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Lenovo IdeaCentre K230

Lenovo IdeaCentre K230
alaScore 80

61 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo IdeaCentre K230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 61 reviews)

1 expert reviews

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by:

Good Desktop

 

shipping was fast and newegg delivers a sound internet shopping experience.

Very nice pc. Didn't have any complications with this machine and it upgraded to windows 7 64 bit without a hassle

The hard drive is quite noisy sometimes sounds like something is fighting in there (lol)

Consumer review by:

great deal

 

one of the dangers of perusing newegg is that you'll see something so cheap you can't resist buying it on impulse. I'll admit that I thought this was a dual quad core machine when I bought it on a whim. still, it's a really good deal. using it to...

whisper quiet, sleek looking (smaller case than I expected). cheap. wireless card included. decent graphics card

don't know when I will receive my Windows 7 upgrade

Consumer review by:

Great deal

 

Great computer. I don't mind the small cons all that much. The pros far outweigh the cons. I'm very satisfied with my purchase. I was reluctant on buying a pre-built brand name computer since I wanted to build one but this was too cheap to pass up.

I've priced this computer out for parts and I couldn't come out cheaper than what I bought it for. Set up was simple. All I had to do was power it. The cableing was nicely zip tied. Reviews mentioned bad, noisy Seagate hard drive but I was suprised to...

I still have no idea what I'm going to do with a quad core cpu, 8GB of RAM and 1TB of space. I would've liked an extra SATA cable because I bought a Blu-ray drive separately and that didn't come with a cable. The included DVD drive came with this neat...

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Consumer review by:

Good Desktop

 

I signed up for the Windows 7 upgrade with no effort. I haven't received that yet. I've put Linux on and had no issues (haven't tried wireless or virtualization yet).

Extremely quiet PC. I could still surf the web while converting video and compiling programs, so it has plenty of power for what I will use it for. The screw-less design of the case is great; I put another hard drive in and switched the dvd drive with...

The power cables were barely long enough for the second hard drive, but it fits. I had to rearrange some of the other cables as the were pressing against the memory

Consumer review by:

Can't Put Windows XP on This!

 

Cheaper than you can build it for

Can't put XP on this. Came with Vista 64 bit. VISTA sucks. Cheaply upgradeable to Windows 7. I don't trust Windows 7 and had a free copy of Windows XP, since this computer was replacing one that had a copy of XP on it. Hardware components such as Audio...

Consumer review by:

Great once upgraded

 

I purchased a APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply and it went in very easily. Only 4 wires to hook up and there is plenty of room inside to get the work done. I also purchased a SPARKLE SFPX94GT1024U2 GeForce 9400 GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express...

6Gb memory and good size disk

Power supply and graphics. Bios date is Dec 2008

Consumer review by:

a little dissapointed

 

I love New Egg but I wonder why they don't back up a family with two accounts that spent thousandsssss lastyear with them. I lost a $119.00 product that I should not have.

works great with my version of windows 7

computer comes marked Vista Basic, but it has Vista 64 bit home premium pre loaded. New Egg has not responded to my email

Consumer review by:

Very good

 

I bought it in Thanks giving sale. So far it is working very good. I loaded Solidworks CAD and using it fully. I did not have any problem. I happy with the wireless speed of 3 mbps

Mouse and CD door make lot of sound. I threw of the mouse and using Dell mouse. I will have to live with CD door

Consumer review by:

Nice machine

 

I looked and looked for a system that would be our server for our sb...this one is a quad 4 which is good cause the m/b will handle future upgrades. also there is a lot of ram so that will be helpful too. newegg had the best price...i shopped all the...

Fast...but nothing is loaded ; Quiet...but not under a lot of strange ; Price...good bang for the buck ; Design...good design...well engineered and efficient ; Lenovo/IBM good brand with good support and docs

None yet

Consumer review by:

Good

 

Quality machine at this price.

Quiet, Fast, Eligible for Win7 upgrade, Not too many preinstalled software, Fast Shipping, All reaches 5.9 points(highest) except video part

Video Card enough for daily use. Any 30$ video card on this website would be better than this one

Product Specifications

The IdeaCentre K230 desktop adds to the consumer desktop portfolio as a logical choice for a powerful desktop with high-end, memory-demanding functions. Lenovo designed the K230 desktop to be ideal for watching video. The IdeaCentre K230 desktop features an Intel Core 2 Quad processor.

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/3MB/4MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:5359
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaCentre K230

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G33 Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/1333MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x/16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Type:DVD-RW/DVD-Writer/DVD-Writer / BD-ROM
Write Speed:32x/40x (CD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.33GHz/2.4GHz/2.5GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:E2220/E5200/E7400/E7500/Q8200/Q8300
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad/Pentium

RAM

Installed Size:5GB/6GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 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:500GB/640GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 3100/NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GE
HDCP compatible: Yes
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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