Lenovo Ideacentre 300 Desktop Computer Review

Lenovo Ideacentre 300 Desktop Computer Review

Lenovo Ideacentre 300 Desktop Computer Review

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User Rating

5.67

Under $400 without the monitor and worth the price.  It was tough finding truly negative commentary on the computer itself.  Besides not really being upgradable due to small power supply 180w, most people who purchased this machine were happy.  Not for Serious Gamer's or heavy graphical photo or video editing applications.  But if you are a typical user who loves to surf the web and do household type of work on it - you cant beat the price.

Pros

  • Great right out of the box. Can't beat the price
  • IdeaCentre 300 can handle most all of your family’s everyday computing requirements.
  • Awesome machine for the price. it starts super fast. I can be using Microsoft edge in less than 1minute after turning it on
  • It's pretty basic but it gets the job done for my Dad's entry level computer needs.
  • If you need a computer for basic internet needs, this is it.
  • Easy, straightforward setup. Not noisy, as some have reported. Lenovo doesn't add much Crapware. Speed is adequate for use as a home media server (Plex). I wish Win10 were better and I wish the tower were smaller, but can't ding the manufacturer for those.

Cons

  • Lenovo power supply is proprietary 10-pin, and only 180 watts
  • Small Power Supply means you cant upgrade to a great video card without upgrading power supply
  • The included HDD is very slow though it does include a very clean, almost Signature Edition install of Windows 10
  • There is little to no room for expansion in the way of memory, video, extra drives, expansion slots, etc.
  • We bought this for our son for christmas. It is now early February and the screen goes black
  • easy to set up but a lot of junk marketing solicitations built into software.

Lenovo Ideacentre 300 Desktop Computer Review and Specifications
(Intel Core i3, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10)

From the Manufacturer:
“The affordable IdeaCentre 300 Tower desktop, with Intel processing technology, delivers responsive performance with an immersive multimedia experience that includes 5.1 channel surround sound support, Full HD graphics and a DVD R/W drive. Perfect for enjoying music, movies, gaming, and surfing the web, the IdeaCentre 300 can handle most all of your family’s everyday computing requirements. “

  • Item model number : 90DA00LPUS
    Processor :3.7 GHz Intel Core i3
    Processor Brand : Intel  Processor Count : 2
  • RAM : 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
    Memory Speed : 2133 MHz
  • Hard Drive : 1000 GB SATA3 Hard Drive Rotational Speed : 7200 RPM
  • Graphics Coprocessor : Intel HD Graphics Integrated
    Card Description :Integrated Intel HD 530
  • Wireless Type : 802.11A
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports : 4
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports : 2
  • Hardware Platform : PC
  • Operating System : Windows 10
  • Item Weight : 15.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions : 16.1 x 6.3 x 14 inches
  • Item Dimensions L x W x H : 16.14 x 6.3 x 13.98 inches
  • Color : Black
  • Optical Drive Type : DVD-RW

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