The Lenovo 130-15AST 81H5000NUS is a very affrodable 15.6-inch laptop, which will be on sale this Black Friday on Best Buy for only $199.99.
The 130-15AST 81H5000NUS is a lower-end Windows notebook model. It features a basic HD picture sharpness on the 15.6″ screen. The screen doesn’t have IPS technology for wide viewing angles. Overall, it’s a typical budget-class display.
Inside its black / dark grey chassis made of plastics, the laptop packs the AMD A6-9225 dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and a 30-WHr battery. What do these specs mean for the average notebook user?
The AMD A6-9225 is a lower-end chip. It is suitable only for the regular day-to-day computing activities, like web surfing, work with Office apps, video streaming, and such. The A6-9225 features the Radeon R4 integrated graphics, which can run only the lightest PC games.
RAM size of 4GB means the machine has modest multitasking capabilities, so you can’t run too many programs or browser tabs simultaneously without slowdowns. As for the 500GB hard drive, it is the most basic internal storage device on today’s laptop market. 8GB RAM and 1TB (around 1000GB) HDD are standard capacities in the mainstream notebooks today. Also, hard drives are now old and slow storage devices, which are getting replaced by much faster solid state drives.
The battery capacity of 30 WHr is on the smaller side. But, Lenovo claims the 130-15AST 81H5000NUS can provide a battery life of up to 5 hours, which is not bad for a budget-class laptop.
If you’re still using CD and DVD media, the good news is that the notebook does have a built-in DVD / CD drive, a feature that is oftentimes missing on modern laptops.
Usual starting price: around 200 USD* as of November 9, 2018.