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Lenovo IdeaCentre A600

Lenovo IdeaCentre A600
alaScore 87

46 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre A600. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The price and design also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaCentre A600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

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reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 21.5-Inch Black Desktop PC (Windows 7 Home Premium)Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 21.5-Inch Black Desktop PC (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: David Murphy (pcworld.com)

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.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 (3011-4BU)

 

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 (3011-4BU) packs in technology you would think would cost much more than it actually does.

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.

The most significant improvement is the inclusion of a Blu-ray player. Blu-ray movies look great when played on the A600, and since the screen has a 1,920-by-1,080 resolution, you're seeing all the pixels you paid for (unlike with the Dell Studio One...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Lenovo IdeaCentre A600

 

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...

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

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 3011 review

 

Our $749 Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 review unit comes with a 21.5-inch LCD, but Lenovo also sells a variety of other A600 configurations, including a lower-end model with the same display for $679. You might look into the $679 version for pure...

High-resolution 21.5-inch LCD; semiuseful facial recognition software; replaceable memory, hard drive, and optical drive.

Faster large-screen all-in-one available from Averatec for the same price; clunky design can pinch fingers.

The heart of Lenovo's IdeaCentre A600 is in the right place, offering a 21.5-inch LCD-based all-in-one for less than $800. But a faster competitor and a careless design turns us off from this particular A600 configuration. You might consider a...

May, 2009

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 review roundup

 

We expected these to launch sometime in late March or early April, but it looks like Lenovo's IdeaCentre A600 is just now started to roll out, and along with i...

May, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: Silent PC (silentpcreview.com)

Expert Review

 

At a time when PCs really have become consumer commodities, a complete, all-in-one computer like the A600 is quite appealing. The IdeaCentre is a user-friendly product that can easily slip into the role of a shared home PC. No cable messes, no clutter...

Sep, 2009

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Expert review by: Daniel A. Begun (hothardware.com)

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...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: J.R. Nelson (desktopreview.com)

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...

Jun, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

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...

May, 2009

Product Specifications

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

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
RMS rated power:11

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

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:21.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 3650 / AMD Radeon M86
On-board graphics adapter: No

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

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes
Total megapixels:1.3
TV tuner integrated: Yes

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
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
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n
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 Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW

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

Other Features

Audio output channels:2.1
Cabling technology:10/100/1000 Base-T(X) / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Display:TFT
Display included: Yes
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Megapixel:2
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Number of processors installed:1
Numeric keypad: Yes
On-board graphics adapter: No
Platform:PC
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply:150
Power supply type:AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers:2 / monitor built-in
Storage drive interface:SATA
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:27.8
Windows keys: Yes

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini PCI Express slots:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.13GHz/2.1GHz/2.26GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
L2 cache:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:T4400 / T6600
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor code:SLGF5 / SLGJL
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:T4400 / T6600
Processor Number:P7350/P7450/P7550/T4200/T4300/T5800/T6400/T6500/T6600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478
Processor threads:2
Stepping:R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:37255 / 40739
Processor code:SLGF5 / SLGJL
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

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.
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 640

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.36
Height:18.2
Weight:27.8
Width:20.5