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Lenovo Thinkcentre M81 5025B1G

Lenovo Thinkcentre M81 5025B1G
alaScore 85

56 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Lenovo Thinkcentre M81 5025B1G. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The usability and price are also appreciated.

reliability, price, usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Thinkcentre M81 5025B1G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: N/A (

A nice Lenovo refurbished computer


I needed a computer dedicated to my older software incompatible with Windows 8.1 or 10. Very nice speed running Windows 7 Pro. Nice WD hard drive, not large but adequate for my use and responsive. Expansions slots were a must for the SCSI and parallel...

Not really a con but beware that this computer case is designed for low profile expansion cards

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Update: Died today (just under 4 months)


Was happy with machine (see previous review)

No POST, no video signal (DisplayPort or VGA) ; Started crashing, two days later won't boot

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Nobody777 (

Meh... Good price, Good PC, some problems.


Despite the problems I experienced, the system is a GREAT system... especially for the price-point. A decent Core i5 PC (with Windows 7 Pro 64bit pre-installed) for $260 isn't bad at all. I'm very happy.

Absolutely awesome price for a barebones Core i5 system! I was a little concerned that it wouldn't be an i5 since another reviewer said they received an i3, but I did in fact receive a Core i5 with a brand new install of Windows 7 Pro. Activation was a...

Now for the bad... Unfortunately, there was a little... While the PC itself arrived in decent condition, Windows installed without a hitch, and is quite a zippy machine, the hard drive had problems (lots of bad sectors), which caused the screens to...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: n2mystic (

Someone owes me i2...


Newegg - please fix your spec's on this item.

Minimum bloatware pre-installed - why I love Lenovo's for office PC's. Windows 7 Pro activation was quick and easy

Advertised as an i5 - received an i3. I guess an i5 at this price was too good to be true. Case was scratched up a little - especially on the 'Intel i5 inside' sticker/badge. Probably because someone tried to remove it! Could have just stuck on an i3...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Mike (

Pretty happy with my refurb


After reading other reviews, when I purchased this PC I also ordered memory (G.SKILL AEGIS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-1333C9D-8GISL) and put the new memory in before I even powered up the PC the first...

Easy to configure right out of the box, few updates required, fast (with added memory), and really quiet ; I'm not a gamer, but I work in the IT field and use this for work related functions from home. I have a 50Mbps/10Mbps connection at home, and...


Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Inappropriate Gaming (

solid media server options if........


always expect the worst when getting recertified machines. In this case it was only slightly bad, but someone not very tech savy would think the entire machine was bad because of bad memory.

CPU is great for running a home media server (in my case I use Plex.) ; It has a good passmark score and can transcode your files on the fly to watch on multiple devices

as with most recertified machines, one of the DDR3 memory sticks that came with it was faulty and caused the pc to fail on configuring windows constantly ; The hard drive also was poor, but I had a 128 gig ssd laying around so replaced it with that ;...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great little machine


Nice small little desktop machine. Worked great (almost) right out of the box. See cons for only minor hiccup on first boot up (which might have been my hardware anyway)

The first time you power up the machine you are required to enter the Win7 product key. However I only saw a blank black screen when my monitor was hooked up via displayport with DVI adaptor. SOLUTION: connect monitor via VGA port on initial power-up...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Kyle (

Great Bang for the Buck


We bought several of these for classroom use. Some for use in a graphics (photoshop) and others for Office. They perform well and are built with the usual Lenovo quality.

quiet, design, build quality, value for money, Fast/High Speed

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: fotosabe (

great value


Works great out of the box. Easy setup instructions. One of the rubber legs was missing but could work around it.

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Nick42 (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M81 5032 - Core i5 2400 3.1 GHz - Monitor : none.


Bought one as a server for the house. Solid build, solid performance, decent price, and the rigid case was great for some Dremel induced drive array mods. :)

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader / No
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: No


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional
Product Type:Desktop / Tower
Type:Desktop / Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 2000 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 2000
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:Q65
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:CORE I3 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:G630 / G840 / I3-2100 / i3-2120 / i5-2400 / I5-2520M