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Lenovo ThinkCentre M57p

Lenovo ThinkCentre M57p
alaScore 82

52 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre M57p. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the price.

usability, size, design, reliability

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkCentre M57p eco

 

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M57p eco is a compact, green desktop that's well suited to large corporations and also good for small businesses.

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!

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May, 2008

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Fine system for $68

 

Dual core computer for less than 70 bucks Works as advertised No tools needed for opening case/changing hard drive This computer did not give me Ebola Windows 7 included

None at all at this price point

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Lester M. (newegg.com)

Lenovo M57P

 

System is very good for what it was purchased for a Sr citizen to Surf the internet and play card games online.

Would give a 5 star except system did not have all the memory as advertised, it only has 2GB. Which is the only reason it was purchased over some of the other choices. would hope Newegg will rectify that issue.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

broken cpu heatsink bracket

 

i bought this to make a small pfsense box i was easily able to slot a quad port intel nic in the pcie x16 slot and was pleasantly surprised to find the on board nic was also intel gigabit, traded the 80gb hard drive for two 320gb and add 2gb more ram...

small compact easy to open fully working system once repaired (see cons) 4 slots for 1.8v ddr2 ram and 1 x pcie x16 slot on board intel gigabit nic

my unit came with a broken cpu heatsink bracket specifically the clip that holds down the retention arm for the cpu heatsink. once i got the case out of the box i open it up to find the heatsink loose and rotated in place inspection yielded that there...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

the best budget computer

 

put in an MSI 5450 HD pcie2.0 video card and works pretty well. Low-end gaming and high end video. be sure to use pcie 2.0 as 2.1 requires higher watt which would be too much for this power supply.

I needed a low-budget computer and this one fit my price quite nicely. I give it 4 eggs 'cause I consider value for the money and for what I spent it's definitely worth 4 eggs

It' can use several upgrades but I hate calling those cons because I knew what I was buying and what I was paying I wouldn't have expected those upgrades to be included. In time I'll add an SSD and upgrade to 2g ram sticks

May, 2015

Consumer review by: JJHert (newegg.com)

No bugs on me

 

I bought this thinkcenter For a separate computer for the internet so it would not corrupt my primary computer. I have had some issues with it but nothing major. Mow I can work on my primary computer without concern about inter net trash

none yet

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Amaziah (newegg.com)

Lenovo ThinkCentre M57P

 

The Intel Management Engine BIOS was interesting (!?). The unit's previous life apparently was in a corporate environment where IT managed desktops. Maybe Powershell would provide some BIOS settings?

A very nice small foot-print desktop for everyday use. Installed Windows 8.1, for testing and education, and works well. The unit comes with Intel Management Engine BIOS, which was new to me. At startup press F1 for some setup utilities, or F12 for...

No cons

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: chuck (newegg.com)

Misadvertised OS Specs

 

The physical system was in quite good condition. No scratches or other damage to the case or interior

I really like Lenovo desktops as they are very substantial, some might say heavy. There are other advantages, but in this case, Newegg seems to have lost control of the accuracy of their advertising. The operating system was described as a 32 bit...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Kevin D (newegg.com)

Better than expected

 

I kept the quiet, slower one. Might not be a perfect machine but it is stable and works well. I didn't want to chance getting another one that wasn't as good. I will update when the other on comes in.

Works well as a front desk PC for my small business ; Great for web surfing and simple tasks ; My son plays online kids games without any problems ; Case is in perfect condition ; Works as advertised

Bought two of these. One was noticeably faster and responsive. The faster one was having an issue where the CPU fan was running 100% and was very loud. Flashed the BIOS, did some other remedies that didn't work. Called the Refurb company and they did...

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:CE, UL, TUV GS, C-Tick, ISO 9241-3, VCCI Class B ITE, GOST, BSMI CNS 13438 Class B, cUL, NOM, SABS, SASO, CB, FCC Part 15 B, CCC, IRAM, ACPI 2.3, ACA, JEITA

Design

Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington
Chassis type:Desktop / SFF / Tower
Color of product:Black
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:225 / 235 / 280
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:110 - 220 V / 115 - 230 V

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:1 / 2

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 3100 / Intel GMA X3000 / No
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 4x DIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:16
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Acoustic pressure emissions:23 / 24 / 28
BIOS password: Yes
CD read speed:48
CD rewrite speed:32
CD write speed:48
Certified operating system:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32/64 Bit)
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
Drive device, transfer rate:300
External drive bays:1 - 3.5" x 1/3H, 1 - 5.25" x 1/2H / 1x3.5", 1x5.25" / 2 - 5.25" x 1/2H, 1 - 3.5" x 1/3H
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal drive bays:1 - 3.5" x 1/3H / 1x 3.25“ / 2 - 3.5" x 1/3H
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Platform:PC
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 120 - 230 V / 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power supply type:AC
Security Features:TPM 1.2
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nDiskeeper Lite\nGoogle Picasa\nLatest ThinkVantage Technologies suite\nMicrosoft Windows Live Portal\nPC Doctor / Rescue & Recovery\nClient Security Solution\nMultimedia Center Think Offerings\nSonic RecordNow & Drive Letter Access\nInterVideo WinDVD
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 700:1 / 800:1
Display brightness:250 / 300
Display Diagonal:19 / 22
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1440 x 900 / 1680 x 1050
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 176
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 176

Performance

Audio system:AD1882 / AD1882 HD Audio CODEC / ADI 1882 / HD / HD Audio / Realtek ALC662
Chipset:Intel Q35
Motherboard chipset:Intel Q35
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:1 / 2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:225 / 235 / 280
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:110 - 220 V / 115 - 230 V

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):7 / 7.5 / 8 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:No / Yes
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410 / 456
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:107 / 143 / 164
Processor:E6550 / E6750 / E6850 / E8200 / E8400 / Q9300
Processor cache:4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Conroe / Wolfdale / Yorkfield
Processor cores:2 / 4 / 8
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Quad
Processor frequency:2.33 / 2.5 / 2.66 / 3
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:E6550 / E6750 / E6850 / E8200 / E8400 / Q9300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo E6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo E8000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / E0 / G0 / M1
Tcase:71.4 / 72 / 72.4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 95

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:30783 / 30784 / 30785 / 33909 / 33910 / 33922
Processor code:SLA9U / SLA9V / SLA9X / SLAPP / SLAWE / SLB9J
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2007\nNorton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
RAID levels:0, 1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 80

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9 / 13.4 / 14 / 14.1 / 15.7 / 16.2 / 17 / 17.3
Height:15.7 / 15.8 / 17 / 3.44 / 3.5 / 3.9 / 4.25
Weight:14.1 / 16.3 / 16.4 / 22.5 / 22.9 / 24.3
Width:10.7 / 12.2 / 12.5 / 13 / 6.77 / 6.85 / 6.89