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Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck, Tanja Hinum (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 04/14/2016

Enduring. The Ideapad is a 17.3-inch laptop for the desktop at home. It scores with low operating noise, temperatures, power consumption and a long battery life.

For the original German review, see here.

Lenovo's 17.3-incher is furnished with a cutting edge Skylake processor supported by a Radeon Graphics core. This equation adds up to a basic office laptop for home use. Positive: The laptop belongs to an almost extinct species with its maintenance hatch. The battery is mounted from the outside and is fixed by two screws. All 17.3-inch laptops from the low-cost sector are rivals, such as Acer's Aspire ES1-731, HP's Pavilion 17, Acer's Aspire E5-722, Dell's Inspiron 17 5759, Toshiba's Satellite C70D-C . Lenovo also provides competition with the B70-80 and G70-80.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE (IdeaPad 300 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R5 M330 - 1024 MB, Core: 400-800 MHz, Memory: 870 MHz, DDR3, 32 bit interface, 16.150.2211.1001 (Crimson 16.4.1), Enduro
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3-1600, single-channel, two memory banks, one bank filled
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel 106 PPI, AU Optronics B173RTN02.2, TN LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Toshiba MQ01ABD100, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 850 GB free
Soundcard
Conexant CX20751/2 @ Intel Skylake High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE0N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.1 x 418 x 292.6 ( = 0.99 x 16.46 x 11.52 in)
Battery
41 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Lenovo Photo Master, Cyberlink Power2Go, Lenovo PowerDVD 12, MS Office (trial), McAfee LiveSafe Internet Security (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3 kg ( = 105.82 oz / 6.61 pounds), Power Supply: 350 g ( = 12.35 oz / 0.77 pounds)
Price
629 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case & Connectivity

Lenovo treats the Ideapad to a plastic casing. The lid's back and base unit's surfaces are patterned. The casing cannot belie the fact that is part of a low-cost laptop. The build is satisfactory. Slight metal protrusions can be felt in some places. The laptop should offer more in terms of stability. The casing can be dented too easily on both sides of the keyboard. The base unit can also be warped too visibly. That is just as true for the lid. Positive: The Ideapad has a maintenance hatch, and thus the hard drive can be replaced without problems.

The Ideapad does not present any surprises in terms of connectivity. Only one of the three USB ports supports USB 3.0. The laptop can also serve with two video ports. The installed memory card reader is not the fastest of its kind. A maximum transfer rate of 26.7 MB/s is reached when copying larger data blocks. Transferring 250 JPG image files (approx. 5 MB each) is performed at 14.3 MB/s. We test the memory card reader with a Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II reference card.

Windows 10 Home (64 bit) operating system is preloaded. Users who do not find Windows 10 useful can install Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Lenovo supports both operating systems and provides the needed drivers.

Left: Power-in, VGA-out, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, USB 3.0, memory card reader
Left: Power-in, VGA-out, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, USB 3.0, memory card reader
Right: Combo audio jack, 2x USB 2.0, DVD burner, Kensington Lock slot
Right: Combo audio jack, 2x USB 2.0, DVD burner, Kensington Lock slot

Input Devices

The Ideapad is furnished with an unlit chiclet keyboard. The flat, lightly roughened keys feature a short drop and clear pressure point. Their resistance could be crisper. The keyboard yields in the center while typing on it. All in all, Lenovo delivers a keyboard that will satisfy the needs for home use. Prolific typists will be unhappy with it. The multi-touch ClickPad has a surface of approximately 10.1 x 5.3 cm. Thus, there is enough room for gesture control. The sleek surface does not prevent the fingers from gliding. Both mouse keys have a short drop and clear pressure point.

Display

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The Ideapad comes with a glossy, 17.3-inch screen that has a native resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. The brightness (181.8 cd/m²) is too low, and the contrast (477:1) is not convincing, either. The screen never displays PWM flickering.

189
cd/m²
192
cd/m²
197
cd/m²
177
cd/m²
205
cd/m²
182
cd/m²
158
cd/m²
175
cd/m²
161
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B173RTN02.2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 205 cd/m² Average: 181.8 cd/m² Minimum: 4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 77 %
Center on Battery: 203 cd/m²
Contrast: 477:1 (Black: 0.43 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 9.75 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 12.09 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
76% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 49% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.62

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9365 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The panel has a DeltaE 2000 shift of 9.75 in delivery state - a normal rate in the low-cost sector. A rate less than 3 would be desirable. Beyond that, the screen also exhibits a bluish tint.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 34 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 30 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 55 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.7 ms).

