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LENOVO K450E - 57327818
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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 483 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    More than I will ever need.

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    Knowing that I would upgrade to Windows 10 very soon, I wanted a machine that had a faster operating system and more memory than I have ever had. My Lenovo offered me both and as an uncluttered machine was a perfect subject for Windows 10 download. The machine is functioning very well to this point and is much quieter than any I have used before. It has been easy to transfer much of my data from the old machine and is starting to seem like MY Machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    mods with minecraft

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    if you want to play minecraft on this then your fine BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT IT CAN'T HANDLE MORE THAN 20,000 KILOBYTES OF MODS!!! (that's not a lot by the way so in my opinion this thing is a piece of junk but it's up to you.) but you can upgrade that for 400$. Also keep in mind that this is going to cost you a lot because you'll need to buy a monitor and a security system and if your new to computers (which if your buying this those chances are very high.) you'll need to pay for virus wipes because for some reason the security system doesn't do it by itself. Enjoy!

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

    Very Good Value for The Money

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    I purchased this computer just over 24 hours ago, so I cannot provide an in-depth review. What I can provide are my first impressions. Background: I purchased this computer after researching online for several months and browsing through my local Best Buy store for the past three or four weeks for refurbished/returned desktop PCs meeting my purchase criteria. (See the paragraph after the next one.) The particular unit I purchased was ordered online by a Best Buy customer, sent to the local store and was picked up by the customer. The next day, the customer returned the computer, without having even opened the box. (I do not know why the customer returned the unit.) The local Best Buy store personnel had to open the box to verify the contents and condition of said contents. Because of this, and combined with a current (at the time I purchased the unit) nationwide $50.00 off promotion by Best Buy on this particular model, I was able to purchase the computer at just over $175.00 off the regular price. Selection Criteria: My primary purpose was to purchase a moderately priced, yet powerful enough computer to play PC games, in particular World of Warcraft (WoW), through the Warlords of Draenor expansion. I am also interested in playing Diablo III, Skyrim, Dragon Age: Inquisitions, and other similar games. Obviously, out of the box, this setup will not pay these games at 'Ultra' settings, but the design of the computer, as well as its factory installed components, while far from high end, are certainly powerful enough to at least play these games, at moderate settings. My secondary purpose is to run Microsoft Office 2013, surf the web and have a computer powerful enough to be usable for the next four or five years, at least, for my preteen kids to use for school research projects and their gaming interests. Setup: #You can view the installed hardware components on Best Buy's website.# As for software, the computer comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1 and, after running through about a 10 to 15 minute setup process, to register the computer with Microsoft, enter my personal data, location and operating preferences, the computer seamlessly connected to my home Wi-Fi network and began the process of updating system files. I then spent the next fours hours or so updating system files, adding software programs I wanted installed and just generally familiarizing myself with the computer, and with Windows 8.1. #I have never before used a computer running Windows 8.1, as my older PCs #both ancient, by computing standards# have Windows 7 Home Premium edition installed on them.# Of particular note, I did have to visit NVidia's official website to manually update the GeForce GT 720's video drivers, to version 344.75. As for preinstalled software #a.k.a. 'bloatware'#, there seems to be very little of it installed. A 30 day trial edition of McAfee is the most visible preinstalled software program. Lenovo also includes proprietary software for updating its software and providing a means for updating various hardware firmware. As part of the initial setup process, I ran this software and only a very few files where deemed necessary for updating. Noise: The computer is very quiet. My particular computer/home office desk has a typical tower computer spot under the desk, immediately to the left and slightly to the rear of the user's seating position. While I can hear it running, the fan noise is very low, as is the hard drive noise. I can hear, and feel through the desk, when the DVD drive spins up to read DVDs. Fortunately, this is not frequent and it is not annoying enough for me consider it an issue. I have only had a chance to play WoW for about an hour straight since purchasing the computer. During this time, the computer made no more noise than I have already identified. Performance: From a cold boot, the computer is completely usable in about a minute, maybe a ten seconds or so more. I haven't timed it with a watch, but for me it certainly does not feel like a long time. Out of the box, this computer will play WoW, on a 1980 x 1020 dpi, 24" monitor. The WoW installer determined the computer could play the game on the 'Good' setting, at the monitor's native resolution of 1980 x 1020 dpi. I did not change any of the default video settings, as determined by the WoW installation software. The game runs at 25 to 35 FPS, nothing stellar, but more than acceptable. I also played a few minutes of Diablo III and the game installer set almost every setting to 'High." Diablo III looks really, really good and plays very smoothly. As for Microsoft Office 2013, I have only used Outlook and Word and both programs run very smoothly, almost silkily so. Using Internet Explorer 11, web browsing is quick and everything feels very 'fluid.' I have encountered no issues viewing any web pages, but I certainly have not performed an exhaustive test of how the overall system handles a multitude of web pages. What I can say is that it just seems to work, and unobtrusively at that. Planned Upgrades: As the included keyboard and mouse are simply entry-level, basic ones, I didn't even bother installing and using them. I am currently using an old Microsoft Wireless Multimedia Keyboard #version 1.0A# and a relatively new Logitech G100S, corded, gaming mouse. Rather quickly, I will replace the keyboard with a backlit gaming one, wireless if I can find one. #The computer does come with an installed Bluetooth module, as well as a Wi-Fi adapter.# As soon as my finances allow, I will upgrade the system RAM #it comes with 2x4GB modules and there are two free RAM slots; the system will accept up to 32 GB of RAM#, install an SSD as the primary hard drive #while retaining the included 1TB hard drive as a data drive#, replace the power supply with one powerful enough to easily run an upgraded video card, and replace the video card with GeForce GT 760 #or something similar#. I should be able to make these upgrades and keep the total cost #computer and upgrades# to just around $1,000.00. Final Thoughts: Will this computer impress diehard computer geeks? No, nor is it intended to do that. Will the average Jane and John Doe, and their kids, be pleased with this computer? Yes. With a few upgrades #all should be easily accomplished by anyone remotely comfortable opening a PC tower and removing and installing PC components#, this computer can be the basis for a decent gaming rig, at an affordable price. Furthermore, once the identified upgrades are installed, it should easily have a usable lifespan of at least four or five years.

