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Lenovo Thinkcentre M53

Lenovo Thinkcentre M53
alaScore 88

66 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Lenovo Thinkcentre M53. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design and reliability. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Thinkcentre M53 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkcentre M53 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkCentre M53 Intel Celeron J1800 8GB 500GB 7200rpm Windows 7 Pro New Tiny Mini Desktop PC ComputerLenovo ThinkCentre M53 Intel Celeron J1800 8GB 500GB 7200rpm Windows 7 Pro New Tiny Mini Desktop PC Computer

Feb, 2019

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ThinkCentre M53 (10DE001HUS)


Very small. Easy to setup. Fast. Internal WIFI

Needs more USB ports

Jul, 2015

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Tiny and Quiet -- "Wife-approved!"


I've always scratch-built my computers, but when it came time to put together a new micro-size desktop for my wife, I gave up. Trying to find combinations of modern hardware that will run our beloved WinXP is starting to feel impossible. I finally...

It doesn't get much more compact than this. Sturdy, well-designed enclosure, one screw removes the top cover and two more remove the disk tray. Built-in WiFi with both internal and external antennas. Dual-monitor ready with VGA and DisplayPort -- a...

None to report

Mar, 2015

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Good value for your money


So far your product has met my expectations and needs.

Sep, 2015

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-To slow! We only use this for internet access and we have FIOS. Slower than the old unit we traded in.

Sep, 2015

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A winner


It's everything they claim and then some. Slightly larger than an external optical drive. I connect a Buffalo BRXL-PC6U2 with the built-in two USB 2.0 cables [data + power}. What could I wish for? An AC wireless adapter instead of the B,G,N. I also...

Sep, 2015

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good for small tasks


Works well, but I had to download a ton of updates and even on my high speed wireless, it took me almost a day to get it up to speed.

Sep, 2015

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fantastic little machine only objection was it took 18 hours to install the 114 windows updates, after they were installed it worked great.

Sep, 2015

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Very good value, but not a 5 star,


My review is only based on three days of use and abuse of the machine. This may change over the next 2 weeks. Pros: Very small! The M53 appears adequately fast, especially at start-up and the machine is QUIET! I purchased the model with the Solid State...

Aug, 2015

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Good performance for the price


The only reason I only gave it an overall 3 stars is the support. When going to upgrade to windows 10 it is asking for the product key. There is no sticker on the thinkcenter and after two lengthy calls to Lenovo I still have no Key. The last call I...

Aug, 2015

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good purchse



Aug, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
Speaker power:1.5


Certification:ENERGY STAR 6.0 (for Windows models only);\nGREENGUARD; RoHS-compliant; Cisco EnergyWise compatible; ErP Lot 3 / GREENGUARD, ErP Lot 3, Cisco EnergyWise
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis Type:1L sized PC / USFF
Colour of product:Black
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Water cooling system:N / No


Display included: No


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:688
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):792 / 896
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics


Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:N / No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Cables included:AC
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250
Display diagonal:58.4 / 60.5
Display included:No / Y / Yes
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:LED
Full HD:Y / Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / Y / Yes
Panel Type:AH-IPS
Speakers supplied:Y
Touchscreen: No
Viewing angle, horizontal:170 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 178


Audio chip:Realtek ALC283
Audio system:HD
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, User / HDD, Power on
Product Type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.58 / 2.66
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel Pentium J / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.41
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:J1800 / J2900
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor J1000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium J2000 series for Desktop
Processor Socket:BGA 1170 / BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.0
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:N / No
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Standard Manageability: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):N / No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:78866 / 78868 / J2900
Processor code:SR1SB / SR1SD
Processor package size:25
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N / No


Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / LeTOS / LeTOS (Lenovo Terminal Operating System) / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 8.1 with Bing / Windows Embedded Standard 7
Recovery operating system:Windows 8.1 Pro


Card reader integrated:N / No
Hard Drive Capacity:1 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 128 / 256
Storage Media:Flash / HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 128 / 16 / 256 / 500 / 8


On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.2 / 182 / 184 / 3.45 / 34.5
Height :17.9 / 18.2 / 182 / 3.45 / 34.5 / 6.5 / 65
Weight:1.3 / 1.32 / 2.1
Width:17.9 / 179 / 18.4 / 184 / 3.45 / 65