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Lenovo IdeaPad S540 Core i7 CPU laptop crashes to $700

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 now on sale for $730
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 laptop (Image credit: Lenovo )

Update Feb. 1 at 3:24 p.m. ET: The Lenovo IdeaPad S540 is now on sale for just under $700.

This week's Lenovo laptop sale takes up to 31% off select laptops with prices starting at $279.99. Choose from Lenovo Chromebooks, IdeaPads, Yoga 2-in-1s, and Legion series gaming machines. 

As part of the sale, you can get the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 for $699.99 via coupon, "SNEAKYIDEA3". This laptop usually retails for $1,000, so that's $700 its normal price. This is the lowest price we've seen yet for this Lenovo IdeaPad and of the best laptop deals we've spotted this week. 

Lenovo IdeaPad deal

Lenovo IdeaPad S540: was $1,000 now $700 @ Lenovo
Use coupon, "IDEADEAL2" to take $300 off the Lenovo IdeaPad S540. It packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS display, 1.8-GHz Intel Core i7-10510U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. View Deal

The Lenovo's IdeaPad S540 is one of the best ultrabooks you can buy. Its sleek, portable design makes it a solid Dell XPS 13 or MacBook Air alternative. 

This machine packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) display, an Intel Core i7-10510U CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. Although we didn't test this laptop, we find that Lenovo's IdeaPads generally deliver strong performance and have a slim, lightweight design. 

Besides 10th Gen Intel Core CPU speed, the IdeaPad S40 employs Lenovo's cooling technology to reduce fan noise. This helps optimize its performance and battery life. Lenovo promises up to 18 hours on a full charge which outlasts even the most power-efficient Chromebook

Weighing in at 2.9 pounds and 12.1 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches, the IdeaPad S540 is on par with the Dell XPS 13 (2.8 pounds, 11.6 x 7.6 x 0.6 inches), HP Envy 13 (2.8 pounds, 12.1 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches), and MacBook Air (2.8 pounds,12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches). As for ports, you get two USB-C ports, a single USB-A 3.1 port, and a headphone/mic combo. 

If you're looking for a compact and fast laptop with long battery life, the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 fits the bill. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott is a Deals Writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, bringing you the best bargains on laptops, gaming gear, smart home gadgets, and wearables. After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she's written for iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parle Mag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not bringing readers the best deals, she's streaming her favorite shows or attending a live concert or pro wrestling event.