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

    Excellent Desktop Computer

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    I wasn't looking to buy a computer, but my home-built system was acting up, so we browsed for a couple of minutes in the Best Buy Computer department. A sales associate approached us and asked the usual "is there anything I can tell you about that computer" kinds of questions. When I told him what I do - usual home office stuff, but also flight simulation, he immediately asked if I'd like to look at something that would probably suit me better but would also cost a little less. An hour later, after doing my online perusal of others' reviews, I was back with credit card in hand. The Lenovo is not only a beautiful box, but it has performed exceptionally. The graphics are much better than the four-year-old rather expensive card I had put in the old system. Speed is more than I expected, too. The upgrade to Windows 10 went smoothly, as had my other systems'. I was shocked at how easy it was to move a hard drive from the old system to the Lenovo. I had it done in about five minutes, including the time to remove it from the old box. Plenty of room for big hands to work. My most recent laptop is also a Lenovo, and I have been very pleased with it. Great products! And kudos to Best Buy for having associates that work to support one another. I had two - one who "sold" me on the machine, and another who basically did the paperwork - while being sure to let the first fellow know he was taking care of me for him. Excellent teamwork. I got the box about halfway through the store when another associate approached me and asked if he could carry it to my car for me. I wasn't having a problem, and I certainly didn't expect him to take it out into the parking lot - which he did - but that's the kind of service I have come to appreciate from Best Buy's folks.

