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Lenovo ThinkCentre M52 8114

Lenovo ThinkCentre M52 8114
alaScore 78

25 reviews

Oct, 2016

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 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price is also appreciated, but the size and reliability get less positive opinions.

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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 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre M52 8114 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Many are less positive about the reliability.


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

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Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Damien Donnelly (

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 by: N/A (

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 by: N/A (

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 by: N/A (

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 by: tim (




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

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Diomedes (

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 by: DRM (




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 by: M.D. (

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 by: N/A (

ThinkCentre M52


Works Well


Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

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


Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2


Country Kits:France/Switzerland/United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkCentre M52


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


Color:Business black
Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x/48x/48x (CD) / 12x (DVD/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x/32x (CD)
Write Speed:48x/48x (CD)

OS Provided

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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.66GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz/3.06GHz/3.2GHz/3.4GHz/3.6GHz/3GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Installed Qty:1
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
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Prescott / Presler / Smithfield
Processor Number:331/336/341/346/516/519/521/531/541/551/630/640/650/651/661/820/925/930/945
Processor Series:Intel Pentium 4 600 series supporting Hyper-Threading Technology / Intel Pentium D 800 series / Intel Pentium D 900 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):84 / 95
Type:Celeron D/Pentium 4/Pentium D

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:27478 / 27512 / 27520 / 630 / 820
Processor package size:37.5


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


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)


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)


Storage Removable

Type: None


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