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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 416 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Ms. Ann

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I am in joying my thing the customer service I love so much

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Slow

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Not For Multi Tasking

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    No built in audio and the system is slow even after adding additional RAM. We purchased this unit 3-4 months ago from BestBuy It wants to always run at max capacity. Both CPU, RAM, and HDD will run near 100% at times making it difficult to have the internet, email, and quick books (Hosted Edition) functioning at the same time. RAM is always near max, CPU & HDD will randomly max out causing programs to lock up and shutdown. We shut the computer off every night too. It had good spec's so I'm not sure why it has troubles keeping up with our other brand computers with similar spec's.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with your Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 Desktop Computer. If you are getting less than expected performance, be sure any software you installed is compatible with Windows 10. There is no need to install Microsoft Office software. The software is already part of the operating system, you just need to activate the software with a purchased product key. If you have installed a copy of Microsoft Office, this is conflicting with the existing copy on the system and this will slow your system down. If you have installed a 3rd party anti-virus program, be sure that Windows Defender is turned off and that the trial version of McAfee Anti-Virus software is uninstalled. There can only be one anti-virus program on the system. You may need to restore your system to original factory default settings if any of the programming errors have occurred. You can do that by typing "restore" in the Cortana search window. Just click on the magnifying glass icon at the bottom left of your Windows 10 Desktop. Click on "Reset This PC" Then click on "Get Started" and follow the on screen directions to restore to factory defaults. If the problem persists, we recommend you contact Lenovo Tech Support at: 877-453-6686. Lenovo

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded to 21st Century 22nd Century Computer

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    Posted . Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    After Research, as A+ Computer Repair Tech, Electrician, Electronics Engineer, U.S. Army Ordnance Corps Scientist before "Made In China", bought Lenovo IdeaCentre, as previously an International Business Machines, IBM, Corporation, Changed Mechanical Hard Drive to Faster Solid State, maximum amount of the fastest Random Access Memory, RAM, Operating System to meet or exceed Federal Government and Military Standards. Adding a NVMe (nonvolatile memory express) to go even faster without crashes than the read write of the Solid State Drive, As no longer a entry level low end computer, Student computer, Teacher computer, Professor computer. Would not recommend this computer unless the A+ Computer Technician upgrades have been done. Next project, upgrading another computer to higher capabilities than most Hewlett-Packard, HP, computers and Apple products.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Ram

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Add memory and it's a winning little budget PC

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    At first, I wasn't sure what to think about this new PC from Lenovo, but once I installed the latest Windows 10 OS upgrades, ran the standard Disk Cleanup and Defrag and Optimize from the Control Panel, and installed the new Edge Chromium browser, one week after purchase, it's a nice little winning budget PC that surprised even a PC veteran like myself! That said, don't even think about playing graphics-heavy 3D or first-person shooter games, just the simple Solitaire, Mah Jongg, word or number ones that kids or retirees should play. The standard 4GB pf RAM memory installed is weak, so I suggest adding at least 8GB of laptop memory (yes, it uses only those little laptop sticks), and you've got a terrific little PC for the kids, or moms and dads to do homework, email, and light web surfing. This little guy even has free Cyberlink PowerDVD included and a good vertical CD/DVD drive to play DVD movies and install basic software, such as card games, etc. But make sure if you want this good but little machine to perform some basic tasks, that you must add at least 8GB of laptop memory to the second RAM slot. So for my purposes and needs for an inexpensive but small, light, and ultimately worthwhile desktop tower for email, writing, and basic web-surfing, hook it up to a $100 monitor and get a set of $10 speakers, and you're all set with a budget setup. It's a solid little unit, probably the best low-budget PC (as long as you add that memory!), you can't beat this Lenovo, especially at the price! All things considered, I rate it a 4.5 out of 5, just that (and I'll say it one more time) don't forget to get that extra memory! ;)

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 Desktop, model number 90MV0001US. This is a mid-level, moderate use configuration, with its AMD Athlon 3050U processor. This Dual-Core processor has a base speed of 2.3GHz and a boost speed of up to 3.2GHz. This configuration has 4GB of DDR4-2666MHz RAM. It is good with Microsoft Office type programs, internet browsing and other moderate work. If this describes your computing needs, the Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 Desktop would be a good choice for you. Lenovo

  • Cons mentioned:
    Ram

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A very good computer for the price

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It's a very good computer, though I do wish I had splurged a little more for more RAM. It comes with only 4 GB RAM, but a modern operating system needs at least 8 GB. If I'm careful not to have too much running at the same time, it performs very well. It comes with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 ports. I've been careful to match the ports to the devices. Of course USB 3.1 is much faster. But I've also been impressed by the performance of USB 2.0 devices plugged into the USB 2.0 ports. The DVD tray is kinda flimsy. A CD fell off and I worried it would get stuck inside. But I was able to get it out and continue using the DVD drive. Just gotta be careful putting a disc in. There's also the nuisance of the McAfee free trial. If you don't remove McAfee altogether, you'll keep getting extremely annoying notifications that your computer is at risk. You'll also get a more sedate message from Windows saying Windows Defender will take over. First time I saw that message I was like "Do that already!" Keeping these things in mind, I find that this is a very good computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Slow

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Get what you pay for.

