Lenovo 3000 C100 TB0B5GE / TB03MGE


Lenovo 3000 C100 TB0B5GE / TB03MGENotebook: Lenovo 3000 C100 TB0B5GE / TB03MGE
Processor: Intel Pentium M 750
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 128 MB
Display: 15.1 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 69.5% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 92%, performance: 82%, features: 90%, display: 76% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo 3000 C100 TB0B5GE / TB03MGE

Lenovo C100 as a Budget Vacation Laptop Review
Source: English
For the price this laptop gives you everything you need for a mobile computing platform. A capable processor, extremely good battery life, a very bright screen viewable in direct sunlight, and a sturdy keyboard that is quite pleasant to type on all day if needed. It doesn't seem to mind high heat and high humidity, just be aware the CPU fan will be pumping air from power on till power off in hot weather. In normal conditions with AC in your house (~73F), the fan rarely comes on, so it's not a common occurrence.
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Preis/Leistung sehr billig, Display sehr gut, Akkulaufzeit extrem gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2006
Rating: price: 95% display: 95%
60% The first Lenovo-branded notebook looks bland but offers plenty of bang for the buck.
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo 3000 C100, the company's first notebook to bear the Lenovo name since taking over IBM's ThinkPad business, eschews the traditional ThinkPad design for a more generic look. What this laptop lacks in aesthetics it makes up for in terms of features, performance, and battery life. Convenient one-touch access to a host of useful utilities solidifies this system as a good investment for small/home office users. This 1.3-inch-thick mainstream notebook is housed in a nondescript black plastic chassis with a silver lid and weighs 6.2 pounds. Fans of ThinkPad notebooks will be happy with Lenovo's decision to carry over the legendary ThinkPad keyboard but may be disappointed by the lack of a trackpoint mouse pointer. Instead, the system utilizes a responsive two-button touchpad controller with four-way scrolling.
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3 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2006
Rating: Total score: 60%
84% niedriger Preis, schnelles Allzweck-Notebook, aber kein weltbewegendes Design
Source: PC World English
When it acquired IBM last year, Lenovo assured everyone that it would continue to make IBM's distinctive ThinkPad series laptops but would also introduce new products. The first part of that pledge has been fulfilled with the company's new ThinkPad X60s. Now Lenovo has made good on the second part of that promise, releasing new notebook and desktop PC models under its own brand.
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(von 100): 84, Preis/Leistung sehr günstig, Leistung 83, Ausstattung 78
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2006
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 95% performance: 83% features: 78%
90% Lenovo 3000 C100
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Until recently, Lenovo was a little known brand. Upon the acquisition of IBM’s PC Division, the name has certainly echoed around the office. Not too long ago Riyad looked at the first Lenovo branded ThinkPad and was a little disappointed that it had moved away from the traditional IBM approach. This is the first time we’ve taken a look at a non-ThinkPad Lenovo brand notebook, so it’ll be interesting to see what the company can come up without relying on the IBM branding. With the lid closed, the C100 looks like a fairly normal laptop with a silver lid and rounded edges. It’s a little on the large side and is no thin and light waif at 2.8kg. Open things up and you really get a feel for how dated this notebook appears. If it wasn’t for the rounded corners, I’d have trouble telling the difference between this and a six year old machine.
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(von 10): 9, Preis/Leistung 10, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 9
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 90%
56% Lenovo 3000 C100 (1.5GHz)
Source: CNet English
Lenovo, the company that bought IBM's ThinkPad business last year, has developed an alternative brand of desktop PCs and laptops designed to "address the needs of small-business customers" at a cheaper starting price point than most ThinkPad models. The first two laptop offerings under the Lenovo 3000 umbrella include the superbudget C100 (starting at $599) and the slightly higher-end N100 (starting at $999). Our $749 C100 test unit delivered an average combination of components but solid performance for the price. The battery life was excellent, though the C100 isn't the most portable laptop around. That said, if we had $800 to spend on a laptop, we'd opt for a comparably configured HP Pavilion dv4000, which offers superior multimedia capabilities and a 15.4-inch wide-screen display;
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5.6 von 10
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2006
Rating: Total score: 56%
Lenovo 3000 C100
Source: English
The C100 is a new model from Lenovo that is targeted at the average consumer or small business buyers, and comes in a lot cheaper than the more expensive Lenovo ThinkPad business models. This laptop has really won me over. I was expecting a low end laptop with more creaks and flex than an empty soda can, but was surprised with an incredibly durable laptop. Lenovo really pulled through on the design of this laptop. I wouldn't bat an eye handing this over to my most obnoxious relative to borrow, knowing full well they'd abuse the thing. When compared to the budget B130 and B120 offerings from Dell and their questionable build, you really can't beat this line of laptops.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2006
Rating: price: 85% workmanship: 85%
Lenovo 3000 C100 - UK EXCLUSIVE!
Source: Bios Magazine English
On February 23, 2006, Lenovo unveiled its first-ever Lenovo-branded PCs to be offered worldwide. Finally dismissing the ThinkPad moniker business users cherished for years, the Lenovo 3000 product family is the culmination of work from researchers, scientists and product design teams from China, Japan and the US combined. So we’re sorry to say that we’re disappointed. Nevertheless, for a starting price of just £599, it might just be the perfect system for your number-crunching workforce. But with the advent of the Intel Core Duo processors and more powerful offerings from Dell and HP, you may want to keep your options open. And if you do need more multimedia jazz, maybe you should look at the company’s N Series.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/29/2006
50% Lenovo 3000 C100
Source: PC Mag English
Lenovo has been sitting patiently, waiting to take the stage with its own brand of notebooks, but this is not the grand entrance I was anticipating. While the Lenovo 3000 C100 ($999) is a capable value notebook for small businesses and home offices, it doesn't distinguish itself from popular value offerings from Acer, Dell, or HP. If anything, it's less attractive. The laptop is thick and weighs 6.3 pounds. A plastic, silver-coated lid, reminiscent of the titanium cover on the Lenovo ThinkPad Z60m, covers the c100's rough body. It's a look well-suited to its budget price. The 15-inch screen has a maximum resolution of 1,024-by-768, and it's bright enough for all types of work.
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2.5 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2006
Rating: Total score: 50%

Foreign Reviews

77% Office-Notebooks
Source: German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 85% performance: 85% features: 98% display: 48% mobility: 57% ergonomy: 85%
Office-Notebook made in China
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2006
Rating: performance: 80% features: 92% display: 84% mobility: 88%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip with shared memory on Mobile Intel 915GM chipset. It is the predecessor of Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The performance can be compared with the Mobile Radeon 9000 (with a 64 bit memory bus).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Pentium M: With Intel chip set (855 or 915) and Intel WLAN also available with the name Centrino (name for the package).
In the comparison very fast per megahertz and very modest with weaknesses in floating point operations.
It is also available as a low voltage version with very small current consumption.

750: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.1": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. The 15.1 inch display is used for the 4:3 format and therefore nowadays hardly used and replaced by 15.4 and 15.6 inch formats. The 4:3 format does not have explicitely disadvantages, rather it is a question of taste. When TV-watching on the notebook it is decisive, in which format the current programm is offered. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.9 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews

69.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)