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Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s

Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s
alaScore 90

75 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. The price is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

design, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (

Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 520S Review and Ratings


The Ideacentre AIO 520S boasts a righteously thin design, a unique touch panel, and the latest Intel tech for less than $1,000. (That cooling fan, though.)

Sleek design, with uber-thin display bezels ; Touch display, but without glossy screen coat ; Combo HDMI-in and -out port

Constant whir of cooling fan ; No hybrid drive or SSD ; Difficult to access interior

We arrive at the same conclusion with the Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 520S that we did with the preceding Ideacentre AIO 510S: The wonderfully sleek design would be more impressive if didn’t require a cooling fan to spin constantly to keep the system’s...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Brian Westover (

Lenovo IdeaCentre 520S-23IKU Review: Stylish All-In-One Has Its Quirks


The Lenovo IdeaCentre 520S-23IKU is an elegant, space-saving all-in-one that offers decent all-around performance and a couple of unexpectedly clever design touches. Our enthusiasm is tempered by the awkward port placement and mediocre speakers, and...

Elegant, compact design ; Hideaway webcam ; Borderless display

Awkward port placement ; Mediocre keyboard and mouse ; Anemic audio

The Lenovo IdeaCentre 520S-23IKU is smaller than many all-in-one PCs, but the elegant design and reasonable price make it a good value.

Jul, 2017

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Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s


Lenovo continues to make strides in the slim desktop PC category with the IdeaCentre H520s. It combines a slim space-saving design with ease of use and a range of entertainment features. It features an Intel Core i5 CPU, 6GB of RAM, built-in wireless...

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Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s Desktop


It's a pretty powerful computer with a slim profile, which was the main reason I purchased. I'm hoping to upgrade some of the components soon.

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Home Theater
Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:6


Energy Star certified:Y
RoHS compliance:Y


Chassis type:Desktop / SFF
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Gold / Silver / Silver, Stainless steel
Placement supported:Vertical
Product color:Silver
Water cooling system:N


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:23
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight:Y
Panel type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

Power supply:180 / 240
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 930A / NVIDIA GeForce GT 930A
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152 / 0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Internal memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600 / 2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1 / 2x DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM


Built-in camera:Y
Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Total megapixels:2


Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N
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 OneKey, Lenovo Cloud Storage, Nitro PDF, Adobe Reader, Cyberlink PowerDVD, CyberLink Power2Go, Exent Games Portal, Intel AppUp, AccuWeather, Evernote, Kindle, Rara Streaming, eBay, Lenovo Support, Lenovo Companion
Cables included:AC
Display Diagonal:20
Display included:No / Yes
Display Type:LCD
Drivers included:Y
Keyboard supplied:No / Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y


Pen included:N


Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD / Realtek ALC662
Chipset:Intel H61 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Core i5, Pentium
HDD user password:Y
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61 Express
Product type:All-in-One PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Y
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:N / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:90
Autonomy mode:N
Power supply:180 / 240
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:DMI / Opi
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):27 / 29 / 30 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17 / 21 / 25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1066,1333 / 1333 / 1333,1600 / 1600,1866,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:G2020 / G2030 / G630 / G860 / i3-2120 / i3-3240 / i5-3330
Processor boost frequency:3.10 / 3.2 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR2ZW
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Kaby Lake / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Pentium G
Processor frequency:2.40 / 2.50 / 2.70 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor lithography:14 / 22 / 32
Processor model:G2020 / G2030 / G630 / G860 / i3-2120 / i3-3240 / i3-7100U / i5-3330 / i5-7200U / i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G2000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium G600 series for Desktop
Processor socket:BGA 1356 / Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:H0 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:4 / 5
Tcase:65.3 / 67.4 / 69.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 55 / 65 / 77

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:N / Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53426 / 53483 / 53492 / 65509 / 65690 / 71070 / 74749 / 95442 / 95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR058 / SR05S / SR10H / SR163
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2 / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D / PCG 2011С


Bundled software:Lenovo OneKey, Lenovo Cloud Storage, Nitro PDF, Adobe Reader, Cyberlink PowerDVD, CyberLink Power2Go, Exent Games Portal, Intel AppUp, AccuWeather, Evernote, Kindle, Rara Streaming, eBay, Lenovo Support, Lenovo Companion
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 Home / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office / McAfee LiveSafe


Card reader integrated:N / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Not supported / SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS Pro, MMC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.64 / 14.2
Depth (without stand):1.64
Height:12 / 12.8
Height (without stand):12.8
Weight:17.4 / 9.7 / 9.77
Width:20.6 / 4.09 / 4.13
Width (without stand):20.6