The M73 mini-tower takes up less space and weighs less than traditional desktop PCs, yet sacrifices nothing in terms of performance, features, or scalability. The M73 desktop features Intel Stable...
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This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on desktop computers of this age and type.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as it.
Lenovo Has Good PC Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core computers and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.
Has One Cable Included
The ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower has a greater number of included cables than most computers that have been around for a similar time to it. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on desktop computers that have been around for more than two years.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.
Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports
The ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower is a two VGA (D-Sub) port computer. Most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower only have one VGA (D-Sub) port.
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that are a similar age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers of a similar age and spec to it.
Across all the desktop computers that are a comparable age to the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower the widths range from 36mm to 2,200mm. At only 160 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower is fairly narrow compared to most of the other computers of a comparable type and age to the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC.
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 512 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower. Comparable spec computers that were released more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 6.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2TB.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
Very Small Internal Memory
At only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age. Across all the desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB.
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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The average discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower is 2GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 6.2GB. When compared to other medium processor core computers that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the discrete graphics adapter memory of, the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 512 megabytes is one of the smallest.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of this type and age. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower is a two USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other computers of this age and type have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports.
Only One 5.25" Bay
The ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower is a one 5.25" bay desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower have between one and two 5.25" bays.
Only Four USB 2.0 Ports
Most PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower which has four USB 2.0 ports.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The processor caches of medium processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.7MB. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower has one of the smaller processor caches (only 6 megabytes) amongst similar spec PCs of this age.
Only Four Processor Threads
The ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower is a four processor thread desktop computer.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower has a relatively standard processor clock speed (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
The ThinkCentre M73 Mini Tower has a pretty average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon HD 8470
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Password Protection Level
HDD, Power on
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Dual Display Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video