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Lenovo IdeaPad S300 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad S300-59359324Processor: Intel Celeron 887, Intel Core i3 2365M, Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7450M, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.6kg, 1.602kg, 1.8kg
Price: 350, 599, 600 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
: - %, performance: 72%, features: 46%, display: 48%
mobility: 57%, workmanship: 64%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: 84%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S300 MA145GE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S300 MA145GENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S300 MA145GE
Processor: Intel Core i3 2365M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7450M 1024 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.602kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Review Lenovo IdeaPad S300 Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Low Voltage Gamer. The flat and cheap S300 is disguised as an Ultrabook. It's strength: Radeon graphics. The best all-round gaming available for a low price? Find out in this review.
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S300 review
Source: Techradar English
The Lenovo IdeaPad S300 isn't exactly the slimmest, nor is it definitely the lightest, but it is very attractive, well-built, very nice to use for long periods of time and it does have a decent amount of lick underneath the hood, thanks to its Ivy Bridge processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S300-MA14DGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S300-MA14DGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S300-MA14DGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Süßstoff – Günstiges 13-Zoll-Notebook für Individualisten
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2013
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S300-59359324

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S300-59359324Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S300-59359324
Processor: Intel Celeron 887
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 350 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S300
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Excellent quality; solid configuration; good price. Negative: Autonomy would have to be better.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2013

 

Comment

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 %

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

AMD Radeon HD 7450M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename featuring the UVD3 video processor.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

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


Intel Core i3:

2365M: Power efficient ULV processor clocked at 1.4 GHz without Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1000 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller. The difference to the similar Core i3-2367M is just the Small Business Advantage (SBA) support (needed for the Ultrabook logo).

Intel Core i5:

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Celeron:

887: Ultra Low Voltage dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Celeron brand, many features of the Sandy Bridge core are deactivated.


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display 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.


1.6 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.


75%: 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, 2013-01-23 (Update: 2013-01-23)