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Lenovo 3000 C100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Lenovo 3000 C100. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and durability. The battery and performance are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the portability, and there are some negative comments about the touchpad and image quality.

price, performance, battery, durability, usability

design, screen, sound, image quality, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo 3000 C100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Kalpana Ettenson (pcworld.com)

Lenovo 3000 C100

 

Low-cost, all-purpose laptop is speedy, but its design won't dazzle.

Includes lots of features for the price

Design is fairly basic

This affordable notebook has a basic design but long battery life and fairly robust features for the price.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo C100 as a Budget Vacation Laptop Review (pics, specs)

 

I was leaving for a family vacation, and needed a basic computer that was cheap for going through airport security, tossed around on a plane, and used daily out on the Atlantic coast in salty sea air in insane humidity and heat. I also wanted the...

For the price this laptop gives you everything you need for a mobile computing platform. A capable processor, extremely good battery life, a very bright screen viewable in direct sunlight, and a sturdy keyboard that is quite pleasant to type on all day...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo 3000 C100

 

The first Lenovo-branded notebook looks bland but offers plenty of bang for the buck.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo C100 Review (pics, specs)

 

This is a review of the new Lenovo 3000 C100 (SKU # 0761-26u). The C100 is a new model from Lenovo that is targeted at the average consumer or small business buyers, and comes in a lot cheaper than the more expensive Lenovo ThinkPad business models. So...

This laptop has really won me over. I was expecting a low end laptop with more creaks and flex than an empty soda can, but was surprised with an incredibly durable laptop. Lenovo really pulled through on the design of this laptop. I wouldn’t bat an eye...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Lenovo 3000 C100

 

The first laptops from Lenovo are decidedly not ThinkPads.

Good management suite for a budget notebook. Good heat management. ThinkPad-like keyboard.

Noisy mouse buttons. Plain-looking chassis. Bulky.

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Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Laptop Views (laptopviews.com)

Expert Review

 

The Lenovo 3000 C100 Laptop PC is powered by 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron Mobile Processor M370 with 1-MB L2 Cache, 400 MHz FSB featuring Mobile Intel 915GM Express Chipset, 256-MB DDR2 333 SDRAM, 40-GB 5400 rpm SATA hard disk drive and a 24X DVD/CD-RW Combo...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Lenovo 3000 C100 review

 

A well-built machine for the corporate user on a budget

Long battery life ; Sturdy chassis ; Capable performer

4:3 aspect ratio display ; Display lacks sharpness

For those on a tight budget, the 3000 C100 is unbeatable

Sep, 2006

Recommended!

Expert review by: Andrew 'Spode' Miller (trustedreviews.com)

Lenovo 3000 C100

 

With close to six hours of battery life, this Lenovo branded notebook make a good impression.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Justin Jaffe (cnet.com.au)

Lenovo 3000 C100 (1.5GHz)

 

The Lenovo 3000 C100 is a decent budget laptop that delivers competent performance and long battery life, but other laptops offer superior features for a similar price.

Competent performance ; Very good battery life ; Comfortable keyboard ; Robust system-management and help utility ; Very small AC adapter

Small touch pad and shallow mouse buttons ; Tinny, soft speakers ; Lacks multimedia controls ; Lacks ExpressCard slot

Service and support Lenovo backs the C100 with a one-year warranty, which is two years shy of the industry standard for business laptops but equal to that of most consumer laptops. You must carry your system to an authorised repair centre, though...

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: Mr. D (newegg.com)

Excellent choice!

 

Price was a major factor in buying this product. I did a bit research on other websites and New Egg was the only one with the best price. Thank you guys!

Good price, fast processor, overall good configuration for office work and home use

More memory please

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

The Lenovo C100 notebooks are designed for mobile small-business professionals who want worry-free, yet powerful PCs that offer wireless connectivity, built-in service tools and multi-media features. Encased in a stylish and functional design, the C100 combines a sleek silver exterior with solid performance for the value- and service-concious professional. From the makers of the award-winning ThinkPad, the C Series notebooks feature Lenovo's world-class engineering that delivers high quality and reliable notebook PCs. Weighing in at 6.2 pounds, the C100 offers complete connectivity features, such as integrated 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN, Bluetooth (select models) and 10/100 ethernet and modem, and multimedia capabilities, such as stereo speakers with an integrated microphone for playing and recording audio and an integrated combo or DVD recordable drive. At 1.3-inches thin, the C100 also incorporates a 3-in-1 multi-card reader for downloading digital pictures, four USB ports and FireWire and S-Video slots. The C Series includes an Intel 915 GM Chipset with choice of either Pentium M or Celeron M processors. Select models also feature Intel Centrino mobile technology. Mobile users will benefit from an 8-cell lithium ion battery offering up to five hours of battery life and Lenovo's industry-leading keyboard.

