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Think Centre S50

Think Centre S50
alaScore 76

9 reviews

Dec, 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 really like the usability. The price is also appreciated.

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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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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 products: Lenovo ThinkCentre S50 8183 Desktop PCLenovo ThinkCentre S50 8183 Desktop PC

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

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 (pcauthority.com.au)

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

Expert review by: (zdnet.com.au)

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

Design

Chassis type:SFF
Color of product:Black

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):200
Power supply:200

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1

Graphics

On-board graphics adapter: 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

Memory

Cache internal:0.256 / 1
Internal memory:0.25 / 0.5
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory layout:1 x 0.25
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 0.25

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Type:Network adapter
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:16 / 8
Optical Drive Type:CD-ROM / DVD-ROM

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

Other Features

CD read speed:24 / 48
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Compliance industry standards:IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
Diskette drive:1.44
Diskette drive memory:1.44
Display:N
Floppy drive installed: No
Hard disk controller:Serial ATA/Ultra ATA-100
Hard disk drive type:ATA-100 (Enhanced IDE)
Interface:Serial, parallel, USB, RJ-45, PS/2 / USB, PS/2, RJ-45
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Ethernet-Integrated / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabyte Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Platform:PC
Power Requirements:120 - 230 V
Power supply type:115/230V / 115/230V AC / AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Security Features:-Boot sequence control\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Diskette I/O control\n-Configuration password\n-Diskette boot inhibit\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Parallel I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-Serial port I/O control / -Boot sequence control\n-Configuration password\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Diskette boot inhibit\n-Serial port I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-Parallel I/O control\n-Diskette I/O control\n-Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0 / -Boot sequence control\n-Configuration password\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-Parallel I/O control\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Serial port I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Diskette boot inhibit\n-Diskette I/O control / -Boot sequence control\n-Diskette Boot inhibit\n-Diskette I/O control\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-Parallel I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Configuration password\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse / -Boot sequence control\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-Diskette Boot inhibit\n-Diskette I/O control\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Configuration password\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Parallel I/O control\n-Power on password / -Configuration password\n-Boot sequence control\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Serial port I/O control\n-Diskette boot inhibit\n-Diskette I/O control\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Parallel I/O control\n-Power on password / -Diskette I/O control\n-Boot sequence control\n-Diskette boot inhibit\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Configuration password\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Serial port I/O control\n-Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Parallel I/O control / -Diskette I/O control\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-Parallel I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Serial port I/O control\n-Diskette boot inhibit\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Configuration password\n-Boot sequence control / -Hardfile I/O control\n-Parallel I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Boot sequence control\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Configuration password\n-Diskette Boot inhibit\n-Diskette I/O control / -Parallel I/O control\n-Boot sequence control\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Configuration password\n-Diskette boot inhibit\n-Diskette I/O control\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Serial port I/O control / -Parallel I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Boot sequence control\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Configuration password\n-Diskette Boot inhibit\n-Diskette I/O control\n-Hardfile I/O control / -Power on password\n-Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Boot sequence control\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Configuration password\n-Diskette Boot inhibit\n-Diskette I/O control\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-Parallel I/O control / -Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Boot sequence control\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Parallel I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-Diskette I/O control\n-Configuration password\n-Diskette Boot inhibit / -Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n-Diskette I/O control\n-Hardfile I/O control\n-Parallel I/O control\n-Power on password\n-Diskette Boot inhibit\n-Boot without keyboard or mouse\n-Configuration password\n-Boot sequence control / IBM Embedded Security Subsystem / •Boot sequence control\n•Boot without keyboard or mouse\n•Power on password\n•IBM Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0\n•Parallel I/O control\n•Configuration password\n•Diskette Boot inhibit\n•Diskette I/O control\n•Hardfile I/O control\n•Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock) / •Boot without keyboard or mouse \n•Configuration password \n•Diskette boot inhibit \n•Diskette I/O control \n•Hardfile I/O control \n•IBM Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0 \n•Boot sequence control \n•Power on password \n•Parallel I/O control \n•Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock) \n•Serial port I/O control / •Power on password\n•Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock)\n•Boot without keyboard or mouse\n•Boot sequence control\n•IBM Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0\n•Parallel I/O control\n•Configuration password\n•Diskette Boot inhibit\n•Diskette I/O control\n•Hardfile I/O control / •Serial port I/O control \n•Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock) \n•Parallel I/O control \n•Power on password \n•Configuration password \n•Diskette boot inhibit \n•Diskette I/O control \n•Hardfile I/O control \n•Boot sequence control \n•Boot without keyboard or mouse
TV tuner integrated: No
Video adapter resolution:1920x1200 16777216 colors / 2048x1536 16777216 colors / 2048x1536 256 colors
Video adapter, bus:Direct AGP
Video card features:Intel Extreme Graphics 2
Weight:18.3

