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.