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Lenovo IdeaCentre K450
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Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 Desktop review test :)
Lenovo Ideacentre K450 Desktop PC (Black) - 4th Gen. Intel Core i7-4770 3.40GHz, 24GB D Quick Review

17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Computers Have Good Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core personal computers have good reviews compared to other brands as do all computers built by Lenovo.

Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the IdeaCentre K450 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the IdeaCentre K450. The hard drive capacity of similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the IdeaCentre K450 range from 320GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The IdeaCentre K450 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the IdeaCentre K450. The total storage capacity of desktop computers of this spec and age range from 32GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The IdeaCentre K450 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaCentre K450. Most of the personal computers of a similar type and age to the IdeaCentre K450 only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however this personal computer has three PCI Express x1 slots.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that came out more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

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

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers of this type and age.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 is a six USB 3.0 port personal computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the IdeaCentre K450 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 is a eight processor thread computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the IdeaCentre K450 only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the IdeaCentre K450 has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago. The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaCentre K450 is 500GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 8 megabytes, the Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age. The smallest processor cache of PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.51MB and the biggest is 10MB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years. The maximum turbo frequencies of PCs of this spec and age range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than the 5.1 audio output channel found on most comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

A 7.1 audio output channel is actually the best audio output amongst all computers of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of personal computer the worst audio output is 5.1.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the IdeaCentre K450 is more than most comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by PCs of this type and age.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaCentre K450.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is Hybrid-HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on personal computers that are a similar age 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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Only Supports Eight Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the IdeaCentre K450 is more than most similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by computers that have been available for a similar time to the IdeaCentre K450. The compatible memory cards "CF", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MicroDrive", "MMC", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this personal computer.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the IdeaCentre K450 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 7,100 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the IdeaCentre K450 has a very slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most similar spec PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the IdeaCentre K450 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Heavy

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years the weights range from 250g to 24kg. At 12.7 kilograms, the IdeaCentre K450 is quite heavy compared to most of the other personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo IdeaCentre K450

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Lenovo computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo IdeaCentre K450 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the IdeaCentre K450.

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Average Internal Memory

The IdeaCentre K450 has a pretty typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Number of QPI Links
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
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
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Cooling Type

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers im57324477
Barcodes 00888440513843, 00888440513881, 00888772367176, 08884405138436
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