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Lenovo ThinkCentre A51 8137

Lenovo ThinkCentre A51 8137
alaScore 87

124 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated.

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo ThinkCentre A51 8137 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review: Lenovo’s ThinkCentre Edge 92z is good for both work and play


This all-in-one delivers business-class features, plus a discrete GPU option that's good enough for games.

Svelte design ; Business-oriented feature set ; Good gaming performance ; VESA mount for optional articulated arm or stand

Wired keyboard and mouse ; No Blu-ray option

Surprisingly good gaming ices the cake with this thin, light, and capable all-in-one.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A51 Ultra Small


Artwork: Rick Rizner, Chris Manners

Small footprint; well designed

Modest performer; limited expandability

Well-designed office PC takes up little space and permits easy--though limited--upgrades to extend its useful life.

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Lenovo A51 Ultra Small


The A51's ultrasmall case fits into cramped office spaces, but contains an Ultrabay expansion slot, which lets you share peripherals, such as optical drives, with other ThinkPad and ThinkCentre users. Systems like this have advantages over...

Compact. Shares Ultrabay components (optical and removable hard drives) with ThinkPad line. Hardware security, including biometrics. Easy-to-service components. Internal power supply

Not very expandable. Non-removable palm rest in keyboard

With a compact form factor, decent pricing, and proven quality, the Lenovo ThinkCentre A51 Ultra Small should easily find a home in offices around the country.


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What Pentium? Don't u have anything better to spend on?


high performance - low price

Low L2 Cache - not a big problem

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Intel Celeron 2.8 GHz CPU


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Amazon review summary for Lenovo ThinkCentre A51 8137


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre A51 8137 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Decent Office Machine Great Price


We have bought quite a few of these for our employees that do general office work. I wouldn\'t purchase it for gaming or people that use high memory programs, but for Microsoft Office and accounting software it does great!

Compact","Easy To Set Up","Easy to use","Quiet

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Excellent high-end PC


Needed a fast, big-memory machine for video editing, etc., and found a very able machine. I-7 processor and 16 gig of RAM and Windows 7 Pro make for fast processing and image rendering. Would buy again, as Lenovo does a good job supporting their...

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Nice enough for a gamer's second PC


I keep on seeing reviews by people (presumably kids) who taking these and turning them in to "gaming rigs". This is not a viable gaming PC and never could be, thanks to AGP graphics and a generic motherboard. But, what a great system for families,...

It's nothing spectacular, but it certainly works for what it was designed for - light personal/business use. The case is nice enough and pretty quiet. Built-in graphics aren't good, but anyone buying this is probably looking for an "internet machine"....

I'm iffy on the power supply. 250W seems like nothing, but I suppose that with the lack of extra hardware and cooling, it's plenty

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This is a decent computer, got a AGP slot which is nice, only thing it needs it a RAM upgrade which you can suprisingly get off newegg for wonderful prices =)

Product Specifications

Put plenty of computing power in your office with ThinkCentre A Series desktops. Developed for businesses with 50 to 500 people, these models offer the PCs you want at great prices. All models feature a choice of optical drives and options to meet your needs. To help decrease expenses over the lifetime of your PCs, look inside for ThinkVantage Technologies and ThinkVantage Design elements. You'll see how to work more confidently and efficiently - and gain more time to focus on strategic goals. Model contains additional module with a specialized education preload image in the base preload package.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline/Mini tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Mini tower/Small form factor/Tower/Ultra small form factor

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline/Mini tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Mini tower/Small form factor/Tower/Ultra small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB/1MB/256KB/2MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/256KB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Finland/Netherlands/Spain/Switzerland/United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer AcerPower/Lenovo ThinkCentre A51


Chipset Type:Intel 915G Express/Intel 915GV Express/SiS661GX
Data Bus Speed:533MHz/800MHz


Color:Business black
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller
Processor Package:Intel Boxed/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/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
Write Speed:24x/48x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus Speed:400 MHz
Clock Speed:2.3GHz/2.53GHz/2.66GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz/2GHz/3.2GHz/3GHz
Compatible Processor Socket:Socket 478
Features:MMX instructions set / Streaming SIMD extensions 2
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:331/335/335J/336/340/516/520/521/530/531/540/541/630/640
Type:Celeron/Celeron D/Pentium 4


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

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

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-100/Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/80GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900/SiS Mirage