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Great compact desktop
on October 25, 2013
Short review of the ThinkCenter 72e - I'll update later if any salient issues / comments come.
Comes with Win 7 Pro loaded and the Win 8 recovery disks if one wanted to go in that direction.
A 3 year warranty too.
Solid compact construction yet room for some expansion - very clean inside, relatively open to add other boards or update memory, the last requiring adjusting two components to get better access. Just two thumb screws to take off the side cover.
Quiet. At start up you hear the fan rush - quite loud, but I have not heard it while running - basically silent. I did not realize how noisy my old desktop was until I turned it off to do the setup and updates of this unit for Win7. Shows how we acclimate to our environment - totally surprised on how quiet the machine is. It has reasonable scores on the Windows Experience: Processor 7.5, Mem 5.9, Graphics 4.8, Gaming Graphics 6.3, and HD 5.9 - adding a second 4 GByte dual channel board would improve the memory index. The built in graphics HD 2500 does OK too - not sure one could add a graphic card that offers a lot of improvement in place of it due to the 240 watt supply. Very snappy as is.
The few programs that I have run are noticeably faster, especially the screen updates, especially Google Chrome which is very slow on my other computers, both Win7 and WinXP.
Bottom line, very happy with the purchase. Having Win8 recovery discs for 'free' as an update path is a plus.