|Screen Size||21.5 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Processor||2.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo|
|RAM||4 GB SO-DIMM|
|Hard Drive||1000 GB|
Lenovo IdeaCenter A600 30114MU 21.5-Inch Full HD All-in-One Desktop
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- 2.13GHz Intel P7450 Core 2 Duo Processor
- 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM Memory
- 1TB 7200RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive; Blu-Ray Reader ROM; 802.11 b/g/n Wireless
- 21.5" Full HD 16:9 (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Display; ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 (512MB) Graphics
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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- All in one,
-Easy setup, works out of the box
- slick keyboard, mouse, remote etc.
- nice camera and other features
- have not tried the Bluray player yet, but DVD's work great
- Media Center with TV option is excellent, plug right into the cable and you get all the basic's with recording capabilities
- Bluetooth functionality is great if you need it
- 1TB hard drive
Now for the considerations before you buy
- All in one, so not too easy to change accessories, parts etc
- Only 4G RAM, a bit limited
- Hard drive makes an annoying clicking, if you are recording with the included webcam you can actually capture the harddrive noise (very irritating)
- Limited Tilt on the monitor
- NO HDMI or other video in, cannot use this monitor with any other video source, stuck with the current setup
- it's big enough to take up your desktop
My only complaint is that the integrated webcam is not any better than a netbook. We skype with my son's grandparents all of the time and will probably have to buy a better camera soon.
I bought the VISTA version of this last year with the free upgrade to Windows 7 (prior to Windows 7 launch). It got decent reviews on C-net and Consumer Reports. C-net criticized it due to a the possibility of pinching a finger at the base of the computer; I think you have to be pretty dumb to have that happen! The positive trade-off: it is a beautiful looking computer (compare it to HP Touchsmart)! The Lenovo is not a touchscreen computer--I don't need or want a touchscreen anyway.
Prior to the Windows 7 upgrade, I was very irritated by the lengthy boot-up time of 2-3 minutes; however, after the Windows 7 upgrade, it boots up reasonably quickly.
The instructions are poor. I had to figure out many controls and features on my own.
I highly recommend this item, especially at this price!
Being an astute learner and buyer of computer and electronic products, I've scoured all over the Internet for more info and reviews of it. Every major and even obscure websites had glowing reviews on it, but that was when it first came out in early 2009. Back then, this configuration cost $1300, but with a weaker video card (then it was an ATI Mobility Radeon 3650, now a 4650).
Since almost 1.5 years have passed, I wanted to compare what was out there that was around $900.
Even at that price most recent competitor setups still didn't have the same value, and when this thing dipped to $750, it was just too hard to resist.
And right after I got it the price jumped back up again, so I'm even more glad I got it when I did.
The reason why I didn't immediately jump on it was because after research I found out the newer IdeaCentre A700 would be coming out soon (and is out by now). I was piqued by the fact that the new A700's would be carrying iCores (I was going to go all out and get the i7 setup). But right now the top setup (without goodies like the Blu-ray player like this A600 has) is around $1300.
Yes, the new A700 has touchscreen, and a faster processor. But the target of All-In-One computers isn't to have the fastest speed, it's to have the best all-together experience, as most people who buy this wouldn't and shouldn't buy it to have the fastest computer. And people who have used touchscreen can tell you that it's not the most practical thing (the software for it isn't as cool as it looks like in "minority Report," so right now using the mouse and keyboards is still the faster input.Read more ›
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I don't typically write reviews but this is a very nice PC. I wondered if an all-in-one PC was the way to go since you do sacrifice some performance compared to a desktop but I... Read morePublished on August 9, 2010 by Brett A. Knox
I got this computer a few weeks back when it was $750. Not a bad deal for a high definition tv and bluray player that is also a desktop. So far so good. Read morePublished on July 16, 2010 by JoseAntonio