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Lenovo ThinkCentre M52 8114

Lenovo ThinkCentre M52 8114
alaScore 77

25 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre M52 8114. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the usability. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the size and reliability.

price, usability

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo ThinkCentre M52 8114 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkCentre M52 8114

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre M52 8114 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: IBM ThinkCentre M52 8215 Desktop PCIBM ThinkCentre M52 8215 Desktop PC

May, 2018

Expert review by : Damien Donnelly (goodgearguide.com.au)

Lenovo ThinkCentre M52

 

Lenovo's new ThinkCentre comes tailored for your office right out of the box. For all of its business acumen, though, office applications are notably ...

Biometrics included

No office applications included

A corporate machine for the security conscious business user looking for stability and reliability.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Fair price

 

Comes w/2mb memory, but it it consists of 4 512k boards, so if you want a full 4mb, you will need to purchase it.

Good price to performance ratio. An excellent upgrade from XP series computers. Quiet fans, worked "out of the box

no obvious problems in the first month or two. legacy status is revealed by the mini-floppy drive }:)

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

not bad

 

genuine windows copy for under $100 ; mine was 64 bit Windows 7, the specs here say 32 bit

ps/2 port not working, not a big deal, if this all that goes wrong with this refurb

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I Wouldn't do it Again

 

Cheap price

Dead on arrival! Nothing, no lights, no fans, just dead. Contacted Newegg immediately was issued an RMA, then waited for 3 weeks for a replacement to arrive. The second unit came in with a dead CMOS battery, had go through setup to get it working. I...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Broken

 

inexpensive

dead-does not work, does not light up,whistle or anything

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Perfect for my needs

 

This computer boots up very quickly. Set up was a breeze, just had to input the included windows network key. I am using this as an office computer for basic work, and it is doing a great job. Item summary mentioned that this machine was easily...

No cons here, I knew this wasn't a high end machine, I also knew that it was a refurbished machine from being leased to a corporation, and so expected some minor cosmetic damage. Nothing major though, and no problems

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

BEWARE!

 

None

Windows 7 would not install. I called the warranty number and was told it probably had a RAM problem. I RMA it to Newegg. Still waiting for a replacment

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very noisy, but can be fixed with a $5 exhaust fan. Skip this deal unless the price is right.

 

Only get this system if price is the most important aspect, and then get a cheap exhaust fan to put in one of the PCI slots. If you can spend $20-30 more to get a dual core, go that route instead.

Good price to replace an XP computer ($85 at time of my purchase). Cheaper than getting Windows at retail

Inadequate cooling. Only comes with one fan (at front of case) which does double-duty as a CPU fan also. No fan to suck hot air out of the system, or even decent air vents at the back ; Even in routine web browsing, the case fan becomes very noisy when...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ThinkCentre M52

 

Works Well

None

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Solid Deal

 

I have a computer repair business and wanted to see what I could get for 100 dollars. I can sell this and make a profit.

99 bucks with Windows 7 Pro ; PCI Express slot ; 4 Dimm slots

None for this pricepoint

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

The ThinkCentre M52 Series comes equipped with ThinkVantage Technologies that help make PCs easier for users to deploy, connect, protect and support. Utilizing the Embedded Security Subsystem, a hardware-based technology that encrypts vital security information, the ThinkCentre M52 provides strong protection against unauthorized access to information. This ThinkCentre features Intel Active Management Technology which provides platform access for remote asset, inventory and software management or remote diagnostics and recovery procedures.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/256KB/2MB/4MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/256KB/2MB/4MB

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / SFF / Tower
Color of product:Black
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.1in/15.2in/15.4in/15in/17.7in
Height:12.2in/13.6in/16.9in/17in/3.3in/3.5in/4.2in/4.3in
Weight:18.3lbs/18.5lbs/18.7lbs/22lbs/24.9lbs/25.1lbs/27.6lbs
Width:12.2in/13.8in/3.3in/5in/7in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):225 / 310
Power supply:225 / 310

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 900 / Intel GMA 950
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:France/Switzerland/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English/French/German
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:8099/8110/8111/8113/8114/8115/8212/8213/8214/8215/9210/9211
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkCentre M52

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 945G Express
Data Bus Speed:533MHz/800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:0.25 / 0.5 / 1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory layout:1 x 0.25 / 2 x 0.5
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 0.25 / 2 x 0.5
Memory slots:2x DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Business black
Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:16
Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x/48x/48x (CD) / 12x (DVD/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x/32x (CD)
Type:CD-ROM/CD-RW/CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD-ROM/DVD-Writer
Write Speed:48x/48x (CD)

OS Provided

Type:DOS license/Microsoft Windows 2000/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

