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Lenovo Essential H420

Lenovo Essential H420
alaScore 84

75 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Lenovo Essential H420. 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 really like the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Essential H420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Essential H420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo Essential H420 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. People really like the usability. The price also gets good feedback.

price, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo H420 77525HU Desktop (Black)Lenovo H420 77525HU Desktop (Black)

Dec, 2017

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

Lenovo H420 (7752-1YU)

 

The Lenovo H420 (7752-1YU) is more expensive than the bargain-basement systems, but it makes up for it in useful features.

HDMI out. 6GB of RAM. Big 1.5TB drive. Integrated Wi-Fi. Core i3 processor. No bloatware. Rubber cushioned fan.

No USB 3.0. No free DIMM slots. Low-capacity power supply unit.

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Oct, 2011

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

Lenovo H420 (7752-3FU)

 

The Lenovo H420 (7752-FU) is a decently-equipped machine for under $500. But not much else stands out on this budget desktop.

Great price. 6GB of memory. HDMI-out. Free of bloatware.

Weak power supply unit. No Wi-Fi. Only two memory DIMM slots. No USB 3.0.

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Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Jim (newegg.com)

Hardware Glitches

 

I'll spend the extra $100 and go back to building my own computers. BuBuy Le No Vo.

It is a Lenovo. but between this Lenvo and the last 7 I put into operation I think the "Lenovo" designator will be in the "CONS" section below

After ordering and configuring one of these machines it bacame obvious why purchasing the components alone would have costed slightly more. This is a refurb / glitchy computer. Wired network card has 20% dropped packets to the router located 15 feet...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: AK (tigerdirect.com)

Great Desk Top overall

 

Performance is top notch, craftsmanship is high quality, and price is low for that type of machine. We do lots of operatiions with Photoshop and video sizing as well as web building and paperwork processing and no glotches as of yet and very smooth...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: qualitech 2011 (newegg.com)

Cmon People!!!

 

You cannot give this 1 or 2 eggs based on the fact your older programs will not work with Windows 7. That has nothing at all to do with the system. Also, do not give 1-2 eggs based on the fact you think its too big - these are the stupidest reviews I...

NONE

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: dacree, (tigerdirect.com)

Not bad once you put Win 7 Pro on it

 

I bought 3 of these to update some older machines in the office.These machines are relatively fast, have good storage, and a decent amount of RAM for the money. The best part for me it the IBM driver disk that gets the machine up and running quickly of...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Hershfam5 (newegg.com)

Excellent for price

 

Bought two of these for our company since it has the 1156 chipset that will allow it to be upgradeable in the future allowing this computer to last longer in our system than a Dell. And the cost was wonderful!!

speed, ease of set-up, cost

Wish it came with the trial version of Office 2010

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: dvillarreal (newegg.com)

lenovo H420 (77525GU)

 

Quiet--you cannot hear it run. When it failed after 18 hours of use New Egg stood behind the product

It is rather large. That issue I could work with, but it lasted only 18 hours and then the hard drive failed. I was not impressed

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: agree (tigerdirect.com)

Really bad for the money

 

dont buy this computer, if your going to spend $400 might as well just build your own computer and get a better one. Intel sucks badly :( very upset about the buy...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Science_Ph (tigerdirect.com)

Bad deal

 

The computer Hard drive crashed after purchasing the Lenovo purchased from Lenovo outlet.

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Tower
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Number of 3.5" bays:2
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:280

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:3
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2048 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6450 / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 530
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
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):1000 / 1100 / 1350
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 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x 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
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Built-in camera: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Data Transfer Rate:1000
Dimensions (WxDxH):6.89 x 16.9 x 14.5 / 6.9 x 16.9 x 14.5
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External drive bays:1 x 5.25"
Floppy drive installed: No
Form Factor:Tower
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal drive bays:2 x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Platform:PC
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
TV tuner integrated: No
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Weight:17.6
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display Diagonal:18.5
Display included:No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD / Realtek ALC662
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
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:280

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24 / 26 / 27 / 30 / 31 / 33 / 34
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):16 / 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:G530 / G620 / G630 / i3-2100 / i3-2120 / i5-2320 / i7-2600
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.8
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel Pentium G / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:G530 / G620 / G630 / i3-2100 / i3-2120 / i5-2320 / i7-2600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-2600 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G600 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:69.1 / 72.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35, 65 / 65 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
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:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / 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
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Standard Manageability:N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
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™:N / No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52213 / 53414 / 53422 / 53426 / 53446 / 53480 / 53483
Processor code:SR00B / SR02L / SR05H / SR05R / SR05S
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Software

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

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:1000 / 2 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.5 / 16.9
Height:14.5 / 16.9
Weight:17.6
Width:6.89