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Lenovo - 310S-08ASR Desktop - AMD A9-Series - 4GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Silver-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 174 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good computer.. do "Fresh Start" and upgrade parts

    Posted
    SeanB
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    This is a decent computer, after some minimal work (depends on your experience with IT). We bought this computer for my company (under a different login) about 2 weeks ago, basically to do VERY simple tasks. We will run a few different shipping programs, do web browsing/email, and some file shares.. again, nothing that will really tax the computer. It works great for that, but I can't say how bigger programs would run. PROS: -CAN BE a pretty quick computer.. see recommendations below. -Small form factor/lightweight. Can fit anywhere -Inexpensive compared to others -Looks nice, and seems somewhat sturdy -Can add more RAM CONS: -No internal fan... hmmm.... Sure there is a very very small one on top of the processor, but nothing pushing or pulling the hot air out of the case. This will SLOW the computer down or make it crash as well. I'm surprised the manufacturer didn't add one, since it probably would avoid a lot of people going through warranty/call centers for an overheated/malfunctioning computer. -Wifi antenna/connector seems delicate, but I haven't had issues with it connecting yet. The antenna panel is oddly placed, and blocks anything being inserted into the PCI Express slot. Once moved, it leaves an open hole in the case, letting excess dirt/dust in, but you can at least use the express slot after. -Only 1 mount for 2.5" hard drive/only 2 SATA plugs. The CD drive uses one SATA, and you can "technically" place a second hard drive, but you will lose the CD drive. RECOMMENDATIONS: -First things first, clean off the bloatware ASAP. Windows 10 has something built into the software, called "Fresh Start". This re-installs windows 10 without most of the 3rd party apps from Lenovo or other mysterious companies. This will improve speeds drastically. Go through the initial setup of your computer, and Google search how to do it. It'll take you 5-10 mins, then walk away as it installs for an hour. -Add AT LEAST another 4GB RAM stick ($15-$20). 4GB just isn't enough for most tasks. Well worth the effort and inexpensive cost! -Add some sort of internal fan IF you can find the right size. I have to re-measure the mount holes, but fans can usually be inexpensive. The motherboard already has 2 empty plugs and 2 mounting points on the case, specifically for fans. This will extend the life of the computer greatly. -Move the Wifi antenna panel if you have any desire to use the PCI Express slot.. again, it was originally placed in a weird spot. You can also get a better Wifi Card if you are having issues.. You can use one of the PCI express slots or just put it back into the same M.2 slot. All-in-all.. For the price, the computer isn't bad. This IS NOT made to be a high-end, lightning-fast computer. However,if you buy it knowing that, then you'll be happy. You don't have to use any of my recommendations, but I would at least increase the RAM if you want to do anything on the computer a little quicker. Only 4GB of RAM just shouldn't be a standard in 2019.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      The Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s Desktop ships with just two adware programs, a 30-day trial of Microsoft Office 365 (as part of Windows 10 operating system) and a 30-day trial of McAfee virus protection. Lenovo computers ship with one of the cleanest factory software installs within the consumer computer industry.The Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop is a mid-level, moderate use configuration, with its AMD A9-9430 processor. This Dual-Core processor has a base speed of 3.2GHz and a boost speed of up to 3.5GHz. This configuration has 4GB of DDR4-2400MHz RAM. It is good with Microsoft Office type programs, internet browsing and other moderate work. If this describes your computing needs, the IdeaCentre 310s desktop would be a good choice for you. Lenovo is the number #1 manufacturer of computers in the World:
      https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/10/gartner-and-idc-hp-and-lenovo-shipped-the-most-pcs-in-2018-but-total-numbers-fell/ Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good little desktop for everyday things

    Posted
    AlanS
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    It's a decent little desktop for everyday things. It could have used 4 more GB of ram to really work. I'm pushing the limits of everyday use by running GNS3 networking labs (Cisco Routers under Dynamips) and Vmware guests in it. It does have the AMD-V for virtualization. It kind of slows down when the 4 GB memory gets close to maxing out. Firefox web browser likes to eat a lot of memory especially on complex web sites like Facebook. It's hanging in there though. I heard it doesn't have cooling fans ... but I haven't seen temperature warnings like I saw on my old machine. Even while watching HD video content. It's playing movies and videos just fine. I like that it had HDMI for audio and video right out of the box. I never used Bluetooth and I don't put it on WiFi but it has both of those as well. I've had it about a month now ... and I'm keeping it. :-) :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop. This configuration does use an internal fan and heat sink for cooling. The Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop is a mid-level, moderate use configuration, with its AMD A9-9430 processor. This Dual-Core processor has a base speed of 3.2GHz and a boost speed of up to 3.5GHz. This configuration has 4GB of DDR4-2400MHz RAM. It is good with Microsoft Office type programs, internet browsing and other moderate work. If this describes your computing needs, the IdeaCentre 310s desktop would be a good choice for you. Lenovo is the number #1 manufacturer of computers in the World:
      https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/10/gartner-and-idc-hp-and-lenovo-shipped-the-most-pcs-in-2018-but-total-numbers-fell/ Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent value for one with minimal needs

