Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 510 (F0CD002XUS) Review

December 9, 2016
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All-in-Ones are a great choice for people who don’t want exact components and bleeding edge features, but are happy with a decent all-around desktop that comes with everything included. Such a computer is Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 510 (F0CD002XUS), a package with system unit, monitor and input devices. Despite being new, people seem to like it a lot. Let’s find out if there’s a real reason for that joy…

General performance

The commander of this system is Intel Core i3-6100T, a dual-core processor with quite a high 3.2GHz clock speed (but no turbo available). It’s a decent choice, getting ~4800 points in CPU Mark which is in the lower mid-range of desktop processors. The i3-6100T shouldn’t be scared of programs that are resource-intensive such as programming environment and image editors.

For memory 8GB DDR4 2133MHz is offered, and it comes on a single stick. It’s tricky to upgrade All-in-Ones but you should be able to switch that to 16GB stick if you know how to. But at any rate, the current eight gigabytes should be more than you need!

There won’t be a shortage of storage with the 1TB 7200RPM hard drive. My favorite example is JPEG-quality images, and those you can store around two hundred thousand on this rig before the drive is full. The downside of this large drive is performance – if you want it faster, choose another version of this desktop with SSD installed.

How would gamers like it?

It depends on the game if player should like Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 510 (F0CD002XUS) or not. The graphics engine is quite slow, the Intel HD 520 (integrated), so do not expect miracles. For example, if we’re talking about heavier games, Grand Theft Auto 5 will run at ~30FPS using medium settings and 720p resolution. The situation with Battlefield 4 is same. But it turns out better with older games, such as Counter-Strike: Go running smooth as a silk +50FPS using high settings and 720p resolution.

What ports and connections are included?

Not too big is the selection of ports in Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 510 (F0CD002XUS), but I think most people are fine with it. The three USB (one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0) allow for connecting external drives and such to this laptop.

Video ports are HDMI input and output. You see, the input can be connected to a HDMI-transmitting device such as set-top box or gaming console, so in essence you can use those things through the monitor of this Lenovo. And to the output you could actually hook up another monitor, for example if your work requires two displays.

The side has a DVD burner for discs support. Media card reader (SD/MMC) can also be found on this desktop.

There is a RJ-45 port in the back panel, you can connect network cable to that. The other, probably preferred way, for Internet access is the desktop’s built-in wireless card (1×1 802.11ac standard and Bluetooth 4.0).

Any other things to keep in mind?

Enjoy the 23 inches touch display on Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 510 (F0CD002XUS), it brings 1080p resolution support and is pretty much like any PC monitor. The screen is good for day-to-day use like web surfing and text editing, but also for entertainment (videos, movies etc) due to the Full HD resolution. Also 720p webcam is included, this time in the bottom part.

It looks like the PSU has 90 watts rating. Not a beefy power supply but suffices if you’re not planning to upgrade (not very easy to do on AiO anyway).

The mouse and keyboard that come with this unit are cordless.

Summing it up

Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 510 (F0CD002XUS) can take care of the needs of families, business users and even professionals. The fact that everything necessary is included appeals to convenience seekers, while the 6th Generation Core i3 processor with DDR4 RAM should make many power users happy. The only thing that is missing is great gaming performance, but if you don’t care about that, a person wanting good All-in-One should check this Lenovo out!

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