Lenovo 3000 C200 Is Back in StyleBy Cisco Cheng | Print
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Review: The Lenovo 3000 C200, the company's second stab at a budget C-series laptop, has sleek looks and solid performance. (PCMag.com)
When the Lenovo 3000 C Series launched with the
Suffice it to say that Lenovo heard the rants and is ready for round two. The Lenovo 3000 C200 sports a new design that's more consistent with the rest of the 3000 series, and it adds brand-new components that make it one of the most affordable business laptops in the market.
When the 3000 C100 first hit my bench last March, it shared the traditional dark interior and, frankly, cheap looks of the
The C200 features built-in Bluetooth, something you don't normally find on budget systems. It comes with a dual-layer DVD+R burner just like the Inspiron E1505 (Core 2 Duo). It has four USB ports, and it also has two things that are missing from the Lenovo ThinkPad T60: A FireWire connection and an SD card reader. The LenovoCare software suite isn't as feature-packed as the ThinkVantage suite (found on ThinkPads), but you do get utilities such as Access Connections (network management) and Rescue and Recover (backup and restore).
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