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Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF

Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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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 advanced antenna design... More
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6 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core personal computers produced by Lenovo have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all personal computers (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is more than most desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by similar spec PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Short

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF is one of the shorter personal computers of a similar type and age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF (only 101 millimeters) amongst desktop computers of this age. The shortest personal computer of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is 9.8mm high, the tallest is 560mm, and the average height is 300mm.

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13 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 PC.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF. The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is 10GB/s, the fastest is 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Across all the desktop computers of a similar type and age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB. The ThinkCentre M73 SFF 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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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market 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.

We compared this personal computer to all the other HDD PCs and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£565.49) is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£353.43) (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. Medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB memory personal computers currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£565.49).

PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the HP 800 G2 SFF (£681.99) (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is 1GB and the biggest is 3TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

We compared this desktop computer to all the other 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers and we think cheaper personal computers such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£565.49) is also worth considering.

If you want a PC with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 800 G2 SFF (£681.99) (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst similar spec computers of this age. Computers of a comparable age and type to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 840GB.

We compared this personal computer to all the other 500GB total storage capacity PCs and we think cheaper PCs such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£565.49), and the DELL OptiPlex 7020 (£279.99) is also worth considering.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP 800 G2 SFF (£681.99) (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst similar spec PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is more than most computers of this age and type. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Only One DisplayPort

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF is a one DisplayPort computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec. Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF 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 system bus data transfer rates of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.3 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type.

Other 3.3GHz processor clock speed computers currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper desktop computers such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£565.49), or the Lenovo M73.

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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
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Level
Password Protection
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
OS Guard
Intel Insider
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)
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
Manual
AC Adapter
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter

Expert Reviews

(2)
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
29 September 2015

Nu när Windows 10 har befriat oss från det påtvingade pekgränssnittet kan den traditionella lösningen med dator, stor skrivbordsskärm, mus och tangentbord bli attraktiv igen. ADVERTISING... Read more…

Great performance in a small footprint
Productivity focused design
Tiny form factor
Well built, comes with VESA support
Very good keyboard, mouse
Hard to reach ports
No HDMI port
Can't buy without a monitor

User Reviews

(3)
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
Reviewed 12 April 2014 by Alex
Alex would recommend the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny

It is awesome how fast I can do all my business operations, like estimating a job or running accounting.And plus saving desk space!it is so compact but powerful...

Bought this for my grandpa as a replacement for an older micro-PC. Pros would be of course small form factor, price-to-performance ratio, and it felt like a high quality product
We use these PC's for our general users. Great price, great PC, just all around awesome
Small foot print and good efficient PC for size
Small but powerful units. I've been buying this style Lenovo for over a year to replace old XP boxes in our plant. The newer ones don't come with as much annoying add on software that needed to be rem
Easy To Set Up
Only thing I could think of was that I would like to have had the option of an SSD, but it was not enough to lose an egg because it felt more like a personal preference
Sometimes they do not include the stand, sometimes they do. Never an issue for us, but something odd we have found
Newer models don't come with the VESA mounting bracket in the box. Must buy separately. My older units mount behind the monitors so they are completely hidden from the operator
Last Con: the price went up from last year
Reviewed 31 March 2014 by DAVID C.

Based on experience so far I would recommend this product...

Small foot print, quiet. Has plenty of ports. Bought two for one of our departments. Setup was straight forward. Manufactures' utility software takes getting used to, but not a real issue. At this poi
Not a con, just a cautionary tale. You should make recovery disk for Win 7 before doing much on the machine if you want that option. The factory supplied disk are Win 8. Instructions are in the packag

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 10b6, lenovo 10b6001, lenovo 10b6001w, lenovo 10b6x001, lenovo 10b6x001u, lenovo 10b6001wu, lenovo 10b6x001us, lenovo 10b6001wus, lenovo group limited 10b6, lenovo group limited 10b6001, lenovo group limited 10b6001w, lenovo group limited 10b6001wu, lenovo group limited 10b6001wus
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800 G2 SFF vs ThinkCentre M73 SFF

HP 800 G2 SFF vs Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF
HP 800 G2 SFF
4 core Intel Core i5-6xxx 3.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD
Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF
4 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 3.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD
£ 681.99
Significantly Narrower
48GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Six More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
A Lot Bigger Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Two Less USB 2.0 Ports
Taller

HP 800 G2 vs Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF

HP 800 G2 vs Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF
HP 800 G2
4 core Intel Core i5-6xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD
Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF
4 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 3.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD
£ 357.64
11x Shallower
5.3kg Lighter
Vastly Narrower
Better Expert Reviews
43% Taller
0.8GHz Slower Processor Clock Speed

EliteDesk 800 G1 vs ThinkCentre M73 SFF

HP EliteDesk 800 G1 vs Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF
HP EliteDesk 800 G1
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD
Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF
4 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 3.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD
£ 353.43
Shorter
Five Times Lighter
Significantly Shallower
Narrower
Significantly Smaller Total Storage Capacity
50% Slower Processor Clock Speed
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