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Lenovo Thinkcentre A70Z

Lenovo Thinkcentre A70Z
alaScore 86

27 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability. The design is also appreciated, but some have doubts about the value for money.

design, usability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Thinkcentre A70Z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre All-in-One A70z: Saves space and Nothing Else

 

Lenovo took over IBM and is relatively new in comparison. IBM's ThinkCentre and ThinkPad series were always known to be workhorses. Now Lenovo's All-in-One PC solutions also have usually done quite well and they obviously want to carry the trend...

While the performance of the A70z is average, it should be noted that this All-in-One is not meant to deliver a lot in terms of performance. However, we’re judging the performance in terms of its price. At Rs. 33,200 which this model of the A70z is...

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z Review

 

Lenovo's attempts at all-in-one PCs have so far been confined to their consumer-centric lines, but with the ThinkCentre A70z they're pushing for your office (or at least your home-office). A sober black monolith with a surprisingly affordable price...

So, it’s definitely for your desk then, but does it hold up its side of the Lenovo bargain? It’s hard to specify a traditional Lenovo desktop – with a separate tower and display – for the same price as the ThinkCentre A70z is offered at, and the...

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z review

 

The hallowed Think branding finally spread out to the land of AIOs earlier this year and we just had to wrap our paws around some of that signature matte

Painless setup and fast boot times ; Durable and portable construction ; Does what it sets out to do with minimal fuss

Low resolution for the screen size ; Mediocre wireless keyboard and mouse bundle ; Fiddly to upgrade internal components

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z

 

The Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z ($797 list) is an all-in-one PC that's business oriented, rather than consumer-grade, like most all-in-one desktops out there. It features a 19-inch widescreen LCD, which is bigger than all but the most expensive laptops. It...

Business-oriented all-in-one PC. Limited bloatware (just an Office trial). Wireless keyboard and mouse. Serial port. Under $1,000. ThinkVantage Utilities, including rescue and recovery. Integrated power supply

Less than 1080p resolution. Check your software for Windows 7 compatibility. Keyboard is a little spongy

The Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z can work as the primary PC in your business if you're the sole proprietor, or as the PC for your staff and receptionist. It's an all-in-one business PC that may make "more sense" than other consumer-grade alternatives,...

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z All-in-One Desktop Computer

 

Lenovo targets the ThinkCentre A70z squarely at business customers, but its all-in-one form factor might be of use to home users as well. Let's see what it can do.

Though the ThinkCentre A70z is part of Lenovo's business line, it offers plenty of functionality for the home user. The system's compact footprint, quiet performance, and reasonable price make it a good choice for everyday computing. However, with...

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z

 

The business-centric A70z tackles productivity chores better than similarly priced all-in-ones, and it boots quickly out-of-the-box. Though it's bland-looking, its integrated power supply and wireless peripherals make it a good choice for cramped...

Relatively strong components; swift productivity performer; very fast boot time; compact design

Uninspiring aesthetics; somewhat pricey

The ThinkCentre A70z isn't exciting to look at, but its components are well-suited to office work, and its space-saving design will help keep cramped desks clutter-free. Its speedy startup time will help workers start their day a bit quicker, and if...

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z All in One PC Review

 

Regular readers of The Gadgeteer are familiar with the fact that I'm a Mac person. My main computer for the past several years has been an iMac. I upgraded last year to the 27″ version and it has been my work horse until early last month when it...

Compact all in one design ; Fast boot times ; Easy setup ; 6 USB ports

No Bluetooth ; Constant hard drive access noises ; No secondary video output port

Processor: 2.93 GHz Intel E7500 Core 2 Duo Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional RAM: 2GB (max 4GB) Display: 19 in (diagonal) Widescreen LCD, 1440 x 900, TFT active matrix Graphics: Intel GMA X4500 Hard Drive: 320GB Serial ATA-300 7200 rpm...

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z Review

 

The Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z is a compact, and very affordable new All-in-one PC that is aimed at small businesses. The device is designed with the similar signature industrial matte black plastic aesthetics of Lenovo's ThinkPad notebooks. The A70z...

Much better value than a nettop for not much more money, saves company’s not only space, but also saves them money, clean design, solid feature set, better expandability options than with most AIO's, great support and warranty, overall a good business...

Lacks an SD card slot, lacks a video output port for running a dual-monitor setup, no firewire or eSata ports

Although the A70z was originally designed for large enterprises, mainstream and small businesses, Lenovo has since then realized that the A70z is also well suited for education institutions too. And we imagine that these systems would hold up great in...

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The Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z 1165 as a Digital Picture Frame With Benefits; Why Not?!

 

At the end of 2008 I bought my first digital picture frame, the Gigantor 15″ from Think Geek, which at the time was one of the largest available without getting into astronomical amounts of money. I paid about '00 for it, which I thought was a pretty...

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Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z (1165A2M) all-in-one PC

 

Lenovo's ThinkCentre A70z (1165A2M) is an all-in-one desktop PC that's designed to save space yet still provide good performance when running office applications. It's aimed at business users, but its compact footprint and the ease with which it can be...

Good speed, small footprint, nice screen ;

No built-in Wi-Fi, no SD card reader ;

Product Specifications

The ThinkCentre A70z all-in-one PC offers an integrated LCD monitor with a CPU, in a small form factor (62-mm thickness). The ThinkCentre A70z all-in-one PC offers a stylish and elegant PC with multiple mounting options that give a modern look to the workspace. The clutter-free cable design maximizes the workspace giving more convenience without compromising on serviceability and productivity. The ThinkCentre A70z all-in-one PC is now greener with a 19" widescreen LCD monitor (16:10 ratio) and a Lenovo power manager that helps save on electricity. Lenovo offers the all-in-one PC in a reusable shopping bag with less packaging. The ThinkCentre A70z all-in-one PC is easy and fast to setup as compared to a traditional desktop and the ergonomic handle allows easy PC portability giving the end-user the advantage of a mobile workspace.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cache Memory

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.9in
Height:14in
Weight:17.6lbs
Width:18.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.26cm/48.3cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:1165
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z

Mainboard

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Business black
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n

Optical Storage

Type:DVD-Writer

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz/2.6GHz/2.93GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:E3200/E5300/E7500
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Pentium

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year 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: 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:250GB/320GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X4500