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Lenovo IdeaPad S300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad S300. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and price. The design and portability also get good views, but the touchpad and durability get less positive views. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

performance, portability, design, price, keyboard

battery, screen, durability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad S300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Review Update Lenovo IdeaPad S300-MA14CGE Notebook

 

Down to earth. No gaming ambitions, no high-performance: Lenovo's

Good price-performance ratio; Stylish casing; Light and slim; Ultrabook feel; Decent application performance; Very quiet operating noise; Very low waste heat

Only average battery runtimes; Not suitable for games; Limited viewing angles; No Gigabit Ethernet; Spongy key stroke; Few interfaces; Intense bluish cast

That the cheaper version seems to be better conceived than the more expensive one.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo IdeaPad S300 Subnotebook

 

Low Voltage Gamer. The flat and cheap S300 is disguised as an Ultrabook. It's strength: Radeon graphics. The best all-round gaming available for a low price? Find out in this review.

Light and slim, Ultrabook feeling, 24 months guarantee, Low power consumption, Good program performance, Entry-level gaming performance, Quiet HDD, Low temperature emissions, The concept: cheap components make it possible to compete with the high...

Poor sturdiness, No Gigabit Ethernet, Poor contrast, dark display, Mere 4 GB RAM, Short battery life, Spongy key impact, Few ports, As usual, programs and games need to be assigned to a GPU in the Catalyst Control Center. This is annoying. We would...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Irwin Allen Rivera (technoodling.net)

Lenovo Ideapad S300 Review

 

Despite Intel's publicity, ultrabooks' pricing remain strange: shouldn't Windows notebooks be cheaper than MacBooks? Manufacturers, such as Lenovo, respond to that call through their compromised variations of the “ultrabook”. The Lenovo IdeaPad S300,...

If you can get used to the plastic-light feeling of a thin notebook, if you can install an OS of your liking (on your own or through techie friend), and if you don’t need a graphically powerful machine, you can live with the Lenovo IdeaPad S300. It’s...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S300 review

 

It's undeniable that the Lenovo is banking on the IdeaPad S300's 22.4mm thin form factor and its affordable price tag to gain market traction. Taking those two factors in to consideration, we think that Lenovo will have a great shot at the...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Nick Odantzis (techradar.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S300 review

 

A budget, pseudo-Ultrabook with plenty of power and good looks

Ivy Bridge performance ; Low price tag ; Connectivity ; Great design ; Good keyboard

Poor battery life ; Quick start needs improving ; Wasted gaming potential ; Heavy ; No SSD

Lenovo has been coming out with some really good Ultrabooks of late, with its IdeaPad U410 offering excellent performance and features for less than you would expect. The company's latest offering is the Lenovo IdeaPad S300 - a smaller and more...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo Ideapad S300 59-340450

 

The Lenovo Ideapad S300 Laptop is an ultraportable laptop weighing just 1.8 Kgs. This Lenovo laptop has a slim and premium built and is available in Cool silver grey and cotton-candy pink colors. The Lenovo Ideapad S300 Laptop supports Lenovo Quick...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Nikhil_Patil (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S300

 

Pros: Weight, Screen size, device driver is good and stable, maintenance manual publicly available Cons: Battery, Software compatibility, Processor, Durability, repair quality is bad in some country(mine), sometime bios update fail.(cause hardware...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: manishtyagi129 (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S300

 

Lenovo has been coming out with some really good Ultrabooks of late, with its IdeaPad U410 offering excellent performance and features for less than you would expect. The company's latest offering is the Lenovo IdeaPad S300 - a smaller and more...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: StoneReview (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S300

 

A brand new budgeted Ultra book that we can buy it with a down price of Rs 25000/- with a decent system configuration as Intel Pentium Dual Core, 2GB RAM 500GB HDD Windows 8 OS and 13.3 inch HD LED screen as a unique feature as compared to other...

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby / Dolby AA2.0 / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio 2 / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:32
Battery capacity (Watt hours):32
Battery life (max):3.5 / 4 / 5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.8
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Silver / Pink / Pink, White / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):400:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7450M / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / No
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 4
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.2, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.2,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby / Dolby AA2.0 / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio 2 / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / HD / HDA
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / ATI, Intel / Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI / Opi / QPI
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:1007U / 2117U / 877 / 887 / 977 / 987 / 997 / B987 / I3-2365M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / i5-6200U / i7-6500U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge / Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Celeron Dual-Core / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2.3 / 2.5
Processor lithography:14 / 22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:1007U / 2117U / 877 / 887 / 977 / 987 / 997 / B987 / I3-2365M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / i5-6200U / i7-6500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor 800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium 900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:D1 / J1 / L1 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:4 / 5
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:63916 / 65697 / 65707 / 67192 / 67194 / 69360 / 69361 / 70272 / 71469 / 72055 / 72057 / 72061 / 88193 / 88194
Processor code:SR0FA / SR0FB / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0U3 / SR0V4 / SR0V5 / SR0VA / SR0VQ / SR0XF / SR0XL / SR109 / SR2EY / SR2EZ
Processor package size:31 / 31 x 24 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:HDD, Power on, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor

Software

Bundled software:Adob Reader\nEnergy Management\nLenovo Quick Start\nMagicShare\nMcAfee AntiVirus Plus\nNever Slow Down\nOneKey Recovery\nVeriFace\nWindows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 10 Home / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Pre-installed software:Microsoft Office 2010

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:24
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 524

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4 / 11.2 / 13 / 9.06
Depth (imperial):9.06
Height:0.346 / 0.35 / 0.882 / 0.902
Height (front):0.354
Height (imperial):0.88
Height (rear):0.866
Weight:3.97 / 5.07
Width:13 / 15.1 / 9.06
Width (imperial):12.9