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IBM Netvista S42

IBM Netvista S42
alaScore 74

6 reviews

Sep, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of IBM Netvista S42. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the IBM Netvista S42 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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IBM NetVista S42


About the size of the Gateway system, the IBM NetVista S42 still manages to maintain a sleek look at 3.3 by 12.2 by 13.6 inches (HWD). Thanks to IBM's manageability tools, owning a few hundred (or a few thousand) NetVistas can be easy on IT. Most...

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HardwareCentral - IBM NetVista S42 Review.


Our test system combined a 2.4GHz Pentium 4 (533MHz bus) with 256MB of PC2100 DDR, a 40GB hard disk, and 16X DVD-ROM drive. It's priced at $1,119 with no monitor, with a Web-site discount trimming that to $1,063 when we checked; the price includes an...

Nov, 2002

Product Specifications

IBM NetVista S42 is the smallest NetVista desktop without compromise! Enjoy the space savings of NetVista Small Form Factor (SFF) desktops without compromising on technology. The chassis sits horizontally or vertically for great flexibility. Choose from a variety of full-sized, full-performance, cost-effective optical drives. Satisfy current and future needs with the NetVista S42 systems. The NetVista S42 systems offer outstanding technologies, superior management capabilities and IBM quality, service and support. The NetVista S42 systems include a unique set of software tools to help you manage your desktop computing assets.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop slimline/Small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB/512KB
Per Processor Size:128KB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Country Kits:France/United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IBM NetVista S42


Chipset Type:Intel 845GV
Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz


Colour:Stealth black
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.4GHz/2.66GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Type:Celeron/Pentium 4


Installed Size:128MB/256MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-100

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics
Interface Type:AGP 4x

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