    Posted
    Zman
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    I needed to replace my nonagenarian mother's desktop PC with its XP operating system that was glacially slow. And, I needed to keep everything simple and familiar. Her only significant requirements were for using email and Internet surfing. I was able to easily set up this very inexpensive computer and show her how to operate it. We were able to use her old HD monitor, too. I'm sure this small PC is suitable for many other applications, so I can give it a good recommendation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop for your mother. We are pleased to hear that the value and performance of the IdeaCentre 310s meets your mother's computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good computer for the money

    Posted
    Grandmamo
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    I bought a refurbished PC about 2.5 years ago and started getting error messages frequently. I found this Lenovo on the deal of the day and decided to order it. The price was good as were reviews. I am still adjusting to it but it is functioning quite well. It's faster and more reliable than the last 2 I've had.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop. We are pleased to hear that the value and performance of the IdeaCentre 310s meets your computing needs so well. The heart of the IdeaCentre 310s is the Windows 10 operating system. With regard to learning your way around Windows 10, you may want to try YouTube.com (just type that address in your browser address window). There are hundreds for free instructional videos there about Windows 10. Just type Windows 10 Introduction in to the YouTube search window. You can watch free videos there that will show you the basics all the way up to tips and tricks videos and they're all free. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Laptop specs in a desktop form. Basic living

    Posted
    Sodee
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    Pros: With upgraded rams this computer can have multiple program running at once, good for emails, surfing webs and streaming movies. If you want this PC to be even faster, I recommend upgrading the HDD to SSD. Cons: high performance graphic card is not optional due to low wattage that's given.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      The Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop ships with a Dual-Core AMD A9-9425 processor, supported by 4GB of DDR4-2666MHz RAM. There is a 65W external power supply with this model configuration. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good home computer

    Posted
    rualdova
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    I bought a computer for my son and for my wife, thinking that could be s good start for them, but when I was installing the computer WOW! This PC is really for a professional. Process and speed are excellent for many tasks. I am really happy with this purchase, that's why I bought another one! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop for your family. We are pleased to hear that the IdeaCentre 310s is working out so well for your family, that you purchased another for yourself. We appreciate your loyalty to the IdeaCentre 310s desktop and the Lenovo Brand. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice for the price

    Posted
    Vettetech
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    Purchased for home computer programs loaded easy. Could not get wife’s gmail account to load. Plugged in my external hard drives with 15 years of family pictures and error comes up saying I need a 3.0 USB. 10 year old computer had them this does not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop. Windows 10 is compatible with gmail internet based email. Here is a link to instructions for setting up gmail on a Windows 10 computer:  https://www.groovypost.com/howto/add-gmail-email-windows-10-mail-app/. The IdeaCentre 310s has two standard USB 3.0 ports. They are on the back. They are the standard USB ports with "Blue tongues" within the port (USB 2.0 ports have black tongues within the ports). USB 3.0 devices are backward compatible to USB 2.0, so your USB 3.0 external hard drive should work within any of the USB ports on the IdeaCentre 310s. Be sure you have software installed that can read the picture format of the files on your external hard drives. Be sure the picture format is compatible with Windows 10. Also be sure there are no viruses on the external hard drives. You may want to scan the drive with your anti-virus software before trying to open the files on the external hard drive. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bought for my son

    Posted
    Kevin
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    I can't say much about the item, as I purchased it for my son. He has not had any complaints about it. He wanted something to play games on and I wasn't going to pay $1500 on a gaming computer so we compromised on this. He enjoys it so I assume it's a win.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop for your son. We are pleased to hear that the value and performance of the IdeaCentre 310s meets your son's computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!!

    Posted
    DerekE
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    I bought this computer for my granddaughter and she loves it. The only complaint that I have is that it is a little noisy, other than that, it is an awesome buy!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop. The Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop is a mid-level, moderate use configuration, with its AMD A9-9430 processor. This Dual-Core processor has a base speed of 3.2GHz and a boost speed of up to 3.5GHz. This configuration has 4GB of DDR4-2400MHz RAM. This system will generate heat whenever it is turned on, even at idle, this is normal. The onboard fan will maintain the proper operating temperature for the device. You will hear the fan whenever it runs, this too is normal. It is good with Microsoft Office type programs, internet browsing and other moderate work. If this describes your computing needs, the IdeaCentre 310s desktop would be a good choice for you. Lenovo is the number #1 manufacturer of computers in the World:
      https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/10/gartner-and-idc-hp-and-lenovo-shipped-the-most-pcs-in-2018-but-total-numbers-fell/ Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Suitable

    Posted
    Curmudgeon
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    I needed a new computer for son who is disabled and likes to play solitaire and other table games on it. This is perfect for that and I appreciate the small footprint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop for your son. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the IdeaCentre 310s meets the computing needs of your son so well. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good desktop

    Posted
    Gromyko05
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    Met all my needs. However, loose cables were easily pinched when I added a peripheral device. Had to repair one. Be careful if you need to open and add a device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice, inexpensive computer.

