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Lenovo3000 C200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and keyboard. The battery and design are also appreciated. Opinions about the portability and screen are different, and many are less positive about the resolution and sound.

value for money, design, battery, keyboard, build quality

performance, usability, sound, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo3000 C200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 61 reviews)

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Lenovo 3000 C200


The C200 has very good components inside, with a sub-par finish on the outside.

Excellent battery endurance • Rugged design • Small footprint

Uneven screen brightness • Tiny keyboard • Tablet functionality costs more

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Lenovo 3000 C200 8922 (Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB HDD)


The Lenovo 3000 C2100 doesn't feel quite as sturdy as its ThinkPad cousins, but its case--silver on the outside, dark gray on the inside--features metal hinges and an overall solid construction. Measuring 13.3 inches wide, 11 inches deep, and 1.5...

Inexpensive; strong performance for the price; lengthy battery life; comfortable keyboard; solid assortment of ports and connections; robust system-management and help utility.

Standard-aspect display with low native resolution; shallow mouse keys; one-year warranty is short for a business model; few dedicated media controls; no option for a fingerprint reader.

The Lenovo 3000 C200 forgoes flashy extras and instead delivers solid Core 2 Duo performance at an impressively low price.

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Lenovo C200 Review


Compared to the previous C100, you can see right away that the newer model is much faster, and on par with the majority of new laptops out right now. The only part that changed from the C100 to a lesser component in the C200 is the battery. The old...

Whisper quiet cooling system ; Very strong screen hinges ; Comfortable Thinkpad grade keyboard ; Improved spring loaded SD slot ; High performance with the Core 2 Duo CPU ; Sleek Design

Battery life dropped slightly from the old C100 model ; Screen could be improved with higher contrast, or better viewing angles

Like most laptops these days, some of the included software isn’t always welcome. The difference between out-of-the-box performance and after a good spring cleaning can be like night and day. If you decide to go with a fresh Windows install, I would...


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Lenovo 3000 C200


The C200's keyboard, carried over from the ThinkPad line, is one of the best on the market. It lacks the patented TrackPoint pointing stick, but the touchpad is very responsive. As with the C100, the mouse buttons tend to be noisy. The unit runs pretty...

Sleeker design than the previous version. Excellent keyboard. Core 2 Duo processor and 1GB of RAM

Noisy mouse buttons

The C200 is back in style with a better-looking chassis, and it delivers performance numbers comparable with the Dell Inspiron E1505 (Core 2 Duo) for under $1,000.

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Lenovo 3000 C200 Review and Prices


Lenovo's 3000 C200 series of business laptop computers stand out in the world of widescreen displays as these more traditional portables offer a square screen to look at.

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"There is no good reason they are here. Know this."


When their plant goes up in flames at some point, it will probably release a deadly gas for the whole population to die with. Someone opened the door and welcomed the vampire in. Good job.

There are NO pros, except for the poor simpletons who get a job there until the agenda has been met.

See above. The cons are pretty bad. See North Korea. They could fix that, but they haven't. My dad was a vet, and he warned me about this.

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"different experience"


My overall experience with this bare-bones machine has been great. I was flying in very small planes quite a bit - twin otters - and luggage had to be stowed; and they weren't always gentle. The only damage, a small crack near the left hinge, is the...

Value for money...simply great.

Not many, getting slow now (5 years later)

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"Tough laptop with decent speed and a GREAT price"


For the price you can't beat it. It may not ... 

It's cheap and you get a lot for you dollar. Shipped for less than $625 dollars in 2008 with a Duo processor is amazing. The battery life is excellent after over 2 years of use I still get 4 hours It's also tough, drop it and feel safe

Vista sucks, it was slow, the drivers weren't right and still aren't. The downgrade disks you can buy optionally for it were Lenovo's disk restore software, you never install XP you restore a disk image, and it never really worked correctly

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IBM did a terrible disservice to this country when they sold the computer manufacturing operation to the Chinese. Over the course of a decade or so, they had built the Thinkpad line from overpriced junk into one of the premier brands in the world....

No imaginable pros

A disaster for the American economy

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I purchased the 3000 C200 and I too experienced a problem connecting w/wifi. I called Lenovo/IBM's sorry excuse for tech support and gave up after going in circles for over 2 hours. I did find out one thing however before hanging up with the Lenovo rep...

none that I can think of

Horrendous tech support

Product Specifications

The Lenovo C200 notebook is a sleek, dependable notebook that offers worry-free computing and solid performance at a great value. This notebook is ideal for professionals who seek an affordable, complete notebook package packed with mainstream features.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)/3.8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Canada
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo 3000 C200 / Lenovo C200/Lenovo C200

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:533MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/802.11b/g / 802.11a/b/g

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Home Basic
Type:DOS license/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.7GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:420/430/520/T2060/T2060 / T5500/T2080
Type:Celeron M/Pentium/Pentium / Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:1GB/512MB
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.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/40GB/40GB / 80GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950