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Lenovo ThinkCentre M52 8114

Lenovo ThinkCentre M52 8114
alaScore 79

16 reviews

Aug, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

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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 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkCentre M52 8114

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo ThinkCentre M52 8114 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: IBM ThinkCentre M52 8215 Desktop PC (Off-Lease)

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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.

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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...

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ThinkCentre M52

 

Works Well

None

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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

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For $100 I'm not upset if I can get my programs to load I'll keep it without asking for another.

Cheap as dirt, came loaded with nothing thank the lord and savior

Arrived with broken keyboard and the CD/DVD tray would not open or close

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IBM thinkcentre M52 desktop

 

good value for the price

low price, and sturdy case, great second or aux computer

a little slow and underpowered

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ThinkCentre M52

 

Had I known then what I know now I wouldn't have bought these.

It's a fairly cheap computer. Though it's a heavy desktop I like the case and the easy to open it

The negative.. getting drivers. The audio driver is non-existent. It comes ready to install with Win 7 Home 32 bit, but I decided to go to 64 bit. There are NO audio drivers to be found for the onboard SoundMax audio card. I'm having to order PCI sound...

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May not be worth the money

 

I don't think they are at all refurbished, it appears the OS is upgraded to Windows 7 and that's about all.

1. Order process was fast. Arrived within two days ; 2. Customer service was fast and apologetic about the problems has return label ready immediately on line. Got replacement within a week of sending the non-working one back

1. First M52 had power problems and would not even boot ; 2. Second M52 hoax a bad hard drive

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Worthless Product

 

The only good thing I can say is that it got here in 3 days like I requested

This product is not worth the money or time wasted trying to get it. Once it arrived I plugged all the cables in, turned the power on, and it would not detect my monitor. I even tried using a new flatscreen hoping that maybe my other monitor wasn't...

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Joy Systems not a joy..

 

I have had issues with both systems purchased through Staples for Joy Systems. The customer service is horrid with Joy. I have had a motherboard fail, hard drive fail and another failure that I was unable to figure out. One system has been shipped back...

Poor Matching Of Components

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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

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.

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Business black
Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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)
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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.66GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz/3.06GHz/3.2GHz/3.4GHz/3.6GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:331/336/341/346/516/519/521/531/541/551/630/640/650/651/661/820/925/930/945
Type:Celeron D/Pentium 4/Pentium D

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.

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
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