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Lenovo Essential H420

Lenovo Essential H420
alaScore 81

20 reviews

Oct, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Lenovo Essential H420. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the usability and price.

price, usability

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo Essential H420 from 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 Comments about the usability and price are on the whole positive.

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

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

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Jim (

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 (

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 (

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...


Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: dacree, (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

Bad deal


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

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Reretired (

Excelent for the price


Very pleased with the way the unit installed pereferials on its own.


non yet

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Mikkimutt (

Lenovo H420 item #557332


I recently replaced my 11 year old Compaq with this model of Lenovo and it is fantastic. It was so easy to set up, didn't come with all the preloaded garbage that many others do and has performed flawlessly. Other than the keyboard, I am extremely...

awesome flawless machine, superb buy for the money

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Water cooling system: No


Discrete graphics adapter memory:512
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1


Password protection: Yes


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):16 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Standard Manageability: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:53422 / 53426 / i3-2120
Processor package size:37.5


Number of storage drives installed:1