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Lenovo ThinkCentre M78

Lenovo ThinkCentre M78
alaScore 82

84 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre M78. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability. The usability is also appreciated.

price, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People really like the usability. The price also gets good comments.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo M78 2111C2U DesktopLenovo M78 2111C2U Desktop

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: pc2pa (

Stay Away


Watch out for others doing the same to unload their unwanted WIN 8 computers.

Really None

The PC was built with Win 8 Pro and was downgraded to Win 7 Pro volume license. WHICH MEANS NO C.O.A. ON THE BOX FOR WIN 7 PRO. The restore DVD's are also for Win 8 Pro and with all the BIOS key link problems, may not even work. I have contacted MS and...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: peter (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 2111 - A series A4-5300 3.4 GHz - Monitor : none.


had a bunch of these come in very easy to set up and configure and have been in for around 9 months and given no headaches

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Josh3807 (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 2111 - A series A4-5300 3.4 GHz - Monitor : none.


Very easy to customize. It is a solid machine with good performance at a low noise level. I have 16 of them installed and have not had issues with the first one.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Kris3697 (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 2111 - A series A4-5300 3.4 GHz - Monitor : none.


Been a problem since we bought. Fan runs loudly when powering on, and no bios boot, have to unplug then replug in every time.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: ChrisKaminsky (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 2111 - A series A4-5300 3.4 GHz - Monitor : none.


Awesome replacement for standard desktop PC. (1) power cord is all that's needed... no need for video/network cables, don't even need keyboard/mouse (although it comes with them).

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Alex_B (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 2111 - A series A4-5300 3.4 GHz - Monitor : none.


We have purchased several of these over the past year and each one of them are still running without any issues. 4GB of RAM have been enough for what our users need. Most of them are running duel monitors because of the amount of applications the users...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: sundrift (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 2111 - A series A4-5300 3.4 GHz - Monitor : none.


Good Workstations, faster than our old Dell Optiplex 360s. Very easy to manage and install. Great performance with Windows 7 in server 2008 envornment.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: sundrift (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 2111 - A series A4-5300 3.4 GHz - Monitor : none.


Stable and good performers. also these have very reasonable prize, the only thing they need to improve upon is support. My experience with support is very bad.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Milan4043 (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 2111 - A series A4-5300 3.4 GHz - Monitor : none.


Can only agree with what Jim1815 has said, very good price. They do last awhile and with IBM support is always good. Reliable and good pc for not so demanding software!

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Jim1815 (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 2111 - A series A4-5300 3.4 GHz - Monitor : none.


This product is priced right for the budget minded IT department. Not the best, but definitely not the worst. Have not tried their support department.

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: No
RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Chassis type:Tower
Color of product:Black
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional
Number of 3.5" bays:3
Number of 5.25" bays:2

Energy Management

Power supply:280

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:2


Discrete graphics adapter model: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7480D


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:4x DIMM


Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Speakers: Yes

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Keyboard number of keys:104
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Audio system:HD
Chipset:AMD A75
Motherboard chipset:AMD A75
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:280


Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:3.6
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD A
Processor frequency:3.4
Processor model:A4-5300
Processor socket:Socket FM2


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security


Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250

Weight & Dimensions