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Lenovo IdeaCentre 300s-08IHH

Lenovo IdeaCentre 300s-08IHH
alaScore 89

257 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 257 reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre 300s-08IHH. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and usability also get good comments.

price, usability, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo IdeaCentre 300s-08IHH is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre 300s-08IHH from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideacentre 300s Desktop (Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 10) 90F10000USLenovo Ideacentre 300s Desktop (Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 10) 90F10000US

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (

Lenovo IdeaCentre 300s


The Lenovo IdeaCentre 300s is a basic budget desktop that offers a simple set of features and specs at a reasonable price, but doesn't excel in any particular area.

Affordable. Small tower design. Good selection of I/O ports.

Middling performance. Low storage capacity. Limited upgrade options.

Conclusion The Lenovo IdeaCentre 300s may be inexpensive, but it doesn't represent one of the better values out there. As configured, it's not particularly good in any one area, offering limited storage, few upgrade options, and performance that falls...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Josh Norem (

Lenovo Ideacentre 300s Review and Ratings


One of Lenovo's most basic desktop PCs, the 300s has just enough power for everyday computing tasks, plus a modicum of upgradability.

Super-quiet ; Takes up very little space ; Graphics, memory, and storage easily upgradable, despite compact size

Spinning hard drive hampers performance ; Some bloatware

It’s a bit tough to judge a desktop PC with such modest specs. This PC only costs $329, so that needs to be a big factor in our overall opinion.

Nov, 2016

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Good all around basic office computer.


Had everything I needed at a good price, and a nice compact size. I don't normally buy things that have no reviews, but I was familiar with the Lenovo name and I couldn't find any other computers with the stats I wanted at a comparable price.

There was your standard amount of bloatware, but that is nearly unavoidable in any name brand computer.

Apr, 2016

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Great PC


This computer is fast out of the box. It comes with Windows 10, which is a plus, and boots up in less than 5 seconds. There is no lag time between applications. Great investment!

Mar, 2016

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Great PC for the price


Bought this PC to use as a recorder for my home security cameras. Processor runs and records two cameras at 1080p with 40% processor power, while running the memory eating Blue Iris software. 100X better than wasting money on a task specific NVR. Now,...

Mar, 2016

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Great Desktop!


I purchased this desktop a few months ago and have not had any problems whatsoever. Great Desktop!

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Great Purchase


This is a great purchase. I was able to get this on open box for my office. It is working without any problems and was easy to set up.

Mar, 2016

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Great product


Using it for school and works just fine for me. Very happy with it

Mar, 2016

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Fine for the kids


Ok for some reason it shuts down in the middle of viewing. Other than that it is fine

Feb, 2016

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Exactly what I was looking for.


The computer was recommended by the store employee based on what my needs were. It fits my needs. I did not need anything fancy with upgraded graphic cards, excessive storage, etc. The speed and user functionality is good and meets my needs.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Desktop / SFF
Color of product:Black
Number of 3.5" bays:1
Placement supported:Vertical

Energy Management

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

Expansion Slots

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


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.7
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:41 / 412
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.0 / 4.3


Internal memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory slots:2x DIMM


Bluetooth: 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: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Audio chip:Realtek ALC662
Audio output channels:5.1
Chipset:Intel H81
Motherboard chipset:Intel H81
Password protection:Power on
Password protection type:Power on
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2


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


Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM,DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:G3260 / i3-4170 / i5-4460S
Processor boost frequency:3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Pentium G / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:2.9 / 3.3 / 3.7
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:G3260 / i3-4170 / i5-4460S
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G3000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:71.35 / 72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):53 / 54 / 65

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
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: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:N / Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:77490 / 80818 / 87356
Processor code:SR1K8 / SR1PL / SR1QQ
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C


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


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 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 storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15 / 3.54 / 3.62
Height:12.1 / 12.6 / 13.2
Weight:13 / 9.04 / 9.11
Width:11.6 / 11.7 / 4.13