Lenovo IdeaCentre H530 Desktop 57327876 Review

Lenovo IdeaCentre H530 Desktop 57327876 Review

Black Lenovo IdeaCentre H530 Desktop
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Black Lenovo IdeaCentre H530 (57327876) is a powerful yet affordable desktop PC with a Haswell Intel i3 processor, generous amounts of hard drive and memory and features like 5.1 surround sound support, DVD Drive and Windows 7 pre-installed which is not common to find these days that make it perfect for day-to-day stuff- school work, emails, photos, videos, web browsing efficiently making it ideal for using at home and work.

Lenovo IdeaCentre has the 4th generation 3.5 GHz dual core Intel i3-4150 processor (3MB Cache- for the CPU to quickly access most often used information) with hyper threading for smart 4-way processing, 6 GB DDR3 RAM for more speed and better multitasking- that can be expanded up to 16 GB max, 1 TB Serial ATA hard drive at 7200 rpm spindle speed that is both quite a low of storage space and runs 50% faster than standard 5400rpm hard drives and Windows 7 Home Premium- 64 bit to handle bigger memory better than the 32-bit OS.

It comes with the Integrated Intel HD graphics 4400 with shared memory which is the equivalent of Radeon HD 7550M discrete card and is not adequate for demanding game titles or complex multimedia but fine for everything else and you have the 5.1 Surround Sound Support to contribute to the great home entertainment experience- movies, music or gaming. You have both the DVD Drive to watch movies from DVDs and the HDMI port to hook up to a HDTV to view your videos and photos or play your games on a bigger screen. The system gives you easy access to interior for easy upgrading of components, whether you want an advanced discrete graphics card or more memory or HDD space.

Lenovo IdeaCentre H530 Desktop 57327876 Review
Black Lenovo H530 with 25L tower form factor weighs 17.6 pounds with measurements of 16.93 x 6.89 x 14.49 inches. It comes with a built-in Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive, 802.11bgn for high speed wireless internet connection, 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN for wired internet access, 4 x USB 2.0 port (rear and front), 2 x USB 3.0 ports at the rear to transfer data at speeds up to 10 times faster than normal, 7-in-1 Media Card Reader, HDMI port, VGA port, 1 PCI Express x16 and 3 PCI Express x1 as expansion slots.. Slim and modern Accutype USB keyboard with rounded keys and mouse are also provided.

Conclusion: Lenovo IdeaCentre H530 (57327876) is a decent machine for daily tasks at work, home or school although mainly designed for home use it will easily handle anything other than the advanced 3D games or very demanding programs, but 6GB memory will help handle multitasking of different apps, programs and browsers very well. It looks nice and modern with the 25L Tower Form Factor and lets you have easy access to the internal components to enable you to upgrade hard drive and memory easily.This is an Energy Star qualified machine being partly a power efficient Haswell processor.

It comes with a 12 month limited parts and labor warranty if anything goes wrong in 1 year. It has the Lenovo Rescue System for easy backup and recovering user and system files, drivers and apps in case of emergency and the Lenovo Assistant to organise your stuff, manage your computer’s power usage and network connections etc. You get 2 month trial for Microsoft Office 2013 and software like Power2Go and Adobe Flash Player 11. Good value desktop computer at a relatively low price with mid-range specs.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre H530 Desktop 57327876 Review, 3.3 out of 5 based on 9 ratings

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