Nothing embodies the phrase \u201cwhat you see is what you get\u201d quite like the Lenovo Ideapad 110. This is a no-nonsense laptop built to be cheap and easily accessible to its two target audiences, businesses and schools. This Lenovo Ideapad isn\u2019t any sort of award winner, and it\u2019s pretty low on our list for the best travel laptop, the good laptop for kids, and the best laptop, but, if you need a simple machine that\u2019s cheap and can perform basic tasks, it might be the laptop for you.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Lenovo Ideapad 110\r\nThe Lenovo Ideapad 110 is an entry-level laptop in every sense of the phrase. Nothing about it is particularly jaw-dropping, but, it\u2019s a worthwhile purchase if you need a computer for yourself or a young child and you don\u2019t want to drop several hundred dollars more on one of Lenovo\u2019s higher-end offerings.\r\n\r\nPower\/Performance\r\nThe Lenovo Ideapad 110\u2019s performance is modest; with an Intel Pentium processor instead of the more powerful Intel Core processors found in laptops like the Lenovo Flex 14, this isn\u2019t much of a surprise. The display, outfitted with Intel HD Graphics, is similarly modest. The brightness and contrast are decent enough to see what\u2019s happening on the screen, but they definitely can\u2019t stack up against more powerful competitors. That being said, the subpar brightness offered on the Lenovo Ideapad isn\u2019t that much lower than that on the much more expensive HP Spectre x360 13t. Overall, so long as you don\u2019t plan on using this laptop in direct sunlight or highly-lit rooms, it should be visible.\r\nBattery\r\nWhen held up to the average battery life of most computers today, like the Lenovo Yoga C940, that of the Lenovo Ideapad 110 is somewhat laughable. The 24Wh battery achieves less than four hours on a single charge, even with the already dim brightness turned down about 50%. This means any students or workers that plan on taking this laptop around with them must also carry the charger.\r\nPorts\/Expandability\r\nConsidering the age and price of the Lenovo Ideapad 110, the port selection is average; however, as the laptop continues to age, less and less of its ports will be useful to users. This laptop has a disc drive, HDMI, Fast-Ethernet, one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.1, a 4-in-1 card reader, and an audio jack. On the topic of expandability, it is possible to disassemble this machine and swap out an SSD for the included optical drive, but other components, like RAM, cannot be changed.\r\nBuild Quality\r\nThe Lenovo Ideapad\u2019s design is simple and adequate for light use; its matte black finish is smooth and somewhat grippy, though it unfortunately also attracts a lot of fingerprints. Still, it\u2019s durable enough for taking to school or work. Several reviewers complain as well about the keyboard on the Lenovo Ideapad 110, finding its small chiclet-style keys and awkward layout highly difficult to use.\r\nValue\r\nIf you need a cheap laptop for the simplest of uses, you will probably be satisfied with the Lenovo Ideapad 110. Seeing as Lenovo no longer sells this laptop, it\u2019s more difficult to come by, meaning you\u2019re more than likely going to find a used version. In all honesty, you\u2019re probably better off buying a more widely-available laptop for school or business in the case that you need anything from the manufacturer like help with an existing order, shipping, faqs, live chat, and more.\r\nLenovo Ideapad 110 Wrap Up\r\nThe Lenovo Ideapad 110 is a fine computer for what it is, but don\u2019t expect it to go above and beyond that. As a first computer or one used strictly for document editing and browsing online, it absolutely works, and anyone that prefers saving content locally will be happy with the large hard drive and durable chassis. Its battery life is laughably short, and the selection of ports gets more and more outdated as time passes. This is a fine laptop, so long as you know exactly what you\u2019re getting beforehand.