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Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 520 27-Inch

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 520 27-Inch
alaScore 94

54 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 520 27-Inch. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The reliability and usability are also appreciated.

usability, reliability, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 520 27-Inch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre 520 AIO (27-Inch)

 

The 27-inch Lenovo IdeaCentre 520 AIO boasts an attractive design and many modern amenities, but the nonstop whoosh of its cooling fan dampens our enthusiasm.

Sleek design. Sharp and responsive 1440p touch display. Strong Core i7 performance.

Constantly whirring cooling fan. Hard-to-reach ports and slots. Next to impossible to access interior.

Bottom Line: The 27-inch Lenovo IdeaCentre 520 AIO boasts an attractive design and many modern amenities, but the nonstop whoosh of its cooling fan dampens our enthusiasm.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Kyle Funk (techaeris.com)

Lenovo ideacentre 520 AIO 27" review: An updated AIO with good specs

 

The Lenovo ideacentre 520 27" is a nice update in the AIO form factor. A small update from last year and a slight feature improvement. Keep reading to check out how it performed during our time with the AIO.

If the price isn’t an issue and you’re in need of a new PC and don’t want to buy a tower and a monitor, then you should definitely get this guy. The color itself is nice and will handle just about anything you throw at it, especially if you’re going to...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Kyle Funk (techaeris.com)

Lenovo ideacentre 520s AIO review: An AIO with great specs

 

All in one (AIO) PCs are a great option for some. The compact and consolidated style fits many desktops. Today, we are reviewing the Lenovo ideacentre 520s.

So, if you need a new desktop or are trying to upgrade from one, take a look at this all in one from Lenovo. It serves its purpose well and will handle things you throw at it with the i7 processor and 8GB of RAM.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 520 24 (AMD) review

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This AIO has many of the hallmarks of a premium computer without the premium price, but features a more unfamiliar AMD processor. Is buying this PC a shrewd decision or a risk not work taking? Our in-depth tests reveal all, so read our full review to...

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Unreliable

 

Hard drive failed after 33 days. Other than that it's great!

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great all round computer

 

Bought this last month for the sole principle of running Adobe for my photography and editing, everything about the computer is great including the hide away camera , I would highly recommend it to anyone

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Superb product and great quality

 

This was a Xmas gift but it was set up and tested.Very easy to get ready and excellent quality cant wait to put it through its paces.

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (ao.com)

Birthday present

 

"This was bought for a birthday present . Excellent value for money , good all rounder . Must also say service and delivery from AO was absolutely brilliant . Would highly recommend both product and company "

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (ao.com)

Great Computer

 

"Great computer delivered very quickly and efficiently "

Nov, 2018

Consumer review (ao.com)

Lenovo Ideacentre

 

"Bought this for my 16 year old son who had researched desktops and had decided on this one. He is impressed and extremely pleased with it."

Nov, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio / HD
Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:3 / 6

Certificates

Certification:CE / ErP Lot 3, GreenGuard
Energy Star certified:Y
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Color of product:Black / Silver
Product color:Black / Silver

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:250 / 350
Display Diagonal:21.5 / 23.8 / 27
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / QHD / Quad HD
LED backlight:Y
Panel type:IPS / LCD / WVA
Screen shape:Flat
Tilt angle range:-5 - 25
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y

Graphics

AMD FreeSync:N
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 530 / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32 / 64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350 / 847
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R5 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E92 / 0x5906 / 0x5912 / 0x5916 / 0x5917 / 1916 / 5912
On-board graphics adapter memory:32
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R3 / AMD Radeon R5 / Intel HD Graphics 610 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 630 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 16 / 8
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400 / 2666
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2
Memory slots type:DIMM / SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in camera:Y
TV tuner integrated:N

Networking

Antenna Type:2x2
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Keyboard language:German
Keyboard supplied:Y
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N / Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Pen

Pen included:N

Performance

BIOS password:Y
Placement supported:Horizontal / Vertical
Product type:All-in-One PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:150 / 90
Autonomy mode:N

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Bus type:DMI3 / Opi
Configurable TDP-down:10 / 25 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:1.9 / 1200 / 2400 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1 / 41.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual / Single
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400 / 1600,1866,2133 / 2133 / 2133,2400 / 2666
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Motherboard chipset:Intel® B250
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.5 / 3 / 3.10 / 3.3 / 3.30 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.6 / 3.8
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 6 / 8 / 9
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR339 / SR35P / SR3LA / SR3X6 / SSSR2UW / SSSR332
Processor codename:Coffee Lake / Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R / Skylake
Processor cores:2 / 4 / 6
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / AMD A / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.7 / 1.70 / 2 / 2.00 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.4
Processor lithography:14 / 28
Processor model:4415U / A10-9620P / A4-9120 / A9-9420 / i3-6006U / i3-7020U / i3-7100T / i3-8100T / i5-7200U / i5-7400T / i5-8250U / i5-8400T / i7-7700T
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-6000 Mobile Processor Series / Intel Core i5-7400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop Series
Processor socket:BGA 1356 / LGA 1151 (Socket H4)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Stepping:B0 / D1 / H0 / S0 / U0 / Y0
System bus rate:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 80 / 92

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:124967 / 129940 / 91157 / 95443 / 96508 / 97122 / 97184 / 97485
Processor package size:37.5 x 37.5 / 42 x 24
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AES / AES,AVX,AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015A

Software

Bundled software:Lenovo Companion 3.0\nLenovo ID\nLenovo Settings\nLenovo Rescue System 9.0 / Microsoft Office 2016\nLenovo ID\nLenovo Settings\nLenovo Application Explorer \nUser Guide\nLenovo Family Cloud
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home
Operating system language:Italian
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC,Smart Media xD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:5700 / 7200
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 16 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1016 / 1128 / 1256 / 2000 / 2128 / 2256 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.3 / 16.4 / 18.7 / 2.24 / 2.52 / 8.35 / 9.95
Depth (without stand):2.24 / 2.26 / 5
Height:15.3 / 16.4 / 18.7 / 18.9 / 2.24 / 2.26 / 2.52
Height (without stand):12.5 / 13.6 / 15.2
Weight:12.5 / 13.6 / 19.5
Width:19.3 / 21.3 / 24.2
Width (without stand):19.3 / 21.3 / 24.2