The Microsoft 12 Days of Deals is officially underway, and while the day one deal was certainly impressive – the deals are only going to get better as the days roll on. The second major deal of the promotion featured in the Microsoft Store is going to feature the Lenovo Ideapad 100, which will cost just $199 – making it the most heavily discounted laptop, and the least-expensive laptop in the Microsoft Store. This laptop normally sells for $349, and has recently been marked down to $279 – but another $80 will be coming off the price tag today to bring the holiday sale price to $199 while supplies last.

The Lenovo Ideapad 100 features a 15.6-inch HD display, which receives high marks despite the fact that the laptop itself isn’t high-end. It features an Intel Celeron N2840 processor, with 4GB of RAM and 500GB of internal storage. While the battery life isn’t nearly as impressive as other devices on the market – if this is a gift for a student or person who won’t do a lot of computing away from the office or home – then the 3 hours of real-time battery life won’t be a problem.

The Lenovo Ideapad focuses on being efficient, useful, and something that can handle a lot for those on a budget. It’s also an ideal option for those looking to get the larger display out of their device, even as many laptop makers go to a smaller, more efficient screen for on-the-go enjoyment. It features a DVD-RW drive, which means burning DVD’s and CD’s is made easy. Even this laptop though features both USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports on it, as well as an HDMI port to connect to larger screens.

Like the day one deal, this is a Signature Edition PC, which means that it doesn’t have any bloatware or 3rd party software that will be cumbersome in the usage department. It also is powered by Windows 10, and can handle the operating system, which is significantly less clumsy than the Windows 8 operating system many other laptops are still selling with this holiday season through other retailers. Having a device that is already upgraded to the latest-and-greatest in operating system’s is important – to maximize production this holiday season.

We will soon have the rest of the 12 days of deals promotions available online. Check back throughout the day for updates on Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals.


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