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Lenovo Essential H530

Lenovo Essential H530
alaScore 89

195 reviews

Jan, 2015

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews of Lenovo Essential H530. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 user reviews of Lenovo Essential H530 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Views about the size and reliability are overall positive. The price and usability also get good views, but many are less positive about the design.

usability, price, reliability, size


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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaCentre H530 Desktop (57327876) BlackLenovo IdeaCentre H530 Desktop (57324189) BlackLenovo IdeaCentre H530 Desktop (3.2 GHz Intel Core i5-4460 Processor, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 7) Black

Consumer review by:

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

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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...


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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...

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Good Desktop


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


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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...

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A good buy


Lenovo always has systems like this. Great processor, huge hard drive, plenty of memory (with room for expansion) at a reasonable price point. So far, my Lenovo systems don't come loaded down with bloatware. This is my third, and all are still going...

Huge hard drive ; Windows 7


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Lenovo 57328304


I was little reluctant to switch from Win XP to 8.1. Installed open source Classic Shell and eliminated the steep relearning curve for the Win 8.1 dumbed down user interface.

Boots really fast ; No quality issues ; Great PC for a home office

No micro SD slot on the built-in card reader ; Wish I had more than 6 USB slots

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Excellent Sub$500 Desktop


I am not a PC gamer. I am not trans coding video streams. But for Internet browsing and Office productivity tasks this PC is fast, smooth and effective. I would and have recommended this machine to a friend.

Full featured, responsive, good looking desktop

Only two USB 3.0 ports. Only one (HDMI) video port

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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

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Lenovo 57328304


Very good. Good WLAN


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