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Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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Review Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 (10AY001RUS) Tiny Desktop by Lenovo

9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Lenovo Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

Based on 253 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its personal computers. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range compared to other manufacturers.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of this age and spec.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on computers that came out more than a year ago.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

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

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Very Shallow

Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny the depths range from 31mm to 590mm, and the average depth is 350mm. At only 182 millimeters, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is fairly shallow compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is fairly light compared to most of the other computers that are a similar age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny. Medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago have weights of between 38g and 100kg, and the average weight is 7.5kg.

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Very Short

At only 34.5 millimeters, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is fairly short compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec. Comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny have heights of between 9.8mm and 560mm, and the average height is 300mm.

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18 Reasons Against

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

The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of computers that are a comparable age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is 30GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The smallest max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors (only 32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 2 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny. Across all the PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.

Personal computers with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (2.2GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers that have been around for around the same time as 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.

Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (SSD).

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny range from 2GB to 64GB.

If this Lenovo desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL 270 (6GB).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny. The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is 1GB and the biggest is 3TB.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type. The total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny range from 4GB to 3.6TB.

Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 3647 (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.024 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny. Across all the computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Only Three USB 2.0 Ports

The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is a three USB 2.0 port desktop computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One DisplayPort

The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is a one DisplayPort computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the computers of this type and age the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB. With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny have between four and seven processor threads, including the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny which has four processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny. Medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The lowest system bus data transfer rate of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago is 5GT/s and the highest is 8GT/s. With a system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a quite low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny.

Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Storage
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Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
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Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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Networking
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Audio System
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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
Embedded Options Available
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 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)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
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Energy Star Certified
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Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(5)
6 July 2015

As a work machine, the Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny PC M73 is definitely one of the best work machines we've used. IT technicians would definitely appreciate the simple hot-swap capabilities the Tiny...

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Even as desktop PCs have been struggling to stay relevant in this new, highly miniaturised, world, the pace of innovation on these has not stopped. Forced to go small, they have successfully... Read more…

31 March 2015

Buried inside the slim form is an Intel Core i3-4130T ? an older dual core CPU that runs at 2.9GHz. It has Intel HD 4600 graphics, a 500GB HDD and 4GB of RAM. Performance is about what you would... Read more…

31 July 2014

Even though it's sold as a business machine, there's nothing stopping you from buying one of these for your home (however, that lack of an HDMI port is going to hurt for sure). Yes, assembling a... Read more…

30 June 2014

When it comes to desktop computers, what normally comes to mind is a big monitor connected to a large CPU cabinet. There are compact PCs available too, but they cut corners in hardware to bring... Read more…

User Reviews

(31)
Reviewed 26 June 2015 by QuikNet
QuikNet would recommend the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny (Verified Purchase)

We used it for Business use. We love Lenovo because it's a powerful, no problems and their Tech Support are English speaking people that are very helpful. Lenovo is the best computer made and we... Read more…

Reviewed 24 November 2015 by Brandon d.
(Verified Purchase)

Great product for what it is, no surprises here...

Reviewed 6 November 2015 by CHRIS C.

Great little product. Even the keyboards are nice (even though they are not mechanical, they have a nice "mechanical" feel to them)...

Reviewed 17 August 2015 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny

So far no problems and is very fast...

Reviewed 16 August 2015 by Humkaun

Computer is good like an any average CPU with same specs but I called in less than a month for software that was acting up and the answer I got was either to search Microsoft.com or pay to get... Read more…

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