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Lenovo ThinkCentre A52

Lenovo ThinkCentre A52
alaScore 81

19 reviews

Sep, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre A52. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the price and size.

size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo ThinkCentre A52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

Lenovo ThinkCentre A60


The Lenovo ThinkCentre A60 is faster and more capable than a sub-$500 bargain business PC, but it will cost you a lot less than a $1,500 high-end machine.

Still has a floppy disk drive. Athlon X2 dual-core goodness. ThinkVantage utilities. Vista-ready. Toolless chassis. Large hard drive in a business PC.

Vista-compatible, but uses shared video memory. Slower than Intel Core 2 Duo-equipped systems.

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Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (

Lenovo THINKCENTRE A60 DT ATHLON64 4200 2.6G 512MB 80GB CD XPP


The A60 D3U comes in a plain, elegantly designed case bearing Lenovo's signature matte black finish. This $949 (as of November 6, 2006) system means business: It has virtually none of the frills of the other consumer systems we tested, but it does have...

Beefy performance ; Plenty of room for expansion

Adding RAM can get expensive ; Only one vacant drive bay

Solid business system includes innovative features such as a data encryption chip and remote management.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Kirk Steers (

Lenovo ThinkCentre A52


Artwork: Rick Rizner, Chris Manners

Easily upgradable; system recovery tools

Expensive; subpar performance

Slightly overpriced and underpowered, this Lenovo business system offers easily upgradability and good security features.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Howard (

Lenovo A60 – dual SIM goodness in a reliable and affordable package


Almost every Filipino has two mobile phone lines, it has been this way for almost 4 years but it was only last year that dual SIM capable smartphones started hitting the market. Lenovo, one of the pioneers of the I.T. market but a relatively new player...

Reasonably priced ; Good set of features ; Decent and reliable performance

Nothing particularly striking about the Lenovo A60

Lenovo is a rookie in the mobile phone market yet they have come out with a competent dual SIM Android phone which is reasonably priced. It’s not breaking any new ground or introducing any new technology, but it is a reliable and durable dual SIM...

Mar, 2012

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A60 897621M


Good physical size

Doesn't allow for much expansion.

If you're looking to add a few PCs to the office or looking for something reasonably priced to do your work from home, but don't need anything flashy, the ThinkCentre will run your everyday programs without any problems. Compact enough to keep on your...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Lenovo IBM ThinkCentre A60 8700 (VOB46UK)


This dual-core machine from IBM looks great and packs a budget punch.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (

Lenovo A60 Plus


(Please Note this Product has Not been Launched Yet!) The Lenovo A60+ GSM Mobile handset is affordably priced and is targeted towards the budget consumer. This is a Dual SIM(GSM+GSM) Mobile loaded with features. It has a 3.5 inch Capacitive touch...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Daniel Robinson (it week)

Review: Lenovo ThinkCentre A60


A small form-factor Vista-ready desktop PC from Chinese maker Lenovo

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

Sensible doesn't have to mean cheap. Thanks to this affordable desktop powerhouse. A choice of technologies makes the ThinkCentre A52 Series the perfect choice for your office. They're easy to service, too - with tool-less, steel chassis. ThinkVantage Technologies are integrated into every ThinkCentre A52 system to help users help themselves - and reduce the burden on your help desk. These unique tools make managing systems, security and even recovering from system crashes, quick and easy.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Small desktop/Small form factor/Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Small desktop/Small form factor/Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/256KB/2MB/4MB/512KB
Per Processor Size:1MB/256KB/2MB/4MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Type:LCD display/None.

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter memory:128
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


Country Kits:Argentina/Belgium/Finland/Germany/Ireland / United Kingdom/Norway/Switzerland/United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkCentre A52/Lenovo ThinkCentre A60


Chipset Type:ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (RC410)/Intel 945G Express/Intel 945GZ Express/NVIDIA GeForce 6100/NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 410
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz/533MHz/800MHz


Color:Business black
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller


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/16x (DVD)/40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/32x/32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Type:CD-ROM/CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD/DVD-ROM/DVD-Writer/None
Write Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD/48x

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:DOS license/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Ports & interfaces

TV out type:S-Video


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2.3GHz/2.66GHz/2.8GHz/2GHz/3.06GHz/3.2GHz/3.4GHz/3.6GHz/3GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Prescott / Presler / Sandy Bridge / Smithfield
Processor Number:331/336/346/3500+/3800+/4000+/4200+/4400+/521/524/531/541/551/620/630/640/650/661/820/920/930/945
Processor Series:Intel Pentium 4 500 series supporting Hyper-Threading Technology / Intel Pentium 4 600 series supporting Hyper-Threading Technology / Intel Pentium D 800 series / Intel Pentium D 900 series / Intel Pentium G600 series for Desktop
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 84 / 95
Type:Athlon 64/Athlon 64 X2/Celeron D/Pentium 4/Pentium D

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:27462 / 27478 / 27512 / 27515 / 27516 / 524 / 53480 / 630 / 820
Processor package size:37.5


Installed Size:0MB/1GB/256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
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/None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/160GB/250GB/40GB/80GB
OS Certified:IBM PC DOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/IBM PC DOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/IBM PC DOS 2000 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / IBM PC DOS / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / IBM PC DOS 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / IBM PC DOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional/Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / IBM PC DOS / Micros
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business/Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X300 SE/ATI Radeon X700/ATI Radeon Xpress 200/Intel GMA 950/NVIDIA GeForce 6100/NVIDIA GeForce 6200
Interface Type:PCI Express x16