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Lenovo ThinkStation E20

Lenovo ThinkStation E20
alaScore 84

16 reviews

Dec, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Lenovo ThinkStation E20. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo ThinkStation E20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo ThinkStation E20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkStation E20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo REVA8UK ThinkStation E31 Small Desktop Workstation (Intel Xeon Quad-Core E3-1230V2 3.3GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB S-ATA HDD, Windows 7 ProfessiLenovo REVA8UK ThinkStation E31 Small Desktop Workstation (Intel Xeon Quad-Core E3-1230V2 3.3GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB S-ATA HDD, Windows 7 Professi

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: David Murphy (pcworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E20

 

The Lenovo ThinkStation E20 is one of the more capable PCs in the business desktop category, delivering strong performance at a fair price ($1179 as configured, as of August 31, 2010). Nevertheless, the ThinkStation E20 ultimately falls short of...

Screwless contraptions hold interior devices in place ; DisplayPort connectivity ; Biometric scanner on keyboard

Limited upgradability ; Poor diversity in external connections

Although the ThinkStation E20 is a solid desktop PC, it fails to unseat its business-class competition.

Sep, 2010

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E20

 

The Lenovo ThinkStation E20 has the power to rival systems costing almost twice as much.

Great price for a workstation. Very good benchmark numbers. ISV certified. Core i5 power for high end graphics. Tool-less upgrades. Media card reader. Lots of expansion room. Green Tech Approved.

No eSATA. No FireWire. A couple of trialware packages.

More desktop reviews: • Acer Aspire Z3 (AZ3-715-UR15)• Origin Neuron• Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-One• Microsoft Surface Studio• Corsair One Pro• more

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: J.R. Nelson (desktopreview.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E20 Review

 

In recent months, computer companies have started to turn their aim from the biggest and baddest workstations possible to providing end users with what the industry calls a "workstation-class solution" at desktop prices.

Solid build quality ; Lots of expandability ; Quiet ; Low power draw

Not enough front-facing ports ; No USB 3.0

Just how consumer desktops have mainstream and enthusiast segments, so too do business machines have mainstream and workstation options. Despite the fact that this ThinkStation E20 possesses only a dual-core processor and affordable discrete graphics,...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: frustrated, (tigerdirect.com)

a piece of junk

 

Everything started out great, then the printers would not print and were not recognized. Then they were, then they were not, this time for good. Microsoft will not talk to me saying it is Lenovo's responsibility and Lenovo was no help. My only hope is...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Big Dog (newegg.com)

Good Machine - Difficult Transition

 

Good machine difficult transition from XP to Windows 7.

The E20 (4222-67U) is fast, quiet, delivered with a hard drive that is not littered with trial software. It does what it is supposed to out of the box. The unit ships with Windows 7 Professional - that after a download - permits installation of XP mode...

The Newegg price was 200 above other vendors - purchased from Newegg due to existing relationship & confidence of a speedy delivery. Windows 7 a bear to work with. 7's Easy Transfer isn't so easy - 8 hrs to read old XP machine and transfer to E20 -...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Bud9893 (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 3695

 

We have recently switched from Dell to Lenovo and couldn't be happier. These workstations are rock solid. Both i3 and i5 units perform very well. The i3 is perfect for our office admin staff.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Geoff (cdw.com)

An extreme amount of computer in a very small spac

 

Overall, I'm thrilled with the computer. Its build quality is nothing short of the very best, its very quiet, performs exceptionally, and exceeds my expectations.

Weight, Security Features, Durability, Build Quality, Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Memory, tpm chip, very quiet

Video card, how to add additional drives is not obvious

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Alex_B (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 3695

 

Great computer by Lenovo, we usually do not have any problems with them and this is no exception. 4G of RAM is enough for our marketing department. I have personally used this computer before and only gave it up because this user needed a powerful...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Alex_B (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 2555 - Xeon E3-1245V2 3.4 GHz - Monitor : none.