The laptop is furnished with a viewing angle dependent TN panel. Thus, the screen is not legible from every position. The Ideapad cannot be used outdoors. The screen's glossy surface and its low brightness prevent that.

Outdoors
Outdoors

Performance

The Ideapad 300-17ISK is a 17.3-inch laptop for the desk at home. It has enough computing power for all common application scenarios. Our review sample is priced at around 630 Euros. Lenovo also has other configurations in its lineup. The prices start at approximately 500 Euros.

Processor

The Ideapad is powered by a Core i5 6200U (Skylake) dual-core processor. It is Intel's newest mid-range ULV CPU, which should completely satisfy the needs of most users. The processor clocks at a base speed of 2.3 GHz, which can be boosted to 2.7 GHz (both core) and 2.8 GHz (one core) via Turbo. Turbo is utilized in bot AC and battery mode.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6872
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9971
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4412
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
22.6 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.25 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.34 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
27.96 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
292 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
118 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
118 Points ∼54%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
77 Points ∼35% -35%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
107 Points ∼49% -9%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
37 Points ∼17% -69%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
49 Points ∼22% -58%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
59 Points ∼27% -50%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
69 Points ∼32% -42%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
108 Points ∼50% -8%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
106 Points ∼49% -10%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
38 Points ∼17% -68%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
41 Points ∼19% -65%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
46 Points ∼21% -61%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
64 Points ∼29% -46%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A6-7310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
45 Points ∼21% -62%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
106 Points ∼49% -10%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
292 Points ∼7%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
190 Points ∼4% -35%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
254 Points ∼6% -13%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
140 Points ∼3% -52%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
175 Points ∼4% -40%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
175 Points ∼4% -40%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
194 Points ∼4% -34%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
260 Points ∼6% -11%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
258 Points ∼6% -12%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
142 Points ∼3% -51%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
153 Points ∼3% -48%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
157 Points ∼4% -46%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
178 Points ∼4% -39%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A6-7310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
159 Points ∼4% -46%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
292 Points ∼7% 0%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1.34 Points ∼55%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
0.9 Points ∼37% -33%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1.24 Points ∼51% -7%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
0.45 Points ∼18% -66%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
0.6 Points ∼25% -55%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
0.68 Points ∼28% -49%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
0.86 Points ∼35% -36%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
1.26 Points ∼52% -6%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1.23 Points ∼50% -8%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
0.46 Points ∼19% -66%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
0.48 Points ∼20% -64%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.56 Points ∼23% -58%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
0.72 Points ∼30% -46%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A6-7310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
0.57 Points ∼23% -57%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1.24 Points ∼51% -7%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3.25 Points ∼7%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2.13 Points ∼5% -34%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
2.83 Points ∼6% -13%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1.78 Points ∼4% -45%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2.15 Points ∼5% -34%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
2.12 Points ∼5% -35%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2.36 Points ∼5% -27%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2.81 Points ∼6% -14%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2.84 Points ∼6% -13%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1.75 Points ∼4% -46%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1.84 Points ∼4% -43%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1.95 Points ∼4% -40%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1.93 Points ∼4% -41%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A6-7310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1.9 Points ∼4% -42%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3.24 Points ∼7% 0%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4412 Points ∼41%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2951 Points ∼27% -33%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
3449 Points ∼32% -22%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1429 Points ∼13% -68%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1804 Points ∼17% -59%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2343 Points ∼22% -47%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4196 Points ∼39% -5%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4159 Points ∼38% -6%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1366 Points ∼13% -69%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1311 Points ∼12% -70%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1732 Points ∼16% -61%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2071 Points ∼19% -53%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A6-7310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1840 Points ∼17% -58%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4396 Points ∼41% 0%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
9971 Points ∼15%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
6537 Points ∼10% -34%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
7139 Points ∼11% -28%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
4974 Points ∼8% -50%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
6200 Points ∼9% -38%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
6443 Points ∼10% -35%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
8578 Points ∼13% -14%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
8711 Points ∼13% -13%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
4971 Points ∼8% -50%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4583 Points ∼7% -54%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5593 Points ∼9% -44%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5429 Points ∼8% -46%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A6-7310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
5776 Points ∼9% -42%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
9842 Points ∼15% -1%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
5569 Points ∼7%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
3540 Points ∼4% -36%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3253 Points ∼4% -42%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
4012 Points ∼5% -28%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4775 Points ∼6% -14%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4998 Points ∼6% -10%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4988 Points ∼6% -10%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
3174 Points ∼4% -43%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3291 Points ∼4% -41%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3524 Points ∼4% -37%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3647 Points ∼5% -35%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
5993 Points ∼7% +8%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2396 Points ∼49%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1602 Points ∼33% -33%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1012 Points ∼21% -58%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1289 Points ∼26% -46%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2006 Points ∼41% -16%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2484 Points ∼51% +4%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2490 Points ∼51% +4%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1010 Points ∼21% -58%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
993 Points ∼20% -59%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1207 Points ∼25% -50%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1460 Points ∼30% -39%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2782 Points ∼57% +16%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
98.7 ms * ∼1%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
193.6 ms * ∼2% -96%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
117.5 ms * ∼1% -19%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
340.7 ms * ∼4% -245%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
415.5 ms * ∼5% -321%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
254.9 ms * ∼3% -158%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
363.6 ms * ∼4% -268%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
164.3 ms * ∼2% -66%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
111.6 ms * ∼1% -13%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
109.7 ms * ∼1% -11%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
358.6 ms * ∼4% -263%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
305.3 ms * ∼3% -209%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
264.5 ms * ∼3% -168%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
259.8 ms * ∼3% -163%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A6-7310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
250.5 ms * ∼3% -154%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
90.6 ms * ∼1% +8%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
192.58 Points ∼55%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
98.047 Points ∼28% -49%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
52.214 Points ∼15% -73%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
186.9 Points ∼53% -3%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1280.4 ms * ∼2%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2331.6 ms * ∼4% -82%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
2627.6 ms * ∼4% -105%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
5072.9 ms * ∼9% -296%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3488.1 ms * ∼6% -172%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2583.5 ms * ∼4% -102%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2558.5 ms * ∼4% -100%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
8351.7 ms * ∼14% -552%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
6407.6 ms * ∼11% -400%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5953.6 ms * ∼10% -365%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1287.6 ms * ∼2% -1%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
28189 Points ∼54%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
13517 Points ∼26% -52%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
12488 Points ∼24% -56%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
8348 Points ∼16% -70%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
8324 Points ∼16% -70%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
12545 Points ∼24% -55%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
13630 Points ∼26% -52%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
4640 Points ∼9% -84%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4902 Points ∼9% -83%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5708 Points ∼11% -80%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
27402 Points ∼52% -3%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2604 Points ∼42%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1563 Points ∼25% -40%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
817 Points ∼13% -69%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1857 Points ∼30% -29%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2203 Points ∼36% -15%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
879 Points ∼14% -66%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
855 Points ∼14% -67%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1126 Points ∼18% -57%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2597 Points ∼42% 0%

