Lenovo 3000 N200 Review

By Team Digit | Updated Sep 01 2007
Lenovo 3000 N200 Review
DIGIT RATING
80 /100
  • design

    80

  • performance

    70

  • value for money

    80

  • feature

    70

Verdict

It’s down to the extras, because the performance is pretty standard. You get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, four USB ports, and a FireWire port. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth can be turned on and off with the slide of a notch instead of through the OS. There’s a VGA connector for an external monitor, a 5-in-1 memory card reader, and a 1.3MP webcam.Gaming is out of the question because of the lacking graphics subsystem, but the N200 should be fine for students and business users for regular work—and the occasional movie or two.

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Lenovo 3000 N200 detailed review



Feature-packed, Santa Rosa-powered


Lenovo’s 3000 series line-up makes up its mainstream laptops.  The latest addition is the N200 and is based on Santa Rosa, the latest laptop platform from Intel.

A biometric scanner lets you log in to Vista with a swipe of your finger. Setting up the software for the finger scanner is simple, and logging in is convenient.

The performance in PCMark 2005—a test for measuring mainly the graphics subsystem performance—was more then satisfactory. The 1 GB of RAM makes sure Vista runs fine. The benchmark for FarCry recorded a frame rate of 5.70 fps, and Doom 3 did 9.3 fps, both of which are pretty bad, but comparable to most mid-range laptops of today. The memory and drive benchmarks in SiSoft Sandra show pretty good results—a 42 MB/s drive index and a score of 3786 for memory.

The 15.4-inch screen does a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. It is crisp and vibrant—decent enough for day-to-day use, but you start to see the bandings in colour gradients with HD videos—a sign of a poor LCD.

The keyboard is sturdy; the keys have decent travel, and most importantly, lack the flimsy, plasticky feel you find in quite a few cheaper laptops these days. The right edge of the touchpad acts as a scrollbar. The blast of hot air from the left vent is noticeable, which clearly indicates that the laptop runs quite hot. The speakers are lacking in power, and despite the low volumes we kept it at, the laptop only stayed powered on for 2:41 hours on a full charge.

It’s down to the extras, because the performance is pretty standard. You get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, four USB ports, and a FireWire port. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth can be turned on and off with the slide of a notch instead of through the OS. There’s a VGA connector for an external monitor, a 5-in-1 memory card reader, and a 1.3MP webcam.

Gaming is out of the question because of the lacking graphics subsystem, but the N200 should be fine for students and business users for regular work—and the occasional movie or two.

Specifications

Core 2 Duo T7100; 110 GB HDD; memory: 1 GB; 15-inch widescreen; resolution: 1280 x 800; 5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, XD, MS, MS Pro)

RATINGS
Performance  :  3.5
Features : 3.5
Build quality : 4
Value for Money : 4
Overall : 4



Contact : Lenovo India
Phone : 080-22108412
E-mail : direct@in.lenovo.com
Web site : www.lenovo.com
Price
: Rs 52,000


 

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Lenovo 3000 N200

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