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Lenovo H520S-31

Lenovo H520S-31
alaScore 86

3 reviews

May, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Lenovo H520S-31. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the price. The design is also mentioned favorably.

design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo H520S-31 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Ahmer Kazi (

Lenovo H520s


With all-in-one PCs growing in popularity because of their space-saving designs, there's also been a correspondingly burgeoning market for traditional desktop PCs with slimmer profiles. Enter the Lenovo Essential H520s ($449 direct), a desktop that can...

Slim, space-saving chassis. Affordable. Minimal bloatware. Integrated Wi-Fi

No USB 3.0. Older "Sandy Bridge" processor

The Lenovo H520s desktop PC combines decent performance and value into a compact chassis, though there are similarly priced alternatives with more forward-looking hardware available.

Oct, 2012


Expert review by: Brad Chacos (

Lenovo H520s


Few manufacturers bring as much business-focused clout to the table as Lenovo and its legendary black boxes, but the company's no-frills Essentials series doesn't receive nearly as much attention as Lenovo's marquee ThinkCentre desktops or ThinkPad...

Strong performance for the price ; Small form factor ; Attractive, unobtrusive design ; Little bloatware

Previous-generation processor and USB ports ; Basic warranty ; Uncomfortable keyboard ; Limited expansion options

It might not sport the most cutting-edge technology, but the H520s offers a lot of power for small businesses on a small budget.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Tim (

Decent machine


Now that I finally got the HDMI video working I'm very pleased with how it performs for my work and general use.

Slim design saves space on a desk. Performs well for my tasks (software development) as well as general use. I'm currently running the Windows 8 Release Preview and it is snappy. Relatively quiet after the initial boot (which starts off very loud)

Slim design leaves few options to add a video card or another power supply if one has need for that...plan on using it as-is. I had a lot of trouble getting the HDMI out to work for a dual-monitor setup. I eventually got it, but I'm not sure quite what...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: No


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Product Type:Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD Graphics 2000
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:Core™ i3
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:i3-2120