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System Performance

The system runs smoothly. We did not encounter any problems. The PCMark benchmarks scores are very good. Increasing the system performance is possible by, for example, installing a second working memory module. Replacing the HDD with an SSD would be most effective. The system would run much faster and loading times would be reduced. Both upgrade measures are quick to do thanks to the maintenance hatch.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3184 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3751 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4206 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3184 Points ∼52%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2437 Points ∼40% -23%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
2790 Points ∼46% -12%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1744 Points ∼29% -45%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2120 Points ∼35% -33%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2656 Points ∼44% -17%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2949 Points ∼48% -7%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2862 Points ∼47% -10%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1483 Points ∼24% -53%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2603 Points ∼43% -18%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A6-7310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1855 Points ∼30% -42%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3232 Points ∼53% +2%

Storage Device

A conventional 2.5-inch hard drive by Toshiba is installed. It has a capacity of 1 TB and spins at 5400 revolutions per minute. Its transfer rates are on a normal level for a 5400 RPM model.

Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Transfer Rate Minimum: 51.9 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 114.9 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 88 MB/s
Access Time: 17.7 ms
Burst Rate: 229 MB/s
CPU Usage: 5.4 %

Graphics Card

GPU-Z
GPU-Z

The Ideapad is furnished with AMD's Radeon R5 M330 graphics unit. It is a member of the GPU mid-range. The unit supports DirectX 12. AMD allows a maximum speed of 1020 MHz for the graphics unit. However, Lenovo limits it to 800 MHz, and the GPU consequently lags behind its potential in the 3DMark benchmarks. The graphics unit cannot compete with the nominal counterpart GeForce 920M by Nvidia.

