Unwrapped at the IFA 2015 in Berlin, the reasonably-priced Lenovo IdeaPad 300S is part of its maker’s ‘S’ range of slim laptops. The notebook comes in two sizes and looks set to deliver impressive performance as well as enjoyable multimedia and rich Windows experience.
Build and Screen
When looking for a laptop that is portable and not overly expensive, Lenovo IdeaPad 300S is one of the offerings you may want to check out. The laptop, available in 11.6-inch and 14-inch sizes, has a relatively svelte profile and is lightweight.
The smaller version measures 21.8mm thick and 1.3kg heavy, while its bigger brother measures only 19.5 mm in thickness and 1.68 kg in weight. The IdeaPad 300S sports an HD (1366 x 768 pixels) display, but the 14-inch model offers the option of a Full HD (1080p) display for better clarity.
The 11-inch variant of Lenovo IdeaPad 300S will be powered by a quad-core Intel Pentium N3700 (Braswell) processor, but the 14-inch version will be equipped, for more robust performance, with up to 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor.
Both models will come with up to 8 GB of DDR3L RAM to deliver impressive multitasking. In addition to the integrated Intel HD Graphics, the larger model of the Ideapad 300S allows you add an NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics card for more convincing video performance and improved gaming experience.
Lenovo IdeaPad 300S will boot ‘up to Windows 10 Home,’ according to Lenovo, allowing you to benefit from the exciting improvements the latest Windows operating system brings.
You get up to 1 TB of hard drive or SSHD storage. The 14-inch model also offers you an option of 256GB solid-state drive for faster boot and application load times. The battery supplied is rated to deliver up to six hours of runtime.
You get Wi-Fi 802.11ac for wireless connection speed that is three times faster than what traditional Wi-Fi can offer. Lenovo IdeaPad 300S offers two USB ports (one of which is 10x faster USB 3.0), an HDMI port and a 4-in-1 card reader. It features superb stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater technology for immersive sound.
Pricing & Availability
Lenovo IdeaPad 300S is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in Nigeria. Lenovo IdeaPad 300S price in Nigeria is expected to range from N50,000 to N150,000 depending on configuration and your location in the country.
Lenovo ideapad 300S Specs
Here are a few specs of the Lenovo ideapad 300S 11.6-inch and 14-inch Laptop:
- OS: up to Windows 10 Home
- Processor: Intel Pentium (11.6-inch model) or 6th Gen Intel Core i Series Processor (14-inch models)
- GPU: Integrated Intel Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics card
- Memory: up to 8GB RAM
- Colours: Black
- Dimension: XX x XX x 21.8 mm (11.6-inch model), XX x XX x 19.5 mm (14-inch model)
- Weight: 1.3 kg (11.6-inch model), 1.68 kg (14-inch model)
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 pixels or 14-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Keyboard: Full Size Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: up to 1TB HDD or SSHD, 14-inch models also add 256GB SDD
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes
- USB 3.0: Yes, 1 port
- USB 2.0: Yes, 2 ports, 1 port for the 11-inch model
- HDMI: Yes
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
- SD Slot: Yes
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, WiFi 802.11 ac
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0
- NFC: No
- Docking Connector: No
- Mobile Broadband: No
- Dual Microphone (14-inch)
- Lenovo Photo Master 2.0
- Stereo Speakers with Dolby Home Theater
- Battery: –
- Use Time: up to 6 hours (14-inch), up to 5 hours (11.6-inch)