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Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF
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Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF 2 Core Intel Pentium G 3.1GHz 2GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Pentium G 3.1GHz 2GB Dec 2014
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
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 advanced antenna design... More
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11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This desktop computer received a score of 80 out of 100 from expert review site PC Mag.

Good Product Quality

A number of Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF was good quality. Pcmag.com said in their Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF review “Proven quality”. Pc Mag said on PC Mag ten years ago “Well designed”.

Nice Design

One Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF reviewer who bought this PC reckoned that it was well designed.

Good Size

One Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF reviewer who bought the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF reckoned that it was compact. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “With a compact form factor, decent pricing”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers that have been available for a similar time 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 the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Computer Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated personal computer manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its few processor core computers.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on desktop computers of this age and type.

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Narrow

The widths of few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF range from 3.4mm to 390mm. With a width of only 101 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF is fairly narrow compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other personal computers that came out around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of few processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 25GB/s.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other desktop computers that are a similar age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF's internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest internal memory of PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.9GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 Two Processor Threads

Most few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago have between one and three processor threads, including the ThinkCentre M73 SFF which has two processor threads.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.024 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 1.6GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the ThinkCentre M73 SFF which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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 personal computers of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
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
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
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 HD Graphics
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® Built-In Visuals Technology
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 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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Display Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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