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Lenovo Essential H530

Lenovo Essential H530
alaScore 87

136 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews of Lenovo Essential H530. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Lenovo Essential H530 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the size.

usability, price, reliability, design


89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaCentre H530 Desktop (57327876) with Windows 7Lenovo IdeaCentre H530 Desktop (57327876) with Windows 7

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: kytourguy (

Great Desktop!


Easy setup ; Moved files from my old computer with no problem ; Plenty of memory for my purposes

None yet

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: GrandPappyKungFu (

Referb: Lenovo H530 Desktop G3220


Received my Newegg refurbed Lenovo H530 in 3 days of order, on regular shipping(good start). I was attempting to find a desktop that mirrored performance of my laptop (Dell, i-5, 6GB ram, 1TB Hard, windows 7 pro). Took a chance on the refurb Lenovo and...

Found 4 GB ram not quite adequate

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Revbentley (

Lenovo 57327459


Can't beat it for the price

Super machine


Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: willymr (

Nice system for every day use


Overall good system, lots of room for upgrades, runs quiet and plenty of power and hard drive space. Great value

Not found any yet

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: NastyBedazzler (

Solid Computer for the Price


OVerall, good computer for the price. Decent storage space and runs perfectly fine.

Works great, no problems connecting it to my HD TV. Perfect right out of the box and no problems so far. Windows 8.1 is the best Windows OS I've used in quite some time

Comes installed with some bloatware that was easy to uninstall. Other than that no real complaints

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Lenovo 57327876


Very nice business computer. Ordered it several months ago for my mother who is a real estate agent. She loves it. It's fast, and I after I used it a couple times, I didn't notice any bottlenecks when using the standard programs (running a couple of...

Fast. Inexpensive. Good value

None that I've seen

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (



Nice unit

Lenovo has crippled this unit. As long as you are happy with what is installed. This PC is fine. If you need to upgrade to a dual monitor graphics card, not possible since you can NOT upgrade the Power Supply. Lenovo in their stupid wisdom decided to...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

H530 Basic PC


Very impressed with the performance, I am adding another 4 GB ram but this little PC is already impressing me. If you need a PC to get the basic stuff done it works better that expected. Not a gaming rig of course mind you but really gets the job done....

Relatively fast, very inexpensive. Needed a test platform for Windows 10, my old AMD 3200+ wasn't up to it. Got it to Win 8 64 but it just crapped out after that. Needed to be affordable as a temp PC but still capable

Was not Win 8 Pro but that can be dealt with, basically anything below Pro is the pits but hey, I'm not in marketing ; Lame default software, like Maxithon browser? Give me a break, nice try though but just uninstall it and move on. Loaded some kind of...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Spiker (

Good Desktop


set this up for a neighbor, she is very happy with the product


Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Lenovo H530 Intel i5


Its shiney, its new, and it does everything I needed it to do..., so far. E-mail, data storage, web browsing, and office apps all good. I should be happy for many years to come. I have used Hp, Dell, Gateway, Sony and many more smaller brand named...

Arrived in excellent condition ; Ran fine right out of the box ; Nice looking appearance, more classy than modern ; I like the keyboard ; Runs very quiet

Windows 8 might be great... for me, but coming off of Windows XP it means a big learning curve. Its doable but a pain ; I had a tough time getting the updates to load, many failed. Doubt if it was a computer problem, more likely a Windows 8 thing or...

Dec, 2014

Product Specifications


Water cooling system: No

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:3
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152 / 0x412 / 0x41E
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1


Password protection: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V / DDR3-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor G1000 series for Desktop / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G3000 series for Desktop
Thermal Design Power (TDP):53 / 54 / 54, 53 / 55 / 65 / 65, 54 / 84

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65690 / 75038 / 75040 / 75122 / 77480 / 77486 / 77773 / 78955 / 80806 / 80817 / G3240 / I3-4130 / I5-4460 / I7-4770
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:2011C / PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D


Recovery operating system:Windows 8


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 2000
Number of storage drives installed:1