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Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF

Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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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... More
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core PCs produced by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all computers (not just medium processor core PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

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 medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on desktop computers of this age and spec.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Narrow

The widths of desktop computers of this age and type range from 33mm to 510mm, and the average width is 180mm. The ThinkCentre M73 SFF is fairly narrow (only 101 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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13 Reasons Against

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 PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of computers that have been around for more than a year is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it. 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.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF. The smallest internal memory of PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB memory PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL PowerEdge T20 ($317.99).

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL 270 (6GB), or the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF (8GB).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of desktop computers that were released around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is 920GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and type.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst desktop computers of this age. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core PCs that came out more than a year ago is 820GB.

If this PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 3647 ($399.99) (1TB).

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that have been around for more than a year. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF which has one DisplayPort.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec computers that came out more than a year ago. The maximum internal memory of personal computers of this age and spec range from 2GB to 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a quite small processor cache (only 6 megabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF. Across all the desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF is a four processor thread desktop computer.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slot

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF is a one PCI Express x16 slot PC.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

Computers with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the HP 240 Tower (3.3GHz), or the DELL Precision T1700 (3.3GHz).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Embedded Options Available
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

(1)
18 January 2006

With a compact form factor, decent pricing, and proven quality, the Lenovo ThinkCentre A51 Ultra Small should easily find a home in offices around the country...

Compact
Shares Ultrabay components (optical and removable hard drives) with ThinkPad line
Hardware security, including biometrics
Easy-to-service components
Internal power supply
Not very expandable
Non-removable palm rest in keyboard
Modest performer
Limited expandability

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 20 January 2015 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Lenovo ThinkCentre A51

My expirience is for the second time as a choice for myComputers...Love the both of them. Recomendations....For the rest of my days!

Easy To Use
Fast

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