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Testseek.com have collected 16 expert reviews of the Lenovo ThinkCentre A61E and the average rating is 68%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Lenovo ThinkCentre A61E.
 
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The editors liked

  • Compact design
  • Good upgrade options
  • Small form factor
  • Near silent in use
  • Energy-efficient (EPEAT Gold and Energy Star 4.0). Compact. Dual-core processor. Quiet. Inexpensive for a business PC. Lenovo ThinkVantage utilities
  • Including Rescue and Recovery. 3-year warranty. Easy-open case design. Desktop-class hard drive and optic...
  • Small
  • Power-conscious design
  • Strong suite of recovery and system management software.
  • Tiny chassis
  • Near-silent operation

The editors didn't like

  • Monitor not included
  • Only suitable for undemanding tasks
  • Dated chassis
  • A smidge less performance than other business systems. No internal expansion for PCI/PCIe cards. External power brick. Notebook-class RAM. Only VGA-out. Norton Internet Security subscription for only 90 days.
  • Power-savings sacrifices too much performance
  • Spare features compared to other
  • Less expensive desktops
  • Limited expandability options.
  • Minimal upgradability
  • Unremarkable performance for the price

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  Published: 2008-03-07, review by: Hardwareinreview.com

  • Abstract:  Im really impressed with the ThinkCentre A61e in terms of hardware and price, but every level of software it comes with is horrible. You dont want Windows Vista on your business desktop computers. Fortunately there is an option to have Windows XP pr...

 
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  Published: 2008-02-11, review by: v3.co.uk

  • Small form factor; near silent in use
  • Only suitable for undemanding tasks; dated chassis
  • Ideal for those who just want to do basic office work in near silence and who have limited desk space

 
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  Published: 2008-02-11, review by: pcmag.com

  • Energy-efficient (EPEAT Gold and Energy Star 4.0). Compact. Dual-core processor. Quiet. Inexpensive for a business PC. Lenovo ThinkVantage utilities, including Rescue and Recovery. 3-year warranty. Easy-open case design. Desktop-class hard drive and optic...
  • A smidge less performance than other business systems. No internal expansion for PCI/PCIe cards. External power brick. Notebook-class RAM. Only VGA-out. Norton Internet Security subscription for only 90 days.
  • This compact desktop PC from Lenovo shows that you can have energy efficiency as well as an easy-to-live-with business PC, making it a good choice for your mainline workers....

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  Published: 2007-11-01, review by: Howstuffworks.com

  • Compact design, good upgrade options
  • Monitor not included
  • Lenovos ThinkCentre A61e series of desktop computers are designed for business users who are looking for small form factor PCs that still offer decent performance. These diminutive desktop systems arent blistering speed demons by any means, but thei...

 
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  Published: 2007-10-08, Author: Rich , review by: cnet.com

  • Small, power-conscious design; strong suite of recovery and system management software.
  • Power-savings sacrifices too much performance; spare features compared to other, less expensive desktops; limited expandability options.
  • Any business interested in cutting its power bills generated by its work-a-day desktop fleet might be interested in the ThinkCentre A61e, but home office workers or anyone interested in a smaller PC should stay far away from this system that has a majo...

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  Published: 2007-10-01, review by: computershopper.com

  • Tiny chassis; near-silent operation
  • Minimal upgradability; unremarkable performance for the price
  • The ThinkCentre a61e is small enough to cram into the tight places in your home or small-business work area, but dont expect big performance from this diminutive desktop. ...

 
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  Published: 2007-11-19, review by: Zdnet.com.au

  • Small, powerconscious design, Strong suite of recovery and system management software
  • Powersavings sacrifice too much performance, Lacks features compared to other small desktops, Limited expandability options
  • Businesses interested in cutting the power bills generated by their desktop PCs will be interested in Lenovos ThinkCentre A61e. However, home office workers should avoid this system as it is short on performance and features compared to other small d...

 
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  Published: 2007-11-12, review by: goodgearguide.com.au

  • Form factor, optional solar panel, low noise emission, easy maintenance
  • Few upgrade options, monitor not included The Final Word Not contented to be just another typical business PC the Lenovo ThinkCentre A61e is an environmentally friendly, compact business PC solution with a lot of potential. Its not a hugely powerful p...
  • Not contented to be just another typical business PC the Lenovo ThinkCentre A61e is an environmentally friendly, compact business PC solution with a lot of potential. Its not a hugely powerful performer, but we like the small form factor and quiet ope...

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  Published: 2008-04-28, review by: theregister.co.uk

  • The ThinkCentre A61e is very basic and while it does a competent job it seems terribly expensive compared to a better-specced Dell Vostro. ...

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  Published: 2007-11-02, Author: Rory , review by: CNET.co.uk

  • Low power consumption; small form factor
  • Design; little upgrade potential
  • The Lenovo ThinkCentre A61e isnt a bad PC, but its not great either. We like the fact that it uses less electricity than many of its peers, but the lack of expansion and slow performance is a major turnoff ...

 
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