Lenovo 3000 V200
Lenovo 3000 V200

Lenovo 3000 V200

Specifications

Lenovo 3000 V200Notebook: Lenovo 3000 V200
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Average Score: 79.75% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 79%, features: 66%, display: 83% mobility: 53%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Lenovo 3000 V200

78% Lenovo 3000 V200
Source: PC World English
If you've dreamed of owning an ultraportable but you blanch at the sight of the typical price tag, the Lenovo 3000 V200 is a happy compromise. It isn't as light or as sleek-looking as some models, but it is very nicely equipped for a reasonable price--so long as you don't need built-in mobile broadband.
The V200 starts at less than $1200, though our test unit cost $1550 (as of 9/12/07). The design is low-key but attractive, featuring a sloped front, a silver lid, and a dark keyboard. Except for very small arrow keys, typing is easy. Features include a built-in Webcam, a fingerprint reader, and an instant-on multimedia button that will play media without your having to boot Windows. The plentiful ports include three USB and one FireWire, and you get both an ExpressCard slot and a three-in-one media card slot.
(von 100): 78, Leistung 82, Ausstattung 79, Preis/Leistung günstig, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% performance: 82% features: 79% display: 80%
90% Lenovo 3000 V200 laptop review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lenovo 3000 V200 is an ultra-portable Windows Vista workhorse that costs less than a ThinkPad.
Lenovo has updated its ultra-portable laptops with the flagship 3000 V200. Sporting a 12.1in widescreen display (1280x800 native resolution) and based on Intel's ‘Santa Rosa' mobile platform, the silver-and-black V200 might just be the perfect highly-portable Windows-based system for cash-strapped small businesses.
Starting at just £940 inc VAT, Lenovo's 3000 V200 is the company's lightest (1.81kg) widescreen laptop to date. That doesn't mean to say it lacks some grunt under the hood. Right now you can opt for an Intel Core 2 Duo processor up to a T7300 (2GHz), up to 4GB of 667MHz DDR2 system memory, and a very accommodating 160GB (5400rpm) hard drive. The processors have Santa Rosa's 800MHz front-side bus, and are paired with an Intel GM965 chipset.
(von 5): 4.5, Verarbeitung 4.5, Ausstattung 4, Preis/Leistung 4.5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Lenovo - V200 3000 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Lenovo's activity in the laptop market tends to be oriented more towards practicality than power. Its latest range expands on the business and home user sectors, the latter of which includes the new 3000 model from its V-series of machines. This is the top end of that particular range, attempting to combine a selection of powerful components and features in a slim and light ultraportable laptop, sporting a 12.1-inch 'VibrantView' display at resolutions up to 1280 x 800 pixels. This particular feature makes for a pretty good start, although in a similar way to Rock's X-black design and other high-gloss displays, there is a reflection issue in direct sunlight. We're prepared to pay the price though, as the screen offers an excellent degree of clarity and vibrancy that's emphasised by the pre-installed Microsoft Vista Business Edition's impressive aesthetics.
gut, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80%
85% Lenovo 3000 V200
Source: Digital Trends English
If you want the power and durability of a ThinkPad with a bit more style and sophistication, look no further than the Lenovo 3000 V200. This 4.4lb ultra-portable notebook sports everything a power user could want, including a luscious 12.1" widescreen display, Intel's newest chipset, and a top-shelf dual-core CPU. Throw in biometric security, Wireless N and Bluetooth, and one of the best keyboards we've ever touched, and it's easy to see why it has earned an Editor's Choice. It’s ultra-portable, ultra-powerful, and downright sexy. Lenovo is known for its ThinkPad line of notebooks, which are fantastic, but let’s be honest, a bit plain. To remedy this, Lenovo has crafted a new lineup of notebooks that do not share the ThinkPad brand, but include everything we love about them with added color, elegance, and style.
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8.5 von 10, Preis/Leistung sehr gut, Leistung gut, Display sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 90%
75% Lenovo 3000 V200
Source: Bios Magazine English
As the traditional work place environment continues to change, portability, reliability, connectivity and security are most important. Lenovo has addressed these issues with its latest Windows Vista-based computer. The company’s latest mobile computer is pitched squarely at the travelling business professional. Ultra-portable and sporting a dashing silver-and-black chassis, Lenovo’s 3000 V200 features a built-in optical drive, widescreen display and relatively robust multimedia features. It’s still not as well built or as feature-rich as the ThinkPad X-Series, but the 3000 V200 is an excellent machine if you can’t stretch your budget. The 3000 V200 is a nice machine for cash-strapped businesses who can’t afford a ThinkPad X60. But for those who aren’t infatuated with the Lenovo brand, there are better ultra-portables with better features from the likes of ASUS and Toshiba.
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7.5 von 10, Mobilität mäßig, Ausstattung schlecht, Verarbeitung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 75% features: 40% mobility: 60% workmanship: 40%
70% Lenovo 3000 V200
Source: PC Mag English
With so many laptops moving to the new Intel Centrino Duo platform (aka Santa Rosa), Lenovo cleverly positioned its latest ultraportable as a more budget-conscious version of the ThinkPad X60 (Vista). The Lenovo 3000 V200 is clever in the sense that it has two compelling features that people can't get with the ThinkPad X60 (Vista): a built-in DVD burner and a $1,399 starting price. In addition, its impressive processing parts make the V200 almost as fast as its ThinkPad siblings. The V200 doesn't look anything like a ThinkPad, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. The V200's silver chassis is generic in many ways and doesn't have the sturdy magnesium alloy that surrounds the ThinkPad X60. But for a cash-strapped small business, looks probably aren't all that important. After all, it's what's inside that really counts.
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3.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung gut, Ausstattung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 50%
Lenovo 3000 V200 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Lenovo managed to produce a worthy upgrade to the V100 with the V200. While this budget-priced ultraportable is a little large compared to other notebooks in its class, the combination of features, performance and overall build quality make the V200 worth considering.
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Leistung gut, Emissionen sehr gut, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/18/2007
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 50% emissions: 90%
70% Lenovo 3000 V200
Source: CNet English
The good: Low price; high-end components; solid performance; comfortable keyboard; wide-aspect display; integrated optical drive; solid assortment of ports and connections, including media-card reader; fingerprint reader; robust system-management and help utility. The bad: Merely average battery life; one-year warranty inferior to some business models'; small touch pad and shallow mouse buttons; few dedicated multimedia controls. The bottom line: The well-appointed Lenovo 3000 V200 offers the latest components for a competitive price, making it a smart choice for small businesses in need of a portable but feature-packed laptop.
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(von 10): 7, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 8, Mobilität 6, Preis/Leistung gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/14/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60%
90% Lenovo V200 Ultraportable First Thoughts Review (Video)
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Though the V200 is of course not intended as a gaming notebook for 3D-performance, we ran 3DMark06 on the machine and found that it actually holds its own and compares with last generation low-end dedicated graphics solutions. Overall the initial take on the Lenovo V200 is very positive, but the honeymoon is only several hours old, so we'll be back in the coming weeks with a full rundown and review of this notebook -- stay tuned!
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sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/31/2007
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Mobiles Arbeitsgerät
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 11-12/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/10/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 40%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

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.


T7300: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.8 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for 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


79.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)