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Lenovo IdeaCentre 300 2.7GHz i5-6400 Mini Tower Black PC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 293 reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre 300 2.7GHz i5-6400 Mini Tower Black PC. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The size and price also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo IdeaCentre 300 2.7GHz i5-6400 Mini Tower Black PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaCentre 300 2.7GHz i5-6400 Mini Tower Black PC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre 300 2.7GHz i5-6400 Mini Tower Black PC from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideacentre 300 Desktop Computer, Black (Intel Core i3, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10) 90DA00LPUSLenovo Ideacentre 300 Desktop Computer, Black (Intel Core i3, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10) 90DA00LPUS

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nicely balanced system

 

Easy to set up. Windows 10 runs very smoothly, no bogging down or waiting. Lenovo's special software was easy to remove so that the system is basically OEM clean. Extremely quiet... almost no fan noise at all. USB 3 ports on the front are easy to access.

Wired USB mouse and keyboard take up a USB port each. I replaced with a wireless keyboard/mouse combo on hand, but PS2 ports or a combination of keyboard/mouse on one USB would have been better.

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Exactly what I wanted

 

I would definitely recommend this product. The one improvement I would recommend is to replace the wired k/b and mouse with wireless.

In the past I always built my own computers. I saw this PC on newegg and it had all of the specs that I planned to include in my new build. It also had WiFi, Bluetooth and a card reader which I hadn't planned on including. Then I saw this desktop on...

It comes with a wired keyboard and mouse, which I knew before ordering. With the money I saved over building one, I could purchase a wireless keyboard/mouse combo and still have money leftover. Also, the graphics driver for the Intel 530 card kept...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

careful

 

Surprisingly easy to take out of the box with no paperwork or anything else to get in the way. Simple box, keyboard & mouse....little bit of annoying styrofoam but not a scratch on it so I guess that did its job...

Bought this awhile ago but didn't get to unbox it for about 6 months. When I finally set it up, it lasted only about 5 weeks before it wouldn't fire up or display anything. With zero warranty I have no recourse....what seemed like minimal risk turned...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great for using as is or for replacing components but not adding on.

 

This computer is very fast and reliable so far. We purchased 3 of these for our office. I did want to add on an additional SSD drive on one and also add another USB board, but I quickly found that there is no capability to add any components to this...

The only complaint is that Lenovo did not remove the old Windows files before they upgraded these from Windows 8 to Windows 10. So each system had 5GB of unneeded files that remained on the drives before we cleaned them up. The other complaint would be...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great price vs performance value

 

I was hesitant to purchase this PC over a similar machine with a newer 6th gen i-series CPU for a price difference of around $80. For what I'm using this PC for, I'd say this is a grand-slam for updating out-of-date office computers at a low $339.99

Everything runs smoothly. I'm using this PC as a work computer without many CPU-intensive processes, so it seems lightning fast 95% of the time. Decent # of ports is nice.

There wasn't tons and tons of pre-installed software, but it did take a little while to optimize.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good if this is all you want

 

For anyone playing games I would never wish this nightmare on anyone. I gave it 2 eggs because it is a good computer, despite the lack of information the website gives you. I took off 3 eggs because there is no possibility for upgrading it without...

Nice processor, 6 usb, small (also a con for me), works great.

The motherboard does not have a 20 pin atx...or a 24...or any other marketable type. It has a 10 pin connector, which makes it impossible to buy another power supply. I was hoping to upgrade it and put in a video card, but this is not possible without...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Good budget PC

 

This was good value for the features included. I bought it because it was one of very few PCs that had a wired mouse and a wired keyboard - so I was not happy that when I opened the box the keyboard and mouse had to have batteries! Windows 10 is not...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Fine but noisy

 

I bought this to replace a desktop PC of 7 years. I was pleased with the design and it is great on my desk in terms of space and fewer cables being an AIO compared to tower + monitor. It generally functions very well and it would have been fine, but...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Excellent product

 

Really impressed with my recent purchase of Levono All-In-One 300 series PC. Very easy to set up and a nice design. Does everything I need and more, and at a good price too. Looks great on my desk and takes up less room than my old PC. Delivery to my...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Lenovo all in one PC

 

Ii took me a while to decide which computer to buy to replace my dying Laptop. This all in one Lenovo Ideacentre 300 offers everything I was looking for. Very easy to set up with many various features. I am very happy with my new computer.

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:3 / 6

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Mini Tower / SFF / Tower
Color of product:Black / White
Number of 3.5" bays:2
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:21.5 / 23
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power supply:180
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:2
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 920A / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 920A / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32 / 64 / 8
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:12 / 16 / 18
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 320 / 350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:700 / 740
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0 / Y
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1150 / 700 / 740 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1912 / 1912 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 405 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 400 / Intel® HD Graphics 510 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8
Memory slots:2 / 2x DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in camera:Y / Yes
Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Total megapixels:1

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:N / No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / Y / Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Pen

Pen included:N

Performance

Audio chip:Realtek ALC662
Audio output channels:5.1
Chipset:Intel H110
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Motherboard chipset:Intel H110
Password protection:Power on, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:Power on, Supervisor
Product type:All-in-One PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 240
Autonomy mode:N
Power supply:180
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Bus type:DMI3 / Opi / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12 / 16 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,1866,2133 / 1600 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1866,1333,2133,1600 / 1866,2133,1600 / 2133,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2, 1x4, 2x2, 2x1, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1 / 2x8, 1x8+2x4, 1x16 / 2x8,1x8+2x4,1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:i3-6100 / i3-6100U / i5-6200U / i5-6400 / i7-6700 / N3700
Processor boost frequency:2.4 / 2.48 / 2.64 / 2.8 / 3.3 / 4
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR2EU / SR2EX / SR2EY / SSSR2UW
Processor codename:Braswell / Skylake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.00 / 2.1 / 2.3 / 2.7 / 3.4 / 3.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:4405U / i3-6006U / i3-6100 / i3-6100U / i5-6200U / i5-6400 / i7-6700 / J3060 / J3710 / N3700
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-6000 Mobile Processor Series / Intel Core i3-6100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6400 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6700 Desktop series / Intel Pentium 4000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1170 / FCBGA1356 / LGA 1151 (Socket H4) / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / LGA1151 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
Stepping:C0 / D1 / R0 / S0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4 / 8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4 / 8
Tcase:65 / 71
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 47, 51 / 51 / 6 / 6.5 / 65
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Boot:Y
Intel Secure Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:0.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:N / Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:87261 / 88180 / 88185 / 88193 / 88196 / 89611 / 90729 / 91157 / 91532 / 91534
Processor code:SR29E / SR2BT / SR2BY / SR2EU / SR2EY / SR2HG
Processor package size:25 / 25 x 27 / 37.5 / 42 / 42 x 24
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, AVX 2.0, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,AVX 2.0,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1 / SSE4.2,AVX 2.0,SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C
UART:Y

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 10000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:2000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:192 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1192 / 2000 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.1 / 2.11
Height:14 / 16.8 / 18 / 18.1 / 18.2
Weight:13 / 13.7 / 14.3 / 15.3 / 15.7
Width:20.7 / 22 / 6.3