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Lenovo ThinkCentre M57p

Lenovo ThinkCentre M57p
alaScore 81

43 reviews

Jan, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre M57p. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Some have doubts about the usability and price.

price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo ThinkCentre M57p is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Lenovo ThinkCentre m57p ECO


The ThinkCentre M57p's compact black metal case measures just 3.2 by 10.8 by 9.2 inches (HWD). It could even sit in a bracket mount (available from Lenovo) behind a standard LCD monitor, effectively turning it into an all-in-one PC. The system's...

Green PC with energy usage to match. ThinkCentre utilities and IT support. Small form factor. Easy to service. 45-watt processor. Intel vPro. EPEAT Gold. Energy Star 4.0. ThinkVantage Client Security (TPM). Three-year warranty

No expansion room. Bloatware. Limited to integrated Intel GMA 3100 graphics ; Watch the Lenovo ThinkCentre M57p eco Video Review

The ThinkCentre M57p is a green corporate PC with power saving and powerful computing.

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Nothing yet! i have a several year old HP Tower, Intel Pentium 4 w/ XP. This is the reason I purchased the Lenovo. I required Windows & and my system required more RAM. I thought the update to a Dual core desktop would be an improvement in my basic...

No security installed on system. Now I understand that is typical. I downloaded Microsoft Security Essentials first. Removed your Anti-virus due to potential cost. Downloaded Microsoft anti-Malware, Virus programs. CPU very slow. ? if system is...

Consumer review by:

Decent computer


Overall, a decent machine for what is needed.

Good entry computer for another family. This will be used for homework and basic internet tasks

Keyboard was defective and a column of keys didn't work. No 1, Q, A, or Z which makes typing difficult. I don't think it is worth trying to replace the entire unit for the keyboard, but that is very inconvenient


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Should have stayed away from referb


Arrived fast and in one piece

Hard drive failed within 60 days. This is the second time one of these refurbished units failed within that time frame. Now the joy of re-installing everything again

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Seems ok


Seems to work fine

Keeps defaulting to UK keyboard and setup. Have removed it but keeps coming back after rebooting - MAJOR annoyance

Consumer review by:

Nice little PC


Reinstall disc came with wrong Win 7 version and Andy at Blair Tech immediately sent correct version. Great service! Thanks

Very compact, well engineered and easy to work on. Fast unit with Windows 7 Pro. Can handle most any job. Excellent buy at an on sale price. Ordered another 2GB of ram, can use up up to 8GB. PCI slots for internal video card


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Great little system! Quick, quiet and clean!


Great system to run a NVR with Blue Iris software. Was able to very easily remove the provided hard drive and install my own NVR/DVR quality unit. Used a good copy of Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit and the provided license key to install the system....

Small form factor, black case, easy to open ; Refurbished- cleaned everything and it shows that they care about their customers and products

Packaging as a little less than desirable

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Good Computers, bad accessories.


We bought 9 of these computers and they work great for our office, but the accessories leave much to be desired. I would have paid a few extra dollars for some decent accessories. If you buy these computers plan on buying your own mouse and keyboard.

The computers are great for refurbished units. The Windows 7 PRO 64-bit operating systems run great and installation on our existing network went nearly perfect

The keyboards and mice are the cheapest stuff I have ever seen. The keyboards have to be unplugged and plugged back in frequently as they just stop working out of the blue. The mice are so cheaply made that the red optical lights shine through every...

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Got this nice little unit on sale for $150. Can't really go wrong with Core 2 Duo 2.3ghz for $150, considering Win7 and the processor alone is twice that. Runs very snappy even on a basic 7200 RPM HDD. Can even run some non high profile games on decent...

With a graphics card installed, can't use on board VGA plug, it simply doesn't show up. Since the case isn't big enough, I had to get a low profile vid card on which I had to take off VGA port so it would fit. My small TV/monitor only has VGA and...

Consumer review by:

Great Value for the Price


I can think of a dozen uses for this, but here are some ideas: - Lightweight web server - Workstation for entry level user - Workstation for a startup, non-for-profit, or other lean organization - Single purpose workstation for basic office users...

Inexpensive ; Green/low power consumption ; Solid build, typical ThinkCentre ; Surprisingly quick ; Runs Win7 just fine

Small drive ; Takes forever to boot

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader: No
Firewire: No
TV Output: No
Wireless LAN: No


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows Vista Business
Product Type:Desktop / Tower
Type:Desktop / Micro PC / Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 3100 / GMA X3100 / HD2400XT / k.A.
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:Q35 / Q35 EXPRESS / Q965 / Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:E6550 / E6750 / E8200 / E8400