Lenovo IdeaPad 300S SeriesProcessor: Intel Celeron N3050, Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Braswell), Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 11.6 inch, 14 inch
Weight: 1.3kg, 1.6kg
Price: 319, 500 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 91%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300S-11IBR
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 300S-11IBR
Processor: Intel Celeron N3050
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Price: 319 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
Average. Lenovo's small Netbook features a matte display and works silently. However, the battery life is only average for an 11.6-inch computer.
Lenovo Ideapad 300S-80Q4000KUS
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad 300S-80Q4000KUS
Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Price: 500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
For the target audience, Lenovo's Ideapad 300 is a pleasant offering -- the inclusion of an optical drive and VGA are particularly welcome, as many people considering budget laptops aren't necessarily up-to-date with their other technological trimmings, and may have an older monitor and a large CD/DVD collection. Is the Ideapad going to be winning any awards? Of course not, but that's not Lenovo's intention -- what we have here is a basic laptop that is inexpensive and entirely practical.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2016
The Ideapad 300S is, as far as Ideapads go, one of the higher end models, something reflected by the $500 price tag (the 100S, by comparison, can be had for as little as $180). That higher price comes with benefits, of course, making the machine an attractive option for those who need something a little more robust but not as powerful (and pricey) as a ThinkPad. It does have its downsides, though, like lack of touchscreen, and consumers should be careful to note whether the model offers the features they want most.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/29/2016
Source: Laptop Mag
Given the aggressive price, I was pleasantly surprised by the Lenovo Ideapad 300S' light weight and beautiful red exterior. In testing the machine, I also liked the laptop's solid performance and responsive keyboard and touchpad. However, I was less impressed by its modest battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell): Integrated graphics card in the Intel Braswell series (Celeron and Pentium) processors. Based on the Broadwell architecture (Intel Gen8) supporting DirectX 11.2. Depending on the processor offers 12 or 16 shader cores (EU) and different clock speed.
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 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
N3050: SoC with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at 1.6 - 2.16 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel DDR3L-1600 memory controller.
Intel Core i5:
6200U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
73.5%: 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.