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Lenovo Essential H330

Lenovo Essential H330
alaScore 84

16 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Lenovo Essential H330. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and price. The design and size also get good reviews.

size, design, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Essential H330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Natalie Shoemaker (pcmag.com)

Lenovo H330-77801HU

 

The Lenovo H330-77801HU is a great small form factor PC outfitted with features like a Blu-ray player and 1TB hard drive that will appeal to those in need of a media-oriented system.

Compact form factor fits in tight spaces. Core i5 processor is a strong performer. Blu-ray player. Monitor, keyboard, and mouse included. Discrete graphics processor on board. Big 1TB drive. No Bloatware.

No Wi-Fi. Discrete graphics isn't ideal for high-end gaming.

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Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Lenovo H330: Budget Machine Outperforms Its Category

 

My, how far Budget desktops have come. While Lenovo's orange-accented H330 is definitely "budget"--it starts at just $650--it packs some impressive specs, including an i5 processor, a Blu-ray disc drive, and a 1TB hard drive. Plus, it performs like a...

Great performance for a budget machine ; Blu-ray disc player

Graphics performance isn't great ; No room to tinker

The H330 packs impressive specs for a sub-$800 desktop: a Core i5 processor, 1TB of hard drive space, and a Blu-ray disc drive.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre H330

 

The Lenovo IdeaCentre H330 is a budget machine that actually outperforms most other similar desktops in its category. It has a sub-$600 price and includes an Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 1.5TB hard drive. It also has a slim design, but with that...

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo H330 review

 

My, how far budget PCs have come. The Lenovo H330 is definitely "budget" - it costs just £399 from Currys and PC World - it packs some impressive specs, including an i5 processor and a 1TB hard drive. Plus, it performs like a lower-end non-budget PC.

Lenovo's H330 may be a budget machine, but it does have a few tricks up its sleeve- namely impressive performance. This desktop is good choice for people who are looking for general performance, mild multimedia usage, and a small footprint.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Lenovo H330 review

 

Lenovo's H330 may be a budget machine, but it does have a few tricks up its sleeve - namely impressive performance and a Blu-ray player. While I'm not sure you really need a Blu-ray player on a machine that has decent (at best) graphics quality, this...

Dec, 2011

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

Powerful little package

 

Lenovo rocks. I've been using their computers for years. Never had one problem. I bench marked this computer and it was much higher then comparably priced computers. I looked up the processor before I purchased it so I knew it was a good one. Really...

Not one complaint or snivel

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Alex R (newegg.com)

Bad Hard Drives

 

Nice looking computers, good value overall, would be happy if it wasn't for the hard drives going bad

Of the 8 computers we have, 2 have had hard drives crash after less than 90 days of use. And 1 more is being symptomatic of this. It looks like it was a bad batch of drives or something like this. Also, thought I had the on-site warranty but evidently...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Barry (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H330

 

Overall easy to set up and good value

I would have liked more in the software bundle but still good value

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:SFF / Small Desktop
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Number of 3.5" bays:1
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:180
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Internal modem: No
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Built-in camera: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Professional\nWindows 7 Home Premium\nWindows 7 Home Basic
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.94 x 15.7 x 11.5
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Form Factor:Tower
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Platform:PC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
TV tuner integrated: No
Weight:15

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display Diagonal:20
Display included:No / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel H61
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61
Password protection:Y
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:180
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):27 / 29 / 31 / 33
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:G630 / G850 / i3-2100 / i3-2120
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Pentium G
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.9 / 3.1 / 3.3
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:G630 / G850 / i3-2100 / i3-2120
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G600 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium G800 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:69.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35, 65 / 65

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53422 / 53426 / 53483 / 53491
Processor code:SR05Q / SR05S
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Starter

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
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:1000 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.7
Height:11.5
Weight:15 / 21.5
Width:3.94