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Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny
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Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 10AY0020US i5-4570T 8GB 128GB SSD W7P Tiny Desktop Computer Quick Review

13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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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 the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Good Brand

Based on 253 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its desktop computers. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its few processor core computers range compared to other brands.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers of this type and age.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other computers that were released more than two years ago. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of desktop computers that were released more than two years ago is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 5GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.3GHz.

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Has One Cable Included

The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a greater number of included cables than most PCs of this spec and age. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec computers that were released around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny.

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Very Big L3 Cache

The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a fairly big L3 cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were released around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny. Few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny have L3 caches of between 1MB and 4MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny. Across all the few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Has One Memory Slot

The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a greater number of memory slots than most comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Shallow

With a depth of only 182 millimeters, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is quite shallow compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released more than two years ago. The depths of computers that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny range from 27mm to 460mm, and the average depth is 290mm.

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Very Short

With a height of only 34.5 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is fairly short compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny. Similar spec computers that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny have heights of between 22mm and 450mm, and the average height is 210mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many few processor core computers that were released 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.

If the storage speed of this few processor core PC is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Shuttle DSA2LS[plb_2420911_price] (Flash).

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1.7 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny. The average maximum graphics adapter memory of comparable spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 1.6GB, and the maximum graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.28GB to 1.8GB.

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Only Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1,700 megabyte, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny. Across all the few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 280MB to 1.8GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny

Released Over Two Years Ago

This desktop computer was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny.

If you would prefer a computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP ProDesk 400 G1[plb_2734066_price] (1TB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago.

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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
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
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
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Design
Case Placement
Case Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
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 Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
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 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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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Expert Reviews

(6)
6 July 2015

As a work machine, the Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny PC M73 is definitely one of the best work machines we've used. IT technicians would definitely appreciate the simple hot-swap capabilities the Tiny...

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Even as desktop PCs have been struggling to stay relevant in this new, highly miniaturised, world, the pace of innovation on these has not stopped. Forced to go small, they have successfully... Read more…

31 March 2015

Buried inside the slim form is an Intel Core i3-4130T ? an older dual core CPU that runs at 2.9GHz. It has Intel HD 4600 graphics, a 500GB HDD and 4GB of RAM. Performance is about what you would... Read more…

31 July 2014

Even though it's sold as a business machine, there's nothing stopping you from buying one of these for your home (however, that lack of an HDMI port is going to hurt for sure). Yes, assembling a... Read more…

30 June 2014

When it comes to desktop computers, what normally comes to mind is a big monitor connected to a large CPU cabinet. There are compact PCs available too, but they cut corners in hardware to bring... Read more…

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User Reviews

(32)
Reviewed 26 June 2015 by QuikNet
QuikNet would recommend the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny (Verified Purchase)

We used it for Business use. We love Lenovo because it's a powerful, no problems and their Tech Support are English speaking people that are very helpful. Lenovo is the best computer made and we... Read more…

Reviewed 24 November 2015 by Brandon d.
(Verified Purchase)

Great product for what it is, no surprises here...

Reviewed 6 November 2015 by CHRIS C.

Great little product. Even the keyboards are nice (even though they are not mechanical, they have a nice "mechanical" feel to them)...

Reviewed 17 August 2015 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny

So far no problems and is very fast...

Reviewed 16 August 2015 by Humkaun

Computer is good like an any average CPU with same specs but I called in less than a month for software that was acting up and the answer I got was either to search Microsoft.com or pay to get... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i54590, lenovo i54570, lenovo i54570t, lenovo i54590t, lenovo 10ay008, lenovo 10ay008c, lenovo 10ay008cu, lenovo 10axs05000, lenovo 10ay008cus, lenovo desktops 10ax0067, lenovo desktops 10ax0067u, lenovo desktops 10ax0067us
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