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Lenovo ThinkCentre M90p 3282

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90p 3282
alaScore 81

24 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre M90p 3282. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and usability. The design and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size.

price, design, usability, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo ThinkCentre M90p 3282 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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This summary is based on the products: Refurbished: Lenovo M90P Desktop CORE i5 650 3.20GHz 4GB 160GB DVD+RW Windows 7 Home Premium Microsoft Authorized RefurbisherRefurbished: Lenovo M90P Desktop CORE i5 650 3.20GHz 4GB 160GB DVD+RW Windows 7 Home Premium Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher

May, 2018

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90p USFF


While there are some features that make the Lenovo ThinkCentre M90p USFF attractive to the smaller business, the pricing of the system puts it more in the realm of a enterprise-class system.

Compact form factor. Quiet. Well-designed stand. Core i5 power in a USFF desktop. Eight USB ports. Intel vPro.

Hardly any expansion room. Uses external power brick. No DVI port (without adapter). Only 30 days of Norton Internet Security updates. No eSATA.

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Sep, 2010

Expert review by : David Murphy (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90p


The Lenovo ThinkCentre M90p is a superslim addition to a home-office or work environment. If size is all that matters in your quest for a new desktop rig, the M90p offers the best performance among systems with a slender physique. However, some...

Superslim chassis fits nicely on (or under) a desk ; Hard drive and DVD burner are easy to replace

No real upgradability ; Lacks diversity in expansion options

Speedy performance is the name of the game for Lenovo's slim M90p, but the competition brings more muscle for less.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (

Great for the price


I had an old video card lying around that I threw into this to improve the graphics performance.

Inexpensive with enough power to get real work done.

None so far.

May, 2016

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Working computer


-The windows 7 is in the hard drive. So keep that small drive forever! LOL

Works Comes with everything you need.

Case cover didnt fit perfectly. Found humongous dust ball in the case. (I guess they didnt get it out after using an aerosol air blower to clean the inside)

May, 2016

Consumer review (

So far so good


For the price it cant be beat. Machine seems to be the quality you would expect from lenovo. Internals were very clean, lets hope noting goes wrong.

Came ready to use, the win 7 key is good for windows 10 upgrade. I put an ssd and its running fine. Using it for retail server. We will see how it holds up

Came scratched, keyboard and mouse are about as thin as a water bottle, they are useless. Mouse jumps all over the screen.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Loaded with trojans adware and viruses


if you know how to clean up a machine, then this is a really great deal.

Fantastic hardware, speedy processor, built like a tank

came loaded with trojans, viruses, adware, and a browser hijacker to boot - took four hours to clean it up that is why the low rating. this is totally unacceptable.

Feb, 2016

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Great PC


Its super cheap right now at $235 you simply cannot beat that. Its fast enough for a basic PC for web browsing, file editing etc. Throw a decent video card and SSD in this and itll be flying.

None for this price

Dec, 2015

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32 bit not 64!


The problem is I set it up, installed (and activated) MS Office Pro 2010 and a host of other software, when I got to my 64 bit software and went to transfer a user's files, it couldn't do it because of the 32 bit abomination. BEWARE! I hope New Egg can...

Solid processor, nice machine

IT CAME SHIPPED WITH the 32 bit of Windows! Why put 4 gigs of ram in a PC with a 32 bit OS?!?! I am horribly disappointed.

Nov, 2015

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REfurp Lenovo


I really should return it but I have about 50 of these on the floor and needed another. WE shall see how it holds up.

The PC powered up and has Win 7 as ordered

No drivers installed , had to go dig for drivers online still missing one unknown in Device Manager. Boo hiss . Case in fair condition big scratch . No attempt to clean it up. I have bought another similar refurb from New Egg and it was perfect , fully...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (

REfurp Lenovo


I really should return it but I have about 50 of these on the floor and needed another. WE shall see how it holds up.

The PC powered up and has Win 7 as ordered.

No drivers installed , had to go dig for drivers online still missing one unknown in Device Manager. Boo hiss . Case in fair condition big scratch . No attempt to clean it up. I have bought another similar refurb from New Egg and it was perfect , fully...

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Refresh your fleet of PCs with ThinkCenter M series desktops. Available in tower, small form factor (SFF) and space-saving Eco Ultra-Small Form Factor (Eco USFF). These best-in-class desktops deliver the latest technology for industry-leading performance, strong stability and easy manageability, helping boost productivity and reduce IT costs. M series models offer improved overall system performance, optimized for the most demanding applications.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB
Per Processor Size:4MB


Certification:CE, FCC / Energy Star 5.0 / EPEAT, ENERGY STAR 5.0, GREENGUARD, RoHS
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis type:SFF / Tower / USFF
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional
Number of 3.5" bays:1 / 2 / 3
Number of 5.25" bays:1 / 2
Placement supported:Vertical

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Energy Management

Power supply:130 / 240 / 280 / 320
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:115 - 230 V

