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Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF
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Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 4GB Oct 2015
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency 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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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1GB and 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 5.2GB. At 1.74 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Lenovo Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated desktop computer manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor cores 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 desktop computers of a comparable type and age to 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 commonly found cabling technology on personal computers of this age and spec.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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Two PCI Express X1 Slotss

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF is a two PCI Express x1 slots PC.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi DL, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on desktop computers of this type and age. 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 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of PCs of this spec and age range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a very slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is more than most medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this computer. The memory slotss 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

Across all the similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacitys range from 8GB to 2TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 890GB. The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF. Desktop computers of this type and age have processor boost frequencys of between 1.8GHz and 4.4GHz.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a relatively standard processor frequency (3.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a pretty standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar type and age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Number of QPI Links
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple i54570, apple 10b4a07, apple i54570s, apple 10b4a07f, apple 10b4a07fn, apple 10b4a07fnx
Barcodes 00888440754628

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