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Lenovo 3000 C100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and keyboard. The build quality and battery are also mentioned favorably, but the resolution and usability get negative comments.

value for money, battery, build quality, keyboard, design

screen, portability, sound, usability, resolution

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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(Based on 47 reviews)

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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.

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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...

CHEAP! CHEAP! CHEAP! Very sturdy, takes anything you can throw or lean on it Business feel at a fraction of the cost

Screen could have better viewing angles Space bar needs to be pressed centered, or it won't register. The forward ejecting optical bay might cause problems for lap use

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...

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Lenovo 3000 C100

 

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

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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...

Built like a tank, could stand up to the everyday abuse we as people generally give laptops Many quality parts used inside the laptop Does not sacrifice build quality while also being on a budget, good price

Screen seems washed out, and colors easily distort depending on the viewing angle Non-upgradeable battery Some might not like the front positioned DVD drive

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...

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Lenovo 3000 C100

 

Lenovo has been sitting patiently, waiting to take the stage with its own brand of notebooks, but this is not the grand entrance I was anticipating. While the Lenovo 3000 C100 ($999) is a capable value notebook for small businesses and home offices, it...

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

Noisy mouse buttons. Plain-looking chassis. Bulky

It's the first Lenovo-branded laptop—and it is decidedly not a ThinkPad.

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Lenovo 3000 C100 laptop review

 

Lenovo may be a name new to most people and rightly so. Until last year, it wasn't widely known outside its native China. However, with the acquisition of the IBM hardware line, Lenovo suddenly became the world's largest unknown notebook brand. The...

Cheap, great battery life, good build

Celeron CPU, old graphics

It’s a great machine for those who have basic needs and an even more basic budget

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Lenovo 3000 C100 review

 

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

p>Long battery life Sturdy chassis Capable performer</p

p>4:3 aspect ratio display Display lacks sharpness</p

Recommended!

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Lenovo 3000 C100

 

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

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Lenovo 3000 C100: a first look

 

Lenovo makes a splash in the mainstream notebook category with the Lenovo 3000 C100, a compelling combination of ThinkPad-quality features and mid-range specifications.

Excellent performance, 'legacy" serial and parallel connectors, Built-in support for smartcard-based authentication (card and software optional), Second battery for optical drive bay (optional)

Screen has standard rather than widescreen aspect ratio, Poorly located USB ports, Expensive

The LifeBook E8110 is a solid dual-core workhorse that delivers excellent performance and decent battery life. Features like Trusted Platform Module support, a built-in smartcard reader and optional fingerprint recognition should appeal to IT...

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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...

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 Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)/5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight

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

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

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

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller

Modem

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

Networking

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
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth

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

Processor

Clock Speed:1.5GHz/1.6GHz/1.73GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:370/730/740
Type:Celeron M/Pentium M

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

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 Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900
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