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Lenovo Thinkcentre A58

Lenovo Thinkcentre A58
alaScore 82

13 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Lenovo Thinkcentre A58. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the usability and design. The reliability and price are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the size.

price, reliability, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Thinkcentre A58 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: J.R. Nelson (desktopreview.com)

Lenovo ThinkCentre A58 Review

 

Lenovo has had a reputation for building efficient and capable business hardware since long before they became a commonly known name in the US.

Great build quality ; Legacy ports ; Power saving software

Wasted internal space ; No card readers ; Limited port selection

The Lenovo ThinkCentre A58 is a well-built, functional computer that any small business can use to their advantage. The build quality is top notch and features some unique additions, such as the top handle that eases moving the computer around and a...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Lenovo ThinkCentre A58

 

The Lenovo ThinkCentre A58 is a dependable, mainstream business computer that will meet the needs of many business users. Though it doesn't offer the latest in leading edge computing technology, it can be an ideal fit for those who have a moderate...

idering only processor speed, the increase seems rather modest but that misses the most fundamental difference in the two types of processors. Whereas the Dual Core E5300 has two cores and two threads, the Quad has 4 cores and 4 threads. It’s a...

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkCentre A58 review

 

Lenovo's ThinkCentre A58 is aimed at business users. It has a three-year onsite warranty, which is reassuring and surprisingly generous at this price. Unfortunately, the A58 is significantly less powerful than the other £400 PCs. The 2.5GHz Pentium...

Lenovo's ThinkCentre A58 is underpowered compared to the competition, but the three-year onsite warranty offers peace of mind to businesses.

Jan, 2010

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (pcauthority.com.au)

Lenovo's ThinkCentre A58 is a well engineered desktop PC

 

Lenovo's ingenious engineering is partnered with decent components for the price

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkCentre A58

 

Lenovo's ingenious engineering is partnered with decent components for a tempting and practical business system.

Add the three-year warranty to the £332 base price and, at £380, Lenovo’s latest is still cheaper than the £475 M58. It may not have the quad core power of its predecessor (which seems like overkill, anyway) but it’s just as versatile and well-built –...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Chetweewax (newegg.com)

Great Small Bus machine

 

Only a 32 bit platform but for business purposes that is perfectly fine with me. Would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for the bloatware, but all was easy to remove.

Lots of Hard Drive space, and memory. Love the recovery tools built in

Too much bloatware, although not as much as Lenovo laptops

May, 2010

Product Specifications

The ThinkCentre A58 series offers a variety of models packed with power and expandability, delivering systems with a great blend of essential features and technology at an affordable price. These models include technologies to ensure EPEAT gold certification and Energy Star 4.0 compliance, offering additional configurations that lower power consumption and heat emissions to protect the environment.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/512KB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/512KB

Certificates

Certification:EnergyStar, UL/CUL, TUV-GS, RoHS, GREENGUARD
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis type:Desktop / SFF / Tower
Color of product:Black
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional
Number of 3.5" bays:2
Number of 5.25" bays:1 / 2
Water cooling system:N

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14in/16.7in/17.3in/17.4in
Height:14.6in/15.8in/16.2in/3.9in
Weight:16.5lbs/19.6lbs/24.7lbs
Width:12.5in/6.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:18.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):47cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Type:LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):280
Power supply:2500 / 280 / 450
Power supply input frequency:1\n2 / 50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 220 / 110 - 220 V / 110/220 / 110/220 V / AC 100 - 230 V

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x16 slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x4 slots:1
PCI slots:1 / 2

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:384
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 3470 / Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA X4500 / No / NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.253 / 0.256 / 0.5 / 1.024
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Cooler Master/Lenovo
Model:0841/7515/7522/7611/7705
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cooler Master/Lenovo ThinkCentre A58/Lenovo ThinkCentre A58e

Heatsink & Fan

Compatible With:Socket 1156

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G31 Express/Intel G41 Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 667 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM / 4x DIMM

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Desktop computer and server accessories
Color:Business black
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller
Product Type:Processor retention bracket

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Internal modem: No
Modem Speed:56
Type:Network adapter
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 35
Operating altitude:0 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 8 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 8 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 15 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 15 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 60