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:1 / 2


Discrete graphics adapter memory:512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce 310
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 0.765 / 1.277 / 1.759
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:733
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkCentre M90p


Chipset Type:Intel Q57 Express


Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 2133
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM / 4x DIMM / 6x DIMM


Color:Business black
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller


Type: None


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

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade

Other Features

Audio Input:1
BIOS password: Yes
Built-in camera: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows 7 Professional\nWindows 7 Home Premium\nWindows 7 Home Basic\nWindows Vista Business\nWindows Vista Home Basic\nWindows XP Professional
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/u/ab
Cooling type:Active
Dimensions (WxDxH):6.89 x 17.4 x 16.3
Display:FHD / LCD / LCD TFT / TFT
Expansion Slots:PCI-Express
External drive bays:1 x 3.5", 1 x 5.25" / 1 x 3.5", 2 x 5.25" / 1 x 5.25" / 1 x 5.25", 1 x 3.5" / 1x 3.5", 1x 5.25" / 1x 3.5", 2x 5.25" / 1x 5.25"
Floppy drive installed:No / Yes
Form Factor:Small Form Factor / Tower / Ultra Small Form Factor
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive type:250GB Serial ATA II/ 7200 / 500GB SATA II/ 7200 / 500GB Serial ATA II/ 7200
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
Hard drive capacity (group 1):320 / 500
HDD user password:Y
Internal drive bays:1 x 3.5" / 1x 3.5" / 2 x 3.5" / 2x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Manageability features:ImageUltra enabled, Remote Deployment Manager, Software Delivery Assistant, System Migration Assistant, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory Type:DDR3 / DDR3 SDRAM
Modem Type:N / None
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of slots:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Pointing device:USB Optical Wheel Mouse
Power Management:ACPI
Power Requirements:100-240V / 110-240V / 115 - 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Security Features:Boot sequence control, Boot without keyboard or mouse, Configuration password, Diskette Boot inhibit, Diskette I/O control, Hardfile I/O control, Parallel I/O control, Power on password, Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock), Serial I/O
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes
Warranty:Three year parts - one year labour / Three year parts and labour
Warranty note:Three year parts - one year labour / Three year parts and labour

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Bundled software:- Adobe Acrobat Reader\n- Acrobat Flash Player\n- Skype\n- PC-Doctor for WinPE\n- SUN JRE\n- Corel DVD MovieFactory 7 Lenovo Edition\n- Intervideo WinDVD (Home Basic)\n- ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery\n- ThinkVantage Product Recovery\n- ThinkVantage Password Manager\n- ThinkVantage Power Manager\n- Lenovo Message Center Plus\n- Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox\n- ThinkVantage System Update / ThinkVantage System Update, ThinkVantage Productivity Center, Sun JRE, Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Adobe Acrobat Reader\nThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, PC-Doctor diagnostics, Norton Internet Security 2007 (OEM Edition) with 90 days of virus definition updates / Windows XP, Vista, 7\nLinux
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 600:1 / 800:1
Display brightness:200 / 250 / 300
Display Diagonal:17 / 18.5 / 19 / 21.5 / 22 / 23 / 23.6 / 24
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1366 x 768 / 1440 x 900 / 1680 x 1050 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 170 / 176
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 170 / 176


Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD5 / HDA
Chipset:Intel Q57
Motherboard chipset:Intel Q57
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in:No / Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 10 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:130 / 240 / 280 / 320
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:115 - 230 V


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Clock Speed:3.2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):22 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
L2 cache:4
L3 cache:4
Max Supported Qty:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:i3-530 / i3-550 / i5-650 / i5-660 / i7-870
Processor boost frequency:3.46 / 3.6 / 3.60
Processor cache:4 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Clarkdale / Lynnfield
Processor cores:2 / 4 / 6
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.93 / 3.2 / 3.33
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:i3-530 / i3-550 / i5-650 / i5-660 / i7-870
Processor Number:I5-650
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-800 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H (LGA 1156)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Tcase:72.6 / 72.7
Thermal Design Power (TDP):73 / 95
Type:Core i5

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
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 / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: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
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
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):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 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:41315 / 43546 / 43550 / 46472 / 48505
Processor code:SLBJG / SLBUD
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:3GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 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.
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:Microsoft Office Professional 2007 (60), Norton Internet Security 2009 (30)


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA, Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA, Serial ATA II / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
RAID levels:0, 1
RAID support: Yes
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA II
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

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


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Platform Technology:Intel vPro Technology
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel HD Graphics
HDCP compatible: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.8 / 12.5 / 14 / 16.3 / 17 / 17.3 / 17.4 / 3.9 / 6.89 / 9.37
Height:10.8 / 12.5 / 14 / 15.8 / 16 / 16.3 / 17.4 / 3.11 / 3.9 / 9.37
Weight:16.5 / 19 / 23.4 / 24.3 / 9.26
Width:10.8 / 11 / 12.5 / 14 / 17.4 / 3.11 / 3.9 / 6.89 / 7.01