Lenovo 3000 C200


Lenovo 3000 C200Notebook: Lenovo 3000 C200
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 15.1 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 64.86% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 71%, features: 76%, display: 54% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo 3000 C200

50% The C200 has very good components inside, with a sub-par finish on the outside.
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo 3000 C200 is like a Dodge Omni with a Hemi dropped in: Sure, it’s got dual-core horsepower, but it still looks and feels like an economy car. Performance and battery life were good, but the graphics scores and overall fit and finish of the system are tough to ignore. The 6.1-pound C200 is chunky and plain, leaving us to wonder if someone actually designed it, or just figured out the dimensions the plastic shell needed to be to contain the innards. The 15-inch, 4:3 screen seems dated in this day of 16:9 widescreens. Worse, it’s a matte-finish panel, which makes images appear fuzzy. Worse still, its native resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels, which in a panel this size leads to poor font reproduction and jagged edges on curves. The Windows XP Professional OS (upgradable to Windows Vista Business for free) has the look of Windows 98 (for those who remember those low-res fonts and icons).
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2.5 von 5, Leistung gut, Akkulaufzeit gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 80%
70% Lenovo 3000 C200
Source: PC Mag English
When the Lenovo 3000 C Series launched with the C100 early last year, Lenovo decided to take the budget laptop's design in a different direction. Bad idea. The C100 looked hideous compared with its sleeker siblings, the 3000 V100 and 3000 N100. Suffice it to say that Lenovo heard the rants and is ready for round two. The Lenovo 3000 C200 sports a new design that's more consistent with the rest of the 3000 series, and it adds brand-new components that make it one of the most affordable business laptops in the market.
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3.5 von 5, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80%
64% Lenovo 3000 C200
Source: CNet English
With its boxy case and a square, standard-aspect display, the Lenovo 3000 C200 isn't likely to turn any heads at the local Starbucks. But for those who can live without the wide screen, the C200 offers strong performance (outpacing a similarly configured N100, also from the Lenovo 3000 line) and a decent mix of features for typical business tasks. The biggest appeal of the Lenovo 3000 C200 may be its price, which starts at $649; our review unit costs a still-palatable $999 and includes a CPU from Intel's latest Core 2 Duo line. For such a low price, Lenovo forgoes high-end security features and a lengthy warranty--buyers who want a meatier business laptop--and can afford to pay a bit more for it--should look to Lenovo's own ThinkPad T60 or the corporate-friendly Dell Latitude D520. For individual buyers and small businesses who want a dirt-cheap yet still capable laptop, though, the Lenovo 3000 C200 gets the job done.
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(von 10): 6.4, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 6, Akkulaufzeit 4, Preis/Leistung billig, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2007
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 50%
Lenovo C200 Review
Source: English
The Lenovo C200 is hands down an awesome upgrade over the previous C100 model. It seems as though they looked at a list of weaknesses of the previous model, and found ways to go above and beyond improving them. Performance has nearly doubled with the new Core 2 Duo, the hard drive is now the newer SATA standard, the screen hinges feel they could outlast the laptop, and the much enjoyed keyboard stayed just the same.
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Leistung gut, Display mäßig, Akkulaufzeit mäßig
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/12/2006
Rating: performance: 80% display: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Komplett und bezahlbar
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 9-10/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/24/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70%
74% Viel Notebook zum günstigen Preis
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 60% features: 81% display: 54% mobility: 77% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 88%
Komplett und bezahlbar
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2007
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80%
60% Lenovo 3000 C200
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/10/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% features: 40% ergonomy: 60%
68% Marken-Notebooks bis 600 Euro im Test
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/10/2007
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 90% performance: 60% features: 81% display: 54% mobility: 57% ergonomy: 88%
68% Lenovo 3000 C200
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 90% performance: 60% features: 81% display: 54% mobility: 57% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 88%
IBM/Lenovo 3000 C200
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: price: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

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 Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom-2M core without virtualization functions.

» 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.

2.8 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

64.86%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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