    Posted
    Gonzo
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    This computer was bought new. I did not have any problems with it as with the open box computer I bought before. So far so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop. The Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop is a mid-level, moderate use configuration, with its AMD A9-9430 processor. This Dual-Core processor has a base speed of 3.2GHz and a boost speed of up to 3.5GHz. This configuration has 4GB of DDR4-2400MHz RAM. It is good with Microsoft Office type programs, internet browsing and other moderate work. If this describes your computing needs, the IdeaCentre 310s desktop would be a good choice for you. Lenovo is the number #1 manufacturer of computers in the World:
      https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/10/gartner-and-idc-hp-and-lenovo-shipped-the-most-pcs-in-2018-but-total-numbers-fell/ Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great low cost computer

    Posted
    Ohio
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    Great low cost computer. We use our smart phones for most everything. Computer used mainly for bill paying and for general household use .

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop. The Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop is a mid-level, moderate use configuration, with its AMD A9-9430 processor. This Dual-Core processor has a base speed of 3.2GHz and a boost speed of up to 3.5GHz. This configuration has 4GB of DDR4-2400MHz RAM. It is good with Microsoft Office type programs, internet browsing and other moderate work. If this describes your computing needs, the IdeaCentre 310s desktop would be a good choice for you. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works good with an SSD

    Posted
    DragonTech
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    I wouldn't recommend this using the spinner hard drive it comes with but if you swap it for in a SSD, it will run pretty good for basic tasks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      The Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop ships with the Dual-Core AMD A9-9425 processor. This processor has a base speed 3.1GHz and a boost speed of 3.7GHz. The processor is supported by 4GB of DDR4-2666MHz RAM. This is a mid-range configuration. It is good with many of today's most popular programs. We recommend you check the requirements and compatibility of the software you will need to use on your new computer, before you invest. Be sure your new computer will do the work you want to do, before you invest in any new computer. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great basic computer

    Posted
    BigBob
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    Easy to set up, much faster than the one it replaced, overall very good for the price. Definitely would recommend for a inexpensive desktop

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the lenovo IdeaPad 310s desktop. We are pleased to hear that the value and performance of the IdeaCentre 310s meets your computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent machine

    Posted
    Bushkilljim
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    Needed this to replace my old, and I do mean old, going to a terabyte drive was nice and its a lot faster then what I'm used to

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the IdeaCentre 310s meets your computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for price!

    Posted
    BobfromBellaVista
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    It's basically a laptop in a desktop case. Immediately upgraded the ram to 16gb (max), and changed out the hd to ssd for speed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lenovo Desktop

    Posted
    Kshing5
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    Bought this to have an inexpensive but good computer for personal use. It has worked out well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop. We are pleased to hear that the value and performance of the IdeaCentre 310s meets your computing needs so well. The Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop is a mid-level, moderate use configuration, with its AMD A9-9430 processor. This Dual-Core processor has a base speed of 3.2GHz and a boost speed of up to 3.5GHz. This configuration has 4GB of DDR4-2400MHz RAM. It is good with Microsoft Office type programs, internet browsing and other moderate work. If this describes your computing needs, the IdeaCentre 310s desktop would be a good choice for you. Lenovo is the number #1 manufacturer of computers in the World:
      https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/10/gartner-and-idc-hp-and-lenovo-shipped-the-most-pcs-in-2018-but-total-numbers-fell/ Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well rounded

    Posted
    Ironmonk
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    Bought this for internet surfing and for downloading, no issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop. We are pleased to hear that the IdeaCentre 310s is working out so well for you. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ok for the money

    Posted
    yoyo200872
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    not all the bells and whistles but for just surfing GFB and emails not bad for a extra computer

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      The Lenovo IdeaCentre 310s desktop is a mid-level, moderate use configuration, with its AMD A9-9430 processor. This Dual-Core processor has a base speed of 3.2GHz and a boost speed of up to 3.5GHz. This configuration has 4GB of DDR4-2400MHz RAM. It is good with Microsoft Office type programs, internet browsing and other moderate work. If this describes your computing needs, the IdeaCentre 310s desktop would be a good choice for you. Lenovo