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H520 - 57317327
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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A pleasant surprise

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    I bought this computer thinking I was getting a basic computer for the price; I was pleasantly surprised at all of the features and accessories that accompanied the operating system. I no longer have to wait for long moments to get on the internet and I can locate most anything I want within seconds...that was not the case with my previous computer. Windows 8 gets some getting used to but because I have a wonderful friend whose whole professional life is computers, I get a lot of help. I did my research and this computer seemed the best buy for the money I wanted to spend. I do not regret my decision and in fact, I got the best compliment I could possibly get. My computer whiz friend said that even he was impressed with this Lenovo computer and was thinking about getting one for himself. Those are high words of praise. I would most certainly recommend that anyone interested in purchasing a computer in the near future look at purchasing a Lenovo computer. I don't believe you can go too wrong with the choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good deal

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    This is a good computer for the money. Being used as a general use "family" computer and it is perfectly adequate. Lenovo has a reputation for being reliable and it does appear to be solid. Only complaint is that the numbers lock key turns off and you have to push it each time you restart the computer which is not a big deal unless you are forgetful like me and start typing your password which contains numbers and realize that nothing is appearing on the screen. Maybe this can be changed in BIOS settings? Also the mouse cursor sometimes disappears from the screen when the computer has been sitting idle. Have to unplug the USB cable and plug back in again for the mouse to work. Only real complaint is with the bestbuy staff. They gave me the wrong computer! Came home from work the next day and my wife had already unpacked and setup the computer. I happened to look at label on the side of the case and it showed pentium 4GB. Should be i3 and 6GB. Lost $10 in gas and several hours of my life wasted. When I called BB I explained that they gave me the wrong computer and the associate said I could drive back to the store but she could not hold the correct computer for me. Luckily they did not sell the computer before I was able to get to the store. Everyone makes mistakes so I can understand how someone grabbed the wrong box but the unwillingness to hold the correct computer for me while I drive to the store is inexcusable. If I had driven all the way back to the store and come home empty handed I would have been extremely upset. Double check the box if you ever do in-store pickup!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Computer for $380

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    First off, unlike most reviews I won't be discussing the specs compared to the price. The reason for this is really because at this level you just want something basic. You aren't looking for gaming or anything like that. So if you that's why you are looking for a computer I would suggest this. There are a few items though i would like to point out first! This computer model on other websites is: H520s (57316218) If you look on the other websites you will notice as well that the "big savings" isn't actually as "big" as they make it out to be. This computer normally goes for about $420-450. Sorry Best Buy but I don't like misleading "savings" Cause this computer isn't worth no $500 and I'd laugh honestly if it was ever sold at $500! Second item is this, on the other major competitor who carry this particular model Lenovo computer if you notice they are already starting to run out of stock in it. My guess is the manufacturer has stopped manufacturing these machines. Okay so? What does this mean for me the consumer? What it means is this. If you purchase a warranty for this computer BE ADVISED that you will only get a computer of "similar value" because they don't have "the exact model" This means you may have to pay money to actually get a similar one with specs. How is that? Well think about it. This computer is on sale for about $70-99 at the moment for that very reason. So that way when the computer messes up you still have to pay back some money if you want to get one of similar specs or get one with the same value of the current computer. ( in other words a computer that is only worth $379 or less unless you wish to pay the difference of $70 or more) Now besides those two minor points. If you still want to get this for the deal of the day and etc then I would suggest perhaps considering it. The I3 isn't the best in the world but for most basic needs this computer won't let you down. I will say this though, Lenovo is similar to Dell. They do put a lot of junk on the computers so you may wish to uninstall some of the programs/change what starts up at start up.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent desktop for the money!

