The small form factor (SFF) desktop weighs in at 14.55 lbs / 6.6 kg and is designed to fit into tight spaces supporting both horizontal and vertical orientations. The M73 desktop features Intel...
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This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Computers
We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo computers and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core computers and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.
SSD Storage Medium
The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a faster storage speed than most personal computers of a comparable age and type to it. This personal computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core computers that were released one year ago have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
This personal computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed amongst all medium processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.
Amongst similar types of personal computer the worst storage speed is HDD.
If you want a computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to consider the Zotac ZBOX PI320 (Flash and higher rated), or the Asus CHROMEBIT (Flash and higher rated).
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on computers of this spec and age.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers of this spec and age.
At only 101 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF is fairly narrow compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF. The narrowest PC of a comparable age and type to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is 33mm wide and the widest is 510mm.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The ThinkCentre M73 SFF is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF. Medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 700MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of medium processor core computers that have been available for more than a year range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 770GB. The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a quite small total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on computers of a similar type and age to it.
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Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is more than most medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently 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 One 5.25" Bay
The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF is a one 5.25" bay desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have between one and two 5.25" bays.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Personal computers of a similar spec and age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.4GHz. At only 3.3 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This medium processor core computer has been on the market for over two years.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.1 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.
PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Acer Veriton X4630G (3.2GHz).
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type.
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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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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
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 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
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 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 VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video