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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 are impressed by the usability and design. The portability and price also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the reliability. There are some less positive comments about the touchpad and keyboard.

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad SL300 from 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 People really like the usability. The price also gets good feedback.

portability, price, usability

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

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

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

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 (

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 (

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: (

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 (

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: (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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 Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Installed Qty:1
Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)/3hour(s)/4.5hour(s)/5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/6MB


Front Camera: No

Dimensions & Weight

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


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

Environmental Standards

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


Product Type:Notebook battery
Subcategory (AG):Batteries


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo/Lenovo ThinkPad/Lenovo ThinkPad SL300

Input Device

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


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller


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


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
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 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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/T5670/T5870/T9400
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:35163 / 37034 / 37117 / 42841
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


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


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
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

Storage Removable

Type: None


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