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Lenovo ThinkCentre M51

Lenovo ThinkCentre M51
alaScore 84

84 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and value for money are also appreciated.

design, value for money, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo ThinkCentre M51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 84 reviews)

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Lenovo Ideapad U330

 

The juggernaut of Netbook releases this year has in many ways, affected the 13.3 inch market which has seen very few significant releases. This segment has faced an eroding market share and this trend does not seem to be stopping anytime soon. Given...

In a move borrowed out of Apple's repertoire, Lenovo has gone with a “zero-frame” in regards to its LED panel. Traditional laptops sport a bezel around the LED panel, which encases the panel itself and gives its sense of stability.� The method that...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U330 Review

 

The design of the Lenovo U330 is very visually pleasing, with a low profile chassis, super thin LCD, and high gloss display cover. On the inside it has a pinstripe paint scheme with glossy touch-sensitive media controls. The frameless display looks...

LCD has good contrast and great colors ; Solid performance in dedicated and integrated graphics mode ; Switchable graphics doesn't require a reboot ; Good cooling system

Some paint defects (could be a limited problem with our particular review unit) ; Frameless screen is very reflective

Thermal performance of the Lenovo U330 was very nice, keeping its cool in both integrated and dedicated graphics modes. System fan noise is minimal under light use, staying at a constant low speed. Under higher levels of stress the fan kicks up in...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U330-22672BU

 

A slick design, smooth performance, and switchable graphics makes the IdeaPad U330 one of the better-value lightweight notebooks.

Although its endurance is somewhat disappointing when running in the battery-saving integrated graphics mode, the Lenovo IdeaPad U330 is a compelling thin-and-light notebook that offers plenty of style and strong performance for $1,199. Overall, we...

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Lenovo Ideapad U330 User Review

 

The Ideapad U330 is Lenovo's 13.3" notebook built with Intel's Montevina platform and AMD's switchable graphics technology. The latter feature is unique to the U330 compared to other 13.3" competitors such as the Dell XPS 1330, Apple Macbook based on...

Can be found for less than $1,000 on sale ; Thin-and-light for a 13.3" notebook ; Bright LED screen ; Switchable graphics for graphics power only when you need it ; Cool and quiet while on battery

Only two USB ports ; Warm and loud operation while plugged-in ; Still doesn't feel like a finished product as power management and fan control seems lacking

The Lenovo Ideapad U330 is a decent consumer level notebook featuring a bright screen, switchable graphics, a thin form factor, and light weight. Moreover, some preloaded of software such as Lenovo's VeriFace are actually nice and useful. Nonetheless,...

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M51

 

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M51 ($1,329 direct with L190 19-inch monitor, $980 without) is a tall black behemoth with power, corporate credibility, and just enough expansion space. The tower fits the small-business owner who wants a name-brand PC with a...

Plenty of expansion space, PCIe X16 and X1 slot for future expandability, ThinkVantage rescue and recovery software. Totally toolless chassis

For those who don't need the expandability, the Tower may take up too much space

A PC that can live equally well in a SOHO or small-workgroup setting, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M51 tower is a very good mid-priced business PC.

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Review: Lenovo IdeaPad U330

 

Aside from the explosion of the netbook, the other big portable computing story of 2008 was the growth of the 13-inch form-factor. It's become a hotbed of competition and every company is getting in on this combination of usability and mobility. The...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U330

 

Lenovo brings high-end features into a sleek, light consumer notebook at a very attractive price.

Very slim and light; good 3D and productivity performance; includes facial-recognition software

Battery life is much shorter than company claims; weak speakers; mediocre media encoding speeds

All in all, the Lenovo IdeaPad U330 is one impressive notebook. Though we're disappointed with the short battery life, its feature set, combined with top-notch performance, easy portability, and switchable graphics—at a very reasonable price of...

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Lenovo Thinkcentre M51 (814123u) Pc Desktop

 

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M51 is designed to be whatever you want it to be. Don't let the imposing black tower and monitor fool you, this machine is designed to be customized by you. The tower has a lot of expandability options, especially for adding...

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M51 is designed to be whatever you want it to be. Don't let the imposing black tower and monitor fool you, this machine is designed to be customized by you. The tower has a lot of expandability options, especially for adding...

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Amazon review summary for Lenovo ThinkCentre M51

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre M51 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

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value for money

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad U330 13.3-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium) BlackLenovo IdeaPad U330 13.3-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium) BlackU330 13.3 T4200 3GB 320GB HDD

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High end feature in mid range laptop

 

This is my fifth laptop in last eight years and first time for me for Lenovo product. The U330 boast of many great features you can expect from high end laptop but the cost is still maintained of mid range laptop. The features I liked the most are -...

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Product Specifications

Lenovo designed its "U" series to be all about expressing ideas with style. The IdeaPad U330 notebook is a super-slim ultra-light addition to the widely-acclaimed IdeaPad U110 notebook. Equipped with the version of VeriFace facial recognition technology, consumers can now access encrypted files and to record a 30-second video message for others users. Designed with Dolby Home Theater and touch-sensitive multimedia controls, the notebook comes equipped with HDMI. The IdeaPad U330 notebook also comes with switchable graphics. This enables the user to run energy-efficient integrated graphics while on battery power and then switch to high-definition discrete graphics for more powerful performance when "plugged in." The notebook also offers an LED backlit display, five hours of battery life and Lenovo's Active Protection System (APS), a feature pioneered on ThinkPad notebooks. Lenovo's APS technology helps protect the data on the hard drive if the notebook should fall. And if the operating system should crash, users can recover their data at the touch of a button with the One-Key Rescue System.

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):5.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Tower/Ultra small form factor

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Tower/Ultra small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/256KB/2MB/3MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/256KB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.6in/10.8in/15.7in/15.8in/17.7in/9.3in
Height:1.1in/19.4in/3.5in/5.5in/5.7in/6.9in
Weight:13.2lbs/14.1lbs/23.1lbs/24.3lbs/29.8lbs/30.9lbs/4.4lbs
Width:10.8in/10.9in/12.5in/17.4in/19.4in/6.9in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:None.
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/France/Netherlands/Switzerland/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:IBM/Lenovo
Model:2267/8097/8104/8106/8108/8118/8120/8141/8142/8143/8144/8145/8146
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaPad U330/Lenovo ThinkCentre M51/ThinkCentre M51

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 915G Express/Intel 915GV Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/533MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Business black
Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Modem (analog)/None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.0
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0/Bluetooth / 802.11 a/b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x/24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/8x/8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x/32x/48x
Type:CD-ROM/CD-RW/CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD-ROM/DVD-Writer/None
Write Speed:24x/32x/48x

OS Provided

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.13GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz/2GHz/3.06GHz/3.2GHz/3.4GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:335J/341/515/516/520/521/524/530/531/540/541/551/630/640/650/P7350/P7450/T4200/T6400
Type:Celeron D/Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Pentium / Dual Core/Pentium 4

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/256MB/2GB/2GB / 3GB/3GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM/DDR2 SDRAM/DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty /4 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

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150
Type:Portable

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/250GB / 320GB/320GB/40GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
OS Certified:IBM OS/2 / IBM PC DOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional/IBM OS/2 / IBM PC DOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/IBM PC DOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / IBM OS/2/Microsoft Windows 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 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP 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 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / IBM OS/2/Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino 2
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB/64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 / Intel GMA 4500MHD/ATI Radeon X300 SE/ATI Radeon X600 Pro/Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA 900
Interface Type:PCI Express/PCI Express x16
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