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Lenovo Essential H530s

Lenovo Essential H530s
alaScore 85

91 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Lenovo Essential H530s. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Essential H530s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Essential H530s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo Essential H530s from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability. Some have doubts about the design.

usability

design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo H530S Desktop - Black (Intel Core i5 4440 3.1GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1)Lenovo H530S Desktop - Black (Intel Core i5 4440 3.1GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1)

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Essential H530s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Lenovo Essential H530s from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and size are overall positive. The usability and price also get good opinions. There are some negative comments about the reliability.

price, usability, size, design

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo H530s 57321111 Desktop (Black)Lenovo H530s 57321111 Desktop (Black)

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Valid User (newegg.com)

Nice price, nice performance

 

Cheap, attractive, small, and fast enough. No problems after 3 months. If it lasts 5 years, I'll be happy

No room for upgrades. Simply put... don't buy this Lenovo if you're overly concerned about upgrades. This PC isn't for tweakers and the like

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Stephen (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H530s

 

Very easy straightforward setup sequence, fast processor, fast USB 3 ports. Graphics card handles photo processing exceptionally well. Small footprint and a very quiet operation, only a slight humming noise from the fans, which is great as it doesn't...

Operating system is Windows 8.1, now this is better than Windows 8, but still not that user friendly. However I got over that by installing a freeware program called Classic Start, which provides a shell to run the machine emulating Windows XP screens....

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Sean (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H530s

 

This pc has a very high spec for the price and the build quality seems excellent. I've now used it for over a month and have found the machine to be fast, quiet and reliable. It has regular spinning hard drive, but everything loads up in about 12...

The "mini" tower size is convenient, but it means that the DVD drive is vertical, so you have to be a bit more careful when loading it. And there is less room inside the box so you wouldn't be able to install a second hard drive.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: William (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H530s

 

none

The hdd is a 1tb drive with no partitions,so I partitioned it to make the c: drive smaller,mistake,lenovo 1 key recovery no longer worked,so I was left with a machine that no longer booted,after 3 days searching the net to solve it,with many people...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Brent (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H530s

 

good quality

too much junkware pre installed.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Stephen (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H530s

 

Very easy to set up. Added Classic Start a freeware program to remove any difficulties with Windows 8.1 and emulate XP. Small footprint and relatively quiet operation Very fast as one would expect from this processor Power and disk operation light...

Windows 8.1, but that is easily resolved with classic start. Only 1 PCIe slot available to expand USB 3 ports. Only 2 USB 3.0 ports onboard. Needed to load codecs for RAW image processing, not a problem with PC, rather it is an OS issue. Small format...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Eric (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H530s

 

Fast

Seems small

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Brian (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H530s

 

Easy set up, smart looking computer and very quick.

Wired keyboard and mouse does anybody still use these? It seems very American and the keyboard constantly keeps switching to American English very annoying. If it was try before you buy I would probably have gone for a different option.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Andrew (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H530s

 

starts quick

windows 8.1 is hopeless . I bought it so as to be able to develop raw photos . it wont let them on . waste of money

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Sean (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H530s

 

This pc has a very high spec for the price and the build quality seems excellent. I've now used it for over a month and have found the machine to be fast, quiet and reliable. It has regular spinning hard drive, but everything loads up in about 12...

The "mini" tower size is convenient, but it means that the DVD drive is vertical, so you have to be a bit more careful when loading it. And there is less room inside the box so you wouldn't be able to install a second hard drive

Nov, 2014
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Product Specifications

Design

Water cooling system: No

Expansion slots

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.7
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:0x412 / 0x41E
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Performance

Password protection: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

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):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
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G3000 series for Desktop
Thermal Design Power (TDP):54 / 54, 53 / 65, 54 / 84

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version: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:75036 / 75038 / 75122 / 77480 / 77486 / 77773 / 80806 / 80817 / G3240 / I5-4430
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D

Storage

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