3DMark 11 Performance
1637 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
44599 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
4333 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
799 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1637 Points ∼5%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
729 Points ∼2% -55%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1822 Points ∼5% +11%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
693 Points ∼2% -58%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
819 Points ∼2% -50%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
2310 Points ∼7% +41%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1663 Points ∼5% +2%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2094 Points ∼6% +28%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1018 Points ∼3% -38%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
684 Points ∼2% -58%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
280 Points ∼1% -83%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
740 Points ∼2% -55%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1912 Points ∼5% +17%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A6-7310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
834 Points ∼2% -49%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1889 Points ∼5% +15%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
799 Points ∼3%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
428 Points ∼2% -46%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1059 Points ∼4% +33%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
425 Points ∼2% -47%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
500 Points ∼2% -37%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
1323 Points ∼5% +66%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1501 Points ∼6% +88%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
1250 Points ∼5% +56%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
409 Points ∼2% -49%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
177 Points ∼1% -78%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
384 Points ∼1% -52%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
940 Points ∼4% +18%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A6-7310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
480 Points ∼2% -40%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
824 Points ∼3% +3%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3202 Points ∼5%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1701 Points ∼3% -47%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1618 Points ∼3% -49%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1934 Points ∼3% -40%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4697 Points ∼7% +47%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1577 Points ∼2% -51%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
619 Points ∼1% -81%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1833 Points ∼3% -43%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3463 Points ∼5% +8%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4333 Points ∼7%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
3398 Points ∼5% -22%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
5312 Points ∼9% +23%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2642 Points ∼4% -39%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3037 Points ∼5% -30%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
5191 Points ∼8% +20%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
5256 Points ∼9% +21%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
5850 Points ∼9% +35%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4591 Points ∼7% +6%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
2491 Points ∼4% -43%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1703 Points ∼3% -61%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2763 Points ∼4% -36%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3819 Points ∼6% -12%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A6-7310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2942 Points ∼5% -32%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4167 Points ∼7% -4%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
44599 Points ∼4%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
39058 Points ∼4% -12%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
47982 Points ∼4% +8%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
29842 Points ∼3% -33%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
36194 Points ∼3% -19%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
40796 Points ∼4% -9%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
34461 Points ∼3% -23%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
49492 Points ∼4% +11%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
44782 Points ∼4% 0%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
26600 Points ∼2% -40%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
21399 Points ∼2% -52%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
31695 Points ∼3% -29%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
36176 Points ∼3% -19%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A6-7310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
31917 Points ∼3% -28%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
40597 Points ∼4% -9%

Gaming Performance

The Ideapad can render some games smoothly. However, the user will have to be satisfied with low resolutions and low quality settings. Mainly games with moderate hardware requirements will be playable. Performance-driven games, such as "Hitman" do not run at all. Laptops equipped with Nvidia's counterpart (GeForce 920M) achieve overall higher frame rates.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 43.224.620.5fps
World of Warships (2015) 47.733.3fps
FIFA 16 (2015) 5134.5fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 40.118.7fps
Hitman 2016 (2016) 8.64.3fps
Need for Speed 2016 (2016) 22.314.3fps
BioShock Infinite - 1280x720 Very Low Preset (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
43.2 fps ∼10%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
25.3 fps ∼6% -41%
Toshiba Satellite C55-C-1NE
GeForce 920M, 5005U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
62.42 fps ∼14% +44%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
61.58 fps ∼14% +43%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
58.7 fps ∼13% +36%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
28.9 fps ∼6% -33%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
30.6 fps ∼7% -29%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
51.8 fps ∼11% +20%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
44.9 fps ∼10% +4%

Emissions & Energy Management

Fan noise
Fan noise

System Noise

The fan is often inactive in idle, and only the hard drive's noise is audible. Replacing the HDD with an SSD would lead to noiselessness. The fan does not speed up excessively during load, either. We measured a noise level of 38.8 dB during the stress test. The laptop does not produce other noises, like well-known CPU whining.

Noise Level

Idle
32.5 / 33.4 / 33.4 dB(A)
HDD
32.4 dB(A)
DVD
36.7 / dB(A)
Load
36.1 / 38.8 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 31.2 dB(A)

Temperature

The Ideapad in the stress test.
The Ideapad in the stress test.

The Ideapad performed our stress test (Prime95 and Furmark run for at least one hour) slightly differently in AC and battery mode. The processor stably clocked at 2.7 GHz. The graphics core clocked at 400 MHz (battery mode) and 800 MHz (AC mode). The laptop did heat up excessively. 40 degrees Celsius were only surpassed on one measuring point.

