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Lenovo ThinkCentre A50

Lenovo ThinkCentre A50
alaScore 75

13 reviews

Oct, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre A50. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and size.

size, usability

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 75/100 = Good quality.

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

IBM ThinkCentre S50/A50


The ThinkCentre A50/S50 will fit anywhere, and fit most budget requirements as well.

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.

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Aug, 2004

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

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 comes with a limited three-year warranty on parts and one year on labor. On-site support for two years costs $75. Toll-free technical support is 8:00–5:00 eastern time daily.

Nov, 2003

Expert review by: Tarinder Sandhu (

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....

Mar, 2004

Expert review by: David Ross (

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...

Sep, 2000

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


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128


Country Kits:France/Germany/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IBM eserver xSeries 306/Lenovo ThinkCentre A50/Lenovo ThinkCentre A50p/ThinkCentre A50/ThinkCentre A50p


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


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


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


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


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
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Features:MMX instructions set / Streaming SIMD extensions 2
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Number:325/330/335
Server Scalability:1-way
Type:Celeron/Celeron D/Pentium 4

Processor special features

Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32


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


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)


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


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