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Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF
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Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3GHz 4GB Jan 2015
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
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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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.74 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is 1GB and the biggest is 2GB.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar type and age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good PC Reviews

Medium processor core personal computers manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all desktop 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 computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on 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 desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on computers of this type and age.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is more than most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it. This Lenovo desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Narrow

Across all the PCs of this age and type the widths range from 33mm to 490mm, and the average width is 190mm. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF is quite narrow (only 160 millimeters) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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6 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 computer.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst PCs of this age. Across all the personal computers of a similar spec and age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,200MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF is a two USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF

Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

If this personal computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus M32AD (3.1GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro (512GB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a relatively average hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.

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Specification

Features
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
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
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
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 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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
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 Dual Display Technology
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
Display
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple i54570, apple 10b4a07, apple i54570s, apple 10b4a07f, apple 10b4a07fn, apple 10b4a07fnx
Barcodes 00888228521015, 00888228658544, 00888228974811, 00888631416823, 00888965165121

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