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Lenovo IdeaCentre A600

Lenovo IdeaCentre A600
alaScore 87

42 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 All-in-One PC

 

No question about it: Lenovo's IdeaCentre A600 looks unique. The combination of a sharp and angular design, an ultrathin chassis, and a 21.5-inch display definitely stands out against the more traditional "one big flat panel" look that competing...

Excellent display ; Superior upgradability

No touchscreen

A lush display, unmatched upgradability, and extras such as an HDTV tuner, and a 4-in-1 remote make the A600 hard to resist.

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Futuristic All-in-One PC Has Sensuous Curves

 

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 is shaped that way because it's flying into the future. The sheer force of its own awesomeness has caused it to bend into a

Very small footprint. Single-cable design is a blessing for technophobes. Swivel base makes adjustments to viewing angle easy. Six USB ports and 802.11n Wi-Fi, plus FireWire, SD and coaxial connectors

Keyboard and mouse frequently fall asleep; difficult to awaken. Remote control overly complex and rather homely. Included games feel like an engineer on Quaaludes designed them

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A600

 

The A600 is a slim all-in-one desktop with a built-in screen. The chassis is just over an inch thick at its slimmest point, increasing to 2.4 inches at its thickest. The system's grayish-black body is bowed, curving out about a third of the way from...

Large-screen all-in-one. Cheap for an all-in-one. VeriFace log-on software. "Healthcare" software protects user from eyestrain. Lenovo OneKey Recovery. Cheap for a large-screen all-in-one desktop. Full 1080p HD

Bottom edge is finger crusher. Slow CPU. Integrated graphics. Won't run 3D tests. Limited tilt. Wired keyboard and mouse. Has a "Jay Leno chin." Only 90-day Trend Micro Internet Security subscription

With a love-it-or-hate-it design, the Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 gives the value PC buyer an all-in-one option that's more powerful than that cheap nettop, though power users will want more.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 (3011-4BU)

 

The A600 comes with useful Lenovo utilities like the recovery utility, VeriFace (biometric security), and Healthcare (which dims the screen and makes sure you don't sit too close). Lenovo's pack-in utilities are some of the more welcome preinstalled...

Large-screen all-in-one. VeriFace log-on software. "Healthcare" software protects user from eyestrain. Lenovo OneKey Recovery. Full 1080p HD. Good value for the dollar. Can actually perform 3D graphics tests. Remote has motion control, Media Center,...

Bottom edge is a finger crusher. Limited tilt. Has a "Jay Leno chin." Only 90-day Trend Micro Internet Security subscription

If you're in the market for an all-in-one PC with Blu-ray, the Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 (3011-4BU) is the way to go, even over touch-screen-equipped rivals.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 All-in-One PC Review

 

Synopsis: The Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 is an all-in-one desktop with plenty of features and bells-and-whistles to keep all but the most jaded of users happy. Perhaps taking a page out of Apple's book, Lenovo put a lot of effort into the look and feel of...

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 Review

 

Much like Dell until recently, Lenovo hasn't been known for being a forward thinking company in terms of aesthetic design.

Beautiful design ; Full HD resolution ; Power efficient

Noisy hard drive ; Awkward to move ; Audible cooling fans

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 is one of the freshest desktops we've seen in some time. It has a great design, and cuts a striking view, especially in profile. The combination of a full HD (1080p) display as well as a hybrid ATSC/NTSC television tuner give...

Editor's Choice!

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A600

 

Lenovo's IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one desktop gets high points for style, versatility, and value. We also applaud the integrated TV tuner in our test unit.

Sleek, gloss-black design; integrated TV tuner; 1080p screen takes full advantage of Blu-ray drive option; excellent media-centric remote and keyboard; large (1TB) hard drive

No HDMI ports; large external power brick; tilting screen can pinch fingers or cables; oddly placed optical drive

Lenovo has accomplished something impressive with the IdeaCentre A600, designing a system with unique style, an appealing starting price, and so many features in the high-end model we tested that we’re sure we forgot to mention something. (That's...

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 Desktop - HardwareZone.com

 

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A Peek at Lenovo's Shiny New All-in-One IdeaCentre A600 Desktop

 

Join us for a preview of Lenovo's latest All-in-One desktop, the sleek and shiny IdeaCentre A600. While it may be missing a touch screen, Lenovo has added some magic sauce to its A600 in the form of its 4-in-1 remote control. Fun? You bet!

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Lenovo Ideacentre A600

 

Lenovo's sleek new all-in-one has the looks and the features to take on Apple's iMac.

Lenovo's forthcoming IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one looks like Darth Vader's own iMac. The slick black machine has style and cool to spare, and the optional four-in-one remote functions as a regular remote, an air mouse, a Wii-style game controller, and --...

Product Specifications

Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 systems with Intel processor technology deliver high-performance computing at a competitive price.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:23.1in/23.6in
Height:18.2in/26in
Weight:27.8lbs/37.5lbs
Width:11.7in/20.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:21.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):54.6cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Type:LCD display/LED display / LCD display
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:3011
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaCentre A600

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Mobile Intel GM45 Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Type:DVD-RW/DVD-Writer/DVD-Writer / BD-ROM
Write Speed:40x (CD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.13GHz/2.1GHz/2.26GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P7350/P7450/P7550/T4200/T4300/T5800/T6400/T6500/T6600
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1TB/320GB/500GB/640GB
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino 2
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650/Intel GMA 4500/Intel GMA 4500MHD
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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