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Lenovo IdeaCentre A300

Lenovo IdeaCentre A300
alaScore 84

25 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre A300. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size. The design also gets good opinions, whereas there are some negative comments about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo IdeaCentre A300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A300

 

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A300 media center all-in-one desktop has a fashion-forward design that will fit any room's setting.

Svelte design. Wireless keyboard and mouse. HDMI in ; and ; out. HDTV tuner. Bluetooth. Adjustable screen.

No optical drive. No 802.11a/n 5GHz. External power brick. No MCE remote. Short 30-day subscription to McAfee anti virus.

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Nate Ralph (pcworld.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A300

 

With a 21.5-inch screen, the IdeaCentre A300 sits at the lower end of the size scale in the big-screen all-in-one PCs category. It is by no means a workhorse; instead, Lenovo designed it to stream Web-friendly high-definition media while looking pretty...

Stunning chassis ; HDMI inputs and TV tuner

Lacks an optical drive

Lenovo's IdeaCentre A300 offers a wealth of connection options in a stunning shell.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A300 and Multimedia Keyboard review

 

Lenovo seems to have developed a clear two-pronged strategy: for business, it leans on the knowhow and tradition it purchased from IBM with the demure Think li...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A300 (40181OU) Review and Ratings

 

If design is paramount in your PC-purchasing decision, the IdeaCentre A300 certainly is stunning. But you'll get much better performance and features from competing systems in this price range.

Stunning (if derivative) design ; TV tuner ; Wireless peripherals

Performance lags well behind competition in this price range ; Bluetooth keyboard is cramped ; Pre-installed pop-up-ad software ; No optical drive

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Nate Ralph, pcworld.com (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A300 review

 

It is by no means a workhorse; instead, Lenovo designed the Lenovo IdeaCentre A300 to stream web-friendly high-definition media while looking pretty in a corner of your den.

HP's All-in-One 200 is a strong competitor in the similar price bracket, but the Lenovo IdeaCentre A300 is both capable and attractive. If you don't need a workhorse, and you want a stylish, wireless machine to fit into a tight space, add Lenovo's A300...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Jayesh Shinde (pcworld.in)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A300

 

The IdeaCentre A300 is one of the slimmest all-in-one desktop PCs around with a unique asymmetric design and full-HD screen.

Slim, compact chassis ; Two HDMI and TV Tuner ports ; 22-inch screen, Full-HD 1920x1080 ; Wireless keyboard, mouse

No DVD drive ; Keyboard lacks dedicated number pad

Though it isn't a performance machine, the Lenovo IdeaCentre A300 offers a wealth of connectivity options in a slim and stylish case.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: gadgeteer9 (epinions.com)

A Fantastic PC!!!

 

I'm not a salesman so I apologize if I sound like one, but I really can't say enough good things about this machine. I must say Lenovo has developed a real winner here...a beautiful, sleek, powerful, and incredibly fast PC that in my opinion ...

Remarkable, compact, impressive, super fast PC with an awesome screen

No optical drive. Keyboard useless for number-crunching work, not enough USB ports

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Color of product:Black, Silver, White / Black, White / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:21.5
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD+
LED backlight: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / No
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes
Total megapixels:0.3
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100 / 10,100 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio output channels:2.0
Cabling technology:10/100 Base-T(X) / 10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
Display:Full-HD LED / LCD TFT
Display included:No / Yes
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Host interface:SATA
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Megapixel:0.3
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Platform:PC
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240V
Power supply:120
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers:2 / 2x 4W / monitor built-in
Storage drive interface:SATA
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:22.9
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wireless Technology:WLAN 802.11b/g

Packaging Content

Bundled software:MediaShow 4.0, LVT 4.0, MS Portal (Windows Live Toolbar), Lenovo Rescue System 3.0, Mcafee Anti Virus,\nPower2Go 6.0, Common Components Installation,\nCamSuite
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

BIOS password: Yes
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:1
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410 / 94
Processing die size:107 / 52
Processor:330 / T6600
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor code:SLG9Y / SLGF5
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.25-1.4
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.2
Processor front side bus:533 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:330 / T6600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series
Processor socket:BGA 437 / Socket 478
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / R0
Tcase:85.2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 8
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States: No
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:35641 / 37255
Processor code:SLGF5
Processor package size:22 / 35
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.27
Height:15.6 / 20.6 / 20.8
Weight:22.9 / 225.8
Width:15.6 / 20.6