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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 275 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value, Super Deal!

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    I'm very shocked how much quality and how well built this desktop is for such a low price, $329. Lenovo did it right from the software to all the hardware. So let me list the specs the system has: *WD 1TB WD10EZEX 7200rpm HDrive *8GB PC3L Hynix Memory (1 x 8) 2 banks free to use! *Windows 10 *Intel Core i5 4th gen processor These four things combined will cost at least $400 retail! Now this isn't a super fast system but for the Black Friday price $329 + free shipping is the BEST value by far! And it's fast enough for 90% of the users out there today. I would recommend this computer to anyone looking to replace a 2 plus year system... Money well spent!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Black Friday purchase

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    I needed a replacement desktop unit for my mom. This one was actually a little higher in the specs than I could have gotten by with, but with the black Friday sale, I was able to get this unit at an excellent price. Overall the stats are very good for what I consider an entry level desktop. Set up was easy, and I ran it through all of the diagnostics and upgrades available (which actually took a couple of days to complete). I wanted to stay away from the Pentium and i3 chips, and with 8Gig ram and i5 chip, this unit has above average performance for its price level, especially considering the sale price. I've had no setup issues, and the unit has been working fine. Lenovo has a very good build level overall. I would recommend this unit to others looking for a decent mid-level machine. Windows 10 works really well (even without a touch screen on a desktop).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    great for the price

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    The system is working well but I had difficulty with the drivers. It came preloaded with windows 10 home and i didnt want it so I wiped the disk and reformated for win 7 professional, which was more of a job then I expected. In any case the drivers listed on the Lenovo site for win 7 were incorrect particularly the chipset and the video driver. I had to find the drivers for the chips set by matching the mother board to Intel's site and found the right chipset. The built in video card had old drivers as well and I got the proper ones from Intel. After the chipset installed the wireless lan installled easily. Prior to that it didnt work, and the sm bus controller missing went away.I tried to update the video card from the onboard card to a PNY geoforce card using the one and only open pcie slot but it wouldn work. I realized that the power source is only 160 watts and the card required 300. There is no way to add a second hard drive because there are not extra SATA ports. Lastly the dvd player is very flimsy. On a good note, it is quiet, fast, and very small and easy to move around. Id get a second one for the price of 325.00 which is what i payed. It is not a computer that I expect to last very long becasue of the flimsy componants but for now it suits my needs. I wish the Lanovo support site were better. The downlaoded lenovo solution center app, analyzed my system, correctly found out I had incorrect drivers then told me to go on line and find them. Big help that was.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great buy with some minor irritants

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    Bought this as part of Thanksgiving sale. Very pleased with the buy so far. Compared to my previous desktop this is much more compact in terms of floor space. Has very convenient USB/mic/speaker jacks in the front. (no more fumbling with sockets in the back). The DVD drive is mounted vertical (that's how they get this to be thinner); but this has some drawbacks. a) it is NOT that easy to load/unload DVDs on the tray. b) after loading, when I try to push the drive back in, the DVD spindle head invariably hits the DVD drive internal wall. To avoid this, have to make sure that the tray it pushed a little away before I push it in. But for this very satisfied with the buy. (this comes with its own keyboard and mouse as well).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little computer for an awesome price!

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    Bought 6 of these computers on Black Friday for a great price to replace all the computers at work. A great deal for a small business. Fast delivery and well packed. Great tracking and communication from Best Buy. Set up three in the office so far and all seems to be working well. One had some issues at set up but was resolved via phone call to Lenovo technical support. The size of the tower is small enough to sit on top of the desk. Great space saver. Powerful but small. Has an Intel Core i5 with 8GB Memory and 1TB Hard Drive. Fast web browsing and quick response time opening up large spreadsheets and file. Nice keyboard. Great graphics. Overall a great little computer for an awesome price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for smart centralized entertainment

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    Excellent for creating a smart entertainment (audio & video) system. Instead of paying extra for the smart TV options and buying a bluray player, chrome stick, amazon fire or any other external audio & video device, I use the Lenovo - IdeaCentre 300s Desktop to integrate all the aforementioned functions. I upgraded the DVD player to Blu-ray and simply use the computer to log into the various accounts (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Sling). Five different functions, one HDMI output. Based on the processor speed, this computer is able to multitask without hanging or freezing up.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

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    I replaced a Windows 7 HP with this PC. It is easy to set up. I had some trouble at first downloading Firefox and OpenOffice - but all was well once I registered this PC with Lenovo. Then the downloads were completed and installed. It was also easy to uninstall the McAfee and install my own antivirus program. The only glitch is that I have yet to figure out how to get my wireless mouse working, it won't recognize it. The supplied wired mouse works fine tho. Unlike previous commenters, I find that the keyboard is comfortable and correctly sized.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great computer for a fantastic price

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    I couldn't be happier with this purchase and couldn't believe the price. I've had this for a while now and there has been zero issues. It's a little difficult getting used to the new Windows 10 setup compared to my Windows 7 computer but I like it. It is very fast and has all the bells and whistles I could ask for. I know I'm not even getting close to using it to its potential. Hopefully I will be able to. As for now, if your looking for a new computer, check this one out. It's nice and small, thin, doesn't take up a lot of space at all, and very quiet. Performance is fast.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing Lenovo IdeaCentre 300s Desktop. We are pleased to hear that the IdeaCentre 300s is meeting your computing needs. lenovo

