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9 Reasons For
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of this type and age.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it.
Lenovo Has Good Computer Reviews
Lenovo is one of the superior computer manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.
SSD Storage Medium
The ThinkCentre E73 SFF has a faster storage speed than most personal computers of a similar age and spec to it. This Lenovo desktop computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most computers of a comparable spec and age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
This PC's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the ThinkCentre E73 SFF.
The worst storage speed across comparable types of PC is HDD.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative SSD desktop computers currently available including the DELL Precision T1700 SFF[plb_2676603_price] which has better reviews; or the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2555150_price], or the OptiPlex 7020[pl_2880176_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on PCs of a similar type and age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of this type and age.
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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
At 4 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre E73 SFF has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkCentre E73 SFF. The average maximum turbo frequency of PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkCentre E73 SFF is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.
At only 101 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF is fairly short compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkCentre E73 SFF. The heights of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkCentre E73 SFF range from 19mm to 560mm.
6 Reasons Against
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkCentre E73 SFF have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years is 32GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre E73 SFF has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
There are a number of other 256GB total storage capacity PCs currently available which you might want to consider including a cheaper personal computer such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2564215_price], or the DELL OptiPlex 9020[plb_2555150_price] or you might consider a better rated personal computer such as the DELL Precision T1700 SFF[plb_2676603_price].
PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the DELL OptiPlex 9020[plb_2881924_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo M73[plb_3186300_price] (500GB and cheaper).
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF is more than most medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this Lenovo personal computer.
Only One 3.5" Bay
Most computers that are a comparable age to the ThinkCentre E73 SFF have between one and eight 3.5" bays, including the ThinkCentre E73 SFF which has one 3.5" bay.
+3 More reasons against
Only One 5.25" Bay
The ThinkCentre E73 SFF is a one 5.25" bay personal computer. Most of the other PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two 5.25" bays.
Only One DisplayPort
The ThinkCentre E73 SFF is a one DisplayPort desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age have between one and three DisplayPorts.
3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this personal computer was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre E73 SFF has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the ThinkCentre E73 SFF.
We compared this PC to all the other 3.2GHz processor clock speed desktop computers and we think the 800 G1 SFF[pl_2198372_price], and the ProDesk 600 SFF[pl_2689934_price] both from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If this computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the OptiPlex 7020[pl_2880176_price] (3.3GHz and cheaper), or the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2881924_price] (3.6GHz and cheaper) both from DELL.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre E73 SFF has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other computers that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre E73 SFF.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB memory desktop computers currently available including cheaper desktop computers such as the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2881924_price], the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2408954_price], or the OptiPlex 7020[pl_2880176_price] all from DELL.
+1 Other reason
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Size
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Water Cooling System
Password Protection Level
HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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…