Lenovo sent us their new entry in the nettop ‘All-In-One’ market today – the IdeaCentre C300. The C300 is a combination of a 20″ widescreen display coupled with a single or dual core Intel Atom 230 or 330 (dual core) processor.
There are three models in the C300 lineup, ranging from this $449 entry level model, up the $699 top of the line dual core version. Graphics are supplied by Intel’s integrated Media Accelerator in the first two models of the lineup, but the highest spec C300, gets grahpics from ATI’s Mobility Radeon HD 4530 PCI Express card, packing 512mb of dedicated memory. Hard drives range from 160gb in the entry level model up to 640gb and RAM comes is available from 1-4gb.
We’ll have a full review of this new nettop later this week, but on first impression we’re impressed by the form factor of this nettop from Lenovo. From the keyboard to the PC itself, Lenovo seems to have made an effort to keep the size and footprint of this nettop to a minimum. Fit and finish seems good, but the high gloss piano black surface on the nettop and keyboard is already covered in fingerprints. Setup was a breeze but we were surprised to see a PS/2 keyboard connector instead of USB, but that does free up a USB port otherwise used.
See the full set of unboxing pictures after the break, and don’t forget to check back later this week for our in-depth review.