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Lenovo ThinkCentre M55

Lenovo ThinkCentre M55
alaScore 83

39 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre M55. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, reliability, design, size

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.

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Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: (bayreviews.com)

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.

May, 2007

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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

Expert review by: Jesse Sutton (goodgearguide.com.au)

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...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: (desktoppcs.org.uk)

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....

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: JeeP (newegg.com)

Lenovo M55

 

This one is 10 years old but hey! I didn't expect any miracles for $90:00 CAN.

Price, price, price ; Incredible fast delivery (1 day). Cheers Newegg ; Cheap Web browser and Kodi solution (play from a server) ; Was supposed to be 32 bits. This one is 64 bits

Nothing so far: I just had it for a 1/2 day

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Frank (newegg.com)

Perfect

 

I ordered this for my father. He only uses computers for research and email. For the price this has made his life less stressful, since it replaced the older machine that was very slow

None as of now

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: max (newegg.com)

Kinda Good

 

cheap, decent hardware for the $, fast shipping, reasonably clean

it's a monster

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Markav2 (newegg.com)

Not completely refurbished

 

Definitely on refurbished computer you do expect the dings dents and scratches. Nothing major. What you would expect for the price

Disk drive cable was not even connected to the drive or to the motherboard it was just laying loose in the case. It was still set up to boot from a network. Sound does not work, from the front or the back. Driver is installed properly everything seems...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: V (newegg.com)

ThinkCentre M55

 

Bought this for Dad, turned him loose with it on the net for a couple of weeks. Did system restore on my first visit with him, set up antivirus, malware,etc. Machine running fast and smooth when I left. Updates only took a couple of hours. Authoriz...

Delivered quickly, stable system

None yet

Dec, 2014

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

Design

Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington
Chassis type:Desktop / SFF / Small Desktop / Tower
Color of product:Black
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional

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.

Energy Management

Power availability:225
Power supply:220 / 225 / 230 / 250 / 280
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 220 V

Environmental Standards

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

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:1 / 2

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:256
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon X1300 / AMD Radeon Xpress X300 / Intel GMA / Intel GMA 3000 / Intel GMA 950 / MiRage
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes

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

Memory

Internal memory:0.5 / 1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory clock speed:533 / 667
Memory layout:1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1 / 2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1 / 2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory slots:2x DIMM

Miscellaneous

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

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/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Type:Network adapter
Wake-on-LAN ready:No / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:16 / 8
Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

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

Other Features

Acoustic pressure emissions:29 / 30
Audio formats supported:MP3, WAV, WMA / WAV, WMA
BIOS password: Yes
CD read speed:24 / 48
CD rewrite speed:24 / 32
CD write speed:24 / 48
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Pro, Windows 2000 Pro, PC DOS 2000 / Windows XP Home, Professional/Vista Business 32
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
Display:LCD
Expansion Slots:1x PCI Express 16X\n1x PCI Express 1X / 1x PCI Express 1X\n1x PCI / 1x PCI\n1x PCI Express\n1x PCI
External drive bays:1 - 3.5" x 1/6H, 1 - 5.25" x 1/2H / 1 - 5.25" x 1/2H, 1 - 3.5" x 1/3H / 1 x 5.25", 1 x 3.5"
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
Hard disk number of heads:1
HDD user password:Y
Internal drive bays:1 - 3.5" x 1/3H / 1 x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Platform:PC
Power Requirements:110 - 220 V, 50 - 60Hz / 120 - 230 V / 120 -230 V / 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power supply type:AC
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, Diskeeper Lite, Google Desktop, Google Toolbar, Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Lotus SmartSuite Millennium edition (license), PC Doctor diagnostics, Picasa, Symantec Client Security (OEM), ThinkVantage Client Security Software, ThinkVantage Productivity Center, ThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery, ThinkVantage System Update / Y
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:270 / 300
Display Diagonal:17 / 19
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1440 x 900
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Viewing angle, horizontal:140 / 150 / 176
Viewing angle, vertical:135 / 176

Performance

Audio system:ADI 1983 HD / ADI 1986 A / HD / HD Audio / High Definition PCI AC'97
Chipset: / Intel Q963 Express / Intel Q965 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel Q963 Express / Intel Q965 Express
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power availability:225
Power supply:220 / 225 / 230 / 250 / 280
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 220 V

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
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
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 11 / 14 / 15 / 17 / 23 / 7 / 8 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:105 / 125 / 167 / 188 / 230 / 291 / 376
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:111 / 112 / 143 / 162 / 206 / 77 / 81
Processor:524 / 631 / 820 / 915 / 925 / 945 / E2160 / E2180 / E4300 / E4400 / E4500 / E6300 / E6400 / E6600
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512 / 1 / 2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Cedarmill / Conroe / Prescott / Presler / Smithfield
Processor core voltage (AC):1.225 - 1.325 / 1.25-1.400
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Pentium 4 / Intel Pentium 4 HT / Intel Pentium Dual-Core / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® D / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8 / 1.843 / 1.86 / 2 / 2.13 / 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.8 / 3 / 3.06 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor front side bus:1066 / 533 / 800
Processor lithography:65 / 90
Processor model:524 / 631 / 820 / 915 / 925 / 945 / E2160 / E2180 / E4300 / E4400 / E4500 / E6300 / E6400 / E6600
Processor Number:346/420/524/541/820/915/925/945/945 / E6300/E2140/E2160/E4300/E6300/E6300 / E6400/E6400/E6600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo E4000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo E6000 series / Intel Pentium 4 500 series supporting Hyper-Threading Technology / Intel Pentium 4 600 series supporting Hyper-Threading Technology / Intel Pentium D 800 series / Intel Pentium D 900 series / Intel Pentium E2000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2
Scenario Design Power (SDP):12
Stepping:C1 / L2 / M0 / R0
Tcase:60.1 / 61.4 / 63.4 / 64.1 / 67.7 / 69.2 / 73.3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 84 / 86 / 95
Type:Celeron/Celeron D/Core 2 Duo/No CPU/Pentium/Pentium 4/Pentium D/Pentium D / Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual Core
Upgradability:Upgradable

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
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: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: 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: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / N / 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 / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:27248 / 27249 / 27250 / 27462 / 27479 / 27512 / 27515 / 27517 / 27520 / 28024 / 29739 / 29753 / 30781 / 31733
Processor code:E4400 / SL96L / SLA8Y / SLA8Z / SLA95 / SLGUG / SLGW2
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

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.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows XP Professional
Trial software:Symantec Client Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 80

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.6 / 14.1 / 15.9 / 16.2 / 17.3 / 17.5 / 3.44 / 3.46
Height:10.8 / 13 / 14.1 / 15.8 / 3.35 / 3.44 / 3.46 / 3.5 / 4.13 / 4.25
Weight:14.1 / 18.5 / 18.7 / 20.7 / 22.9 / 24
Width:10.8 / 10.9 / 12.2 / 13 / 4.25 / 6.89