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Lenovo Ideacentre A700

Lenovo Ideacentre A700
alaScore 82

34 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre A700. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The reliability also gets good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the size. There are some negative views about the price.

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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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre A700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre A700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and reliability. The price and design are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the size.

design, price, reliability, usability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideacentre A700 Series 40244CU Desktop (Black)Lenovo Ideacentre A700 Series 40244CU Desktop (Black)

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 review:

 

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.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (desktopreview.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 Review

 

Lenovo's IdeaCentre A700 is the star of Lenovo's 'A' Series all-in-one lineup.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

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

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

I got a lemon!!

 

Got a great deal the weekend of Thanksgiving. This thing worked great for 3 days and the whole family loved the touchscreen and other functions. Then, mysteriously stopped working after 3rd day. (Dark blue screen with blinking cursor) After much time...

looks great, sharp graphics, great sound

a little slower than I expected from such a new machine with a faster processor. Really not much faster than my 8 yr. old Dell

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: YOYO (newegg.com)

Nice System but..

 

It's got almost everything you can imagine. HDMI out, cable tv card, lots of ram, etc

My display died after 5 months. Still waiting on Lenovo to get a replacement/fix. I've owned 5 of the gateway all in ones with no failures

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

lenovo IdeaCentre A700(4024-4AU) 23" Intel Core i3 370M(2.40GHz) 4GB DDR3 320GB HDD Capacity Intel HD Graphics Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

 

This is a good computer so far. The picture is great and the touch screen is so responsive

None

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Strong retail all-in-one

 

I was a little disappointed by the bluetooth keyboard and mouse. If it was my computer, I would definitely look to purchasing better ones. Ditch the screen saver when you get it. A computer that starts making noise when its been idle for a while makes...

A good retail-oriented product for the the general public. I bought this unit for my parents, who are retired, as a replacement for their current 8 year old computer. This unit will definitely work well for their needs for the next 8 years ; 1. No...

1. Keyboard layout is non-standard ; 2. Bluetooth keyboard and mouse is dependent on where you place the receiver, and sometime the mouse movement seems a bit sporadic ; 3. The Lenovo screen saver includes sound

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: ezveedub (newegg.com)

Great Multimedia All-in-One PC

 

Optical drive is slimline SATA, expandable memory to 8gb, CPU can be swapped out, but ATI graphics is part of motherboard. I have since swapped out the 4GB ddr for 8Gb ddr (2x sticks) and installed a 4x Blu-Ray burner with PowerDVD 10 ultra

Full multimedia capable all-in one PC, seemless operation of touchscreen, minimal bloatware, HD TV tuner, HDMI in and out, 1TB 7200RPM 3.5 HDD. 1080P LED LCD

Mobile I7 CPU, IR remote instead of Bluetooth, intermittent Bluetooth signal interrupts, no Blu-Ray drive

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Ezveedub (newegg.com)

Excellent All In One PC

 

System was very easy to setup. You have to first bond the keyboard and mouse during the first boot up. Once up and running, system worked fine. Touchscreen is responsive, and there are also some simple finger "Flicks" to manipulate browsing pages and...

Intel I7 QM cpu with Turbo, DDR3 1333mhz memory, ATI 5650 graphics, HDMI in and out, 1080p Led LCD touchscreen, 1TB hard drive, Bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse, JBL built-in speakers. Allows for wall mounting also if needed with IR remote. S/PDIF...

Mobile processor, not desktop I7 cpu, IR remote, not Bluetooth. No Blu-Ray drive, DVD±RW burner only. Very intermittent Bluetooth mouse signal interruption for a few seconds (maybe the Lenovo mouse itself, changed to a Microsoft 5000 Bluetooth mouse...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: bookreeader (viewpoints.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 - truly an All-in-One Computer! ”

 

If you are looking for a computer that truly has it all, check out the Lenovo Idea Centre A700.  First of all, it is so clean and sleek in design, that it looks like a high-end TV.  With wireless keyboard and mouse, there is only one cord to hook up,...

Dec, 2010
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Product Specifications

Display

Detachable display: No
HD type:Full HD
Screen shape:Flat

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2048
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter ID:1912
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 2133,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Clarksfield / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 65

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1