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Lenovo Thinkcentre M82

Lenovo Thinkcentre M82
alaScore 84

56 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Lenovo Thinkcentre M82. 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 really like the size. The reliability also gets good views, whereas reviews are divided on the design.

price, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Thinkcentre M82 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Thinkcentre M82

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkcentre M82 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo M82 3306G1U DesktopLenovo M82 3306G1U Desktop

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: jgutz20 (newegg.com)

Solid Overall Machine

 

As with any PC, you spend the first 30 minutes uninstalling the garbage such as trial AV etc, cant complain about a little uninstall time to let these vendors pass savings on to us

Chose this because it came preinstalled with Windows 7 Pro and i didnt have to mess with downgrade rights. Second requirement was dual monitor capability with a solid CPU and adequate HDD space, a wonderful business PC

Biggest thing that annoyed me, was the fact that it talks about Dual Displays (but these are my first slim Lenovos so i just didnt know) utilizing Display Port but no adapter or converter which would've been useful for so many of the "legacy" displays...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: MAUIBABE9 (tigerdirect.com)

Awesome system!

 

This is the second Lenovo I purchased--the first one lasted for 6-7 years and numerous operating system upgrades. So I wanted another Lenovo. Love the system--fast, upgradeable (I added 4 GB RAM), comes with the Lenovo support tools, too. Processor is...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Anonymous (cdw.com)

Good Machine but incorrect recovery disks.

 

The computer works very well and I added Office 2013. I had problems getting some flash drives to load (especially Kingston). I think it is a driver issue but haven't figured it out.

nice machine

bad recovery

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: timmy99 (cdw.com)

Great computer for the price

 

The computer has worked perfectly. It was simple to get going, and powerful enough to make daily tasks fast and easy.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: mikepro (cdw.com)

Fanatastic machine!

 

I have just purchased 60 of these PCs and cannot say enough great things about them. They are fast, economical and very functional. Users are very impressed with the small form factor and the speed. Added bonus, they are now assembled in the USA!

dependable, price

none

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: RWilliams (cdw.com)

Good Machine for basic use

 

We bought two of these to add to our existing network, and they work near perfectly for the task. My only issue with them is they come preloaded with Office 2010, so those of you looking to try office 2013 will have to go through the process of...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: J3703944 (cdw.com)

Good for everyday office use

 

This computer will work very well for your people who do normal everyday tasks on a computer.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Michael715 (cdw.com)

Solid business workstation

 

Purchased 12 of them relatively recently. It is too soon to know about quality and reliability for sure.

quiet, stabilizing stand

form factor is big c, lenovo puts bloatwar

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: jbacot (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkCentre M82 3306

 

Great so Far , 1100 on the deck an 3 faulty.. Fast , lots of room inside to breath, standard CD/DVD rom. Good solid base for standing on the side. Bad point, its not a tooless case and inside is sharp in certain spots

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: timg (cdw.com)

Review of M82

 

I have had the M82 for three months now and have had good luck with it. Pros: Runs quiet and seams to have enough power for my current needs. Cons: Fan started to run full speed one day and would not stop. I opened the case and did not see any...

Weight, Processor, Included software, Memory

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:FCC, VCCI, BSMI, EU/EFTA, UL/CUL, TUV-GS, SASO, CCC, CB, S-mark, PSB, SABS, GOST, NOM, KVALITET, UKrCEPRO, PEP, WEEE, J-Moss / GreenGuard
Energy Star certified:No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Mini Tower / SFF / Tower
Color of product:Black
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional
Number of 3.5" bays:1 / 2 / 3 / 5
Number of 5.25" bays:1 / 2 / 3
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical / Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:180 / 240 / 250 / 280
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230

Ergonomics

VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:3
PCI Express x16 slots:1 / 2
PCI slots:2 / 4

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7450 / No
Discrete graphics memory type:
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152 / 0x162 / 41
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 4
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 4 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 4 x 4
Memory slots: / 2x DIMM / 4x DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:20 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Built-in camera: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: / Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Basic 32-bit\nWindows 7 Home Premium 32-bit\nWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit\nWindows 7 Professional 32-bit\nWindows 7 Professional 64-bit
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active / Passive
Data Transfer Rate:1000
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.1 x 14.5 x 3.82 / 6.89 x 16.2 x 14.4
Display Diagonal:19 / 22 / 24
Display Diagonal (metric):19 / 22 / 24
Ethernet interface type: / Gigabit
External drive bays:1 x 3.5", 2 x 5.25"
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / Intel
Graphics adapter memory type:
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x
Internal drive bays:2 x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of hard drives supported:3
Number of loudspeakers:1
Number of Speakers:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 95
Plug and Play: / Yes
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers: Yes
Supported hard disk drive interfaces:
TV tuner integrated: No
Weight:16.5 / 24.3

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 5:4
Bundled software:Rescue and Recovery, Password Manager, Preloaded applications, ThinkVantage Product Recovery, ThinkVantage System Update, ThinkVantage Comunication Utility, ThinkVantage Power Manager, View Managment Utility, Lenovo AppShop, Lenovo Solution Center, Lenovo Message Center Plus, Lenovo SimpleTap, Norton Internet Security, Adobe Reader, Skype, MS Office 2010 reloaded, Corel Burn.Now, Corel DVD MovieFactory
Cables included:AC / Yes
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 800:1
Display brightness:250 / 300
Display Diagonal:19 / 22 / 24
Display included:No / Yes
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1680 x 1050 / 1920 x 1200
Display Type:LCD / LED
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: / No
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:104
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 170 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 178
Windows keys: / Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:ALC662 / HD / HD Audio / HDA
Chipset:Intel H81 / Intel Q75 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i3
Motherboard chipset:Intel H81 / Intel Q75 Express
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:180 / 240 / 250 / 280
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 23 / 29 / 32 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:6
L3 cache:6
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17 / 21 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3 1333/1600 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM,DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:G540T / G850 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i3-3210 / i3-3220 / i3-3240 / i3-4170 / i5-3470 / i5-3550 / i5-3570 / i5-3570T / i7-3770 / U4025
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Pentium G / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.3 / 2.9 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.7
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:G540T / G850 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i3-3210 / i3-3220 / i3-3240 / i3-4170 / i5-3470 / i5-3550 / i5-3570 / i5-3570T / i7-3770 / U4025
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor G500 series for Desktop / Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-3700 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G800 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155) / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / E1 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65 / 65.3 / 67.4 / 69.1 / 69.8 / 72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45 / 54 / 55 / 65 / 77
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53417 / 53426 / 53428 / 53491 / 65516 / 65521 / 65690 / 65693 / 65702 / 65719 / 68316 / 71053 / 77490
Processor code:SR05L / SR05Q / SR05W / SR0YY / SR1PL
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011B / 2011C / 2011D / PCG 2011C / PCG 2011D / PCG 2013C

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed: / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 250 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface: / SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 128
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 120 / 250 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.6 / 13.3 / 14.5 / 15 / 15.2 / 16.2 / 17 / 17.4
Height:11.6 / 13.2 / 13.3 / 14.4 / 15.2 / 16.3 / 16.7 / 3.82 / 3.9 / 3.93 / 3.94
Weight:14.6 / 16.5 / 24.3 / 9.04
Width:13.1 / 13.3 / 3.54 / 3.9 / 3.93 / 3.94 / 6.89