CD read speed:48
CD rewrite speed:32
CD write speed:48
Compliance industry standards:IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
Diskette drive:1.44
Diskette drive memory:1.44
Floppy drive installed:No / Yes
Hard disk drive type:SATA
Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabyte Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Platform:PC
Power Requirements:120 - 230 V
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Security Features:-Configuration password\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Diskette Boot inhibit\n-Diskette I/O control\n-Serial port I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Parallel port I/O control\n-Hard disk drive password\n-Hard drive I/O control / -Diskette I/O control\n-Diskette boot inhibit\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-U-Bolt anchoring feature\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Serial port I/O control\n-Parallel port I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Configuration password\n-Boot sequence control\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse / -Diskette I/O control\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-Boot sequence control\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Configuration password\n-Diskette boot inhibit\n-U-Bolt anchoring feature\n-Parallel port I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Serial port I/O control / -Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Parallel port I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Serial port I/O control\n-U-Bolt anchoring feature\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Configuration password\n-Diskette boot inhibit\n-Diskette I/O control\n-Boot sequence control / -Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Serial port I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Diskette I/O control\n-Hard disk drive password\n-Hard drive I/O control\n-Parallel port I/O control\n-Configuration password\n-Diskette Boot inhibit\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse / -Serial port I/O control\n-U-Bolt anchoring feature\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Boot sequence control\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Parallel port I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Configuration password\n-Diskette boot inhibit\n-Diskette I/O control\n-Hardfile I/O control
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes
Video adapter, bus:PCI Express

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Access program, ThinkVantage Access Connections, IBM Director Agent (web deliverable), Norton AntiVirus 2005 with 90 days of virus definition upgrades, PC Doctor diagnostics, Symantec Client Security 3.0 (with 90 days of virus definitions), ThinkVantage Client Security Software, ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software, ThinkVantage Productivity Center, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery / Access Program, ThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery + Rapid Restore, Norton AntiVirus 2004, PC Doctor diagnostics / Access Program, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore, Norton AntiVirus 2004 with 90 days of virus definition upgrades, PC Doctor diagnostics / Access Program; Rescue & Recovery, Norton AntiVirus 2004, PC Doctor diagnostics\n / Access Program; Rescue and Recovery \nDevice drivers/utilities: Norton AntiVirus 2004 with 90 days of virus definition upgrades, PC Doctor diagnostics / Access Program; Rescue and Recovery, Norton AntiVirus 2004 with 90 days of virus definition upgrades, PC Doctor diagnostics\n / Adobe Acrobat Reader, IBM Director Agent, Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Lotus SmartSuite Millennium edition (license), PC Doctor diagnostics, Symantec Client Security 3.0, ThinkVantage Client Security Software, ThinkVantage Productivity Center, ThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery, ThinkVantage System Update / Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Lotus SmartSuite Millennium edition (license), Lotus SmartSuite Millennium, Access program, ThinkVantage Access Connections, IBM Director Agent (web deliverable), Norton AntiVirus 2005 with 90 days of virus definition upgrades, PC Doctor diagnostics, Symantec Client Security 3.0 (with 90 days of virus definitions), ThinkVantage Client Security Software, ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software, ThinkVantage Productivity Center, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery
Display included: No
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

Audio system:ADI 1891 HD / ADI 1981HD / HD / High Definition Audio / SoundMAX Cadenza
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:1 / 2
Serial ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (typical):225 / 310
Power supply:225 / 310

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.66GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz/3.06GHz/3.2GHz/3.4GHz/3.6GHz/3GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 16 / 17
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N / No
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:125 / 169 / 230 / 376
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:112 / 135 / 162 / 206
Processor:630 / 640 / 820 / 945
Processor cache:0.25 / 0.512 / 1 / 2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Prescott / Presler / Smithfield
Processor core voltage (AC):1.25-1.400
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Pentium 4 / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® D
Processor frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.06 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor front side bus:533 / 800
Processor lithography:65 / 90
Processor model:541 / 630 / 640 / 820 / 945
Processor Number:331/336/341/346/516/519/521/531/541/551/630/640/650/651/661/820/925/930/945
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Pentium 4 600 series supporting Hyper-Threading Technology / Intel Pentium D 800 series / Intel Pentium D 900 series
Processor socket:LGA 775 (Socket T) / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2
Tcase:63.4 / 64.1 / 66.6 / 67.7
Thermal Design Power (TDP):84 / 95
Type:Celeron D/Pentium 4/Pentium D

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N / No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States: No
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:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
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 Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
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 / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:27468 / 27478 / 27512 / 27520
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

RAM

Installed Size:1.5GB/1GB/256MB/2GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 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.
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 80

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/None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type:None/Standard

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/40GB/500GB/80GB
OS Certified:IBM PC DOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/IBM PC DOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 / TurboLinux Desktop 10/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 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86 / PC DOS / Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 / TurboLinux Desktop 10/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / PC DOS/Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / IBM PC DOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional/Microsoft Windows XP Profess
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X300 SE/ATI Radeon X700 Pro/Intel GMA 900/Intel GMA 950/NVIDIA GeForce 6200
Interface Type:PCI Express/PCI Express x16

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.1 / 15.2 / 15.4 / 17.7
Height:13.6 / 16.9 / 17 / 3.35 / 4.25
Weight:18.7 / 22 / 27.6
Width:12.2 / 13.8 / 5 / 7.01