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Lenovo3000 J115

Lenovo3000 J115
alaScore 83

24 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo3000 J115 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 24 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Lenovo Lenovo 3000 J115 7387 Tower w/Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2GHz Processo


The Lenovo 3000 J115 comes only in a tower case with an appealing gray-green, flat plastic front panel that displays colorfully lit buttons; it reminded me of a German kitchen appliance. If you want a desktop or ultracompact Lenovo system, you'll have...

Attractive case front ; Keyboard has useful quick-launch keys

Bare-bones, off-the-rack case ; Integrated graphics models are VGA-only

Targeted at the small-business market, this system lacks the toolless chassis features of Lenovo's ThinkCentre models.

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Lenovo 3000 J115


Attractive case front, Keyboard has useful quick-launch keys

Bare-bones, off-the-rack case, Integrated graphics models are VGA-only

This minitower system has an attractive front panel, but the PC behind it has little of the innovative features found on other makers' systems.

Expert review by:

Lenovo 3000 J115


My J115 review unit came with the base 2-GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ dual-core processor (you can upgrade to a faster X2 4200+ processor for an extra $150). However, the 3800+ processor (along with 1GB of system memory) is enough for just about all...

Sub-$1,000 price with widescreen monitor. Lenovo Care tools (aka ThinkVantage utilities). Lots of included software. Decent expansion space. Dual-core AMD X2 processor. Windows Vista Premium-ready

Some software is trialware and bloatware. No DVD burner. Only 90-day Norton Internet Security subscription. Could use a multimedia card reader

Looking for a little more than a basic PC, but want to keep it under $1,000 complete? Take a look at the Lenovo 3000 J115, a basic business PC that's grown up.


Expert review by:

Lenovo 3000 J115 Desktop Computer


A better version of the entry-level home PC, with lots of expandability.

Decent performance for entry-level machine; reasonable price

Limited gaming performance; no FireWire ports

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Consumer review by:

Don't Bother (may already have posted this)


Small footprint monitor

USB, Win XP System Restore and Safe Mode Broken

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Amazon review summary for Lenovo3000 J115


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Lenovo3000 J115 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

design, usability

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Consumer review by:

Responding to "Decent I guess"


One reason computers tend to be bogged down with what most people agree are totally unnecessary startup program is because, in order to lower the price of the PC, the manufacturer gets compensated by, say, the antivirus company.



Consumer review by:

Decent I guess


It's amazing that in 2007 computers like this are still bogged down with unnecessary fluff programs at the startup. Having only 1 stick of 512 in single channel just compounds this. I replaced the memory with 2 sticks of 512 from Crucial and disabled...

Worked right out of the box. Very quiet

Dual-channel capable but only on stick of 512 is installed. Couple that with the fact that it's running Vista and Lenovo saw fit to have a boat load of bs in the startup then you have a very slow computer

Consumer review by:

Good machine, add vid and Ram


Tech support great: the old IBM support network.

1GB ram fills one slot, double the ram for little$. After adding vid card, system was very nice for the price. Lenovo will sell you an XP pro downgrade recovery cd set. Have 4 of these machines running on xp pro and 1 on vista. The vista is interesting...

Vista Home Premium, of course

Consumer review by:

Good box, unhappy w/ VISTA


Giving this former IBM box a "5" because non of the issues I've encountered had anything to do with hardware. Beware, if you use Adobe software, get ready for major issues with software compatibility.

Inexpensive, seems built well, plenty -o- features for the

VISTA. Incompatibility software and driver issues abound

Product Specifications

The Lenovo J Series are engineered specifically for small business professionals to use for work and in life. This innovative PCs line offers worry-free computing at a great value, helping growing businesses meet customer needs and stay ahead of competition. The J Series PCs are designed by the same world-class engineers that bring you ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops. The J Series PCs allow you to worry about your business, not your computer. These dependable PCs are equipped with great technology, come loaded with productivity software applications, help defend against viruses and spyware, and are easy to use. The J Series PCs provide all of this packed into a sophisticated and stylish design, including innovative side-access air venting to dissipate heat better and help your computer last longer.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/256KB/2MB/512KB
Per Processor Size:1MB/256KB/2MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Canada/Germany/Netherlands/United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo 3000 J100 / Lenovo J100/Lenovo 3000 J115 / Lenovo J115/Lenovo J100/Lenovo J115/Lenovo ThinkPlus


Chipset Type:Intel 945GZ Express/NVIDIA GeForce 6100/SiS661FX
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz/533MHz/800MHz


Color:Business black / Silver/Business black with silver accents
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller


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


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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x/32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD/48x

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2.3GHz/2.4GHz/2.5GHz/2.8GHz/2GHz/3.06GHz/3.2GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:3400+/3500+/3800+/4000+/4200+/4400+/4800+/519K/521/524/630/640/820
Type:Athlon 64/Athlon 64 X2/Pentium 4/Pentium D/Sempron


Installed Size:1GB/256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB

Service & Support

Full Contract Period:2years/3years
On-Site Warranty:On-site
Response Time:4 hours/Next business day
Service Included:Replacement
Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty /Extended service agreement


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 (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/80GB
OS Certified:Linux / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 / TurboLinux 10/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86 / TurboLinux 10 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86 / TurboLinux 10 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 / TurboLinux 10/Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Linux/Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 / TurboLinux 10 / Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86 / Microsoft Windows XP Pro
Recommended Use:Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950/NVIDIA GeForce 6100/SiS Mirage