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Lenovo Essential H520

Lenovo Essential H520
alaScore 89

23 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design. The value for money also gets good views.

usability, value for money, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Essential H520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 23 reviews)

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lenovo H520 (57316217)


All good

no fan in box just on long term may need to add one

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Fine Machines, just misrepresented


It's important to have accurate descriptions so loyal customers don't get peeved to high hell when they are having difficulties locating the wireless chipset that doesn't even exist on this model.

Fast enough, cheap enough

Very proprietary. I stripped them all of their Windows8 heresy and loaded the machines up with Win7. It was less straight forward than other projects. Funky Bios ; New Egg states these machines come equipped with onboard WLAN. They do not

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So Far...So Good


Just got my Lenovo installed and am using it for the 2nd day today. I am very happy w/the quality and will be even happier when I learn the new Windows System. It was a good purchase at a great price. Fast, and a good replacement for an old computer....


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Good Value


Bought as Xmas gift for my 81 year young Mom. Upgraded to Windows 8.1 to get the "Boot to Desktop" feature - this upgrade broke the wireless driver, but this was no issue for me because I didn't plan to use the wireless. The Desktop Mode makes it close...

value, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

mcaffee preinstalled

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awesome media center pc


Overall the pc is well laid out, lacks a little in video card and power supply. I got it hooked it up backed up the recovery partition on a 16 gig flash drive then blew away win 8 and put on 7 ultimate surprisingly Lenovo has all the win 7 drivers on...

value, Lightweight, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

windows 8

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I purchased them for my 3 children, ages 23, 17, and 15. Everything went easy during the set up and they loved them.

Easy to Use, Display Screen, Lightweight, Easy to Set Up

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Lenovo H520


The PC is working very well. The setup was easy. One negative is the number of USB ports. There are four in the back and two in the front panel. The front panel is usually for temporary connections. I wish there were at least six in the back. Other...

value, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

needs more usb ports

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perfect gift to my son


I like the computer, its great, I bought this computer for my son and he said its very very good,

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

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Lenovo H520 Desktop


Once again, Office Depot Has Done It! GREAT JOB!! Fast delivery, Great Condition, Great Item! Works GREAT! Thanks Office Depot!

value, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

windows 8 learning curve

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My computer tech recommended 3 different computer manufacturers and Lenova was one of them. When I saw Lenova advertised at a wonderful price, I ordered it on line. My huge complaint is not with Lenova but it is loaded with Windows 8 and it is a...