onboard storage isn’t a huge amount, but there are USB ports to allow for additional storage options. There is also a webcam for web calling, although it is a 720p sensor.
While the machine does include three-months of access to Xbox Game Pass, you’ll struggle to play much on the Lenovo Ideapad 1i due to its more modest specs. However, for an everyday laptop it does the job and is at a very affordable price, too.
User reviews are positive, with the Lenovo Ideapad 1i getting a 4 out of 5 star average rating from Walmart customers. As we mentioned earlier, though, it’s worth noting that it’s not a gaming machine – for more complex tasks, you may want to check out our picks for the best laptops for coding.
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Lloyd Coombes freelance tech and fitness writer for Live Science. He's an expert in all things Apple as well as in computer and gaming tech, with previous works published on TopTenReviews, Space.com, Dexerto and TechRadar. You'll find him regularly testing the latest MacBook or iPhone, but he spends most of his time writing about video games as Editor in Chief at GGRecon.com. He also covers board games and virtual reality, just to round out the nerdy pursuits.