Lenovo ideapad 300 (80Q70021US) 15.6 inch Laptop Review

Lenovo ideapad 300 80Q70021US Laptop

Lenovo ideapad 300 80Q70021US Laptop


Lenovo ideapad 300 (80Q70021US) is a 15.6 inch modern and sleek laptop at a reasonable price for its decent features like the faster 802.11ac wireless, Dolby Audio for rather loud and clear sound and technical specs for smooth everyday use that include the dual core Intel i5-6200U processor at 2.3GHz up to 2.8GHz with turbo boost and hyper-threading for 2 cores and 4 threads, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM for multitasking power, 1TB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400rpm rotating speed and Windows 10 operating system. Lenovo is one of the best computer / laptop brands as they are both sturdy and user friendly, like the older IBM brand that Lenovo acquired a while back. 802.11ac is for internet speeds up to three times faster than the regular 802.11bgn internet so you can surf the internet webpages and stream videos much better with also better WiFi coverage.

15.6 inch LED-backlit display has the regular high definition 1366x768 pixel resolution and Intel HD 520 graphics card with performance levels similar to GeForce 820M for regular multimedia power like editing photos or viewing videos and some entry level gaming capacity as you will probably not be purchasing this machine for gaming purposes. Thermal Design Power- TDP is 15 watts but the battery life isn't amazing and you should be able to get up to 4 hours from its lithium ion battery if you’re browsing the web or watching videos at reduced lighting. Connectivity options include the DVD+RW Optical Drive, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet with RJ-45 connector, a USB 3.0 port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, a VGA output, an HDMI output and 4-in-1 Memory Card Reader that supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC formats. Black Lenovo weighs 5.1 pounds and measures 14.88 x 0.9 x 10.43 inches so you have a modern looking laptop with a slim chassis even with the DVD Drive (but with a small button that may take a bit of effort to press) and average weight of a 15 inch laptop. It has the Lenovo AccuType non-backlit keyboard with keys that are nice to type with, 10-key numeric pad and touchpad with left and right click buttons.

Lenovo ideapad 300 80Q70021US Laptop

Ultra low voltage Intel i5-6200U processor has the Passmark benchmark score of around 4000 at the time of this review and can handle quite a bit- both the daily and more complex and demanding tasks easily and smoothly, also helped by the 8GB memory so there will not be much lagging or freezing at all but not so much the 5400rpm speed mechanical drive with very large storage space. On the other hand the it doesn’t come with and SSD and the mechanical hard drive included has 5400rpm speed rather than 7200rpm but you can always replace it with an SSD, non-touch screen is only regular HD without IPS panel and there is no dedicated graphics card here and with the built-in Intel HD 520 you can expect to play only the less demanding game titles properly at acceptable settings and frame rates and for the games of 2015-2016 you will need to really lower the settings and expect 20-30 fps but this will depend on the game. We like its sleek and modern design, solid and sturdy build, great Dolby sound through stereo speakers, lack of much pre-loaded junkware, a terabyte of storage that will let you store quite a lot, generous amount of memory and the power efficient and capable Intel i5 processor. We recommend this Lenovo if you want something to use at home for entertainment and multimedia, for college or office as it can handle more demanding applications as well but not so much gaming or advanced media editing.

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