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:16
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio Input:1 / 2
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
BIOS password: Yes
Built-in camera: No
Built-in Microphone: No
Built-in subwoofer: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Display:LCD / TFT
Drive bays:2 x 3.5", 1 x 5.25" / 3 x 3.5", 2 x 5.25" / 3x 3.5", 2x 5.25"
Expansion Slots:2 x PCI,\n1 x PCI Express x1,\n1 x PCI Express x16 / PCI/PCI Express
External drive bays:1x 3.5", 1x 5.25" / 1x 3.5", 2x 5.25" / 2x 5.25", 1x 3.5"
Floppy drive installed:No / Yes
Form Factor:PCI/PCIe / Small Form Factor\nSmall Form Factor (2x3) / Tower\nTower (4x5)
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive partition:NTFS/FAT32
Hard disk drive type:250GB SATA/ 7200 / 320GB SATA/ 7200
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
Hard drive capacity (group 1):160 / 250
HDD user password:Y
Interface:USB
Internal drive bays:1x 3.5" / 2x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Manageability features:ACPI 3.0
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Modem Type:N
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Marvell 8057, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Number of slots:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Pointing device:USB Optical Wheel Mouse
Power Requirements:220 - 240V 50Hz / AC 110-220V
Power supply type:AC / AC 120/230 V
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Security Features:Chassis intrusion switch, Computrace, Enable/disable the front/rear USBs, Vista Bit-Locker
Speakers: No
TV tuner integrated: No
Video card features:DirectX 10
Warranty:One year parts and labour
Warranty note:One year parts and labour
Weight:24.3

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Bundled software:ThinkVantage System Update, ThinkVantage Productivity Center, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Picasa from Google, Diskeeper 9.0 Home Edition\nThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, PC-Doctor diagnostics, Norton Internet Security 2007 (OEM Edition) with 90 days of virus definition updates
Cables included:AC
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 800:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:17 / 19 / 21.5 / 22
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1440 x 900 / 1680 x 1050
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 170 / 176
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 170 / 176

Performance

Audio system:ADI / ALC662 / HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / Realtek ALC662
Chipset: / Intel G41 / Intel Q45
Motherboard chipset:Intel G41 / Intel Q45
Password protection:Y
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2 / 3
Line-in:No / Yes
Line-out:No / Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2 / 6
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1 / 2
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 3 / 6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (typical):280
Power supply:2500 / 280 / 450
Power supply input frequency:1\n2 / 50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 220 / 110 - 220 V / 110/220 / 110/220 V / AC 100 - 230 V

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.4GHz/2.5GHz/2.66GHz/2.6GHz/2.7GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10.5 / 11 / 11.5 / 12 / 12.5 / 13 / 13.5 / 14 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:105 / 228 / 410 / 456
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:107 / 164 / 77 / 82
Processor:E1500 / E3200 / E3300 / E5200 / E5300 / E5400 / E5500 / E7200 / E7400 / E7500 / E7600 / E8400 / E8500 / Q8200 / Q8400
Processor cache:0.512 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Conroe / Wolfdale / Yorkfield
Processor core voltage (AC):0.850/1.3625
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core 2 Quad / Intel Pentium / Intel Pentium 4 / Intel Pentium Dual-Core / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Quad / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.33 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.53 / 2.6 / 2.66 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 3 / 3.06 / 3.16
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:E1500 / E3200 / E3300 / E5200 / E5300 / E5400 / E5500 / E7200 / E7400 / E7500 / E7600 / E8400 / E8500 / Q8200 / Q8400
Processor Number:E1400/E3200/E5200/E5300/E5400/E6300/E7300/E7400/E7500
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor E1000 series for Desktop / Intel Celeron Processor E3000 series for Desktop / Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo E8000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q8000 series / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor system type:DP
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / E0 / M0 / R0
Tcase:71.4 / 72.4 / 73.3 / 74.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45, 65 / 65 / 95
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Pentium

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:33910 / 33911 / 35100 / 35300 / 35348 / 36500 / 36503 / 36547 / 37212 / 38512 / 40478 / 41495 / 42770 / 42771 / 42800
Processor code:SLAPK / SLB9J / SLB9U / SLB9Y / SLB9Z / SLG9S / SLGH7 / SLGT6 / SLGTJ / SLGU4 / SLGU5
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB/512MB
Max Supported Size: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.
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:DOS License / FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:McAfee VirusScan (30)

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:15000 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:15000 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/320GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 3100/Intel GMA X4500
HDCP compatible: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.5 / 13.9 / 14 / 16.7 / 17.3 / 17.4
Height:13.9 / 15.8 / 16.2 / 3.9 / 6.89
Weight:16.5 / 24 / 24.3 / 24.7
Width:12.5 / 13.3 / 16.2 / 3.9 / 6.89