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Lenovo Ideacentre 300S

Lenovo Ideacentre 300S 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Jan 2016
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on desktop computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

We checked 253 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core personal computers.

Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Ideacentre 300S has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other new PCs. The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Ideacentre 300S is 250GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 910GB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Ideacentre 300S has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other personal computers that came out in the last year. Across all the recently released medium processor core personal computers the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Ideacentre 300S has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other new similar spec PCs. Personal computers that were released around the same time as the Ideacentre 300S have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Supports Seven Compatible Memory Cards

The Ideacentre 300S has a greater number of compatible memory card than most new medium processor core personal computers. This Lenovo personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by recently released desktop computers. The compatible memory cards "MMC", "MMC+", "MS PRO", "Memory Stick (MS)", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this computer.

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Light

The lightest latest medium processor core desktop computer is 38g heavy and the heaviest is 16kg. With a weight of only 4.1 kilograms, the Ideacentre 300S is quite light compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers.

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Shallow

The Ideacentre 300S is quite shallow (only 92 millimeters) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec desktop computers. The shallowest recently released computer is 33mm deep, the deepest is 600mm, and the average depth is 320mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Ideacentre 300S is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Ideacentre 300S has a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of latest similar spec PCs range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of recently released computers range from 2GB to 1.6TB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 100GB. The Lenovo Ideacentre 300S has a quite small max internal memory supported processor (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Ideacentre 300S.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The average memory clock speed supported by processor of new similar spec PCs is 1,800MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Ideacentre 300S has a quite slow memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other new similar spec desktop computers.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Ideacentre 300S supports an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than the 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version supported by most comparable spec computers that were released around the same time as it. Across all medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Ideacentre 300S the on-board graphics adapter DirectX version ranges from 11.2/12 to 12.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The Ideacentre 300S supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version. The worst on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version of all similar spec computers that have been around for the last year is 4 and the best is 4.4.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Ideacentre 300S have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB. When compared to other recently released medium processor core personal computers that we have assessed the maximum internal memory of, the Ideacentre 300S's maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Lenovo Ideacentre 300S has a greater number of memory slots than most recently released comparable spec computers. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Lenovo personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Ideacentre 300S is 2,000MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the Ideacentre 300S has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Ideacentre 300S.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Ideacentre 300S has a quite low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for the last year. The average system bus data transfer rate of similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Ideacentre 300S is 7.4GT/s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Ideacentre 300S

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when this desktop computer was released.

HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz, the Ideacentre 300S has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied
Windows Key

Expert Reviews

(1)
28 July 2016

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 IO ports
Thinner and lighter than the 752 series, strong base
Excellent workmanship
Middling performance
Low storage capacity
Limited upgrade options
More limited overclocking abilities compared to 752VYG 700, rubberized surfaces attract fingerprints, major backlight bleeding (on test unit), system fans almost always active, lid could have been mo
Limited wireless range

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Jake M.
(Verified Purchase)

I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who doesn't want to spend more than $500 on a PC for gaming, although I'm going to upgrade the video card to a GTX 750 Ti and a 500 Watt Power... Read more…

Reviewed 12 October 2016 by Rick
(Verified Purchase)

A+++++...

Reviewed 7 October 2016 by IloveAmazon
(Verified Purchase)

Pros: -Extremely fast processing -Very small size- fits in a small space out of the way of feet -A good number of various ports for just about everything you might want to interconnect to... Read more…

Reviewed 27 September 2016 by Kindle Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This computer is a work horse, I have not had a desk top in quite a while and I love it.

Reviewed 1 September 2016 by Tom K
(Verified Purchase)

Delivered on time and as described...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i54460, lenovo i54460s, lenovo 90f10000, lenovo 90f10000u, lenovo 90f10000us
Barcodes 00190151288386, 00889800926945
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