Lenovo IdeaPad 300 15 – 15.6″ Budget Laptop


The Lenovo IdeaPad 300 15 is a budget-class laptop PC with a 15.6-inch display. This no-frills notebook isn’t designed to impress power users. It’s rather for those who want to get their daily home and office jobs done, not much more than that.

Lenovo’s IdeaPad 300 15 doesn’t feature a fancy IPS wide viewing angle screen, keyboard backlight, nor fast solid state drive storage. Also the chassis is purely made of plastics. However, you can optionally add some nice perks if you’re willing to pay for pricier configurations. Besides the standard 1366×768, you can order the IdeaPad 300 with a Full HD 1920×1080 display. Processor choices besides the basic Intel Pentium 4405U processor include more powerful Intel Core i-series. Available are the Intel Core i5-6200U and i7-6500U for those who want more computing power for computing intensive tasks. System memory size is either 4GB for the basic multitasking or 8GB for power users running many programs simultaneously. As for storage, the old-school hard drives are the only option. You can choose between 500GB and 1 Terabyte capacities.

The system includes a built-in DVD writer, Dolby Advanced Audio optimized stereo speakers, a 720p 1-megapixel web camera, 802.11AC Wi-Fi wireless, Ethernet LAN port, Bluetooth, HDMI and VGA external display outputs, one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, a multi-format SD card reader, and a combo headphones / microphone connector.

The laptop comes with a modest 32 WHr battery capacity, which is enough for “up to 4 hours” of battery life, according to Lenovo.

The IdeaPad 300 is available with a black, silver, or red paint on the display lid.

If you generally like this notebook, but want a dedicated video card in it for improved gaming experience, you can check out the similar IdeaPad 500 series.

Lenovo IdeaPad 300 15-Inch Display

Lenovo IdeaPad 300 15-Inch Keyboard

Lenovo 300 Laptop Right Side

Lenovo 300 IdeaPad Laptop Left Side

Lenovo 300 Laptop Lid - Red

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Brand

Lenovo

Screen Size

15.6-Inch

Screen Resolution

1366×768, 1920×1080

Touchscreen

No

Other Display Specs

TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor

Intel Core i3-6100U 6th Gen “Skylake” Dual-Core 2.3GHz 3MB Cache (~3,500 PassMark benchmark points), Intel Core i5-6200U 6th Gen “Skylake” Dual-Core 2.3-2.8GHz 3MB Cache (~3,900 PassMark benchmark points), Intel Core i7-6500U 6th Gen “Skylake” Dual-Core 2.5-3.1GHz 4MB Cache (~4,450 PassMark benchmark points), Intel Pentium 4405U “Skylake” dual-core 2.1GHz 2MB Cache (~3,000 PassMark CPU benchmark points)

Graphics

Intel HD 520 Integrated Graphics, Intel HD Integrated Graphics

RAM

4GB, 8GB

Storage

500GB HDD, 1000GB (1TB) HDD

Optical Drive

DVD Writer

Input

Multi-Touch Trackpad with Physical Buttons, Non-Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Pad

Speakers and Audio

Combo Mic and Headphones Audio Jack, Stereo Speakers

Cameras

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11AC

Ethernet LAN

Yes

3G - 4G Mobile Broadband

No

Bluetooth

Yes

USB

2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI + 1 x VGA

Media Card Reader

Yes

Battery

“Up to 4 hours” of battery life, 4 Cell 32 Whr

Weight

5.1 pounds

Height

0.9″

Width

15.1″

Depth

10.4″

Windows Version

Windows 10 Home

Warranty

1-Year

Reviews, ratings, and Q&A on “Lenovo IdeaPad 300 15 – 15.6″ Budget Laptop”

  1. Bright – June 19, 2016:

    How can you detach the battery from the laptop.
    Am using one,but there is no indication at back of the laptop that you can detach the battery.


    • Danijel Z – June 19, 2016:

      If the bottom of your laptop is covered with a single piece of plastics from end-to-end, that means the battery is sealed inside. You’ll have to remove the bottom cover to replace the battery.


  2. Mark – April 29, 2016:

    why is it the keyboard are bouncing every time I type?


  3. wanie – April 21, 2016:

    are this laptop suitable for engineering student? does it work good with autocad and other software?


    • Danijel Z – April 21, 2016:

      For Autocad and similar programs recommended are more powerful laptops – with dedicated video cards and preferably fast processors such as the quad-core Intel Core i7. However, you can run these applications even on the IdeaPad 300, but performance will be noticeably lower than on laptops with dedicated GPUs / fast CPUs. So, if you plan to use CAD and similar on daily basis, it appears to be wise to invest in a pricier but more powerful notebook.


  4. Adi – March 15, 2016:

    I have this laptop with 4gb ram, is there more slot to add another 4 gb ram for this laptop? Thanks


    • Kumar – April 27, 2016:

      @Adi dear you can check no’ of slots and sure can upgrade ram depending upon the processor architecture
      5th or 6th generation.


  5. jun flores – February 5, 2016:

    can the battery be detach from the laptop?


    • Danijel Z – February 6, 2016:

      Yes, this model has a detachable battery.


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