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Lenovo Essential H530

Lenovo Essential H530
alaScore 89

95 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and value for money also get good opinions.

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.

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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

usability, value for money, 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 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

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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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Great for my options trading


Bought this for options trading. It is working perfectlyThis product is... Perfect for Business, quiet, Attractive design, easy to set up

great price for the features

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Pleasantly surprised, superb deal.


Lightning fast and really easy to navigate once you get the hang of it. WiFi capable which is a plus. Has HDMI so I was able to connect it to a much larger TV and not a computer monitor. Would recommend this big time. I will definitely buy again.This...

Great for the home of office

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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...

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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

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 ®
Processor Number:I3-4130 / I3-4150 / I5-4440 / I5-4440S / I5-4460 / I7-4770 / I7-4790