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Lenovo ThinkCentre M55

Lenovo ThinkCentre M55
alaScore 83

27 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size. The usability also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo ThinkCentre M55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M55e

 

The name "Lenovo ThinkCentre" is familiar to millions of business users worldwide. The ThinkCentre M55e ($1,259 direct, $1,619 with 22-inch widescreen LCD monitor), continues the tradition of excellence for this desktop line that goes back to when...

Dual-core processor. Small form factor. Enterprise-class hardware. ThinkVantage utilities. Three-year on-site warranty

A bit pricey. Only a 90-day subscription for Symantec Client Security. DVD/CD-RW drive

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M55e works equally well in the enterprise as well as in small and medium businesses.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M55e Desktop

 

Very quiet, powerful, and light weight

Could have been a little bit faster

I am happy as long as it takes care of whatever I need to do.

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Lenovo Review

 

Lenovo's ThinkCentre M55 Tower 8811CTO comes standard with a 3.06 CPU, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB hard drive, integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator card and speakers

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M55 9BM

 

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M55 9BM (88089BM) is the embodiment of Lenovo's business PC philosophy, and it comes with some nice hardware too. It's a compac...

Small size, low noise levels, tool-free case design

Limited upgrade potential

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M55 9BM is a compact and quiet business PC that keeps maintenance simple and makes upgrades easy. Its design and functions are well-suited to an office environment and we think it's a good choice for any business searching for a...

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M55p 8811 Desktop PC

 

Lenovo's effort to reach out to medium-size business users brought ThinkCentre M55p 8811 into existence. This Desktop computer is well-stocked with all types of virtual office supplies required the day to day work for any medium-sized business user....

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happy

 

Fast, solid, cheap. Bought 6 and they all check out so far. I needed them for a special application at work. At 115.00 it's hard to go wrong

nothing yet

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DOA system

 

Unable to evaluate whether CD or other system components were working. I bought an expensive door stop. You get what you pay for with refurb systems I suppose. I expect little in the way of compensation or solving my problem with this item.

No pros other than a small foot print for the case

System virtually dead out of the box. Two failed boot attempts to the OS (Win7) then only freezes or crashes at boot screen. Never successfully booted to system once

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Lenovo M55 refurb

 

Read this. If you are a novice at computers, you may need to find a technical friend. You "might" need a cooling fan or you "might" want to use the Win7 certificate to install Win7 on another bigger computer. I sent 1 email to the refurb. support and...

Please consider this. I bought 3 of the previous M55 refurb ; computers with 3.4GHZ single core processor. Good for me ; So I have not tried this dual core version ; Small case fits perfect on my desk for email & documents ; Windows 7 for free. I have...

None for my M55 single core version

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The Think Centre Is OK

 

a refurbished computer with Windows 7 for $109 it was a good desl!

A dual Core computer with Windows 7 free shipping for $100

the keyboard went bad 1 day after I got the machine

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A Good Bargain

 

So, the keyboard loses an egg and the 32-bit OS loses an egg. As someone who hasn't purchased many refurbished items in the past I would still have to say this is one helluva good bargain. I will however study the images and wording more carefully if I...

Cosmetically good; a couple of scratches on the bottom ; The build quality is exceptional. Everything works as it should. I will look very hard at Lenovo for future purchases ; The processing speed is an exceptional value

The listing was slightly misleading. I was expecting a Lenovo keyboard (I didn't give any thought to the mouse.) but a cheap Chinese made off brand usb keyboard was provided ; I also was expecting WIndows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, but the 32-bit version...

Product Specifications

The ThinkCentre M Series is a line of enterprise-friendly desktop PC's that gives users the power they need to be productive, and IT managers the tools they need to manage total cost of ownership. With a variety of form factors, price points, and technology levels, yet all with platform stability, rock-solid quality and security, industry-leading service and support, and common software image, the M Series is truly built for the way IT managers work.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/256KB/2MB/4MB/4MB / 2MB/512KB
Per Processor Size:1MB/256KB/2MB/4MB/4MB / 2MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.6in/10.8in/14.1in/15.2in/15.9in/16.2in/16.7in/17.3in/17.7in
Height:15.8in/16.1in/17in/3.3in/3.5in/3.5in / 3.3in/4.1in/4.3in
Weight:13.2lbs/14.1lbs/18.5lbs/18.7lbs/20.7lbs/22lbs/24.9lbs/24lbs/27.6lbs
Width:10.8in/10.9in/12.2in/13.8in/13in/6.9in/7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Type:LCD display/None.

Environmental Standards

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/Germany/Netherlands/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English/French/German
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:6486/6487/6488/6489/6490/6491/8795/8807/8808/8810/8811/8812/8813/8814/8816/9166/9167/9168/9278/9279/9301/9632/9637/9642/9648/9649
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkCentre M55/Lenovo ThinkCentre M55e/Lenovo ThinkCentre M55p

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 946GZ Express/Intel Q963 Express/Intel Q965 Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/533MHz/800MHz/800MHz / 1066MHz

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x/32x/32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:CD-ROM/CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD/DVD-ROM/DVD-Writer/None
Write Speed:24x/40x (CD) / 16x (DVD/48x

OS Provided

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.86GHz/1.86GHz / 2.13GHz/1.8GHz/2.13GHz/2.4GHz/2.8GHz/3.06GHz/3.2GHz/3.4GHz/3.4GHz / 1.86GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:346/420/524/541/820/915/925/945/945 / E6300/E2140/E2160/E4300/E6300/E6300 / E6400/E6400/E6600
Type:Celeron/Celeron D/Core 2 Duo/No CPU/Pentium/Pentium 4/Pentium D/Pentium D / Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual Core
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

Installed Size:0MB/1GB/1GB / 512MB/2GB/2GB / 1GB/4GB/512MB/512MB / 1GB
Max Supported Size:3GB/4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type: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/None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: 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:0GB/160GB/160GB / 80GB/330GB/80GB
OS Certified:IBM PC DOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/IBM PC DOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/IBM PC DOS 2000 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / IBM PC DOS / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Microsoft Windows Vista Business / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / IBM PC DOS 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / PC DOS / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / PC DOS / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition /
Platform Technology:Intel vPro Technology
Recommended Use:Corporate business
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X300 SE/Intel GMA 3000/NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
Interface Type:PCI Express x16