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Lenovo Ideacentre A700

Lenovo Ideacentre A700
alaScore 85

35 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre A700. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The size also gets good feedback, whereas many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Ideacentre A700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre A700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre A700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability. The size is also appreciated.

design, size, usability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideacentre A700 Series 40244CU Desktop (Black)Lenovo Ideacentre A700 Series 40244CU Desktop (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 review: Lenovo IdeaCentre A700

 

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700

Clean design; plentiful, media-friendly inputs and outputs; useful and unobtrusive array of external system controls.

Slow general performance for its price; no Blu-ray drive.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 40244CU comes in an attractive, thoughtfully designed package, but overall it lacks substance given its high price tag. Only buy if you put a premium on looks and external device compatibility.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (desktopreview.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 Review

 

Lenovo's IdeaCentre A700 is the star of Lenovo's 'A' Series all-in-one lineup.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (computershopper.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700-40244CU Review and Ratings

 

Despite its good looks, the A700 can't compete with cheaper all-in-one PCs that are speedier and offer a more fitting feature mix.

Pleasing, compact design ; Rich in ports ; Huge hard drive ; Midrange Radeon card a step up from integrated graphics ; Booming audio

Pricey ; Some cheaper all-in-ones offer better application performance ; No Blu-ray drive

Taken as a whole, the Lenovo IdeaCentre A700-40244CU costs a bit too much for the performance and features it supplies, unless extra gaming performance is an essential element for you. (If that's the case, a true gaming tower will probably deliver much...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com.au)

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 review: Lenovo IdeaCentre A700

 

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700

Clean design; plentiful, media-friendly inputs and outputs; useful and unobtrusive array of external system controls.

Slow general performance for its price; no Blu-ray drive.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 40244CU comes in an attractive, thoughtfully designed package, but overall it lacks substance given its high price tag. Only buy if you put a premium on looks and external device compatibility.

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I got a lemon!!

 

Got a great deal the weekend of Thanksgiving. This thing worked great for 3 days and the whole family loved the touchscreen and other functions. Then, mysteriously stopped working after 3rd day. (Dark blue screen with blinking cursor) After much time...

looks great, sharp graphics, great sound

a little slower than I expected from such a new machine with a faster processor. Really not much faster than my 8 yr. old Dell

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice System but..

 

It's got almost everything you can imagine. HDMI out, cable tv card, lots of ram, etc

My display died after 5 months. Still waiting on Lenovo to get a replacement/fix. I've owned 5 of the gateway all in ones with no failures

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

lenovo IdeaCentre A700(4024-4AU) 23" Intel Core i3 370M(2.40GHz) 4GB DDR3 320GB HDD Capacity Intel HD Graphics Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

 

This is a good computer so far. The picture is great and the touch screen is so responsive

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Feb, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Strong retail all-in-one

 

I was a little disappointed by the bluetooth keyboard and mouse. If it was my computer, I would definitely look to purchasing better ones. Ditch the screen saver when you get it. A computer that starts making noise when its been idle for a while makes...

A good retail-oriented product for the the general public. I bought this unit for my parents, who are retired, as a replacement for their current 8 year old computer. This unit will definitely work well for their needs for the next 8 years ; 1. No...

1. Keyboard layout is non-standard ; 2. Bluetooth keyboard and mouse is dependent on where you place the receiver, and sometime the mouse movement seems a bit sporadic ; 3. The Lenovo screen saver includes sound

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Multimedia All-in-One PC

 

Optical drive is slimline SATA, expandable memory to 8gb, CPU can be swapped out, but ATI graphics is part of motherboard. I have since swapped out the 4GB ddr for 8Gb ddr (2x sticks) and installed a 4x Blu-Ray burner with PowerDVD 10 ultra

Full multimedia capable all-in one PC, seemless operation of touchscreen, minimal bloatware, HD TV tuner, HDMI in and out, 1TB 7200RPM 3.5 HDD. 1080P LED LCD

Mobile I7 CPU, IR remote instead of Bluetooth, intermittent Bluetooth signal interrupts, no Blu-Ray drive

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent All In One PC

 

System was very easy to setup. You have to first bond the keyboard and mouse during the first boot up. Once up and running, system worked fine. Touchscreen is responsive, and there are also some simple finger "Flicks" to manipulate browsing pages and...

Intel I7 QM cpu with Turbo, DDR3 1333mhz memory, ATI 5650 graphics, HDMI in and out, 1080p Led LCD touchscreen, 1TB hard drive, Bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse, JBL built-in speakers. Allows for wall mounting also if needed with IR remote. S/PDIF...

Mobile processor, not desktop I7 cpu, IR remote, not Bluetooth. No Blu-Ray drive, DVD±RW burner only. Very intermittent Bluetooth mouse signal interruption for a few seconds (maybe the Lenovo mouse itself, changed to a Microsoft 5000 Bluetooth mouse...

Aug, 2010
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
RMS rated power:10 / 6
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Chassis type:SFF
Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:23 / 23.6 / 23.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 5750 / Intel HD / No / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 500
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes
Total megapixels:0.3
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0
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 data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio output channels:2.1
Cabling technology:10/100/1000 Base-T(X) / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Display:LCD / LCD TFT / TFT
Display included: Yes
Drive device, transfer rate:3000
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / ATI / Intel
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x,VT-d
Keyboard number of keys:104
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Megapixel:0.3
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of processors installed:1
Numeric keypad: Yes
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
PCI slots:2
Platform:PC
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240V
Power supply:120 / 150
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers:2 / monitor built-in
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
TV tuner type:Analog, DVB-T / DVB-T
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:32.6
Weight (imperial):32.6
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Windows keys: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:19
Display included: Yes
Display Resolution:1440 x 900
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes
Viewing angle, horizontal:170
Viewing angle, vertical:170

Performance

Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
Mini PCI Express slots:2
S/PDIF out port: Yes
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI3 / FSB
Chipset:Intel H55 Express / Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 15 / 17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:3
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 2133,1333,1600,1866 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Motherboard chipset:Intel H55 Express / Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:228 / 382 / 774
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing die size:296 / 81 / 82
Processor:E5700 / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-6400 / i7-720QM
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.933 / 3.3
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBPL / SLBUK / SR2BY
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Skylake / Wolfdale
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.7 / 3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:14 / 32 / 45
Processor model:E5700 / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-6400 / i7-720QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6400 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:BGA1288 / LGA1151 / PGA988 / Socket 988 / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / K0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 8
System bus rate:2.5 / 8
Tcase:71 / 74.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45 / 65
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 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 / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / 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):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:42801 / 43122 / 43529 / 49020 / 50178 / 88185
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBPL / SLBUK / SR2BY
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.2 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C

Software

Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.5 / 2.8 / 8.27
Height:13.1 / 16.9 / 18.3
Weight:14.3 / 18.7 / 32.6
Width:22.4 / 22.8 / 3.82