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Lenovo Essential H515

Lenovo Essential H515
alaAverage 2.9

8 reviews

Jun, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Lenovo Essential H515. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and usability.

usability, price

On average, users rate this product 58/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo Essential H515 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops on People really like the usability.


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This summary is based on the products: Lenovo H515 57319056 Desktop (Black)Lenovo H515 57319056 Desktop (Black)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (

Dont plan on upgrading


Seems to work fine for normal everyday computing. No problems that I have been aware of yet with performance ; I rated this 3 star due to the missing power supply, and motherboard connectors(read 'cons' section)

Don't plan on installing a powerful graphics card ; This computer does NOT have a normal desktop computer power supply. Nor does the motherboard support plugging in a normal power supply to it. It has some weird laptop type power cord ; My son bought...

Dec, 2014

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DOA, terrible Customer Service


Lenovo usually makes quality parts, but their customer support is terribly outrageous.

DOA, worst Support ever. Took them a week just to get in contact with me. Only replaced the Hard Drive, but The Motherboard was also damaged, now I'm going on week 3 and it still isn't fixed

May, 2014

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Great for the cost, but beware!


Nothing in the writeup of this system explains the non-standard power supply.

Good system, decent CPU, plenty of memory and a good graphics processor for basic office system ; Very quiet system because there aren't any high-flow power supply fans... see Cons

This system does NOT use a standard PC power supply and is a minimal motherboard ; The connector on the (external!) power supply seems to be the same one that is used on some Lenovo laptops, but if the power supply fails, you may have issues finding a...

May, 2014

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Business Computers


I bought and downgraded 10 of these computers for Jackson Hewitt Tax business and they love the speed compared to their old XP systems. I downgraded it to Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and it runs flawless. Fast computers for the price, good for business....

Low budget computer that gets the job done whether it's for business or home use. Lightweight, trusted Lenovo brand. USB 3.0 low noise low heat

Power Supply is built in which could be a problem to some

Mar, 2014

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500GB HD


Seems ok, wasn't as advertised

This machine on the website showed a 1TB HD, but when I got the computer it only had a 500GB HD. I will be contacting new egg about this, so buyer be ware

Mar, 2014

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Lower HD than expected


All other aspects seem to comply with what the add stated, except the HD size. I changed my rating of the machine based on what the specs stated and what the initial description actually states.

fine machine, HD not as advertised

Ok, the add states 1TB HD capacity. So, I really didn't pay much attention to the specifications (my fault), I expected the capacity to be 1TB. The specs stated 500 GB HD; buyers be sure to read the specs completely. Otherwise you might be miss led

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications


RoHS compliance: Yes


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


Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 235
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 8000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8240 / AMD Radeon HD 8330 / AMD Radeon HD 8400


Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM


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: No

Optical Drive

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

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:21.5
Display included:No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes


Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

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


Number of processors installed:1
Processor:A4-5000 / A6-5200 / E1-2500
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:AMD A / AMD E
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 2
Processor model:A4-5000 / E1-2500
Processor socket:Socket FT3
Processor threads:4

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
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


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


Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

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