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Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s

Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s
alaScore 86

66 reviews

Jul, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The price and design also get good opinions.

design, price, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and usability. The price and design also get good feedback.

design, price, usability, reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s Desktop (Black)Lenovo H520s DesktopLenovo IdeaCentre H520s Desktop

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Ahmer Kazi (pcmag.com)

Lenovo H520s

 

With all-in-one PCs growing in popularity because of their space-saving designs, there's also been a correspondingly burgeoning market for traditional desktop PCs with slimmer profiles. Enter the Lenovo Essential H520s ($449 direct), a desktop that can...

Slim, space-saving chassis. Affordable. Minimal bloatware. Integrated Wi-Fi

No USB 3.0. Older "Sandy Bridge" processor

The Lenovo H520s desktop PC combines decent performance and value into a compact chassis, though there are similarly priced alternatives with more forward-looking hardware available.

Oct, 2012

BUSINESS READY!

Expert review by: Brad Chacos (computershopper.com)

Lenovo H520s

 

Few manufacturers bring as much business-focused clout to the table as Lenovo and its legendary black boxes, but the company's no-frills Essentials series doesn't receive nearly as much attention as Lenovo's marquee ThinkCentre desktops or ThinkPad...

Strong performance for the price ; Small form factor ; Attractive, unobtrusive design ; Little bloatware

Previous-generation processor and USB ports ; Basic warranty ; Uncomfortable keyboard ; Limited expansion options

It might not sport the most cutting-edge technology, but the H520s offers a lot of power for small businesses on a small budget.

Oct, 2012
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Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s

 

Lenovo continues to make strides in the slim desktop PC category with the IdeaCentre H520s. It combines a slim space-saving design with ease of use and a range of entertainment features. It features an Intel Core i5 CPU, 6GB of RAM, built-in wireless...

Consumer review by: Saul M (newegg.com)

Works fine initially but not reliable in my experience

 

It was working as expected. Lot of storage space, good connectivity with the included wireless, etc. I mean there is nothing really much to say here. It's not blazing fast or anything, you can tell from the specs. Windows 8 was a little annoying but...

After about... 8 months of usage the computer would freeze and often I would boot to a screen saying no OS found. I would notice before freezing the hard drive activity led would cease blinking and I figured it was a hard drive failure. It took like 4...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Keith (newegg.com)

Card reader does not work

 

The card reader does not recognize any hcsd card. I have tried several brands and no luck. I have re installed the drivers but no luck. The lenovo web site every time want to call my computer a thinkpad. I enter in the model number H520S slim desk top...

Slim and fairly attractive

Built in card reader does not work. Lenovo web site is difficult to navigate. You enter in your computer model but the next page dumps it. Poor on line support

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: highroad (tigerdirect.com)

Quiet

 

Small foot print allowed me to install it off the desk top and still conveniently handy. Very fast setup without much bloat-ware. VERY fast performance and most importantly - VERY quiet. I second the use of the Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse. The...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: khan (newegg.com)

Excellent for $399

 

Great powerful quad core machine for this price. nice slick keyboard and mouse. All in one system, great portable desktop

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Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

Great Price, Decent Machine

 

I purchased this for my sister who uses it to work from home. She has been very happy with it.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: SANTY777 (newegg.com)

WARRANTY NIGHTMARE

 

SMALL, IT DOESN'T TAKE TOO MUCH SPACE, SO FAR WORKING GOOD, NOT TOO MUCH NOISE

THE WARRANTY IT'S NIGHTMARE. ON WARRANTY STATUS DON'T RECOGNIZE THE SERIAL NUMER, CALLED LENOVO AND THEY DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT. THEY ASKED ME FOR THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM NEWEGG THAT I BOUGHT THE COMPUTER. I BOUGHT AN EXTENDED WARRANTY FROM...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: captainmack, (tigerdirect.com)

Great for a HTPC!

 

I purchased this to be used as the mainframe for our home theater pc, windows 8 took a bit to get used to but we really like it overall. The startup is super quick, almost like an apple device and coupled with the logitech wireless keyboard and mouse,...

Apr, 2013
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Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:7 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Product Type:Tower
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEFORCE GT620 / GEFORCE GT630 / HD GRAPH. 2500 / HD Graphics 2500 / Intel ® HD Graphics 2000
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:H61 / Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:G2020 / i3-2120 / I3-3220 / I5-2320 / I5-3330 / I5-3350P
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