This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of this age and spec.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At 1.74 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre E73 SFF has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the ThinkCentre E73 SFF. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of computers of this age and spec is 1.6GB.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers of this spec and age.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers
Lenovo has good average ratings for its few processor core computers as well as across its entire personal computer range compared to other brands.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than two years.
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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 a similar age and type to it.
2 Reasons Against
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on few processor core computers that have been around for a similar time 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.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative HDD desktop computers currently available including the ProDesk 600 G1[pl_2265595_price], or the ProDesk 600 G1 SFF[pl_2402877_price] both from HP which is cheaper.
Only One 3.5" Bay
Most few processor core computers that came out more than two years ago have between one and five 3.5" bays, including the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF which has one 3.5" bay.
5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF
Released Over Three Years Ago
This personal computer has been on the market for over three years.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.4 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre E73 SFF has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age.
If this computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 3020 MT[plb_2411641_price] (3.5GHz), or the HP ProDesk 600[plb_2435689_price] (3.5GHz) which is also cheaper.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre E73 SFF has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age.
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Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF has a fairly standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkCentre E73 SFF.
Average Internal Memory
The Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than two years.
If you would prefer a personal computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP ProDesk 600[plb_2435689_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Processor That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x8, 1x16, 1x1, 2x4, 2x8
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Reviewed 28 May 2014 by Martin in London | 11 Comments
This SFF desktop ticks all the boxes; it's a reasonably capable desktop machine, if a bit short on USB ports (4 on the back, 2 of which are taken up by mouse and keyboard). My only concern was the... Read more…