Audio

Audio system:ALC250 / Realtek ALC250 / SoundMAX
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):4.5 / 5
Number of battery cells:8
Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)/5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Camera

Front Camera:N

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.9in
Height:1.3in/1.5in
Weight:6.2lbs/6.4lbs
Width:13.1in

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:15
Display Resolution:1024 x 768

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 900
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:0761
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo 3000 C100 / Lenovo C100/Lenovo C100

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

Keyboard type:Full Size / US International
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz

Memory

Internal memory:0.25 / 0.5 / 1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
DVD read speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM / DVD-RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD-Writer
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:ALC250
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.1 x 10.9 x 1.34 / 13.1 x 10.9 x 1.46
Display:LCD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11a/IEEE 802.11b/IEE 802.11g/Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11a/IEEE 802.11b/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a/IEEE 802.11b/IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth / Intel 2915 a/b/g & Bluetooth

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
TV-out:Y
USB 1.1 ports quantity:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Chipset:Intel 915GM Express
Clock Speed:1.5GHz/1.6GHz/1.73GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel 915GM Express
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.6 / 1.73 / 1.86 / 2
Processor front side bus:400 / 533
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:370/730/740
Type:Celeron M/Pentium M

RAM

Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:IBM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, Diskeeper Lite, Google Desktop, Google Picasa 2, Google Toolbar, InterVideo WinDVD Creator, InterVideo WinDVD, Lenovo Care, Lenovo Password Manager, Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Lotus SmartSuite Millennium (license), Norton Internet Security (OEM Edition) with 90 days of virus definition updates, PC Doctor diagnostics, Roxio Digital Media Basic Edition, ThinkVantage Access Connections, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, ThinkVantage System Update / Adobe Acrobat Reader; Diskeeper Lite; Google Desktop; InterVideo WinDVD; Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license); Lotus SmartSuite Millennium (license); Norton Internet Security (OEM Edition) with 90 days of virus definition updates; PC Doctor diagnostics; Roxio Digital Media Basic Edition; ThinkVantage Access Connections; ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery; ThinkVantage System Update / Diskeeper Lite, Google Desktop, Google Toolbar, Lenovo Care, Lenovo Password Manager, Norton Internet Security (OEM Edition) with 90 days of virus definition updates, PC Doctor diagnostics, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, ThinkVantage System Update, InterVideo WinDVD Creator, Intervideo WinDVD, Roxio Digital Media Basic Edition, Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Lotus SmartSuite Millennium (license), Adobe Acrobat Reader / hinkVantage Access Connections, Diskeeper Lite, Google Desktop, Google Toolbar, Lenovo Care, Lenovo Password Manager, Norton Internet Security (OEM Edition) with 90 days of virus definition updates, PC Doctor diagnostics, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, ThinkVantage System Update, InterVideo WinDVD Creator, Intervideo WinDVD, Roxio Digital Media Basic Edition, Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Lotus SmartSuite Millennium (license), Adobe Acrobat Reader / ThinkVantage Access Connections, Diskeeper Lite, Google Desktop, Google Toolbar, Lenovo Care, Lenovo Password Manager, Norton Internet Security (OEM Edition) with 90 days of virus definition updates, PC Doctor diagnostics, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, ThinkVantage System Update, Intervideo WinDVD, Roxio Digital Media Basic Edition, Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Lotus SmartSuite Millennium (license), Adobe Acrobat Reader
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional

Storage

Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:EIDE/ATA / Serial ATA / Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:EIDE/ATA / SATA / Ultra-ATA/100
Total Storage Capacity:40 / 80

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video

Video adapter, bus:PCI Express

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9
Height:1.34 / 1.46
Weight:6.17 / 6.22 / 6.31
Width:13.1