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fine desktop unit for the money

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    Core I5 processor, plenty of memory and 1 TB HD make a fine desktop unit for the money. Small format case fits under monitor when placed on its side. As with all units with DVD drive mounted sideways, it is a little hard to load and remove discs, the plastic drawer is somewhat wobbly and delicate though fully functional. This is the only real drawback to the machine, yielding 4 stars instead of 5. But again, the computer is a very good value at this price; an equivalent laptop is twice the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Compact, trouble-free and fast

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    This was my first new computer in 10 years and my first experience with a Windows 10 machine. I was hesitant because of the Lenovo/Superfish thing but the computer was clean and it was shockingly easy to set up. Everything worked! It's a nice little thing and it works well. If there's one thing I didn't care for, it was the flimsiness of the DVD-RW drive door. Nothing's malfunctioned but it makes me a little nervous and very careful when putting discs in or taking them out of the drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Plenty of power and features

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    Bought this computer for my mom who really needed an upgrade. She is a moderate user mostly working with family photos and basic internet searches. She also does some power point work and word doc writing. This computer is very powerful. More power than she would need or even know what to do with but she is the type of person to keep technology items for many years so wanted to make sure she had something that will last her for a long time and capable of handling upgrades in the future as necessary. I gave it to her early before Christmas so she can test it out in case we may need to return it. She absolutely loves it and is happy with Windows 10 because it has all the basics she is familar with from Windows 7 plus new features that are easy to learn. I would buy myself the same computer and I consider myself a power user working with graphics and games and always installing new types of apps. Great Buy!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice little desktop

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    I bought this for my wife. It's been pretty good. It's nice and small, so not very intrusive. The processor is fine for the web browsing she normally does. It has plenty of ram for running Chrome with many tabs, which she tends to do. It uses a laptop-style DVD drive, which unfortunately is a bit of a pain to use, and she lets me know that every time she has to use it. But overall, we're happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 300s desktop. We are pleased to hear that the IdeaCentre 300s is working out so well for your wife. With regard to the issue with the optical drive on this system that you mention, we will look in to this for future improvements. lenovo

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great “Black Friday” deal

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    My PC was getting a bit dated so when I saw this black Friday deal at BB it was a no-brainer. Windows 10, Intel Core i5, ITB HD (wow), and 8GB RAM for $330.00 was a deal not to pass up. Saw some reviews complaining PC does not have DVD drive as advertised. The DVD drive does not have the typical tray to place the disc on. One has to snap the DVD onto the spindle. Admittedly, the DVD drive is the flimsiest I’ve ever used, but it plays discs great (comes with Power DVD installed) One thing I noticed when starting it up the first time is how quiet this desktop is with virtually NO fan noise. It’s just as quiet as my iMac. Unfortunately, this desktop sold out quickly so this price might be hard to find right now. For a few bucks more, still a very nice PC.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice size

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    I've had the machine for over 7 months now and am generally satisfied it. I especially like its small size. On the downside, I was disappointed, and somewhat puzzled, to read that Lenovo specifically says not to insert 3-inch discs into its optical drive. Also, occasionally, the display driver stops responding and restarts. Fortunately, it happens rarely and the driver restarts quickly and automatically, so it is only a minor annoyance.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 300s Desktop. With regard to the display driver issue: You can follow the link below to Lenovo.com support-driver and look for driver updates for display and video graphics for your specific system. Be sure to create a restore point on your system before you make changes or download new software:
      http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Desktops-and-all-in-ones/300-Series/300s-08ihh/90F1/0000US?tabName=Downloads&linkTrack=Mast:SubNav:Support:Drivers and Software|Drivers and Software&beta=false lenovo

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Small form factor. Big power

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    It meets all the needs of the desktop at home and then maybe some more.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good buy!

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    This is a great desktop for my classroom. Very little software included which was perfect for me. I used a license to install MS Office and my grades program. It has an HDMI & VGA allowing me to display videos & PowerPoint slides in the classroom. Only critique would be to put a USB 3 port on the front of the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

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    There is no way to set this computer up to use it without a password. It forces you to use a microsoft id and then links it to every other device it can find. Very annoying as we bought it for our son to use for schoolwork and now we have to either give him one of our passwords (which allows access to our other devices) or create an id for him, which requires setting him up an email, which we do not want to do since he is only 11. I just want to be able to turn the darn thing on and use the computer!!! Also, we bought a single height video card to upgrade the computer and it doesn't fit because there is no room for the fan that comes on the card. We had to return it, because the box is too small for even the special small cards. So if you want a computer you can turn on and use, and you want to be able to do ANY upgrades to the computer, DO NOT BUY THIS COMPUTER!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Computer

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    We bought this computer mostly for the kids seeing our old computer was 11 years old. They are using it for school and gaming. it is working out really great. I myself am not use to this computer system. I need my kids help to do different things that i would normally be able to do on my own computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A really good go-to PC

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    I was surprised at the performance of this desktop. It performs well. Windows 10 works well with it as well. The only small downside is that there seems to be a graphics trouble when hooking it up to our monitor. There is a line in the bottom from time to time. Other than that, it works perfectly fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy for this PC

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    The desktop has great processing capacity with intel core 5 quad core processor. The computer is excellent for advanced office/home use. It is barebones computer with OS as you have to buy productivity software including office 365. Overall, I highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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