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Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF

Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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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 M73 desktop features Intel... More
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

Lenovo is one of the superior desktop computer brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of this type and age.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 of this age and type.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Narrow

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF is quite narrow (only 101 millimeters) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF. The narrowest similar spec PC that has been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is 33mm wide, the widest is 510mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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17 Reasons Against

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

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were released more than a year ago. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of personal computers that were released around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The max memory bandwidth supported processor of desktop computers of this spec and age range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has one of the slower max memory bandwidth supported processor amongst similar spec PCs of this age.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The smallest max internal memory supported processor of computers of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is 2GB, the biggest is 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been around for more than a year. 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.

If the storage speed of this medium processor core desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year is 1GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB. The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year is 840GB. The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

If this computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 3647[plb_3110567_price] (1TB and higher rated).

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.024 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 4.3GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a greater number of memory slots than most similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Lenovo personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF is a two USB 3.0 port desktop computer.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF is a one 5.25" bay computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have between one and three 5.25" bays.

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Only One DisplayPort

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF is a one DisplayPort personal computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of comparable spec PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 2MB to 10MB. The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a quite small processor cache (only 6 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Desktop computers of this type and age have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,400MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF is a four processor thread computer. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released more than a year ago have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age. Personal computers of this spec and age have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 6GT/s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF

Released Over a Year Ago

This personal computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the DELL Precision T1700[plb_3100006_price] (3.3GHz), or the HP Z240[plb_3195862_price] (3.3GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

If this desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL 270[plb_3068921_price] (6GB).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
OS Guard
Intel Insider
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)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Cable Included
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 10b6, lenovo 10b6000, lenovo 10b6000x, lenovo 10b6x001, lenovo 10b6x001u, lenovo 10b6000xu, lenovo 10b6x001us, lenovo 10b6000xus
Barcodes 00889561470473

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