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Lenovo ThinkPad SL300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad SL300. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and design. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the touchpad and keyboard. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

performance, price, portability, design, usability

screen, keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad SL300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad SL300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad SL300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the usability and price are generally positive.

portability, price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Thinkpad SL300 13.3" P8400Thinkpad SL300 13.3" P8400

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo Thinkpad SL300 Notebook

 

Smart Business Starter. The Lenovo Thinkpad SL300 is the last re

Robust, compact case; HDMI port; Blu-Ray optionally available; UMTS preparation; Lenovo Care Tools; Additional service und security solutions available; Easy to use interfaces; Bright LED display; Good battery life possible

Weak display cover; No locking mechanism for the display; Poorly visible interfaces; Mediocre viewing angle for the display

Because of the interesting entry price of considerably less than 1000.- Euros, the Thinkpad SL300 comes into question for price-oriented mobile office users, who know to take the business features, like the Thinkvantage Software, for example, or the...

Sep, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad SL300

 

A small, speedy, and stylish 13-inch business notebook with excellent endurance.

The $949 Lenovo Thinkpad SL300 offers a combination of stylish looks, strong performance, and unbeatable battery life for a small business notebook in this price range. With its hard drive returning speedy scores and its glossy screen providing truly...

Nov, 2008

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

Lenovo ThinkPad SL300 Review

 

The ThinkPad SL300 is Lenovo's new 13.3" budget business notebook which offers many of the same features you would find on the T/X/R-series notebooks, but at a much lower price. The SL series is Lenovo's attempt to directly compete against the lower...

The Lenovo ThinkPad SL300 turned out be to be very capable business notebook, with most of the ThinkPad durability and features we are used to, but with a much lower cost. This notebook had more than enough power to plow through daily tasks, heavily...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Lenovo ThinkTank SL300: Alles was ihr jemals wissen wolltet

 

Die Kollegen von NotebookReview haben das neue ThinkPad SL300 ganz genau unter die Lupe genommen. Das preisgünstige Laptop ist wirklich vor allem durch den Kampfpreis attraktiv als durch unerwartete Killer-Features, aber für alle tagtäglichen...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 

In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Geek.com (geek.com)

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad SL300

 

If you are looking for business notebook and you are trying to keep costs down, then you probably already know about the ThinkPad SL series. The SL models are a more affordable version of the traditional ThinkPad aimed at small business users who...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad SL300 Review and Ratings

 

Finally, a ThinkPad designed—and priced—with the small-business and sole-proprietor buyer in mind.

Active hard drive protection ; Wireless options aplenty ; Perfect keyboard ; Dual pointing devices

Heftier than other 13.3-inch notebooks ; Small touch pad ; Merely passable performance at sub-$1,000 price point

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad SL300 review

 

A fantastic business laptop with many strengths and a great price tag

Bright screen ; Impressive connectivity ; Affordable price ; High build quality

Only 160GB storage

There's a lot on offer here for a very appealing price to make this a great value corporate laptop

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Sift Ninja (businesscomputingworld.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad SL300

 

Business users may be slightly more predictable in their usage, but that doesn't mean they're satisfied with five-year-old machines. Lenovo's new SL-series of lappies – the SL300, SL400 and SL500 – all have an options list weighed under with choices...

Aimed at small-to-medium business (SMB) users, the ThinkPad SL300 sports the same high quality we’ve come to expect in addition to amazing value-added software and unique service packages that really set the machine apart from the crowd. The machine...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Thomas McKinnon (techsmart.co.za)

Lenovo Thinkpad SL300

 

ThinkPad SL300 is the perfect combination of mainstream ThinkPad performance, progressive design, and multimedia features with enhanced notebook management and security.

250GB hard drive, shiny black exterior, Overall system performance is very good

key arrangement is not optimal,

Mar, 2009
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Product Specifications

As a global leader in the PC market, Lenovo develops, manufactures and markets cutting-edge, reliable, high-quality PC products and value-added professional services that provide customers around the world with smarter ways to be productive and competitive.

Audio

Audio system:Azalia / Conexant Azalia Audio Codec
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:3

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):4.5
Capacity:2600mAh/4300mAh/4400mAh/5200mAh/6600mAh
Installed Qty:1
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)/3hour(s)/4.5hour(s)/5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/6MB

Camera

Front Camera:N

Design

Color of product:Black
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in/1.6in/2.3in/2.6in/2.8in/2in/3.9in/9.4in
Height:0.4in/0.8in/0.9in/1.1in/1.3in/2.4in
Weight:0.4lbs/0.9lbs/1.4lbs/12.3oz/17.2oz/3.5oz/4.6lbs/4.6lbs / 4.9lbs/4.9lbs/7.8oz/8.5oz
Width:12.5in/2.8in/3.5in/7.9in/8.1in/8.3in/8.5in/8.9in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

General

Product Type:Notebook battery
Subcategory (AG):Batteries

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / NVIDIA GeForce N10M-GE1
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:2738
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo/Lenovo ThinkPad/Lenovo ThinkPad SL300

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav/Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav

Keyboard

Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:GPRS / HSPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 / WiMAX/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 / WiMAX/802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:Conexant Azalia Audio Codec
Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista Business / Home Basic / Home Premium / Ultimate,\nWindows XP Professional
Display:LCD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Internal video mode, resolution:2048 x 1536
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.90
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:1
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / Intel WiFi Link 5300AGN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 7.5 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:P7370 / T5670 / T5870 / T6570
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2 / 2.1
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:P7370 / T5670 / T5870 / T6570
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/T5670/T5870/T9400
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket P
Processor threads:2
Stepping:M0 / R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35163 / 37034 / 37117 / 42841
Processor code:SLAJ5 / SLAZR / SLGF9
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

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.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320
Type:Hard drive

Storage Controller

Type:None/Serial ATA

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Average Seek Time:11ms
Buffer Size:8MB
Capacity:120GB
Data Transfer Rate:150MBps
Form Factor:2.5" x 1/8H / 2.5 x 1/8H
Form Factor (metric):6.4 cm x 1/8H
Form Factor (Short):2.5"
Form Factor (Short) (metric):6.4 cm
Hard Drive Type:Internal hard drive
Interface:Serial ATA-150
Interface Type:Serial ATA-150
Spindle Speed:5400rpm
Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/160GB / 250GB/250GB/320GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino / Intel Centrino 2/Intel Centrino 2
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA 4500MHD / NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS/NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.37
Height:1.42
Weight:4.63
Width:12.5