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Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s

Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s
alaScore 91

79 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 5 expert reviews and 74 user reviews from international sources. experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 80/100. The average review date is Feb 22, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 343404 reviews from other Desktop Computers. The alaSCORE™ for this product is 91/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : Kyle Funk (

Lenovo ideacentre 520s AIO review: An AIO with great specs


All in one (AIO) PCs are a great option for some. The compact and consolidated style fits many desktops. Today, we are reviewing the Lenovo ideacentre 520s.

Sleek design ; Display ; Windows 10 ; Fast performance

Price ; Ports being round back ; Camera was decent ; Sound was ok

So, if you need a new desktop or are trying to upgrade from one, take a look at this all in one from Lenovo. It serves its purpose well and will handle things you throw at it with the i7 processor and 8GB of RAM.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (

Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 520S Review and Ratings


The Ideacentre AIO 520S boasts a righteously thin design, a unique touch panel, and the latest Intel tech for less than $1,000. (That cooling fan, though.)

Sleek design, with uber-thin display bezels ; Touch display, but without glossy screen coat ; Combo HDMI-in and -out port

Constant whir of cooling fan ; No hybrid drive or SSD ; Difficult to access interior

We arrive at the same conclusion with the Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 520S that we did with the preceding Ideacentre AIO 510S: The wonderfully sleek design would be more impressive if didn’t require a cooling fan to spin constantly to keep the system’s...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Brian Westover (

Lenovo IdeaCentre 520S-23IKU Review: Stylish All-In-One Has Its Quirks


The Lenovo IdeaCentre 520S-23IKU is an elegant, space-saving all-in-one that offers decent all-around performance and a couple of unexpectedly clever design touches. Our enthusiasm is tempered by the awkward port placement and mediocre speakers, and...

Elegant, compact design ; Hideaway webcam ; Borderless display

Awkward port placement ; Mediocre keyboard and mouse ; Anemic audio

The Lenovo IdeaCentre 520S-23IKU is smaller than many all-in-one PCs, but the elegant design and reasonable price make it a good value.

Jul, 2017

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Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s


Lenovo continues to make strides in the slim desktop PC category with the IdeaCentre H520s. It combines a slim space-saving design with ease of use and a range of entertainment features. It features an Intel Core i5 CPU, 6GB of RAM, built-in wireless...

Expert review by (

ПК Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s: компактный и семейный


Недорогой домашний компьютер для повседневных и мультимедийных задач. Он без особых затруднений справится с ресурсоемкими программами, а также фильмами в высочайшем разрешениb

К достоинствам Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s можно отнести компактность и неплохую производительность. Он идеально подойдет для домашнего использования с большим монитором или телевизором для просмотра фильмов и веб-серфинга. Он оснащен дискретной...

Jan, 2014

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Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s Desktop


It's a pretty powerful computer with a slim profile, which was the main reason I purchased. I'm hoping to upgrade some of the components soon.

Consumer review (

Hält was man sich davon verspricht


schneller Start dank der SSD, sehr flottes Arbeitstempo, auch bei Video und Bildbearbeitung dank des I7 und der Grafikarte. Monitor nicht zu groß aber auch nicht klein, angenehme Helligkeit, guter Klang der Lautsprecher. Sehr leicht, stylisches Design.

schnell , sehr leise , tolle Displaygröße

manche Tasten der Tastatur sind etwas klein

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (

Ein toller Rechner


Sehr schnell, lässt sich gut einstellen. Klein und sehr leicht, dadurch gut zu händeln

leicht sehr flach

kein DVD-Brenner, Windows 10 alt, update 2 Stunden

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (

Een wereld van verschil, binnen 3 seconden.... werken maar. Top


Megagoed apparaat. Goed lezen wat er in zit. Er zijn verschillen met wat de fabrikant aanbied. Dat is een minpuntje. Apparaat is zeker aan te bevelen.

Goede kwaliteit ; Voordelige koop ; duurzaam

Jan, 2018

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Goeie koop


Vlotte levering

Goede kwaliteit ; Voordelige koop ; duurzaam

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Home Theater
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:6


Energy Star certified:Y
RoHS compliance:Y


Chassis Type:Desktop / SFF
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Gold / Silver / Silver, Stainless steel
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system: No


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:250
Display diagonal:58.4
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 930A / NVIDIA GeForce GT 930A
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152 / 0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Internal Memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600 / 2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1 / 2x DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM


Built-in Camera:Y
Camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Camera signal format:1080p
Total MegaPixels:2


Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N
Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

Cooling type:Active
Form factor:Tower
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:Lenovo OneKey, Lenovo Cloud Storage, Nitro PDF, Adobe Reader, Cyberlink PowerDVD, CyberLink Power2Go, Exent Games Portal, Intel AppUp, AccuWeather, Evernote, Kindle, Rara Streaming, eBay, Lenovo Support, Lenovo Companion
Cables included:AC
Display diagonal:50.8
Display included:No / Yes
Display Type:LCD
Drivers included:Y
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied:No / Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y


Pen included:N


Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD / Realtek ALC662
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Core i5, Pentium
HDD user password:Y
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61 Express
Product Type:All-in-One PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Y
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:N / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:90
Autonomy mode:N
Power Supply:180 / 240
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:DMI / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):27 / 29 / 30 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / No / Yes
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17 / 21 / 25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1066,1333 / 1333 / 1333,1600 / 1600,1866,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.10 / 3.2 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR2ZW
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Kaby Lake / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Pentium G
Processor frequency:2.40 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor lithography:14 / 22 / 32
Processor Model:G2020 / G2030 / G630 / G860 / i3-2120 / I3-3240 / i3-7100U / I5-3330 / i5-7200U / i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G2000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium G600 series for Desktop
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:H0 / P0 / Q0
System bus rate:4 / 5
Tcase:65.3 / 67.4 / 69.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 55 / 65 / 77

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:No / Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard:No / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:No / Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Yes
OS Guard: No
Processor ARK ID:53426 / 53483 / 53492 / 65509 / 65690 / 71070 / 74749 / 95442 / 95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR058 / SR05S / SR10H / SR163
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2 / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D / PCG 2011С


Bundled software:Lenovo OneKey, Lenovo Cloud Storage, Nitro PDF, Adobe Reader, Cyberlink PowerDVD, CyberLink Power2Go, Exent Games Portal, Intel AppUp, AccuWeather, Evernote, Kindle, Rara Streaming, eBay, Lenovo Support, Lenovo Companion
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office / McAfee LiveSafe


Card reader integrated:N / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Not supported / SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS Pro, MMC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Intel® Optane™ Memory module installed:N
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:36 / 36.1 / 41.7
Depth (without stand):4.17
Height :30.5 / 325.2
Height (without stand):32.5
Weight:4.4 / 4.43 / 7.9
Width:10.4 / 10.5 / 522.8
Width (without stand):52.3