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Lenovo 300S-11IBR
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Lenovo 300S-11IBR 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 4GB Sep 2016
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13 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

Two customers considered that the Lenovo 300S-11IBR was good value for money. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “It's affordable” in their Lenovo 300S-11IBR review. Pcmag.com also mentioned “Specs at a reasonable price.”.

One Lenovo 300S-11IBR reviewer concluded that the product was cheap. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The Lenovo IdeaCentre 300s ($329.99) is a basic budget desktop that accomplishes simple tasks with little flair” however despite that they scored the Lenovo 300S-11IBR 60 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Pc Mag wrote in their review “Very easy to set up and use”. One Lenovo 300S-11IBR owner considered that this PC had a good interface. Pc Mag mentioned “Simple, straightforward interface”.

Good Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that it had good features.

Just Released Four Months Ago

This personal computer has only been on the market for four months. Newer desktop computers like this one are likely to have better features.

Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC was well made. Pc Mag said in their review last year “Excellent workmanship”.

Good Size

One customer said in their reviews that it was thin. Pc Mag wrote in their review “Thinner and lighter than the 752 series, strong base” but despite that they only scored it 3 stars.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many recently released comparable spec personal computers.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of computers that were released around the same time as the 300S-11IBR is 4.7GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 64GB. At 8 gigabytes, the 300S-11IBR has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 300S-11IBR.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

We checked 225 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo desktop computers and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its few processor cores computers.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

When compared to other latest personal computers, the 300S-11IBR's on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of 700 megahertz is one of the fastest. The on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys of few processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the 300S-11IBR range from 600MHz to 700MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 620MHz.

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on recently released comparable spec desktop computers. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative HDD desktop computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the 3250, or the Vostro 3900 both from DELL or the Lenovo E73.

Computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth looking at include the Asrock Beebox N3000 (SSD), the Asus VM42 (SSD), or the HP Chromebox (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Seven Compatible Memory Cardss

The 300S-11IBR has a greater number of compatible memory card than most recently released few processor cores computers. This personal computer supports an MMC+ compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards supported by latest few processor cores computers. The compatible memory cardss "MMC", "MS PRO", "Memory Stick (MS)", "SD", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this Lenovo desktop computer.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The 300S-11IBR has a greater number of placements than most similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year. This personal computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by few processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the 300S-11IBR.

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10 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This desktop computer received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Poor Connectivity

Several Lenovo 300S-11IBR owners who purchased the product thought it was not wifi compatible. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Limited wireless range” in their review of the Lenovo 300S-11IBR. Pc Mag also mentioned “Slow wireless transfer speed”.

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of few processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the 300S-11IBR is 44GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the 300S-11IBR has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the 300S-11IBR.

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

The 300S-11IBR is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity personal computer. Most of the other few processor cores computers that are a similar age to the 300S-11IBR have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.6 gigahertz, the 300S-11IBR has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 300S-11IBR. The average processor frequency of few processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 300S-11IBR is 3.2GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 3.7GHz.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1.6GHz processor clock speed computers currently available including the M1-601, the Veriton N2510G, or the Aspire XC-704G all from Acer which has better reviews.

If this personal computer processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to look at the 280 G2 (2.3GHz), or the 260 G2 (2.3GHz) both from HP or the Acer Veriton X2640G (2.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The 300S-11IBR is a two processor threads desktop computer.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 300S-11IBR the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At only 2 megabytes, the 300S-11IBR has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the 300S-11IBR.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Lenovo 300S-11IBR is more than most computers that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found memory slots is 2x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this computer. The memory slotss 1x SO-DIMM are also found on this Lenovo computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Few processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 300S-11IBR have maximum internal memorys of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo 300S-11IBR has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys amongst few processor cores computers of this age.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The 300S-11IBR has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,600 megahertz) amongst few processor cores computers of this age. Recently released computers have memory clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo 300S-11IBR

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the 300S-11IBR has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that have been available for the last year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 500GB total storage capacity personal computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo E73, the DELL 7040, or the HP 800 G1 SFF.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the H30-00 (1TB and higher rated), or the 510s (1TB and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the Acer Veriton X2640G (1TB and higher rated).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the 300S-11IBR has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other latest few processor cores computers.

Alternative 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo E73, the DELL 3650 (£358.99), or the Fujitsu P420 E85+.

If you want a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the H30-00 (1TB), or the 510s (1TB) both from Lenovo or the Acer Veriton X2640G (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The 300S-11IBR has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest few processor cores computers.

Other 4GB memory desktop computers currently available which you might want to look at include the Lenovo E73, the Acer Veriton X2632G, or the DELL 3020m which has better reviews.

If this personal computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo 510s (8GB), or the HP 410-135na (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Tjunction
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Number of Execution Units
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
UART
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Intel Secure Boot
Intel Secure Boot Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
AC Adapter Included

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 300s11, 300s11i, 300s11ib, 300s11ibr, lenovo 300s11, lenovo 90dq001, lenovo 300s11i, lenovo 90dq001s, lenovo 300s11ib, lenovo 300s11ibr, lenovo 90dq001su, lenovo 90dq001suk
Barcodes 00190151276673, 00190151387737, 00190404553339

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