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Lenovo ThinkCentre A50

Lenovo ThinkCentre A50
alaScore 77

13 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo ThinkCentre A50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 13 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkCentre A50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre A50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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IBM ThinkCentre S50/A50

 

The ThinkCentre A50/S50 twin models are all business—in a good way. If you are buying this PC through IBM's Express Portfolio program, it is known as the A50; if you are going through other channels, it is the S50. Either way, it's a commendable...

Easy-to-hide small size. Totally tool-less serviceability (even drive mounting). IBM Rapid Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore utilities

Not much expansion room. Small hard drive

With its combination of ultra-small chassis, respectable performance, and potent support structure, the IBM ThinkCentre A50/S50 is a fine choice for the space-constrained office or cubicle.

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IBM ThinkCentre A50

 

IBM's strength is in the corporate market, and as we see here, the IBM ThinkCentre A50 is lacking in nearly every consumer category; it's not a home PC, it's a business system. The system's 2.4-GHz processor and 40GB hard drive fall short of the...

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Intel Celeron 2.8GHz

 

Intel Celeron 2.8GHz Review Intel's Pentium 4 Prescott processor has been receiving most of the press attention recently. Initial performance suggests that the architectural changes instigated by Intel won't be realised until the Prescott is clocked...

Intel, unlike AMD, has sought to distinguish its consumer-level CPUs by using one basic blueprint and lopping of features on the cheaper models. The cheaper models, which Intel has labelled as Celerons, use the basic setup of the Pentium 4 processor....

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Intel Celeron 2 Overclocking!

 

Well times do seem to change, a year ago the prospect of having 3D applications running under Linux was a painful one. Whereas the Windows market had a large number of cards to choose from, unless you had a voodoo (one or two) there was only software...

The motherboard is nice, very nice with the inclusion of 6 PCI slots you can't complain, and the ability to have different clock speeds for the memory and FSB this is also a positive, and it's stability is excellent. This board is defiantly a board to...

Product Specifications

The IBM xSeries 306 offers affordability and innovation to meet the edge-of-network and Webserving needs of midsize and large enterprises. The x306 features Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology for an easy migration path to 64-bit computing, delivering investment protection and enhanced performance. Features including Intel Pentium 4 processors with 800 MHz front-side bus, 1MB L2 cache, Ultra320 or Serial ATA drives help optimize performance based on system requirements. These features offer functionality powerful enough for midsize and large enterprises, yet affordable enough to stay within budget. The 1U rack design of the x306 helps optimize space-constrained environments with one of the industry's smallest form factors. The small depth improves ease of use with efficient cooling and simplified cable management.

Audio Output

Type:None/Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline/Rack-mountable/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Rack-mountable/Small form factor/Tower/Ultra small form factor

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline/Rack-mountable/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Rack-mountable/Small form factor/Tower/Ultra small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB/1MB/256KB/512KB
Per Processor Size:128KB/1MB/256KB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.6in/10.7in/14.1in/15.8in/16.3in/16.7in/16in
Height:15.7in/16.3in/3.3in/3.5in/5.5in
Weight:13.2lbs/14.1lbs/17.9lbs/18.3lbs/20.1lbs/22.5lbs/22lbs/24.9lbs/25.1lbs
Width:10.9in/12.2in/16.7in/7.1in/7.5in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:France/Germany/United States
Localization:English/French/German
Manufacturer:IBM/Intel/Lenovo
Model:1878/8084/8085/8089/8090/8147/8148/8149/8175/8177/8178/8193/8194/8195/8320/8419
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IBM eserver xSeries 306/Lenovo ThinkCentre A50/Lenovo ThinkCentre A50p/ThinkCentre A50/ThinkCentre A50p

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 865G/Intel 865GV
Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Business black/Stealth black
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller
Processor Package:OEM/tray
Product Type (AD):Processor

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x/24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x/32x/48x
Type:CD-ROM/CD-RW/CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD-ROM/DVD-Writer/None
Write Speed:24x/32x/48x

OS Provided

Type:DOS license/IBM PC DOS/IBM PC DOS 2000/Microsoft Windows 2000/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

Bus Speed:400 MHz
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.66GHz/2.6GHz/2.8GHz/2GHz/3.2GHz/3GHz
Compatible Processor Socket:Socket 478
Features:MMX instructions set / Streaming SIMD extensions 2
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:325/330/335
Server Scalability:1-way
Type:Celeron/Celeron D/Pentium 4
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

Installed Size:0MB/128MB/256MB/2GB/512MB/768MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years 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:IDE/None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-100/Ultra320 SCSI

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/120GB/40GB/73.4GB/80GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / PC DOS/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / PC DOS/Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional/Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional/Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / PC DOS
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business/Home use / Small business/Small business/Small business / Corporate business
Type:Personal computer/Server

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon 7000M/Intel Extreme Graphics 2/NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440/NVIDIA Quadro4 200NVS
Interface Type:AGP/AGP 8x
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