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Lenovo Essential H530

Lenovo Essential H530
alaScore 87

136 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and size. The design and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, 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.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Essential H530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Lenovo Essential H530 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 are impressed by the design and reliability. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical comments about the size.

usability, price, reliability, design

size

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: kytourguy (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

Lenovo 57327459

 

Can't beat it for the price

Super machine

None

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: willymr (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

Lenovo H530 NOT UPGRADEABLE

 

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

Good Desktop

 

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

none

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Mini Tower / Tower
Color of product:Black / Black, Brushed steel / Black, Metallic / Black, Stainless Steel
Number of 3.5" bays:2
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Placement supported:Horizontal / Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:180 / 280
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion slots

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8570 / AMD Radeon R5 235 / AMD Radeon R7 240 / No / NVIDIA GeForce 705A / NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 635 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 705 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152 / 0x412 / 0x41E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:16x DIMM / 2x DIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Cooling type:Active
Form Factor:Tower
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bundled software:Lenovo Assistant\nLenovo Companion\nLenovo Rescue System\nLenovo Support\nBookmark Toolbar\nInternet explorer 10\nCyberLink Power DVD\nFilmOn\nCyberLink Power2Go\nLenovo Cloud Storage\nNitro PDF Reader
Cables included:AC
Display Diagonal:21.5
Display included:No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel H81
Compatible processor series:Celeron, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 / Celeron, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium / Celeron, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium / Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 / Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium G / Pentium G, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Motherboard chipset:Intel H81
Password protection:BIOS, User
Password protection type:BIOS, User
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:180 / 280
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / QPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):34
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
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
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:G1820 / G3220 / G3240 / i3-3240 / i3-4130 / i3-4150 / i5-4440 / i5-4440S / i5-4460 / i7-4770 / i7-4790
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.40 / 3.9 / 4
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Celeron / Intel Celeron G / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Pentium G
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:G1820 / G3220 / G3240 / i3-3240 / i3-4130 / i3-4150 / i5-4440 / i5-4440S / i5-4460 / i7-4770 / i7-4790
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
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
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155) / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.3 / 71.35 / 72 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):53 / 54 / 54, 53 / 55 / 65 / 65, 54 / 84

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:65690 / 75038 / 75040 / 75122 / 77480 / 77486 / 77773 / 78955 / 80796 / 80806 / 80817
Processor code:SR149 / SR1CG / SR1CN / SR1K6 / SR1PJ / SR1QF / SR1QK
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Recovery operating system:Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III / Serial ATA, Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA III
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 hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.8 / 16.2 / 16.9
Height:14.2 / 14.5 / 14.6
Weight:17.4 / 17.6 / 19.6
Width:6.89