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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
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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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

Medium processor cores computers produced by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just medium processor cores 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 PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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

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

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on desktop computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Two PCI Express X1 Slotss

Most medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss, including the ThinkCentre M73 SFF which has two PCI Express x1 slotss.

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16 Reasons Against

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

Most PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the ThinkCentre M73 SFF which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago range from 500MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. At only 1,100 megahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

Comparable spec computers that have been on the market for more than a year have memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of between 10GB/s and 68GB/s. At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly slow memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is 64GB. The ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores computers that have been available for a similar time to 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.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF. Across all the medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.7GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF. Across all the computers of this age and type the hard drive capacitys range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 920GB.

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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 frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for more than a year the total storage capacitys range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 820GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.024 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 5.2GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slotss 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

Most PCs of this age and spec have between one and three displayPorts quantitys, including the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF which has one displayPorts quantity.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago is 2MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.5MB. At only 6 megabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of PCs of this type and age is 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Quite Low System Bus Rate

The average system bus rate of computers of a similar age and type to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is 6.1GT/s. At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a quite low system bus rate compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The ThinkCentre M73 SFF is a four processor threads PC. Most of the other personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF have between four and seven processor threadss.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

We compared all the other 3.2GHz processor clock speed PCs to this computer and we think the Acer Aspire XC-605[plb_2668634_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Personal computers with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the HP Z240[plb_3195862_price] (3.3GHz).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
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
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 Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
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 (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
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 3.0 Port
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
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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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® 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
Processor Code
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® 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 Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Cables Included
Display Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
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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