Lenovo IdeaPad 300 80Q70021US 15.6″ Budget Laptop (Intel i5-6200U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10)

The 80Q70021US is one of the models from Lenovo’s IdeaPad 300 budget-class 15.6-inch notebook series. As the main selling point, the Windows 10-powered laptop offers excellent computing performance. For around $400, it delivers an excellent Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive.

But, the rest is in line with low-cost nature of this computer. The chassis is made of plastics and the display is a basic one, with common 1366×768 resolution and without touch support and IPS wide viewing angles. Also, keyboard backlight is missing.

The 5.1-pound system is based on the 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200U (review) dual-core processor. This mid-range CPU is perfectly capable of running all your usual home and office applications. It can be also used for more hardware intensive tasks, such as music and video production or high-resolution photography editing. As for graphics processing, the chip has built-in Intel HD 520 graphics, which can handle some basic gaming as described in this review. The CPU is paired with 8GB of system memory. This amount is quite large for the average user, so you can expect to run multiple programs side-by-side without related slowdowns. The Lenovo IdeaPad 300 80Q70021US includes a spacious 1-Terabyte hard disk drive, with plenty of storage space for your programs and files. Rounding off the main components, the laptop includes a built-in DVD optical drive.

This device is equipped with stereo speakers and a 720p HD web camera.

Lenovo has provided a solid selection of ports and networking features. The machine has two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0, standard HDMI and old-school VGA video outputs, a media card reader, combo audio port, Ethernet LAN network jack, and 802.11AC wireless interface. Bluetooth is apparently missing, since it isn’t listed in the specs sheets of the Lenovo 80Q70021US.

The battery capacity of 32 WHr isn’t too generous by the 15.6″ notebook standards. Lenovo’s battery life estimation for the IdeaPad 300 is “up to 4 hours”.

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Specifications of the Lenovo ideapad 300 80Q70021US

Here's the specs sheet of the Lenovo ideapad 300 80Q70021US. For comparison against other devices click on the "Compare Specs" button below.



Screen Size


Screen Resolution

1366×768 pixels (HD)



Other Display Specs

TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i5-6200U 6th Gen “Skylake” Dual-Core 2.3-2.8GHz 3MB Cache (~3,900 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics (GPU)

Intel HD 520 Integrated Graphics


1000GB (1TB) HDD

DVD Optical Drive

DVD writer


Non-backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with physical buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack





Ethernet LAN


3G - 4G Mobile Broadband





2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI + 1 x VGA

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)


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


5.1 pounds







Windows Version

Windows 10 Home



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