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Lotus SmartSuite Millennium (license), Access Support Connected Client, IBM Director Agent (web deliverable), Access Program, ThinkVantage Client Security Solution, Norton AntiVirus 2003 OEM Version, PC Doctor Diagnostics, Rapid Restore Ultra, IBM Update Connector / Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Lotus SmartSuite Millennium (license), Access Support, IBM Director, Access Program, Rapid Restore Ultra, ThinkVantage Client Security Solution, Norton AntiVirus (OEM Version), PC-Doctor, Update Connector / Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Lotus SmartSuite Millennium, Access program, IBM Director Agent (web deliverable), ThinkVantage Client Security Software (web-downloadable), Norton AntiVirus 2004 OEM Version, PC Doctor diagnostics, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore / Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Lotus SmartSuite Millennium, Access Support Connected Client, Access Support, Access program, IBM Director Agent (web deliverable), ThinkVantage Client Security Software (web-downloadable, Norton AntiVirus 2004 with 90 days of virus definition upgrades, PC Doctor diagnostics, Rapid Restore Ultra, Update Connector, PC-Doctor, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore / Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Lotus SmartSuite Millennium, Access Support, Access program, IBM Director Agent (web deliverable), Norton AntiVirus 2004 with 90 days of virus definition upgrades, PC Doctor diagnostics, Rapid Restore Ultra, Update Connector
Display included: No
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

Audio system:HD / SoundMAX Cadenza
Chipset:Intel 865G
Motherboard chipset:Intel 865G
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:-1 Parallel\n-External microphone (front)\n-External Display\n-Headphone/line out (front)\n-Keyboard (PS/2)\n-Mouse (PS/2)\n-RJ-45\n-8 USB 2.0 (2 front, 6 back) / -External microphone (front)\n-External Display\n-Headphone/line out (front)\n-Keyboard (PS/2)\n-Mouse\n-Parallel\n-RJ-45\n-Serial\n-2 USB 2.0 (front)\n4 USB 2.0 (back) / -Parallel\n-Mouse\n-Headphone/line out (front)\n-Keyboard (PS/2)\n-External microphone (front)\n-External Display\n-RJ-45\n-Serial\n-2 USB 2.0 (front)\n-4 USB 2.0 (back) / -RJ-45\n-Serial\n-2 USB 2.0 (front)\n-4 USB 2.0 (back)\n-Mouse\n-Parallel\n-Keyboard (PS/2)\n-External Display\n-Headphone/line out (front)\n-External microphone (front) / USB / •4 USB 2.0 (back)\n•External microphone (front)\n•External Display\n•Headphone/line out (front)\n•Keyboard (PS/2)\n•Mouse\n•Parallel\n•RJ-45\n•Serial\n•2 USB 2.0 (front) / •External Display\n•Headphone/line out (front)\n•Keyboard (PS/2)\n•Mouse\n•Parallel\n•RJ-45\n•Serial\n•2 USB 2.0 (front)\n•4 USB 2.0 (back)\n•External microphone (front) / •External microphone \n•External microphone (front) \n•External Display \n•Headphone/line out (front) \n•Keyboard \n•Line in \n•Mouse \n•RJ-45 \n•2 USB 2.0 (front) \n•6 USB 2.0 (back) / •Line in \n•External microphone (front) \n•External Display \n•Headphone/line out (front) \n•Keyboard \n•External microphone \n•Mouse \n•RJ-45 \n•2 USB 2.0 (front) \n•6 USB 2.0 (back) / •Mouse (PS/2)\n•Keyboard (PS/2)\n•External Display\n•Headphone/line out (front)\n•External microphone (front)\n•RJ-45\n•8 USB 2.0 (2 front, 6 back)
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (typical):200
Power supply:200

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.66GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz/2GHz/3.2GHz/3.4GHz/3GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 94
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:143 / 52
Processor:330 / 530
Processor cache:0.25 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor core voltage (AC):0.95 - 1.30 / 1.25-1.4
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Pentium 4 / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 3 / 3.2
Processor front side bus:400 / 533 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:330 / 530
Processor Number:335/340/530/540
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:BGA 437
Processor threads:4
Stepping:A1 / C0
Tcase:100 / 85.2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):27 / 8
Tjunction:100
Type:Celeron/Celeron D/Pentium 4

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States: No
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
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
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:35641
Processor code:SLA2G / SLG9Y
Processor package size:22 / 35
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

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.
Operating system installed:Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Ultra-ATA/100
Total Storage Capacity:40 / 80

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 14.1
Height:3.35 / 3.5
Weight:14.1 / 18.3
Width:10.9 / 12.2