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Lenovo Thinkcentre A70Z

Lenovo Thinkcentre A70Z
alaScore 86

37 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Lenovo Thinkcentre A70Z. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated.

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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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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Thinkcentre A70Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkcentre A70Z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and design. The usability and reliability also get good views.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Ewdison Then (slashgear.com)

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...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z

 

Lenovo's ThinkCentre A70z PC is smaller and cheaper than an iMac, but can it dethrone the king of all in one PCs?

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.

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Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

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 black...

Hundreds of executives have signed the open letter in support of DACA.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Active Network (activewin.com)

Lenovo ThinkCentre a70z All-In-One

 

Compact All-In-One design, Convenient access to all computer components, Built-in webcam, Easy to move the computer from place to place, Windows 7 Enhanced Experience, Energy Star 5.0 Compliant, Additional Mounting Options

You cannot purchase from lenovo.com, Limited upgrades and customization, Noisy DVD\CD operation

To begin, I need to say that personally I am a huge fan of all-in-one systems. So I was preinclined to like the Lenovo A70z from the start. And I do like it very much. That's not to say the system is without flaws. Inherent in all-in-one systems, there...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Tim Roper (tweaktown.com)

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.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Konrad Krawczyk (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z Review and Ratings

 

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

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Julie (the-gadgeteer.com)

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...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Chip Chick (chipchick.com)

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...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Judie Lipsett Stanford (geardiary.com)

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...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Silent PC (silentpcreview.com)

Expert Review

 

The A70Z is an effective all-in-one PC for an office environment. With a matte finish 19" LCD, reflection and glare are not an issue, making it easy on the eyes for extended use. Using desktop hardware allowed Lenovo to install a much faster processor...

Feb, 2010

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

Audio system:CX20582-11Z / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
RMS rated power:2

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

Certificates

Certification:RoHS
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington
Chassis type:Tower
Color of product:Black
Number of 3.5" bays:1

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:19
Display Resolution:1440 x 900 / 1600 x 900
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:130
Power consumption (typical):130
Power supply:130

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA X4500 / No
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X4500 / No

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

Memory

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Business black
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Data Link Protocol:Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100, 1000 / 10,100,1000 / 1000
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / No
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 50
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 50

Optical Drive

Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Optical Storage

Type:DVD-Writer

OS Provided

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

Other Features

BD interface type:SATA
Built-in camera: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000 Base-T(X) / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis type:All-in-one / Tower
Compatible operating systems:- Windows7 Pro\n- Windows7 Home Premium\n- Windows7 Home Basict\n- Windows7 Starter\n- Windows XP Pro\n- DOS / Microsoft Office Ready 2007\nNorton Internet Security
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:All In One WXGA+ with integrated camera 1.3M / LCD / LCD TFT / TFT / WXGA+
Display included:No / Yes
Drive device, transfer rate:300
Expansion Slots:PCI/PCI Express
Floppy drive installed: No
Form Factor:All In One All In One (1x2) / All In One\nAll In One (1x2)
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive type:320GB SATA/ 7200 / 500GB SATA/ 7200
Host interface:SATA
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Megapixel:1.3
Memory Type:DDR2 SDRAM / DDR3 SDRAM
Modem Type:N
Network cards:Realtek 8111C
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Platform:PC
Pointing device:Mini Optical Wheel Mouse (Wireless kit) / USB Optical Wheel Mouse
Power Management:Energy Star
Power Requirements:110-240V
Power supply:130
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
SmartCard slot: No
Speakers:2 / 2 x 2W / 2 x 3W / 2x 3W / Y
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV tuner integrated: No
TV-out:N
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:Onsite One year / Onsite\nOne year
Warranty note:Onsite One year / Onsite\nOne year
Weight:15.9 / 17.6
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- Adobe Acrobat Reader\n- Adobe Flash Player\n- Creator Business Edition (Record Now, My DVD)\n- Intervideo WinDVD\n- Norton Internet Security Trial\n- Online Data Backup\n- Product Recovery\n- PC-Doctor for WinPE\n- Skype\n- Sun JRE\n- ThinkVantage Message Center Plus\n- ThinkVantage Productivity Center\n- ThinkVantage Power Manager\n- ThinkVantage System Update\n- ThinkVantage Toolbox / - Adobe Acrobat Reader\n- Adobe Flash Player\n- Creator Business Edition\n- Intervideo WinDVD\n- Online Data Backup\n- Product Recovery\n- PC-Doctor for WinPE\n- Skype\n- Sun JRE\n- ThinkVantage Message Center Plus\n- ThinkVantage Productivity Center\n- ThinkVantage Power Manager\n- ThinkVantage System Update\n- ThinkVantage Toolbox / 24.2 x 5.94 x 15.6 / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nAdobe Flash Player\nCreator Business Edition\nIntervideo WinDVD\nOnline Data Backup\nProduct Recovery\nPC-Doctor for WinPE\nSkype\nSun JRE\nThinkVantage Message Center Plus\nThinkVantage Productivity Center\nThinkVantage Power Manager\nThinkVantage System Update\nThinkVantage Toolbox / SKYPE, PC Doctor for WINPE, PC Doctor for Windows, Adobe Flash Player 10, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Desktop Power Manager, ThinkVantage Productivity Center, Norton Internet Security 2008, Microsoft Live Portal Toolbar, Lenovo Thinkvantage Toolbox\nProduct Recovery 9.0, Product Recovery 8.0, DDNI 1.7 / Thema
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:19
Display included: Yes
Display Resolution:1440 x 900 / 1600 x 900
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

Audio system:CX20582-11Z
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:130
Power consumption (typical):130
Power supply:130

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel G41 Express
Clock Speed:2.4GHz/2.6GHz/2.93GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 11.5 / 13.5 / 16
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
L2 cache:2
L3 cache:2
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel G41 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:228
Processing die size:82
Processor:E5400 / E5800 / E7500 / E7600
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor code:SLB9Z / SLGTG
Processor codename:Wolfdale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 3 / 3.06 / 3.2
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:E5400 / E5800 / E7500 / E7600
Processor Number:E3200/E5300/E7500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 series / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2
Stepping:R0
Tcase:74.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):-, 65 / 45, 65 / 65
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Pentium

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States:Y / 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 Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
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® 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:36503 / 40478 / 41495 / 42802
Processor code:SLB9Z / SLGH7
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

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.
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional
Trial software:- Microsoft Office Ready 2007 \n- Norton Internet Security / Microsoft Office Ready 2007 / Microsoft Office Ready 2007Norton Internet Security / Microsoft Office Ready 2007\nNorton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed: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: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:250GB/320GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X4500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14 / 2.76 / 2.87
Height:14 / 18.6 / 2.76 / 9.29
Weight:15.9 / 17.6 / 254
Width:14 / 18.6