Need to buy a laptop but are put off by the price tag? This deal is perfect for you.
We cover plenty of the best student laptop deals here at LiveScience, but it's not often we find a fully-fledged Windows 11 laptop for the price of a much less powerful Chromebook.
That's because the Lenovo Ideapad 1i is on sale for just $129 at Walmart. That's a whole $90 less than we've seen it for elsewhere, marking a huge saving for budget-conscious laptop buyers.
This sleek budget laptop offers the full Windows 11 experience, complete with solid battery life and a portable design. All that for just $130 is a great deal for anyone looking for a budget laptop.
To set expectations, the Lenovo Ideapad 1i isn't likely to power the latest games, or be the optimum place to do creative work like audio or video editing -- you'll need a much more powerful laptop, or even a desktop, for that.
Still, it does offer a 14-inch HD display, and while its internal specs are modest, they do allow it to eke out 10 hours of battery life.
There's an Intel UHD integrated graphics processor, 4GB of DDR4 RAM, and an Intel Pentium N5030 chip driving things.
We also quite like the lightweight design that still finds room for a decently-sized keyboard and a 720p webcam, too. In fact, the laptop weighs just 3.08 lbs.
Reviews are mainly positive, with many noting the low price of admission and the ease of use of setup and working on the device. Others have praised the compact size, and the ease with which users can remove the otherwise restrictive Windows 11 S mode.
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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.