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Lenovo Essential H500

Lenovo Essential H500
alaScore 85

9 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Lenovo Essential H500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and reliability are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Essential H500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Essential H500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Lenovo Essential H500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaCentre H500 Desktop (57327454) BlackLenovo IdeaCentre H500 Desktop (57327454) Black

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Lenovo H500

 

Lenovo's H500 is a sub-$200 desktop PC that's capable of handling day-to-day computing tasks. You get a sizable hard drive, but don't don't expect stellar performance or an abundance of features at this price.

Very low price. Large hard drive. Wi-Fi enabled.

Sluggish performance. No optical drive. Limited upgrade potential.

Conclusion With the Lenovo H500, you get a stripped-down desktop PC that will run light, everyday computing tasks and costs less than $200, but with that rock bottom price comes sacrifice. Its Celeron processor isn't very powerful, and its integrated...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Computer Replacement

 

You have the best price I have found anywhere.

Fast support on getting my computer replaced due to component failure ; Fast replacement once you recieved the returned unit

Would have been better if I didn't have to wait 3 weeks to get the replacement computer. Still I had a back up so it wasn't so bad

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Hit or Miss

 

Decent for light work, not so good for any heavy duty work or gaming. if you buy this i would look into an alternative way to make air move though the case because you wont be able to add anything onto this PC once u buy it.

good for E-mails, watching videos, or working with docs / pictures

Wifi card stopped working after a month and a half, will continue to say No Networks, when other PC's can see 5-10 other networks in my area. Only "One" 1/2 (or smaller fan) one the CPU no other fans in the case to move any air at all, no extra plugs...

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Mini Tower / Tower
Color of product:Black
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 235 / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:688
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):792 / 854000 / 896
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Cables included:AC
Display Diagonal:19.5 / 20
Display included:No / Yes
Display Type:LED
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:J1800 / J2850 / J2900
Processor boost frequency:2.58 / 2.66
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Pentium J / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.41
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:J1800 / J2850 / J2900
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor J1000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium J2000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:B2 / B3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:76529 / 78866 / 78868
Processor code:SR1LM / SR1SB / SR1SD
Processor package size:25
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 with Bing

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.2 / 16.9
Height:14.5 / 14.6
Weight:14.5 / 17.6
Width:6.89