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Lenovo ThinkCentre M70s SFF Desktop Computer (11DC0037US)

Lenovo ThinkCentre M70s SFF Desktop Computer (11DC0037US)

This model ranked #8 among Stationary Computers priced under $2000 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

This computer is a natural fit in a corporate environment, capable of taking advantage of most common management platforms and powerful enough to handle demanding productivity tasks.

Thanks to detailed documentation, it's also a great fit for anyone looking for a durable computer with plenty of DIY maintenance options and an OS which lets you better control what's going on behind the scenes, if you're interested.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Stationary Computer which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Speakerless. This Stationary Computer needs external speakers to play sounds. Your options are to hook it up to a TV or a monitor with built-in speakers, use external speakers or a headset.$30+

No Camera or Microphone. If your plans include skyping with family members, you would need a webcam or, for best results, a headset and microphone.$40+

Screenless. If you don't already have a monitor from your last computer, you could connect this Stationary Computer to a TV or get a new monitor.$120+

No Wi-Fi. This Stationary Computer cannot connect to a wireless network out-of-the-box. This is a common situation with high-end desktop computers because because wired networks usually perform better than Wi-Fi. If you do not have the option to use a wired network, a USB WiFi Receiver can resolve that easily.$25+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $320 on accessories, for a total cost of $1170.

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User
  • Audio Editor

Compared to other Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck24th percentile
Versatility36th percentile
Power (General Purpose)12th percentile
Power (Graphical)12th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)32th percentile
Storage Space8th percentile
Portability92th percentile
Ease of Maintenance13th percentile
Longevity72th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck53th percentile
Versatility21th percentile
Power (General Purpose)52th percentile
Power (Graphical)28th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)55th percentile
Storage Space39th percentile
Portability27th percentile
Ease of Maintenance62th percentile
Longevity84th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Pro Edition

CPU

Intel Core i5-10400, 6 cores clocked from 2.9 to 4.3 GHz

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 630

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, DVD, Solid State (very fast)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w9.3 × d29.8 × h34

Dimensions (in): w3.66 × d11.73 × h13.39

Weight (kg): 5.3

Weight (lbs.): 11.69

Features

  • DVD
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 2
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • TPM & other Encryption Hardware
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm Stereo jack
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Local Storage: Easy project for an enthusiast

Memory: A technician can help you with that

GPU: More complex than usual

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this stationary computer to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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