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Lenovo Essential H530

Lenovo Essential H530
alaScore 89

30 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Lenovo Essential H530. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 30 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Lenovo Essential H530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Lenovo Essential H530 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People really like the reliability. The price is also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, reliability

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo H530 Desktop (57319070)Lenovo IdeaCentre H530 Desktop (57323784)Lenovo H530 Desktop (57319040)

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great unit

Fast. Easy to set up. Runs cool. Quiet. Mid range gamer. Only con is the case needs more vents. Better airflow distrubition

Case lacks air vents

Consumer review by:

Lenovo 57328304


Very good. Good WLAN



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14 pin power supply


The noise level from the machine is alright. The machine works as it should

14 pin power supply instead of the standard 20 or 24 pin makes it much more difficult to upgrade. When I buy a pc I expect to be able to do normal upgrades

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Lenovo 57324189


Good value for the money, streams video nice, Lenovo left one memory slot open for an easy upgrade of memory, this machine is really quiet too

Easy to set up, runs smooth, no problems so far, HDMI out for my HD monitor, Windows 7 64bit is easy to use, Lenovo used a 4gig memory card not (2) 2 gig so one memory slot is free for an easy and cheap memory upgrade, good value for the money

None so far

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Great all around computer


This computer is good for people that want a computer for a very broad and general use.

Very compact, light, sleek, well built, and more than enough in terms of hardware to deal with medium to heavy use whether it be gaming, work related, or just to surf the web. You'll be hard pressed to find a comparable PC for the price. Very quiet fan...

It's a good PC, but if you're a heavy gamer that runs very demanding games and wants them to have graphics set to high-ultra, then this isn't for you. It'll still run majority of games on medium to high settings though

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Good, solid desktop


It's a Lenovo, one of the best-designed computers on the market. If you ever have to use tech support, only Apple's is comparable. I've fixed a lot of laptops and desktops and Lenovo/IBM is the only company that gives consumers access to the same...

None so far

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Good Value


Fast machine.USB3.0 Ports as well as HDMI Port ; Attractive case

Could use at least two more USB Ports

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

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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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I like this computer


value, Easy to Use, Battery Life, Display Screen, Lightweight, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance


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:FreeDOS / Windows 8
Product Type:Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT635 / GeForce GT 620 / GEFORCE GT620 / HD GPU / HD GRAPHICS 4600 / RAD HD8570 / Radeon HD 8570 / 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 ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I3-4130 / I3-4150 / I5-4440 / I5-4440S / I5-4460 / I7-4770 / I7-4790