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Lenovo IdeaCentre K230

Lenovo IdeaCentre K230
alaScore 80

61 reviews

Oct, 2014

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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

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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...


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:

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:

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:

Great home office PC


This review based on same computer that two weeks ago was additionally configured with a wireless LAN card and an HDTV tuner with remote. When I reported the PC didn't fire up, Newegg was quick to offer an RMA had I needed to return it.

Very sturdy, clean, and sleek-looking case, very quiet operation. Has the power to run two high definition videos simultaneously with nary a stutter. Gamers would want to upgrade the video, but it's more than adequate for non-gaming use ; Came with...

Straight out of the box, the PC didn't start or even power up. Turned out the RAM needed to be re-seated ; Pre-installed with Vista 64-bit Home Premium on one huge partition, making it difficult to preserve as-shipped configuration for repartitioned...

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

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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


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaCentre K230


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




Type: None


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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.33GHz/2.4GHz/2.5GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz
Installed Qty:1
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


Installed Size:5GB/6GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

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


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


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