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

    Great for the Price but no Gamer

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    Ok after a extremely bad experience with the new ASUS rogue gaming desktop ( Do NOT Recommend) I decided to set my gaming up the old fashion way buy basic then upgrade, So after researching Best buy this appeared to be the best deal a mean an I5 processor, and dedicated video card for less than $800.00, I purchased this computer and first thing I did was add a $200 NVidia Video card ( you will need a new power supply as well, I purchased a good one for about $120.oo they are cheaper, And I can tell you with those small upgrades you have the ultimate machine for gaming and anything else, shows video in HD, runs all games on max settings without as much as a hiccup, processor is nice and fast, webpages are almost instant, I am sure if you are needing just a everyday computer or even light gaming this is a great machine. I do wish it had a few more USB ports and more memory but easily upgraded as it has 4 memory slots with only two used, I am not sure what these other reviews are about factory virus's and what not, But as with any machine I will recommend this: It is true a lot of bloat ware is installed on new machine's however this is usually piggybacked on the free anti virus software loaded into the machine DO not under any circumstance register the anti virus and when it is set up first thing to do ( and I do mean first thing even before Updates# install a new PURCHASED anti virus I personally recommend Norton 360, all the talk about it being a software hog is hogwash, # Used to be the case a decade ago# Yes it is expensive but hey your protecting a Machine you just paid $800.00 for so yes I will spend $70.00 to do that. If you do that simple step right there, even if you do not use Norton but any other PURCHASED software you will never ever see most the problems reported here. as far as this machine it is just awesome and very upgradable. Just keep in mind this is a $800 machine and I think some of the people reviewing it think just because it has a 2gb dedicated graphics card they are going to jump in out the box and play call of duty at max settings and run without a glitch that's not going to happen so I do think some expectations are just a little high #Out the Box# But so far this is a Great machine, I do see p[people comparing this to an HP envy which being a HP person myself #This is my first Lenovo) I would pit this machine up against that any day of the week it is a much better value as the price comparable HP Envy doesn't even have the dedicated graphics card, But apples to oranges. One more note: Also keep in mind with all windows 8 machine's this does not set up auto restore except when updating so if in the future you have to revert your hard drive to an earlier state about the only option you will have if you do not set it up will be back to factory spec's. so I always set my system up transfer all my programs and when all that is done and I am sitting there with a FRESH machine loaded with all my programs, I manually create a restore point and save it, that way if I ever do happen to get a virus and have to revert the drive, I have the perfect spot to revert to. so I will not have to reload all my programs.

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

    Reliable and fast!

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    I needed to purchase a reliable desktop not only for my programming homework at school but to also handle PC games on my leisure. I must say this desktop did that and more! The multitasking is unlike anything I have seen previously. It's able to handle all of my programming software and video games without a hitch! For a so-called starter graphics card, these graphics are better than my next gen console. If you're looking to mix business with pleasure, or a college kid who loves his video games, this is a must buy!

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

    Best Value Desktop

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    This desktop gave me the best specs for the money given what I need if for. No other brand came anywhere near this price for this level of hardware. This desktop is a photography and video tool for me. I work in Lightroom, Photoshop and other image file processing programs. These types of applications take a lot of processing power and can use a lot of memory. So far, this machine handles the demand very well. It also seems well adapted to expansion and hardware upgrading.

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

    An excellent purchase for the price

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    I had been looking for a desktop to replace a 10 year computer I had owned. This Lenovo checked off most of my boxes at a price I was looking to spend. It is fast, quiet and I have not had any issues so far. I do some online gaming and the 2gb of dedicated graphics really make the screen pop. It has only been a month but I can not say anything negative about this item so far. I was a little nervous after reading some of the 1star reviews but I have not run into any of those issues at this point. I would certainly recommend this machine!

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

    Awesome Computer

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    Great Buy! I upgraded the memory to 16 gigs. I also installed a EVGA - GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card as well. This is a very capable Media Center/Gaming PC/Office PC. The Lenovo brand is very reliable and Im very happy with the purchase. The look of the computer also has a "Gaming" feel to it as well. There is a lot of "bloatware" pre-installed but is is simple enough to remove through the Control Panel-uninstall software option. GREAT PC!!!!!!!

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

    Perfect desktop for gaming

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    We were in the market for a new desktop computer that we could use mostly for gaming. So impressed with this brand name, the specs, & the price, we shopped around for several months & could not beat it anywhere! We have been playing The Sims 4, League of Legends, Tera, & have been very happy. The only time we hear the computer is whenever it turns on but it boots up in a matter of seconds & is then very quiet.