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    Very nice computer for the price. Windows 8.0 is a challenge at first, but after awhile you'll get the hang of it.... it's different than Windows 7. I had Geek Squad come to my house and set everything up. I'm very satisfied with this .computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Computer I ever had

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    This Lenovo is Amazing, Fast and easy to install. I wish there were less apps icons ...I only like a few and Windows 8 looks like it's only for touch screens. Would prefer there was an option for Windows 7.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    one of the best I havs owned

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    Seems like the best in its class for price and for personal use. Small business could use it. usis

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK

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    NEEDED ANOTHER COMPUTER TO REPLACE OLD ONE AND BEST BUY MET MY NEEDS. SERVICE FROM SALES PERSON AND PRICE MATCH MAKES IT EVEN BETTER.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    New Computer a pleasure to use

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    This is a great computer, fast and efficient, with lots of memory at a great price. I really appreciate how easy it has been to find my way around the updated technology. I'm still working through the new Windows 8. I do not care for the Outlook e-mail program and miss the flexibility of the old Outlook program on my old computer. After using the computer for a month I did head back to Best Buy and got a new ergonomically designed keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tower. Fast, Clear, Great multi tasking

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    I'm a big mutli-tasker at my job. Microsoft Office, Adobe for Graphic editing, Social networking, at least 10 things going at once...and the computer does not hesitate.. I've never had a Lenova before, always used Dell for my companies work computers. I may be making some changes there. Intel I-3, I wanted on I-7, but the it was too pricey. The I-3 is very fast and more than sufficient. Very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    its a great and fast desktop

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    I can easily say that the set up was easy and manageable. Even the people who know very little about computers should be able to set it up wothout glitches. Fortunately, it comes woth a mouse and a keyboard, which always saves a trip to the store to get them. I alsoove the sleed of the PC. It hasnt given me a problem, it works perfectly with the wifi and ths monitor. It is perfect for a casual computer and is expandable to fit more memory. It can probably even be used in small businesses. But fir he, I life it and I haven't had an issue yet :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good desktop computer

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    The computer is fine although I wish it had an extra slot for a second disc drive. Windows 8 is another matter altogether. It is VERY DIFFICULT to navigate and even maddening at times. Windows 8 is the best advertisement for Apple I have ever seen. My choice not to recommend to a friend is based solely on Windows 8, not the computer itself

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

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    east to install with the rest of our computers. Its fast and a very good machine. I would recommend to anyone. Everything I have bought from Best Buy has been great. I have laptop and video camera plus regular camera from them.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A good computer for the price..

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    got this computer for work because the old one with window xp bricked; difference is night and day, but its hard to tell how good the computer is because i am comparing it to an decade old dinosaur. but this computer do what i need it to do at work (run microsoft office, quickbooks, etc). got the computer when best buy was running a sale on it and the price was very good for an intel i3 processor. over a decent PC and would recommend it to someone who does not expect too much out of their machine

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for a graphic or web designer

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    It turns on so quickly and is ready to work in about 20 seconds; easy to handle heavy images in photoshop; So nice OS (Windows 8.1); it works too fast even with three or four programs running at the same time.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid, basic desktop.

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    There is really nothing here to rave about but, more importantly, nothing to really complain about. If it can handle basic business tasks and general home use for 3 years it's a winner in my book. I only wish I could have bought it with Windows 7. Why sell desktops with an OS optimized for tablet users?

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent value for the money plus performance

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    If you're looking for performance and are price conscious then this is the machine for you. I am totally in awe of the features packed into this Lenovo product. It's ultra fast and as quiet as can be. Loaded with all the features of the more expensive machines at 2/3 the cost! Even though it came loaded with Windows 8, I was able to download from CNET an application that puts a "start button" right on your desktop. This gives you the flexibility to work in the Windows 8 environment (learning curve) and in the Windows 7 environment that we're all used to. But back to the machine...a steal for the price and what a performer. I give this machine a 12 on a scale of 1 -10. Can't go wrong with this machine!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    INCREDIBLE PC!

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    It was time to get another computer after having my gateway for 10 years. I did research on the Lenovo and like what I read. I am pretty old school, I also like a desktop. I was a bit uneasy about going to Windows 8...but after I started playing around with it...I liked it. However, did make the mistake of upgrading to Widows 8.1 and it didn't mesh with my router, so had to reimage and start over. Other than that, love this PC

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great computer for my elderly father

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    Great hardware. But need the option of being able to purchase Windows 7, which was not available. Purchased for my elderly primarily homebound father and he is having difficulty relearning software loaded on system, even with tutorials.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    I am happy with the speed of this computer.

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    I was happy that I had the choice of this computer. Did not want dell or HP.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very comfortable to use, reliable, smoth and fast

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    I was VERY leery of buying it with Windows 8, but it was the only way we could buy it. My son helped us learn Windows 8 quickly. I highly recommend getting some help like this learning Windows 8.

    I would recommend this to a friend