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

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Review Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 (10AY001RUS) Tiny Desktop by Lenovo

5 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor cores personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on personal computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Light

The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is quite light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny. The average weight of medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is 7.5kg, and the weights range from 38g to 100kg.

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19 Reasons Against

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

The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity personal computer.

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Quite Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The slowest memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of similar spec computers that were released more than a year ago is 10GB/s and the fastest is 68GB/s. The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a quite slow memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the personal computers of this spec and age the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 770GB. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that are a similar age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a fairly slow processor frequency (only 2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny. The slowest processor frequency of personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4GHz.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for more than a year. 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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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

With a memory clock speeds supported by processor of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has one of the slower memory clock speeds supported by processors amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age. Across all the medium processor cores personal computers that were released more than a year ago the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,500MHz.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.6GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB memory personal computers currently available including the DELL PowerEdge T20[plb_2747980_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny that we have checked, the hard drive capacity of the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny of only 500 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest hard drive capacity of computers of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is 1GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 920GB.

PCs with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth looking at include the HP Z240[plb_3195859_price] (1TB).

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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 medium processor cores personal computers that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst similar spec computers of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 5.3GB.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is a two USB 3.0 port personal computer.

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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is a one displayPorts quantity PC. Most of the other computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny have between one and three displayPorts quantitys.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor cores personal computers that were launched more than a year ago have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 6 megabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age. The smallest processor cache of medium processor cores personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is 2MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.5MB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny. The slowest memory clock speed of medium processor cores personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz.

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Very Low System Bus Rate

At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a quite low system bus rate compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny. The system bus rates of medium processor cores personal computers that were released one year ago range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus rate is 6.2GT/s.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is a four processor threads PC. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of computers that came out around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny is 2GB, the biggest is 790GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 75GB. At only 32,768 megabytes, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny the processor boost frequencys range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.6GHz. At only 3 gigahertz, the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released one year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny.

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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
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
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
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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
Mini PCI Express Slots
Design
Chassis Type
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) 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)
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple i54570, apple i54570t, apple 10axs0y300

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