There are myriads of desktops to choose from for home & office use, so which one is the best for you? I’d say Lenovo H50 (90B700EAUS) is worth a closer look: it’s not too expensive while the components are excellent Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and even a low-end dedicated graphics card…
It’s the processor that should be sufficient for most uses in Lenovo H50 (90B700EAUS). The Intel Core i5-4460 features four cores and clock speed of 3.2GHz, although the turbo isn’t that spectacular at a maximum 3.4GHz frequency. Anyway, this processor reaches a very healthy ~6600 points in CPU Mark, a bit over the average these desktop processors often get.
I would say the memory is quite a strong point too. 8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM is installed by default. The motherboard seems to have two sockets for memory, which means you can go as high as 16GB if you feel the need (in my opinion, most are good with the default 8GB).
Considering the price of this desktop, the graphics section can also be listed as a strong point. There’s GeForce GT 730 (with 2GB GDDR3 memory) running the show. It’s about two times faster than integrated Intel units, and will give you around 30FPS with GTA 5 played on high settings and 720p resolution. Another game, League of Legends, runs at ca. 40FPS on maxed out settings and 1920×1080 resolution.
Getting Internet access should be easy: you’ll find a Gigabit RJ-45 LAN port here, also 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 card is present inside.
Lenovo H50 (90B700EAUS) seems to have an alright selection of ports. There are all in all six USB ports, of which two are USB 3.0 and the rest USB 2.0. For video outputs HDMI and VGA are offered, if you need DVI you can use a simple adapter.
As always, the computer sports a DVD burner. The SD/MS/MMC media card reader can also be used for local data transfers.
You won’t get monitor with this desktop, so get the display separately. Keyboard and mouse are still included.
There’s one thing in Lenovo H50 (90B700EAUS) that could be considered bad, and that’s the storage solution. There’s 1TB 7200RPM SATA hard drive at your disposal, no fast solid-state drive is available. And I’ve heard there are no M.2 slots or even extra SATA connectors on the mainboard, so you can’t install a secondary drive. The only way to install a new drive is to take the old one out first.
Another thing to keep in mind is the low-end power supply, it’s rated at 280W only. It might be too weak if you’re trying to install a faster graphics card inside.
Lenovo H50 (90B700EAUS) is a pretty decent computer, the Core i5 processor with 8GB system memory should ensure that most – if not all – programs will run smooth here. Also various games will work without issues, but in exchange require lower settings for smoother frame rates. The bad thing about this computer is expandability; however if you don’t plan installing upgrades inside the case that doesn’t concern you. Indeed, the Lenovo should be wonderful for casual users and office workers.