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Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s

Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s
alaScore 85

103 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analysed 3 expert reviews and 100 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 82/100. The average review date is 24-04-2013. We have compared these reviews to 321646 reviews from other Desktop Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 85/100 = Very good. Last update: 12-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo H520s DesktopLenovo H520s Desktop

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Ahmer Kazi (pcmag.com)

Lenovo H520s

 

The Lenovo H520s desktop PC combines decent performance and value into a compact chassis.

Slim, space-saving chassis. Affordable. Minimal bloatware. Integrated Wi-Fi.

No USB 3.0. Older "Sandy Bridge" processor.

More desktop reviews:• Acer Aspire Z3 (AZ3-715-UR15)• Origin Neuron• Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-One• Microsoft Surface Studio• Corsair One Pro• more

Oct, 2012

BUSINESS READY!

Expert review by : Brad Chacos (computershopper.com)

Lenovo H520s

 

Few manufacturers bring as much business-focused clout to the table as Lenovo and its legendary black boxes, but the company's no-frills Essentials series doesn't receive nearly as much attention as Lenovo's marquee ThinkCentre desktops or ThinkPad...

Strong performance for the price ; Small form factor ; Attractive, unobtrusive design ; Little bloatware

Previous-generation processor and USB ports ; Basic warranty ; Uncomfortable keyboard ; Limited expansion options

It might not sport the most cutting-edge technology, but the H520s offers a lot of power for small businesses on a small budget.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H520s

 

Easy to get started

Not having Office or similar software is annoying

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H520s

 

So much better than my Win7 machine,very fast and with the update from Win 8 to Win 8.1 a real pleasure to operate and I am still discovering new features! Keyboard supplied very smooth.I can really recommend rthis Desktop PC. At 85 I found it was all...

None!

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H520s

 

Good computer all round

No separate software discs or windows 8 re install disc. Office, Nitro Pro 8 and McAffee all trail versions.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H520s

 
Sep, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H520s

 

neat

having to get used to windows 8 immediately

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H520s

 

Brilliant computer, fast processor and lots of space! Would definitely recommend.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H520s

 

A good PC for simple uses such as internet browsing, social networking, watching DVDs and Listening to music.

Not good for gaming. Can just about run minecraft with the graphics scaled back but still quite laggy with low frame rates. Window 8 Can be very irritating and feels like half the interface has decided to play hide and seek.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo H520s

 

being new to windows 8 and a senior person its just what i wanted

i cannot yet find out where my saved photo,s are

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Chassis Type:Desktop / SFF
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Silver / Stainless steel
Number of 3.5" Bays:1 / 2
Number of 5.25" Bays:1
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical / Vertical
Water cooling system: No

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7450 / AMD Radeon HD 8570 / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152 / 0x162
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / No

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Dimensions (WxDxH):105 x 360 x 305
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Platform:PC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Weight:7.9

Packaging Content

Display diagonal:47
Display included:No / Yes
Display Type:LCD / LED
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD / HDA
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61 / Intel H61 Express
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power Supply:180 / 240 / 280
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24 / 25 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / No / Yes
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17 / 21 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1066,1333 / 1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.9
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Pentium G / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Model:2020M / G2020 / G2030 / G540 / G630 / G640 / G645 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / I3-3220 / I3-3240 / I5-2320 / I5-3330 / I5-3350P / i5-3550P / I7-3770
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-3700 Desktop series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium G2000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium G600 series for Desktop
Processor Socket:PGA988 / Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / E1 / L1 / P0 / Q0
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.3 / 67.4 / 69.1 / 72.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 55 / 65 / 69 / 77 / 95
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No / Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53416 / 53426 / 53428 / 53446 / 53483 / 53486 / 65509 / 65690 / 65693 / 65719 / 69114 / 69116 / 71070 / 71142 / 74749
Processor code:SR02L / SR059 / SR05J / SR05S / SR05W / SR0RS / SR0U1 / SR10H / SR163
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D / PCG 2011С

Software

Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroDrive, MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:36
Height :30.5
Weight:7.9
Width:10.5