 

This PC really surprised me. The one we have has 8G of RAM and is used by someone in our engineering department. Running the graphics from the i5 was plenty powerful.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Mealy58 (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 3695

 

Personally I love these systems. I use one as my personal workstation and have been moving them into our mission critical end user roles.

Jul, 2012
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Product Specifications

Meet the Lenovo ThinkStation E20, a power-packed workstation with beyond-desktop attributes in reliability and performance. The E20 is equipped to meet specialized needs such as coding and compiling business applications, designing graphics, 3D modeling and producing engineering designs. The ThinkStation E20 packs true workstation performance at an unbelievably affordable price. Enhance your workstation performance with a new family of Intel processors that support unparalleled professional-grade integrated graphics, or enjoy eye-popping visuals with the discrete graphics from NVIDIA. Take advantage of the ThinkStation's full potential in 2D/3D imaging capabilities with Digital Content Creation (DCC) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) applications and begin raising the bar on productivity today. The ThinkStation E20 is the ultimate tool for quickly boosting ROI. Certification of your specialized applications from independent software vendors yields an extra layer of reliability on your mission-critical projects. Achieve greater reliability and protection against memory related errors with DDR3 ECC memory, thereby improving system uptime and maximizing your productivity. The E20 is also equipped with stronger storage capabilities, offering up to two hard disk drives with capacity up to 2TB and RAID standard, resulting in blazing fast, yet reliable performance. The small-form factor design with front and rear handles makes it convenient for you to move the E20 with ease, thus providing excellent portability should the need arise. The ThinkStation E20 is designed to cater to your specialized needs, at the same time providing superior reliability and support to your applications. The ThinkStation E20's exceptional performance, cutting-edge technology, price-affordability and environment friendliness coupled with Lenovo's outstanding services, make it the right choice for your business's design and computational needs.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/4MB/8MB
Per Processor Size:3MB/4MB/8MB

Certificates

Certification:RoHS / RoHS, TCO / RoSH
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis type:Minitower / SFF / Tower
Color of product:Black
Number of 3.5" bays:3
Number of 5.25" bays:2
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical / Vertical

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17in
Height:16.7in
Weight:24.7lbs
Width:6.9in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Energy Management

Power supply:240 / 280

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.001 / 0.256 / 0.5 / 0.768 / 1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:533 / 650 / 733 / 850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1250
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152 / 0x162
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated / Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics P4000

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:4215/4220/4222
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkStation E20

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 3450

Memory

ECC:No / Yes
Internal memory:1 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 2
Memory slots:4x DIMM
Non-ECC:No / Yes

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD-Writer

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Acoustic pressure emissions:27
CD read speed:48
Compatible operating systems:Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional\nWindows XP Professional / Windows 7 Professional\nWindows XP Professional\n / Windows 7 Pro\nWindows XP Pro / Windows 7\nWindows XP
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Drive device, buffer size:16 / 32 / 8
Drive device, transfer rate:3000
Expansion Slots:PCI Express 2.0
Form Factor:Tower
Graphics:HD Graphics 2500 / HD Graphics 4000 / N / Quadro 400 / Quadro 600 / Quadro FX 1800 / Quadro FX 380 / Quadro FX 580 / Quadro NVS 450
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 2500 / HD Graphics 4000 / N / Quadro 400 / Quadro 600 / Quadro FX 1800 / Quadro FX 380 / Quadro FX 580 / Quadro NVS 450
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Graphics adapter manufacturer:Intel GMA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive type:1TB SATA/ 7200 / 300GB Serial ATA/ 1000 / 500GB SATA/ 7200
Mac compatibility: No
Manageability features:Image Ultra - HIIT Compliant Drivers - Vista Only, Secure Data Disposal, ThinkVantage Image Ultra Builder - Vista Support, ThinkVantage Update Builder, ThinkVantage Update Retriever
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Modem Type:N
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Pointing device:USB Optical Wheel Mouse
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V
Power supply type:100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz / AC / AC - DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Rack mounting: No
Resolution:1440 x 900 / 1680 x 1050 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Security Features:Boot sequence control, Boot without keyboard or mouse, Configuration password, Cover key lock, Diskette Boot inhibit, Diskette I/O control, Hardfile I/O control, Padlock loop, Power on password, Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock), Ser
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes
Warranty:Three year parts and labour
Warranty note:Three year parts and labour
Weight:24.7

