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Lenovo Ideacentre A700

Lenovo Ideacentre A700
alaScore 86

33 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design. Comments are divided on the reliability, while there are some less positive comments about the usability and value for money.

design

value for money, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Ideacentre A700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 33 reviews)

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A700-40244CU

 

We've seen lots of all-in-ones with questionable value lately, but the Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 40244CU is a particularly egregious offender. It's an expensive system at $1,249, and considering its slow performance and lack of a Blu-ray drive, we're not...

Clean design; plentiful, media-friendly inputs and outputs; useful and unobtrusive array of external system controls.

Slow general performance for its price; no Blu-ray drive.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 40244CU comes in an attractive, thoughtfully designed package, but overall it lacks substance given its high price tag. Only buy if you put a premium on looks and external device compatibility.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A700-40244CU

 

Despite its good looks, the A700 can't compete with cheaper all-in-one PCs that are speedier and offer a more fitting feature mix.

Pleasing, compact design; rich in ports; huge hard drive; midrange Radeon card a step up from integrated graphics; booming audio

Pricey; some cheaper all-in-ones offer better application performance; no Blu-ray drive

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Great All in One touchscreen PC for the family

 

I like this A700 overall. I have upgraded my unit with slimline SATA slot load BluRay burner and 8GB of 1333 DDR3 from G.Skill with no issues. I have also tweaked Windows 7 to run faster and turned off some of the Lenovo loaded software thats not...

Nice 1080p cinema like screen, HDMI in and out, HD OTA tuner, JBL sound, 1TB HDD and touchscreen with Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. The ATI 1gb integrated video is also good and so is the multi-card reader

Original 4024-1AU A700 models only have 4gb DDR and a DVD drive. Newer units have 8GB DDR and BluRay. Intermittently, Bluetooth mouse disconnects for a few seconds. The auto background lighting software can be annoying in dim lighting

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Very nice cpu., very smooth.

 

comes with an really packed version of Windows Media Center, which really gives the user unique theater feeling. Great sound and picture, plus, comes with a Media Remote

A little heavy (34lbs.). After putting Linux on the other partition, I found out that getting the actual "touchscreen" is a bit of work to get going, in fact, still working on it. I need help with that, as I am a newbie just learning Linux. (just to get a

Consumer review by:

Burned by Lenovo

 

Disappointing and frustrating.

Looks nice but poor quality assembly causes frequent crashes

I have had a lot of trouble with my Lenovo computer. Hasn't worked right from the beginning, with Internet connectivity being the big problem. It crashes a lot, and lately has not gone online at all. I've had repairs, but it's been a frustrating experi

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"Burned by Lenovo"

 

Disappointing and frustrating.

Looks nice but poor quality assembly causes frequent crashes.

I have had a lot of trouble with my Lenovo computer. Hasn't worked right from the beginning, with Internet connectivity being the big problem. It crashes a lot, and lately has not gone online at all. I've had repairs, but it's been a frustrating experi

Consumer review by:

Very nice cpu., very smooth.

 

Disappointing and frustrating.

comes with an really packed version of Windows Media Center, which really gives the user unique theater feeling. Great sound and picture, plus, comes with a Media Remote

A little heavy (34lbs.). After putting Linux on the other partition, I found out that getting the actual "touchscreen" is a bit of work to get going, in fact, still working on it. I need help with that, as I am a newbie just learning Linux. (just to get a

Consumer review by:

"Very nice cpu., very smooth."

 

comes with an really packed version of Windows Media Center, which really gives the user unique theater feeling. Great sound and picture, plus, comes with a Media Remote.

A little heavy (34lbs.). After putting Linux on the other partition, I found out that getting the actual "touchscreen" is a bit of work to get going, in fact, still working on it. I need help with that, as I am a newbie just learning Linux. (just to get a

Consumer review by:

"Great All in One touchscreen PC for the family"

 

I like this A700 overall. I have upgraded my unit with slimline SATA slot load BluRay burner and 8GB of 1333 DDR3 from G.Skill with no issues. I have also tweaked Windows 7 to run faster and turned off some of the Lenovo loaded software thats not...

Nice 1080p cinema like screen, HDMI in and out, HD OTA tuner, JBL sound, 1TB HDD and touchscreen with Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. The ATI 1gb integrated video is also good and so is the multi-card reader.

Original 4024-1AU A700 models only have 4gb DDR and a DVD drive. Newer units have 8GB DDR and BluRay. Intermittently, Bluetooth mouse disconnects for a few seconds. The auto background lighting software can be annoying in dim lighting.

Consumer review by:

Great All in One touchscreen PC for the family

 

Disappointing and frustrating.

Nice 1080p cinema like screen, HDMI in and out, HD OTA tuner, JBL sound, 1TB HDD and touchscreen with Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. The ATI 1gb integrated video is also good and so is the multi-card reader

Original 4024-1AU A700 models only have 4gb DDR and a DVD drive. Newer units have 8GB DDR and BluRay. Intermittently, Bluetooth mouse disconnects for a few seconds. The auto background lighting software can be annoying in dim lighting

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control:No / Yes
TV Card:DVB-T / No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:6 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
True Resolution:Full HD / WUXGA

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
Product Type:AIO
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:AIO

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):INTEL HD GPU / Mobility Radeon HD 5650
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / Unknown
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-350M / I5-430M / I7-740QM
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