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Lenovo IdeaCentre K220

Lenovo IdeaCentre K220
alaScore 83

4 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo IdeaCentre K220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 4 reviews)

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Lenovo IdeaCentre K220

 

In performance, the $649 (as of 8/23/09) Lenovo IdeaCentre K220 beats nearly all of its ultrainexpensive rivals. But one competitor on our Top 10 Value PCs chart crushes the IdeaCentre badly enough in both general and gaming performance that it's...

Great price for its general performance ; Above-average storage capacity

Unplayable gaming graphics ; Dreadful selection of connections

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by:

Lenovo IdeaCentre K220

 

The IdeaCentre K220 is housed in an updated version of the K210 case. The new system is more monochromatic than its predecessor, with black the dominant color. It's a standard minitower chassis, but subtle beveling and indentations make the system more...

Quad-core in a value-priced desktop. Light on crapware. One-key rescue system. Antibacterial keyboard. Tool-less upgrades. Large hard drive. Veriface visual log-on (when paired with optional webcam)

Memory slots full. 90-day Trend Micro Internet Security trial subscription. Office trial

The Lenovo IdeaCentre K220 is attractive, full of features, light on crapware, and smokes the competition when it comes to getting things done quickly. What else could you ask for from an everyday, general-purpose PC?

Consumer review by:

Good

 

Overall, good computer for the price. Sucks that it's not loaded with Windows 7.

Runs pretty smoothly and does what it's supposed to do ; Major upgrade what I had before

Only thing is that it takes some moving around if you want to install a second hard drive. I had to move the preinstalled one into the second HD slot and place the extra into the first slot in order for it to fit. The person above my review was right...

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This Computer is Amazing!

 

I threw in an Nvidia 8500GT I had in storage for maximized HD performance and bought a Creative Titanium sound card with optical out for incredible sound quality. We have it set up on our 50 inch Toshiba HD TV. Our 5.1 Polk speakers with Pioneer...

Speed, price, plays Blu-Ray, HD Dvd's, regular Dvd's, and burns whatever you want. Has 64 bit Vista which has been great so far. Our other media center PC is an Acer with a Intel Quad Core 6600 processor. It cost us a lot more than this one about a...

Lot's of bugs and annoyances with my Acer but with this Lenovo I have found absolutely zero cons. Well, maybe the Blu-Ray playing software could be better but that's about it

Product Specifications

The IdeaCentre K220 desktop features Lenovo's signature VeriFace facial recognition technology, allowing each member of the family to use his or her facial image as the log-on password. A web camera and monitor, purchased separately, are required for VeriFace functionality. The K220 desktop also has Bright Vision technology that helps to reduce eye strain. Bright Vision automatically adjusts the screen's brightness based on the user's proximity and surrounding light conditions. The IdeaCentre K220 desktop includes the Lenovo Rescue System, featuring OneKey Recovery, a tool used to recover information and restore the system without losing files.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/4MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17in
Height:15in
Weight:21.6lbs/24.3lbs
Width:7.1in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:5358
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaCentre K220

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G31 Express/Intel G43 Express
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Type:DVD-Writer/DVD-Writer / BD-ROM

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.33GHz/2.4GHz/2.5GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:E2220/E5200/Q8200
Type:Core 2 Quad/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1TB/500GB/640GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500/Intel GMA X4500/NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GE
HDCP compatible: Yes
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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