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

    Finally feeling confident about a purchase

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    I have had a Dell and HP and I did not have good luck at all. I am not a fan of either of these brands which is why I went with Lenovo. I have friends in the IT business and they strongly suggested Lenovo so I went with it after doing tons of research. I love it so far and have zero complaints!

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

    Great Computer for the money

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    This was a great deal for the money. I've not had any problems with it and set up was very easy.

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

    Good base for gaming computer, improvements needed

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    First let me that this is an excellent work computer. You've got enough storage for projects and enough RAM to multitask effectively. It's speedy and quiet. The problem comes when you want to game. While this computer comes with decent specs, if you want to game seriously, improvements must be made. I bought this tower knowing this already, so I wasn't disappointed when I opened her up and saw the ridiculously weak power supply matched with a pretty solid i5-4460 quad core. Any person who wants to game seriously on this tower should definitely upgrade the power supply and graphics card. I personally put a 600W PSU and Geforce GTX 750 into mine to begin with, but I'm planning on going with a GTX 970 once I measure and make sure it'll fit into the case. The reason I took off a star is for the fact that it doesn't really come gaming ready (though sales associates will swear otherwise) and the fact that the case looks big in person, but there is actually a mini-ITX motherboard inside and not as much space as one would believe. That's not a bad thing, but it can limit certain options. All in all, it's an excellent computer for sure and I even have no problem with Windows 8.1, but prospective gamers should be aware that this machine is NOT gaming ready right out of the box. A Geforce GT 720 is a terrible GPU for modern games especially when combined with an under-powered stock power supply. If you're comfortable with handling PC parts however and don't mind spending a little extra money, a quick upgrade of a few key parts will get you gaming in no time.

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

    IBM lives!

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    This thing is a beast, and I mean that in the best possible sense. It's more than enough computer for a family household, a small business, or for a clandestine-safe house. The instant retrieval-Military Opening Disc-door is Cold War cool!! I love this computer so much, I say goodnight to it....

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

    Very good home pc

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    This is an excellent home pc, powerful for games and heavy duty applications. The only downsize is that you can't upgrade the video card to just any card there are only a few cards that are 'white listed' for the motherboard. I upgraded to a 2gb GTX 750 (not the Ti model).

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

    Powerhouse for Video Games

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    If you're looking for a PC to handle flawless emulation of the PS2, PSP, GB-DS, and all the other game systems previous to these, then this is the computer for you. Windows 8 but if you use "Classic Shell" you can get it right back to XP with the Start button, programs, and all the things you love of XP. Also has a DVD reader and burner. Clock speed is fast enough you can play Blu-Rays from an external drive perfectly. System clock is also fast enough to record full-screen video and audio. Comes with anti-virus, but it's only for a month - you have to pay to get updates beyond that.

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

    Great new computer

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    I tend not to buy new computers very often, but it was definitely time. I was looking for something to facilitate my new online gaming hobby, and although the video card that this tower came with was not what I was looking for, the space and processor was exactly what I needed, and overall I am very happy with this computer. Also, it didn't come pre-installed with that awful malware, so yay!

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

    Great bang for the buck

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    I really like some of these "off brands" as far desktops go. They usually come with good specs and considerably less or sometimes no bloatware, and work great out of the box, all for a reduced price. That was the case with this tower. After I got through the Windows 8 set-up, this thing was ready to roll. No going through turning off freatures or deleting programs I didn't want...just ready for me to install programs I wanted and at the speed I expected. Def would recommend to others for a good performance, great value purchase.

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

    Fast and Quiet

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    This Lenovo desktop is highly rated by Consumer Reports and is fast and quiet. It has a powerful i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. Fairly large footprint and only the lower VGA/HDMI output connected to the graphics card works. Windows 8.1 is a bit confusing and not as user friendly as Windows 7. Wait until 2016 to upgrade to Windows 10, since there are many bugs.

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

    Outstanding

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    This computer delivers power, speed, performance, and an amazing amount of storage. Does not contain an over abundance of trial ware that requires lots of time and effort to remove. An excellent all around value. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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