The Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 is a compact Windows desktop tower, designed in a sleek silver chassis that fits and looks great anywhere in your home. It has the powerful performance of an AMD Mobile Processor with Radeon Graphics, plus plenty of memory, storage, and ports for your everyday computing needs.
With only a 7-liter volume, this slim desktop PC is both space-saving and stylish. Quick and powerful, the IdeaCenter 3 computer is ready to handle any task. The Athlon 3050U mobile processor is incredibly responsive and great at multitasking, keeping up when you run multiple applications at the same time.
Plus, with 256GB SSD storage, there’s plenty of space for photos, music, and more. Stay plugged in with ease with this desktop computer’s six USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.1 ports – four in front for convenient access – HDMI, RJ45 (Ethernet), a 7-in-1 card reader, and audio jacks. A Bluetooth 4.0 Combo with a WiFi card will keep you connected.
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Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 Desktop Tower
This is a very compact PC; about 11″X 4″X 12″. It includes a very basic keyboard and mouse. It has a total of 8 USB ports, split evenly to the front and back (4 and 4). Video output comes from a VGA output and an HDMI. It has a microphone and headset jack in the front, none in the back.
It also has native bluetooth and WiFi plus a LAN port for wired connection. Appearance wise, it is very simplistic, with straight lines and a silver / black color palette.
|Item model number||90NT0000US|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Item Weight||12.97 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||11.26 x 10.63 x 7.87 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||11.26 x 10.63 x 7.87 inches|
|Computer Memory Type||DDR4 SDRAM|
|Flash Memory Size||256|
|Hard Drive Interface||Serial ATA|
|Hard Drive Rotational Speed||7200 RPM|
|Optical Drive Type||DVD-RW|
|Computer Memory Size||4 GB|
|CPU Model||Athlon AMD|
|CPU Speed||2.3 GHz|
|Hard Disk Size||256 GB|
- Enjoy ultra-fast multitasking on your desktop tower with an AMD Athlon mobile processor. Get incredible responsiveness when running multiple applications, watching movies, chatting with friends, or getting your work done with a PC that keeps up with you.
- No need to worry about storage space with the IdeaCentre 3 — you can store plenty of photos, music, and other files on its 256GB solid-state drive on this desktop PC.
- Connect all the peripherals you need — you have six USB 2.0 ports to choose from, plus two USB 3.1 ports, a 7-in-1 card reader, and an HDMI port for all your connections.
- The 7-liter IdeaCentre 3 will fit just about anywhere in your home, measuring only 11.26″ x 10.63″ x 7.87″. Its contemporary silver finish is highlighted with a stylish wavy line design for an appealing, trendy look
- This Windows 10 desktop comes with a Bluetooth 4.0 Combo with Wi-Fi Card (2×2 Wi-Fi 802.11 AC).
Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 desktop pc review
The Variant I am going to review comes with Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 Desktop Tower, AMD Athlon Silver 3050U Processor, AMD Radeon Graphics.
The best attribute of this PC is its solid-state hard drive. It is an M2 NVME drive that delivered. The sequential 8Q1T read averaged about 2160 MBps making it its top tier for moving quickly within large files, like an Ultra High Definition movie. The Random Read memory was no slouch either averaging about 42 MBps, helping it boot up in about 16 seconds flat, and loading programs quickly, to give a few real-world examples. Considering the integrated graphics, the display is also pretty decent.
Tested with dual monitors and was able to reach 3840×2160 @30Hz for the HDMI while running a secondary monitor on the VGA at 1680×1050 @60Hz (VGA). Movies ran smoothly, no issues there. Web browsing was also very smooth, further confirmed by a 460 base mark score using Chrome.
In my opinion, It is Ram. After powering it for the first time, I opened the task manager performance tools to see the RAM being 79% utilized with the startup programs, a single tab of internet explorer, and a folder opened. Related to this another negative was how much software was preloaded by Lenovo; mostly stuff that I will never use. I will probably do a clean Windows install after adding an HDD for storage, so no issue for me but be aware.
You have two Dims for RAM that support up to 16GBs. You would have to waste the 4Gbs that you already have to do so but that is an option. There is no PCI express port, thus upgrading the video card is not really an option. The motherboard supports one more extra SATA connection, and the cage can easily fit a 2.5 or 3.5 drive. The power supply is an external brick and the cooling consists of a single heatsink with a fan. There is no space to upgrade the cooling but there is no real need to do so as even running the most intensive of the benchmarks, the PC had no issues.
The keyboard and mouse are basic but appear to be well constructed. The keyboard is small but functional and the keys are not too loud. The Bluetooth and WiFi modules work really well. I did not try the optical drive as it appears that I don’t have any optical media anymore.
397 People Bought it so far and gave an average Ratings of 4.5 out of 5 which is quite impressive thing for any one to look upon here and think about buy this product.
At the end of the day, it will come down to what will the PC be used for and how much is going to cost. For light to medium office work or maybe as a server or cheap media center, this one will do the trick. If priced below $300, this one is a no brainer. If priced above $400, I would see or prefer other options in the market.
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