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Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e
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Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB 2TB Hybrid-HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB Apr 2015
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- 4th Generation Intel Core Processors.- Operating SystemWindows 8.1 64-bit Operating System.- GamingPerformance Graphics for Multimedia or Gaming.- Multimedia7.1 Channel Sound Support for... More
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Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e Desktop (57327392) Black Quick Review
Quick Review Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e Desktop (57327391) Black

12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the similar spec PCs that have been around for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst comparable spec computers of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

Lenovo medium processor core personal computers have good reviews on average and across all desktop computers Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the IdeaCentre K450e range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the IdeaCentre K450e is 4GB and the biggest is 3.6TB. With a total storage capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the IdeaCentre K450e has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst computers of this age. The smallest internal memory of computers of a comparable type and age to the IdeaCentre K450e is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of personal computers of this type and age is 3.6GHz. The IdeaCentre K450e has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (4 gigahertz) amongst computers of this age.

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Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaCentre K450e the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 500GB to 2TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 900GB. At 2,000 gigabytes, the Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e has a very big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that came out around the same time as the IdeaCentre K450e.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 8 megabytes, the IdeaCentre K450e has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago. The smallest processor cache of computers of this spec and age is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB.

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Supports Seven Compatible Memory Cards

The IdeaCentre K450e has a greater number of compatible memory card than most PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by computers that are a comparable age to the IdeaCentre K450e. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MicroDrive", "MMC", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this Lenovo computer.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

This computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is typical of many computers of this age and type.

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9 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 PCs of this spec and age. 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 Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec computers that were released around the same time as the IdeaCentre K450e have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 64GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the IdeaCentre K450e has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers that have been available for a comparable time to the IdeaCentre K450e.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The IdeaCentre K450e is a two USB 2.0 port PC.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the IdeaCentre K450e has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

Across all the computers of this age and type the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 6GT/s. The Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) amongst computers of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of computers of a similar age and type to the IdeaCentre K450e is 2GB and the biggest is 790GB. The Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 32,768 megabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 11.2 kilograms, the IdeaCentre K450e is one of the heavier desktop computers of a similar type and age to the IdeaCentre K450e amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the IdeaCentre K450e the weights range from 38g to 100kg, and the average weight is 7.5kg.

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Very Tall

Computers of a similar age and type to the IdeaCentre K450e have heights of between 9.8mm and 560mm. At 553.7 millimeters, the IdeaCentre K450e is very tall compared to most of the other computers that are a comparable age to the IdeaCentre K450e.

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Very Deep

Across all the computers of this age and spec the depths range from 31mm to 590mm. When compared to other desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the IdeaCentre K450e that we have assessed the depth of, the Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e's depth of 589.3 millimeters is one of the deepest.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e

Released Over a Year Ago

This computer was released over a year ago.

Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
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
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
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Speed
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Trial Software
Pre-Installed Software
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
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
Design
Chassis Type
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channels
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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 9 October 2014 by Tyler P.
(Verified Purchase)

If you want something for a great price for right now this is the machine. It comes with a free Intel Starter Kit that I didn't care about until I actually installed the games and played around.... Read more…

Reviewed 15 November 2014 by Bryce C.
(Verified Purchase)

I've had this computer for 2 months. It's very big and almost 30 pounds. Originally I wanted to build a computer but after crunching the numbers this was a better deal. A fine machine that handles... Read more…

Fantastic deal for what you get. A solid CPU, GPU, ample RAM, and a solid state hybrid drive not to mention bluetooth and wireless ac. The computer is fast and reliable so far. Gaming performance is f
Quiet running
Very quick processing
Ample memory storage
Easy To Set Up
Not a good computer to install Linux on. The biggest issue is the wireless network adapter which is a Realtek 8821AE. It's incredibly difficultfrustrating to get it working decently and impossible to
There is a little bit of bloatware on this computer. I uninstalled most of it the day I got it. Also with Windows 8 I highly recommend you change some settings when you first get it. You can find guid
Graphics card did not work and had to be replaced. Had a little reluctance from Newegg
Extended warranty was not immediately registered and required a few calls
Issue With Usb 3 Ports
Reviewed 31 August 2015 by Mo
Mo would recommend the Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e Tower (Verified Purchase)

I'm not a gamer, so don't look for any comments related to that. I purchased this machine for a variety of tasks, including graphic and print design, photo editing and web development. For those... Read more…

Reviewed 29 March 2015 by Thomas G.
(Verified Purchase)

Pricing is competitive with a customer built computer. If you will use this for gaming genre like First Person Shooter, then you might want to upgrade the GT720 to a higher and better video card... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2014 by Michael O.
(Verified Purchase)

Nothing electronic is ever perfect out of the box, but this computer was better than usual. The glitches could have been handled better by Newegg, but ultimately all is well...

Reviewed 12 August 2015 by Sbhawk44
Sbhawk44 would recommend the Lenovo IdeaCentre K450e Tower (Verified Purchase)

Super fast! Love this computer...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo k450, lenovo k450e
Barcodes 00025133335911, 00025177775902, 00025555775913, 00887768563103, 00887768563189, 00888772278151
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