Lenovo Ideacentre 300s Slim Desktop 90F10000US via Amazon
Lenovo Ideacentre 300s 90F10000US is a new space saving, slim, powerful, multimedia optimized and easy to use family and business desktop computer offering great performance in a compact package with a fourth generation Haswell Intel i5-4460s (6MB L3 cache) without the bells and whistles at a very reasonable price with a Passmark benchmark score of 6366 as of today and at 2.9 and 3.4GHz speeds with turbo boost, large amounts of memory (8GB DDR3L SDRAM SO-DIMM for multitasking complex apps and pages efficiently) and hard drive (1TB Serial ATA HDD at fast 7200rpm rotating speed), the latest Windows 10 64-bit operating system and even faster boot ups with the InstantGo technology. Thermal Design Power- TDP for both High CPU benchmark score means along with a large memory means it offers quite responsive performance and will handle your simple daily tasks like kids’ homework or basic gaming with the Intel HD graphics 4600 and also more demanding and complex tasks very quickly, efficiently and easily without any lagging. You’ll experience loud and immersive sound with the 5.1 channel surround sound with the right kind of external speakers. It weighs 9.1 pounds with measurements of 11.7 x 13.2 x 3.6 inches- small footprint with 11L form factor at less than half of a standard tower desktop PC so you will have more space left for you on your desk.
Lenovo Ideacentre 300s doesn’t have a monitor included but a wired Lenovo AccuType keyboard that enables accurate and comfy typing experience and a matching wired mouse with precision control. It has an integrated DVD player, 2 x USB 3.0 ports at the rear, 4 x USB 2.0 ports (2 rear and 2 front), 802.11ac Wireless LAN for fast connection and large coverage anywhere in your house, 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, an HDMI port, the older style VGA port (no DVI so you need a HDMI to DVI cable), 7-in-1 Media Card Reader that supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS, MS Pro, MMC, MMC Plus formats so you can connect a variety of peripherals without any problems. At the price level it is quite a powerful system that runs smoothly and quietly, handles Windows 10 (with the new familiar Start screen, Edge browser, Cortana personal assistant and extra security against nasty threats) very well with the Haswell Intel i5 and 8GB memory and 7200rpm speed isn’t so bad at all- sure it is not like SSD but runs snappier than 5400rpm that you see on a lot of modern computers- even on entry level 21.5 inch Apple iMac desktops. It can be set up to be your main entertainment for internet, video, audio and gaming but you do need at least a mid-range dedicated graphics card for advanced gaming as the Intel HD is good for older titles at higher settings and new more demanding ones at lower settings even though the CPU is powerful enough to handle extreme gaming. You’re getting Lenovo quality and innovation, functionality and features at a low entry level price here and we certainly think this is a very good value computer overall, if you will not be using it for extreme gaming and you can appreciate that it won’t be possible at the low price concerned.