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Windows 7 Professional
Display Diagonal:19 / 21.5 / 22 / 23 / 24
Display included:No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / HDAudio / Realtek ALC662 / Stereo
Chipset:Intel 3450 / Intel C216
Motherboard chipset:Intel 3450 / Intel C216
Motherboard form factor:ATX
Product type:Workstation
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2 / 4
DVI-I ports quantity:1 / 2
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Parallel ports quantity:9
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 9
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:240 / 280

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / QPI
Clock Speed:2.4GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz/3.2GHz/3.33GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 31 / 33 / 34 / 35
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17 / 21 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 800,1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066 / DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3 800/1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 731 / 774
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16+1x4, 1x8+3x4, 2x8+1x4 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 4x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing die size:263 / 296 / 81
Processor:E3-1245V2 / E3-1275V2 / G6950 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i3-530 / i3-540 / i3-550 / i5-3450 / i5-3550 / i5-650 / i5-660 / i5-670 / i5-680 / i7-3770 / W3550 / X3430 / X3440 / X3450 / X3460 / X3470
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.93 / 3.2 / 3.33 / 3.46 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.73 / 3.8 / 3.86 / 3.9
Processor cache:0.512, 4 / 0.512, 8 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Clarkdale / Ivy Bridge / Lynnfield / Sandy Bridge
Processor core voltage (AC):1.225
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core / Intel® Xeon® 3000 Sequence / Intel® Xeon® E3 V2 Family
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.67 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 3.06 / 3.066 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.33 / 3.4 / 3.46 / 3.5 / 3.6
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333
Processor lithography:22 / 32 / 45
Processor model:E3-1245V2 / E3-1275V2 / G6950 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i3-530 / i3-540 / i3-550 / i5-3450 / i5-3550 / i5-650 / i5-660 / i5-670 / i5-680 / i7-3770 / X3430 / X3440 / X3450 / X3460 / X3470
Processor Number:G6950/I3-530/I5-650/I5-660/X3430
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-3700 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G6000 series for Desktop / Intel Xeon 3400 series / Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2
Processor socket:Socket B (LGA 1366) / Socket H (LGA 1156) / Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / D0 / E1 / K0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Tcase:67.4 / 67.9 / 69.1 / 72.6 / 72.7
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 73 / 77 / 95
Tjunction:105
Type:Core i3/Core i5/Pentium/Xeon

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 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
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 / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
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® 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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:42927 / 42928 / 42929 / 42931 / 42932 / 43230 / 43546 / 43550 / 43556 / 46472 / 46473 / 48504 / 48505 / 53426 / 53428 / 65511 / 65516 / 65719 / 65726 / 65729
Processor code:SLBJH / SLBJK / SLBLD / SLBLF / SLBLJ / SLBUD / SR05W / SR0P9 / SR0PA
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011D / PCG 2011D

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:16GB/8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:3 years warranty

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:10000 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 150 / 250 / 300 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:10000 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
RAID levels:0, 1
RAID support:No / Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Total Storage Capacity:256

Storage Controller

RAID Level: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

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Type:Workstation

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/512MB/768MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800/NVIDIA Quadro FX 380/NVIDIA Quadro FX 580
Interface Type:PCI Express x16

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.5 / 16.9 / 17
Height:14.8 / 16.7 / 3.93
Weight:16.5 / 2.47 / 24.7 / 26.9
Width:13.3 / 6.85 / 6.89 / 685