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    Posted . Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Extremely slow. By the time it boots up, I’ve already forgot what I was getting on the computer for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little tower!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I purchased this Lenovo tower for my parents. One of the reasons for selecting this tower was the size. While you can keep it on the floor, it’s small enough to place on a desk as well without taking up much space. I was able to have the computer up and running within a short time. Because we did NOT need a new monitor we did need to purchase different hardware to hook up the monitor. We used a DVI-D to HDMI 6 foot cord, because the hardware in the back of the tower for a monitor is a little different maybe because the it’s size. Overall, the Lenovo Ideacenter 3 has plenty of capacity for what my parents need for their computer use. The price was great too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 Desktop computer, model number 90MV0001US. The IdeaCentre 3 ships with both VGA and standard HDMI video out connections for connecting a monitor to this computer. Lenovo

  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup
    Cons mentioned:
    Multitasking

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Home & Office PC

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Very good for home and office applications, though it gets slow if you run more than 3 programs at once. Decent for gaming, frame rate is a little low, even with a large hard-drive partition. If you want this for high end gaming, be prepared to buy some ram sticks. Other than that, it was an easy set-up and had everything you need to get started, even keyboard and mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 Desktop, model number 90MV0001US. We are pleased to hear that the IdeaCentre 3 meets your computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    highly recommended

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    Posted . Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It is an excellent piece of equipment, I bought it for my daughters' homework and it worked perfectly, highly recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price
    Cons mentioned:
    Monitor

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Reasonably priced

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I wanted to replace my old tower (did not need a keyboard or monitor) and I did not want to spend a lot since I mostly use my iPad. This item was reasonably priced so I purchased. However, I did not realize that the plug for my old monitor would not fit so I ended up having to replace the monitor too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Multitasking, Ram

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Slow but has potential once you upgrade the ram

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It’s cheap and it’s slow but if you buy this item and want it to work wonderfully you have to upgrade the ddr4 ram. And it works wonderful once i upgraded it. So if you decide to get this i recommend upgrading the ram at the same time because the 4gb ram with it doesn’t cut it its really slow cant even open 2 apps. But once its upgraded it works like a charm

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple PC but not a race horse.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a good, simple, no frills pc. Good for a simple web browser system or a younger person's pc system. Be warned that you won't really be able to upgrade this computer and it's not going to win any races. Can't even install another hard drive (the bios is locked on default hardware)! Not suggested for anyone even slightly considered a power user or pc gamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup
    Cons mentioned:
    Slow

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    computerschmaltz

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    easy to take out of box aND SET UP. SPEED SOMEWHAT SLOWER THAN LARGER MODELS (OBVIOUSLY) PRICE GOOD SEE TO BE WORKING FINE...NOT A GAMER OR IN NEED OF TREMENDOUS SPEED...SO FINE FOR AN OLD GUY LIKE ME !

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Performance

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    pretty good

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I need to upgrade the ram but I knew that from the start. The guy that sold me it wanted me to be happy because I just turned in a nicer one that was defective. He gave me many options for different ones but I was trying to be in between. price and performance when I really wanted performance. But it was upgraded able and nice

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

    The deal of the day it was : )

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a great little machine for light-duty work.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Memory

    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    No Mo Lenovo

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    Posted . Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Failed in a few months. When I bot it, I sent msgs to your head of support saying it was a piece of junk. The salesman said it needed 8MB & came with 4. Then you only had a 28MB add on, when I could ONLY use 4 more MB. In an emergency, I rushed to Office Max and bot a new HP Laptop. I had to have a working computer for biz.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup, Size

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Yeeeeeaaaahhh Lenovo

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    Posted . Owned for 4 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great desktop. This is fast and easy to set up. I love the size. This is my first lenovo and im impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 Desktop Computer. We are pleased to hear that the IdeaCentre 3 is working out so well for you. Lenovo

  • Cons mentioned:
    Ram

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    It does the job but…

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    You will definitely want to upgrade the RAM on this. It was slower than molasses in winter. Also, the mouse was DOA, but I already planned on getting a different mouse. I got it so my daughter could play online games with me and it handles them pretty well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great starter computer

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    My custom PCs motherboard fried and I needed a quick replacement while getting my other PC repaired. This definitely does what I needed it for. I use it for basics like email & internet, plus photo editing. It's a perfect inexpensive computer for someone with basic need (plus a bit more).

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 Desktop computer. We are pleased to hear that the IdeaCentre 3 meets your computing needs so well. We always recommend you check the requirements and compatibility of any software you will be installing on your new computer, before you invest in any computer. Be sure your new computer can support the software you will need to use. Lenovo

  • Cons mentioned:
    Ram

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good basic desktop unit

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Good for basic computer usage but will require a RAM upgrade if running certain programs for WFH purposes. Basic call center work will probably not require such an upgrade. Probably not best for gaming, but a good basic use PC.

    I would recommend this to a friend