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Lenovo Essential H500s

Lenovo Essential H500s
alaScore 86

288 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 288 reviews of Lenovo Essential H500s. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Essential H500s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Lenovo Essential H500s


alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Lenovo Essential H500s from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the usability. The reliability is also appreciated.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo H500s Desktop PC (Black) - (Intel Pentium J2900 2.41GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Integrated Graphics, HDMI, Windows 8.1)Lenovo H500s Desktop PC (Black) - (Intel Pentium J2900 2.41GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Integrated Graphics, HDMI, Windows 8.1)

Feb, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Lenovo Essential H500s


alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Lenovo Essential H500s from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People really like the reliability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaCentre H500s Slim Desktop (57327931) BlackLenovo IdeaCentre H500s Slim Desktop (57327931) Black

Feb, 2019

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Great Desktop!


Has everything the average computer user needs. 8 years ago would have been nearly a supercomputer. This desktop is my mainstay for my customers that need a tower replacement. No complaints from them

Needs more USB ports. A hub will take care of this problem easily so I still gave it 5 stars

Oct, 2014

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Great little pc for the price


This is a fantastic pc for the money. If you just need something for web surfing, email and some Word and Excel, this will do the job

would be nice if it had 2 more USB ports on the back, but that's a minor issue, a USB hub can easily fix that issue

Aug, 2014

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Lenovo warranty is not good


Bought this computer about 4 months ago. The keyboard kept failing and had to reboot all the time. Used 2 other keyboards and the same thing happened. Lenovo said it wasn't covered under the warranty. (HP would have fixed it) So I am stuck with a pile...

May, 2015

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Good basic computer


While we mostly use laptops, I like to have a family desktop for everyone to have available. This Lenovo meets that need quite well. Nothing fancy about it, but surfing the web is great on it.

May, 2015

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tower replacment


I had an older computer that could not handle updates so all I really needed was a tower replacement since all other products still fine.This Lenovo is fast and having the 8.1 Windows I am back up to speed and current!

May, 2015

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Good computer


I did research on 3 brands before purchasing, the Lenovo had the best reviews overall. It was received 3 days after the purchase date, easy to set-up and worked fine - no complaints

May, 2015

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Excellent product for rthe price.


Your salesman was very good at explaining that the Lenovo met all the capability for my usage requirements. The Lenovo has performed well and the salesman also explained the operating characteristics of Microsoft 8.1 which is quite different from 7.0....

May, 2015

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awesome desktop


Big step up from HP running XP so can't find any fault with system. All in ones may be more convenient but a modular system gives you the freedom to upgrade and repair subsystems or add on with ease

Apr, 2015

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Good entry level Win 8 PC


The small form factor is great and all needed functions are easily accessible, Could use an extra USB 3.0 port on the front panel and an HDMI port.

Apr, 2015

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Nice computer for the price


My future mother-in-law's computer was dying so we bought her this as a birthday present. She is extremely happy with it.

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications


Chassis type:Desktop / SFF
Color of product:Black / Black, Metallic / Black, Stainless Steel
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:688
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):750 / 792 / 854 / 854000 / 896
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x DIMM / 1x SO-DIMM / 2x DIMM


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Cooling type:Active
Form Factor:Tower
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Lenovo Assistant\nLenovo Companion\nLenovo Rescue System\nLenovo Support\nCyberLink Power DVD\nFilmOn\nCyberlink Power2Go\nLenovo Cloud Storage by Sugar Sync\nNitro PDF Reader
Cables included:AC
Display Diagonal:18.5
Display included:No / Yes
Display Type:LED
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes


Audio output channels:5.1
Password protection:BIOS / Y
Password protection type:BIOS
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x4 / X4, X2, X1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:J1750 / J1800 / J1900 / J2850 / J2900
Processor boost frequency:2.42 / 2.58 / 2.66
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.41
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:J1750 / J1800 / J1900 / J2850 / J2900
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron Processor J1000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium J2000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:B2 / B3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
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 Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
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
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response 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):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:76529 / 76531 / 78866 / 78867 / 78868
Processor code:SR1LM / SR1LP / SR1SB / SR1SC / SR1SD
Processor package size:25
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security 2013


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.2 / 15.2 / 4.13
Weight:0.176 / 11
Width:15.2 / 4.13