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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 May 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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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type. Across all the medium processor cores computers that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 5.2GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

Lenovo is one of the better rated PC brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor cores computers.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers that came out around the same time as 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 comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

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

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Two PCI Express X1 Slotss

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF is a two PCI Express x1 slots personal computer. Most of the other personal computers of this type and age have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age 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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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to it.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF is more than most PCs of this age and type. 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 Lenovo desktop computer.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst PCs of this age. The average processor boost frequency of desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF is 3.6GHz.

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5 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

With a processor frequency of 3 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 SFF.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a similar time 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
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
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
DC-In Jack
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® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
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
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

(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 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
Reviewed 15 July 2012 by Robincedwards
Robincedwards would recommend the Dell 5130 Series

Easy to install - high quality color printing...

Amazing sound
Superb value
Replaceable cord
Solid feel - won't break easily
Soundstage
Ear pads could be deeper
Nothing else
Fit
Size
No Foam tips

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

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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