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Lenovo Essential H530

Lenovo Essential H530
alaScore 89

90 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and value for money also get good feedback.

usability, value for money, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Essential H530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 90 reviews)

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Consumer review by:

PC Tower purchase


Excellent customer Service - quick regular delivery with update on the delivery with day & Time . Very happy with product . Bought on a sale with a promo code and got free shipping to boot . I recommend to friends - product Lenovo and NEWEGG

took just a tad long on a refund of original order

Consumer review by:

For Business


I use this computer in my tax business. It is very reliable and very fast.

Fast, small size, low cost, very quite, good DVD, convenient top front USB ports and card reader. Unless you are a gamer or a graphics designer, there is no reason to have a better desktop computer


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Just what I needed in a new PC


I resisted buying anything that went into Windows 7 or 8. I was happy w/ my dinosaur Windows XP. The Geek Woman programmed this new PC set it up so that it essentially mimics X P & is essentially intuitively obvious to use. Ditto for the MS Word 2013....

Faster than supersonic lightning

Keyboard is too different


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I bought a lenovo tower similar to this one in early December 2013. the wireless card that was inside of it was one that should have been used for a laptop! I found this out after the computer would no longer work properly after only seven months of...

Consumer review by:

Excellent home computer


I have bought three Lenovos for family. They have been trouble free. Great for regular internet surfing, Word processing, etc. Not design for gamers. Basic graphics capabilities. Very quiet and capable computer.This product is... quiet, easy to set up,...


Basic graphics

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Needed an upgrade and this is perfect.


Would recommend this big time. I will definitely buy again.This product is... Perfect for Business, A nice compact size, Attractive design, Premium quality mouse/keyboard combo, easy to set up, lightning fast, Sharp graphicsAbout me... Business...

Everything, speed, price, ease to navigate it

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Great deal for i3 processor


This was a great deal and Best Buy honored their price match guarantee. Checked online for local availability and my local store indeed had it in stock (a rarity for most retailers).This product is... Perfect for Business, Inputs which I need, quiet,...

Lots of speed at a reasonable price

Prefer small form factor

Consumer review by:

good computer


I am enjoying using this computer very much. For someone who does not understand everything related to using a computer, this one is easy for me to use.This product is... Inputs which I need, quiet, A nice compact size, Attractive design, Premium...

easy to use

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No problems works fine


Easy set up, clear instructions. Quick navigation.This product is... Inputs which I need, quiet, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me... Comfortable with technology

set up and running in minutes

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good computer


Just got it going seems to be good. I got a great deal on it. Best buy price matched and we got it.This product is... easy to set upAbout me... Parent with kids



Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader / No
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
Product Type:Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT635 / GEFORCE GT620 / HD GRAPHICS 4600 / RAD HD8570 / RADEON R5 235 / RADEON R7 240
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:H81 / Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-4130 / I5-4440 / I7-4770