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Lenovo ThinkCentre A52

Lenovo ThinkCentre A52
alaScore 80

18 reviews

Sep, 2014

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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.

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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.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A60

 

Though it may shock corporate diehards, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 processors are just as "useful" as those from Intel. AMD fans have known for a while now that the latest Athlon processors are 64-bit capable, boast a powerful performance-to-dollar ratio,...

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

Of all the high- and low-end business systems out there, Lenovo's ThinkCentre A60 falls somewhere in between, with useful built-in utilities, a chassis made for upgrades, and a corporate pedigree that piques the interest of demanding small-business users.

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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...

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Review: Lenovo ThinkCentre A60

 

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

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A52

 

for my overall evaluation...wow its superior in all aspects...

the soundsmax is great

for me, its performance is the best, i have this unit lenovo thinkcentre desktop A52 and may i know if i can replace the 2.88 processor to dual core 2.5ghz

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Lenovo Thinkcentre A60 DT Athlon64 4200 2.6g 512mb 80gb CD XPP

 

I am talking about the thinkcentre A55, it has the same design but vary in specifications. I believe the points a have stated are shared here.

Solid performance, nice design

Low voltage power supply, noisy

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

Depth:14.1in/15.2in/16.2in/17.3in/17.7in/17in
Height:15.7in/15.8in/16.9in/17in/3.3in/3.5in/4.3in
Weight:18.3lbs/18.7lbs/20.7lbs/22.5lbs/22lbs/24.9lbs/24lbs/27.6lbs
Width:12.2in/13.8in/13in/6.9in/7in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Argentina/Belgium/Finland/Germany/Ireland / United Kingdom/Norway/Switzerland/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English/Finnish/French/German/Italian/Norwegian
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:8153/8157/8158/8159/8160/8163/8165/8167/8168/8169/8170/8287/8288/8289/8296/8297/8298/8326/8328/8329/8340/8341/8342/8343/8344/8380/8381/8382/8700/8782/8785/8788/8979/9384
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkCentre A52/Lenovo ThinkCentre A60

Mainboard

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Business black
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller

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/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

Processor

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
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD/Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:331/336/346/3500+/3800+/4000+/4200+/4400+/521/524/531/541/551/620/630/640/650/661/820/920/930/945
Type:Athlon 64/Athlon 64 X2/Celeron D/Pentium 4/Pentium D

RAM

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

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

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

System

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