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Is Best Buy's $119.99 Lenovo IdeaPad 1 deal the best cheap laptop offer this Prime Day?

Is Best Buy's $119.99 Lenovo IdeaPad 1 deal the best cheap laptop offer this Prime Day?
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Sorry, you missed this deal! It's from 2020. However, we have a complete guide to all the Prime Day USA deals for 2021. We've seen cheap laptop deals before, but we haven't seen a price drop quite like what Best Buy is offering on the Lenovo IdeaPad 1. Yes, the online retailer has so far stolen the Amazon Prime Day 2020 cheap laptop limelight by slashing the price of the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 to less than $120. Did you catch that? The Lenovo IdeaPad is on sale at Best Buy for just $119.99 right now, which is a whopping $110 off its usual price. 

With the very best laptops costing anything up to $4,000, the option to get yourself online at such a ridiculously low price seems almost impossible to pass up. Of course, however, the big question that must be asked of any laptop that costs under $120 has to be are Lenovo IdeaPads good at what they do?  If you want an in-depth answer, read our article on should you buy the Lenovo IdeaPad 1. Want the short answer right now? Yes, for the price this already cheap laptop is a steal.

Lenovo IdeaPad 1: Was $229.99 | Now $119.99 at Best Buy
The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 is the budget laptop that is now available at a barely believable low price of $119.99. With specs good enough to easily handle all your browsing, streaming and home office needs, The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 is perfect for every day laptop users, including homeworkers, casual gamers and children.

Well, the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 comes with a 14” display, so the screen is certainly big enough on which to comfortably watch TV and movies without straining your eyes. With an AMD A6 processor, 4GB of memory, and an AMD Radeon R4 graphics card, this Lenovo laptop is also powerful enough to cope with the best TV streaming services, basic photo editing and casual gaming.

With the latest Windows operating system - Windows 10 Home - included as standard, and a 12-month subscription to Microsoft 365 personal thrown in, this super cheap laptop is more than equipped to meet your home word processing and office needs. Of course, it’s all set up to allow you to browse the internet until your heart's content too, and with battery life lasting on average 8 hours, you should always have enough time to find a plug should you need.

As you might expect, a cheap laptop for under $120 won’t be powerful enough to meet everyone’s needs - so if you’re a super serious gamer or want top end video editing options, you’ll likely want to look elsewhere. But if it’s a budget laptop that you’re after, maybe for the kids or to see you through while you’re working from home, the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 should be more than up to the job. 

You can also save on Amazon devices this Prime Day

Amazon is also having a sale on its own devices for Prime Day. So if you’ve been thinking about picking up an Amazon Echo Show, Fire TV Smart TV or Echo Auto for less, here’s your chance… 

With over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Tim has spent most of his career working for a financial data firm, where he was Online Editor of the consumer-facing Moneyfacts site, and regularly penned articles for the financial advice publication Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts. As a result, he has an excellent knowledge of almost areas of personal finance and, in particular, the retirement, investment, protection, mortgage and savings sectors.