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Think Centre S50

Think Centre S50
alaScore 76

9 reviews

Oct, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Think Centre S50. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price is also appreciated.

price, usability

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 76/100 = Good quality.

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

IBM ThinkCentre S50


The ThinkCentre S50 is both manageable by IT and can squeeze into any cubicle.

The S50 turned in respectable scores on our benchmark tests (18.1 on Business Winstone and 24.4 on Multimedia Content Creation Winstone). But the real attraction is the manageability and serviceability of this little workhorse system. Throw in IBM's...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by: Staff Writers (

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

Sep, 2003

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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.

Jul, 2003

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


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


Country Kits:Australia / New Zealand/Canada / United States/Finland/United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkCentre S50/ThinkCentre S50


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


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


Type: None


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
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


Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.66GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz/2GHz/3.2GHz/3.4GHz/3GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Number:335/340/530/540
Type:Celeron/Celeron D/Pentium 4

Processor special features

Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32


Installed Size:128MB/1GB/256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

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


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

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


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