23″ Lenovo IdeaCentre 300 All-in-One Desktop, AMD A8-7410, 8GB, 2TB Review

23 inch Lenovo IdeaCentre 300 AIO Desktop


23 inch Lenovo IdeaCentre 300 is an upper mid-range All-in-One desktop with a Full HD touch display, a reasonable entry-level AMD A8 processor, a very large hard drive for whatever you want to save, the latest 802.11ac variety WiFi and other modern connectivity options as well as a very sleek and modern design, that make it a great living room computer that everyone in the family can use. So we have the entry-level quad-core AMD A8-7410 processor at 2.2GHz to 2.5GHz with turbo boost (no hyper threading) and a modest benchmark score of 2617, helped by an 8GB DDR3L SDRAM at 1600MHz to let you run different apps and programs simultaneously, 2TB Serial ATA hard drive at 7200rpm spindle speed (no Solid State Drive but still faster read and write times than the 5400rpm speed) and 64-bit Windows 10 operating system with the Win 7 Start Menu and screen and brand new user-friendly features. There is a SuperMulti DVD Optical Drive on the right-hand side, 802.11ac wireless for much better internet connection- more speed and coverage, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45 connector, an HDMI output, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, a Media Card Reader that supports six different formats and Headphone and Microphone jacks. This is an All-in-One with the processor, memory, hard drive and everything else built into the display and a wireless keyboard and mouse are included in the package. 


Silver and black Lenovo Premium AIO weighs 15.3 pounds and measures 22.7 x 18 x 2.1 inches. It is very easy to set up straight out of the box and you can start using it almost straight away after putting it on your desk, as it will find your wireless router etc. quickly and automatically. 23 inch Full HD multi-touch screen has 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and the PCT (Projected Capacitive Touch) technology and a cinematic aspect ratio of 16:9 and you can certainly use the built-in HDMI output to connect to a second, perhaps larger display. Picture quality is one of this desktop’s stronger points and you will watch movies or browse the graphics rich websites with great clarity and contrast and vivid colors and you can adjust the image settings easily- contrast, color, and brightness etc. The graphics card is the basic AMD Radeon R5 A330 for regular daily multimedia tasks and entry-level gaming- fine with older titles and only some of the new titles and only at very low settings. A good quality 720p high definition webcam is located on the top bezel, along with a built-in microphone and two stereo speakers  and more than acceptable sound quality for your videos, songs or games. We are not really impressed by the entry level AMD A8 processor on this machine with similar performance to an ultra low voltage Intel i3, and that is probably one of its weaker points but you’re getting a large memory for multitasking power and enhanced overall performance, very spacious storage, a great range of connectivity options and very decent picture quality on its 23 inch touch display.

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