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Lenovo IdeaPad S300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad S300. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The performance and price also get good opinions. Many are critical about the durability. Reviews are divided on the touchpad.

portability, price, performance, usability, design

durability

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad S300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad S300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the performance and size are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the design, and some have doubts about the durability.

price, portability, usability, size, performance

durability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideapad S300 13.3-inch Laptop (Grey) - (Intel Pentium ULV 987 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 HomLenovo Ideapad S300 13.3-inch Laptop (Grey) - (Intel Pentium ULV 987 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Hom

Sep, 2016

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

Camera

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

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No

Graphics

Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 1600,1866,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge / Skylake
Processor Series: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 i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium 900 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel�� Small Business Advantage (Intel�� SBA): No
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:63916 / 67194 / 69360 / 69361 / 70272 / 72055 / 72061 / 88194
Processor package size:31 / 42