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Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p

Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p
alaScore 85

19 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. There are some mixed opinions about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p

 

For a mere $1050 (as of 8/23/09), you can have a small PC that's roughly the size of two college textbooks sandwiched together. The performance of the Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p is impressive given its size; but considering all that the machine lacks, it...

Supersmall size makes it suitable for any space ; Unexpectedly fast processor

Everything else, including poor graphics ; Extremely limited upgradability

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p Eco Ultra Small

 

The unit that I tested had a DisplayPort connector instead of the DVI port you'd find on older desktops. That will keep you ahead of the curve if you're planning on rolling out DisplayPort monitors in the future, but it also means you will need to use...

Compact form factor. Quiet. Some expandability. Security (TPM). EPEAT Gold, Energy Star 4.0, and RoHS. DisplayPort. Uses full-size optical drives. Fingerprint reader in keyboard

DVI needs dongle. eSATA port is internal. Expansion is PCI only

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p gives you a little more power than last year's model, but also uses a bit more energy. One thing, luckily, has gone down: the price.

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GCN LAB REVIEW: Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p

 

Although not the best in some categories, the ThinkCentre M58p would do well at almost any office task, and its extra security is a plus.

Fingerprint reader, decent upgrade capacity

Some cable management issues

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Review: Lenovo M57p eco ultra small computer

 

Even though an increasing amount of people are using a laptop as their primary computer, there still remains a need for a diverse set of desktop offerings. This is especially true for businesses which appreciate a desktop's ability to be repaired...

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Good Overall

 

Bought 10/2013 for my parents. Runs well. Has Windows 7 Pro which I wanted instead of Windows 8

Onboard network card died within a few weeks. Had to buy a half-height network card which is now taking up one of the free slots

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Good Machine

 

Machine runs very well. You get both 32 and 64 bit disks or Win 7 Pro. Speed is good for an office machine

None really, mouse and keyboard are cheap, but they always are on refurbished machines. It is the machine that counts and that is excellent ; Lacks OS/2 ports on the back, but there is a main board connector. If you need same, you will need to buy or...

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Nice Deal

 

Price

I had no idea it was going to show wear and Tear and the DVD Drive would be jammed right out of the shipping Box

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M58 Desktop

 

We are currently using the M58 desktops on our campus for the Faculty and Staff. They are very reliable and reasonably priced for the the options and features that we are getting.

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Worth it if you want an environmentally friendly computer. ”

 

You may not consider your PC to be of much consequence when looking for ways to cut energy consumption, as it hums quietly away, winking its LED innocently from time to time. But, even asleep it uses more power than you may think. When not in use, a...

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M58 Desktop

 

We are currently using the M58 desktops on our campus for the Faculty and Staff. They are very reliable and reasonably priced for the the options and features that we are getting.

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Product Specifications

The ThinkCentre M57e series offers great performance, reliability, and manageability combined with the latest technology and TVT benefits. Lenovo systems include a fully integrated recovery environment that works when your operating system is not working. Lenovo systems manage everything that changes when your location changes, not just your Internet connection. Innovative toolless mechanical design for easy upgrades and service support.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB
Per Processor Size:6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14in/17.3in/9.4in
Height:15.8in/3.1in/3.9in
Weight:16.5lbs/24.3lbs/9.3lbs
Width:10.8in/12.5in/6.9in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Environmental Standards

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:3063/3285/6136/6137/6138/6209/6234/7188/7220/7479/7483/7484/7629/7635/9961/9964/9965
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel Q45 Express
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade / Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.66GHz/3.16GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:E8400/E8500/Q9400
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad/No CPU
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

Installed Size:0MB/1GB/1GB / 2GB/2GB/2GB / 1GB/2GB / 4GB/3GB/4GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:3 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

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1/RAID 1 / RAID 0

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type:None/Standard

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/160GB/160GB / 250GB/250GB/250GB / 160GB/320GB/500GB/650GB
Platform Technology:Intel vPro Technology
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3470/ATI Radeon HD 3470 / Intel GMA 4500/Intel GMA 4500/NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT/NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700/NVIDIA Quadro FX 370/NVIDIA Quadro FX 380
HDCP compatible: Yes
Interface Type:PCI Express 2.0 x16/PCI Express x16