Max. Load
 32 °C
90 F
34.4 °C
94 F
24.7 °C
76 F
 
 36.6 °C
98 F
36.2 °C
97 F
25.2 °C
77 F
 
 33.6 °C
92 F
35.1 °C
95 F
28.7 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 36.6 °C = 98 F
Average: 31.8 °C = 89 F
24.3 °C
76 F
26.4 °C
80 F
31.1 °C
88 F
24.7 °C
76 F
27.4 °C
81 F
41.4 °C
107 F
26.4 °C
80 F
21.7 °C
71 F
26.3 °C
79 F
Maximum: 41.4 °C = 107 F
Average: 27.7 °C = 82 F
Power Supply (max.)  44.5 °C = 112 F | Room Temperature 22.9 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.8 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36.6 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.4 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.3 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (35.1 °C / 95.2 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.1 °C / 82.6 F (-7 °C / -12.6 F).

Speakers

Pink Noise
Pink Noise

The stereo speakers are situated on the device's underside. They produce a somewhat muffled, tinny sound that largely lacks bass. The audio output can be tweaked slightly via the preloaded Dolby Digital Plus software. Headphones or external speakers are recommended for a better sound experience.

Power Consumption

The Ideapad is surprisingly frugal with power. We measured a maximum idle power consumption of 8.7 watts - a good rate. The requirement climbed to 42 watts in the stress test, which is also the maximum because both the CPU and GPU clock at full speed. The power consumption ranges around 29.8 watts (+/- watts) in gaming routine. The power supply has a nominal output of 65 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.29 / 0.37 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.5 / 8.1 / 8.7 Watt
Load midlight 29.8 / 42 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Runtime

The laptop's relatively low power consumption leads to a good battery life. The Ideapad achieved a runtime of 6:46 hours in our practical WiFi test. In this test, we simulate the load needed for opening websites using the "Balanced" profile and a screen brightness set to approximately 150 cd/m².

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
6h 46min
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE
Radeon R5 M330, 6200U, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
406 min ∼135%
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
318 min ∼106%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
335 min ∼111%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
283 min ∼94%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
216 min ∼72%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
246 min ∼82%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
282 min ∼94%
Acer Aspire E5-722-662J
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A6-7310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
228 min ∼76%
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
301 min ∼100%
WiFi (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
342 min ∼212%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
221 min ∼137%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
336 min ∼209%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
307 min ∼191%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
228 min ∼142%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
161 min ∼100%

Pros

+ operates quietly
+ barely heats up
+ low power consumption
+ decent battery life
+ plenty of storage
+ maintenance hatch

Cons

- dark, glossy screen
- unsatisfactory casing

Verdict

In review: Lenovo Ideapad 300-17ISK (80QH001EGE). Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de
In review: Lenovo Ideapad 300-17ISK (80QH001EGE). Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de

The installed processor offers enough computing power for all common application scenarios. The clocked down Radeon graphics unit's primary purpose seems to be a GPU accelerator for applications like Photoshop. The dedicated graphics unit is superior to integrated solutions in this regard. Computer games only run conditionally. The laptop is very quiet and barely heats up. The 1 TB hard drive also provides plenty of storage capacity. It can be replaced quickly for a higher capacity model or SSD thanks to the maintenance hatch. The battery life is surprisingly good. The keyboard will satisfy the needs for home use. Lenovo does not cause awe with the screen. It is viewing angle dependent, dark and low in contrast. Furthermore, it has a glossy surface. We expect more from a 600 Euro laptop in this respect.

Lenovo delivers a throughout technically well-conceived laptop with its Ideapad. However, the casing and the screen ruin the otherwise good impression.

The Ideapad has to be primarily considered a laptop for the desk at home. While the good battery life would make mobile use possible, the laptop's casing calls for a stationary placement. It is not the most robust of its kind. Carrying it around permanently could certainly involve the risk of damaging the hardware.

Lenovo IdeaPad 300-17ISK 80QH001EGE - 04/18/2016 v5.1(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
74 / 98 → 75%
Keyboard
71%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
46 / 80 → 58%
Weight
57 / 20-67 → 79%
Battery
89%
Display
70%
Games Performance
55 / 68 → 81%
Application Performance
75 / 92 → 82%
Temperature
93%
Noise
86%
Audio
30%
Camera
42 / 85 → 50%
Average
67%
75%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-04-14 (Update: 2018-05-15)