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Lenovo Ideapad S300

Lenovo Ideapad S300
alaScore 86

49 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the connectivity and keyboard. The value for money and battery are also mentioned favorably.

design, battery, price, keyboard, connectivity

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 25 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S300 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: 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 Hom

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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.

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Review Lenovo IdeaPad S300 Subnotebook


Low Voltage Gamer. The flat and cheap S300 is disguised as an Ult

Light and slim; Ultrabook feeling; 24 months guarantee; Low power consumption; Good program performance; Entry-level gaming performance; Quiet HDD; Low temperature emissions

Poor sturdiness; No Gigabit Ethernet; Poor contrast, dark display; Mere 4 GB RAM; Short battery life; Spongy key impact; Few ports

The only other competitor in this price class would be the Acer Aspire V5-471G, which uses the GeForce GT 620M. This flat 14-inch laptop is also sold with a low-capacity battery, but the price of 499 Euros (~$646) makes this weakness bearable. We...


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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...

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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

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GPU / HD GRAPH. 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM70 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Pentium / Pentium ®
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:987 PENTIUM / 997 PENTIUM / I3-2375M / i3-3217U