I reviewed the Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one PC a few weeks back and I thought that it could be an alternative for a non-Apple’s iMac. Now, Lenovo took it up a notch closer to the iMac with their new all-in-one, the IdeaCentre A300.
Behold, Lenovo’s iMac.
From the black finish of the A600, the A300 has a beautiful, glossy white finish. Even the wallpaper screams Mac. Ok enough about the iMac comparison, let’s see what the A300 has to offer.
The Lenovo IdeaCentre A300 is now slimmer with an 18.5mm-thick body thanks to its 21.5″ LED panel display. It’s the first LED all-in-one PC by the way. And just like the A600, the A300 also has a built-in TV tuner.
So you’re after the specs right?
- Up to Intel® Coreâ„¢2 Duo processor T6600 (2.20GHz). Lower configuration only has an Intel Pentium processor (T4400 or T4300)
- Windows 7 Home (Basic/Premium)
- 21.5" Full HD 16:9 widescreen (1920×1080), LED Panel Technology
- Intel® X4500HD integrated graphics
- Up to 4GB DDR3 1066MHz
- 160GB/250GB/320GB/500GB HDD
- 2×2 watt integrated speakers, digital stereo sound
- Bluetooth®, 802.11b/g WiFi, 10/100/1000M LAN
- 8-in-1 card reader, 1x1394a FireWire, 4xUSB2.0, HDMI in, HDMI out, TV in
- 0.3M Lenovo High-Sense Webcam
- Hybrid digital/analog TV Tuner1, Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse
What’s else has changed from the A600?
With the slim form factor of the monitor, all controls and ports are now located on its base.
It wouldn’t come with the remote control which was cute at first for the A600 but not really essential for a PC.
The keyboard doesn’t have its own touchpad anymore. No dedicated number keys too. Quite a space-saver. Too bad the left Fn key is still in the weird position.
No more blu-ray nor any type of optical drive on the A300. You can get an optional external optical drive though.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo IdeaCentre A300 will be available this June for Php47,900. Which is way cheaper than the Php60k++ price tag of the A600 when it was first introduced here.