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Think Centre S50

Think Centre S50
alaScore 79

13 reviews

Aug, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

usability, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Think Centre S50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Think Centre S50

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Think Centre S50 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 Desktop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability

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

This summary is based on the product: ThinkCentre S50 8183 - SFF - 1 x P4 2.66 GHz - RAM 256 MB - HDD 1 x 40 GB - CD - Extreme Graphics 2 - Win XP Pro - Monitor : none - TopSeller

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Amazon.com review summary for Think Centre S50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Think Centre S50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the product: Lenovo ThinkCentre S50 8183 Desktop PC

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IBM ThinkCentre S50

 

The new IBM ThinkCentre S50 is the company's latest offering in the Think-Centre line of managed PCs aimed at corporations. The S50's diminutive size (3.3 by 12.2 by 14.1 inches HWD) is well suited to cubicle environments where desktop space is limited...

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IBM ThinkCentre S50

 

IBM has a well-earned reputation within the corporate sector for providing exceptional quality desktop workstations. Their latest model – the ThinkCentre S50, is set to keep that reputation on track.

Returning a reasonable SYSmark2002 overall result of 208 this system performed slightly better than the IBM NetVista M42 (June 2003, page 36) and is $700 cheaper

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IBM ThinkCentre S50 818321M

 

An easy-to-manage, business-minded PC, the IBM ThinkCentre S50 merits a place in almost any corporate or SOHO work space.

Consumer review by:

Lenovo ThinkCentre S50 8183 (Pentium 4 2.66GHz, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, XP Pro)

 

Make sure that the HDD is a SATA drive, not the older PATA. There is only one IDE connector, and if you put both the CD/DVD and the HDD on the same cable, the system will run very slow (at the native CD speed).

Solid, but it's an IBM

Very limited upgrades

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Lenovo ThinkCentre S50 8183 (Pentium 4 2.66GHz, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, XP Pro)

 

The ibm S50 has excellent linux support, just as all other ibm products seem to, especially their laptops. Plus, it's small and easy to move

A little pricey, knowing that you could build your own for around $600 for parts. The keyboard that these ship with is also very annoying to type on

Product Specifications

The ThinkCentre S50 desktops feature a tool-free chassis design, which simplifies and enhances usability. Encased in a durable steel chassis, components inside the machine, such as the hard disk and memory, can easily be removed by the customer, making the PC serviceable and upgradeable, helping to limit the downtime and cost associated with on-site support. Cable routing is bundled out of the way for easy access to components and cable ends and user touch points are colored blue to be easily identified by the user. ThinkCentre S50 desktops also feature an innovative "caddy" that surrounds the hard disk drive, locking it into place without the use of tools or screws. Rubber bumpers on the caddy decrease vibration and deliver quieter operation. Other mechanical improvements have been made to the overall design of the ThinkCentre PCs, including improved airflow and reduced noise. The ThinkCentre S50 is a full-feature enterprise PC offering image and platform stability in an extremely small form factor. The ThinkCentre S50 is 62% smaller than a standard IBM desktop. It allows for flexible placement, either horizontally or vertically. The ThinkCentre S50 also features an internal power supply, two full-size PCI slots, three bays, and an industry-standard desktop optical drive. These features allow customization and easy upgrading, which is uncommon for a small form factor PC. This product comes with Dataglider eBusiness Point Of View (POV) Portal. Dataglider offers WebSphere portal users eBusiness Point Of View (POV) Portal with intelligent (POV) of consolidated enterprise information and embedded reasoning support for executive, customer, supplier and partner. The intelligent Points of View are dynamically created and optimized for the specific needs of the end user. The embedded reasoning support algorithms provide knowledge from a multitude of data sources both internal and external. The system is device independent based on portlet architecture that operates in a portal, web, PDA, or wireless environment. DataGlider POV is designed to give the user specific Point of View that matches his business needs. Intelligent portal makes smarter and more effective use of data by transforming it to information (data in a specific context) and knowledge (by applying logic to the information). In an intelligent portal the major component is a uniquely architected middleware that sits between multiple existing systems and the end-user and is capable of logically and dynamically transforming their combined output into a more meaningful information and presentation for the user.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Small form factor/Ultra small form factor

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Small form factor/Ultra small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB/1MB/256KB/512KB
Per Processor Size:128KB/1MB/256KB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.6in/10.7in/14.1in
Height:3.3in/3.5in
Weight:13.2lbs/14.1lbs/17.9lbs/18.3lbs/19.8lbs/20.1lbs
Width:10.9in/12.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Type:LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Australia / New Zealand/Canada / United States/Finland/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English/Finnish
Manufacturer:IBM/Lenovo
Model:8086/8087/8183/8184/8416/8417/8429
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkCentre S50/ThinkCentre S50

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 865G/Intel 865GV
Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x/24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/8x
Rewrite Speed:24x/32x
Type:CD-ROM/CD-RW/CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD/DVD-ROM/None
Write Speed:24x/48x

OS Provided

Type:DOS license/IBM PC DOS/Microsoft Windows 2000/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.66GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz/2GHz/3.2GHz/3.4GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:335/340/530/540
Type:Celeron/Celeron D/Pentium 4

RAM

Installed Size:128MB/1GB/256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR 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 (2nd)

Type:IDE

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:ATA-100/IDE/ATA/Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/40GB/80GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Novell NetWare/Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional/Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0/Novell NetWare / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business/Small business/Small business / Corporate business
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2
Interface Type:AGP
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