Lenovo Idea Center A310 21.5 Inch All In One PC (Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 4Gb, 500 Gb, Webcam, BT, TV Tuner - Was £899.99 Now £489.99 Delievered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Processor: Intel Core i3-350M processor (2.26 GHz, 3MB L2 Cache)
Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
Display: 21.5 inch Full HD 16:9 widescreen (1920 x 1080), LED Panel Technology
Graphics: Intel HD integrated graphics
Memory: 4 Gb DDR3 DRAM 1066 MHz
Hard Drive: 500 Gb HDD
Optical Drive: Optional external drive - DVDRW
Sound: 2 x 2 W integrated speakers, digital stereo sound
Integrated Communications: Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 10/100/1000 LAN, Lenovo High-Sense Webcam
Connectivity: 7-in-1 card reader, 4 x USB 2.0, HDMI in, HDMI out, TV in, Hybrid Digital/Analog TV Tuner, Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse
Weight: 9.5 Kg
Dimensions: 524 x 396 x 207 mm
Software: MediaShow 4.0, LVT 4.0, Microsoft Portal (Windows Live Toolbar), Lenovo Rescue System 3.0, McAfee Antivirus, Power2Go 6.0, Common Components Installation, YouCam, Microsoft Office 2010 (trial version)
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1 Like #1
Thats a very good looking desktop, very slim too.

IMO one of the better computer deals that is often posted here, heat added.
#2
Voted hot
#3
Great deal!
#4
getting delivered tomorrow great all in one for the price
#5
Fab price. Soooo tempted but I really don't have the money :)
#6
whatsThePoint
what a pile of overpriced junk and thats after the price cut

So true!
Most of the laptops in this price range are going to be faster/better

Edited By: anza on Feb 14, 2011 14:57
3 Likes #7
anza
whatsThePoint
what a pile of overpriced junk and thats after the price cut

So true!
Most of the laptops in this price range are going to be faster/better

Looking forward to you providing a link to a similarly priced laptop with a 21.5 inch Full HD 16:9 widescreen (1920 x 1080) display.
#8
Decent price for a Full HD inch AIO, relatively stylish too!
1 Like #9
the lack of dedicated graphics card (even a low spec non gaming card would be better) hurts this spec, however for under £500 it will at least from a distance have guests going 'omg you have an imac im so jealous'. At which point you can point out this was £500 and not £1000+ and surfs the web / acts as a large photo viewer perfectly fine.

Edited By: chelmsfordman on Feb 14, 2011 15:28: spelling mistake / bad grammar
2 Likes #10
whatsThePoint
juniper
anza
whatsThePoint
what a pile of overpriced junk and thats after the price cut
So true!Most of the laptops in this price range are going to be faster/better
Looking forward to you providing a link to a similarly priced laptop with a 21.5 inch Full HD 16:9 widescreen (1920 x 1080) display.


I don't remember saying anything about a laptop
If only they had the sense to included a blu-ray so you could get some use out of the screen on this, lets be honest, this hasn't got the power to run anything at that res without slowing to a crawl


Wow, if you actually paid attention you would realise he wasn't quoting you X)
#11
Here is a REVIEW
1 Like #12
For the price it's not a bad buy, an i3 machine with a TV tuner in and same spec would probably push you to £300 any how, throw in a decent LED monitor with that and thats probably another £150, add the KB + mouse for another £20. Throw in the cost of Windows 7 and your probably going over £500.

So for £490 I'd say it's not a bad buy. It'll play full HD video. And multi-tasking shouldn't be an issue, I also imagine it'll handle blu-ray fine if you choose to add an external Blu-Ray drive at a later date.

If you need a nice looking machine that'll give half-decent performance, it's a no brainer.

Edited By: MajorD on Feb 14, 2011 15:51
#13
i think it is great to have this debate as the deal looks good with rrp and price drop -- until a bit of thought and new ideas -- thanks for saving my money
whatsthepoint
#14
Wow looks just like one of those amazing Apple Macs.
#15
whatsThePoint
atomicrobokid
whatsThePoint
juniper
anza
whatsThePoint
what a pile of overpriced junk and thats after the price cut
So true!Most of the laptops in this price range are going to be faster/better
Looking forward to you providing a link to a similarly priced laptop with a 21.5 inch Full HD 16:9 widescreen (1920 x 1080) display.
I don't remember saying anything about a laptopIf only they had the sense to included a blu-ray so you could get some use out of the screen on this, lets be honest, this hasn't got the power to run anything at that res without slowing to a crawl
Wow, if you actually paid attention you would realise he wasn't quoting you X)
And thats the point i was makingHe was expecting me to answer someone elses statement

No he wasn't, he was quoting anza and your comment just happened to be nested in there. The world doesn't revolve around you you know.
#16
i would say in its favour is that it will appeal to the minimalist crowd looking for very sleek desktops, also it has full hd LED screen. But otherwise, the spec is simply very average for the money you are paying (even after such a big price cut) and annoyingly the monitor looks like its stuck on so you cant even keep it or sell seperately etc..... the case is small so you have no updrage path for decent gpu.
Its close to call but i would say if you like this kind of heavy stylised desktop then it just reaches hot, otherwise if you are looking for bang for buck thsi si cold
1 Like #17
whatsThePoint
what a pile of overpriced junk and thats after the price cut
Slap the Apple logo at the front you'll be all over this!
1 Like #18
Let me see...8/10 on trusted reviews

A slating from whatsThePoint.

Hmmm. Who's opinion am I going to value more.

Tricky :)
#19
whatsThePoint
atomicrobokid
whatsThePoint
juniper
anza
whatsThePoint
what a pile of overpriced junk and thats after the price cut
So true!Most of the laptops in this price range are going to be faster/better
Looking forward to you providing a link to a similarly priced laptop with a 21.5 inch Full HD 16:9 widescreen (1920 x 1080) display.
I don't remember saying anything about a laptopIf only they had the sense to included a blu-ray so you could get some use out of the screen on this, lets be honest, this hasn't got the power to run anything at that res without slowing to a crawl
Wow, if you actually paid attention you would realise he wasn't quoting you X)


And thats the point i was making
He was expecting me to answer someone elses statement


Getting bored now. If you looked at my post at Feb 14, 2011 15:06, you would see that I was quoting "anza", not you... Yours was just nested within his. As it still is.
#20
The same spec can be bought direct from lenovo for 549.99 so the rrp on amazon is seriously overinflated which suggests you're not getting as big a reduction as the rrp may lead you to believe.

This all in one has the chip board at the base of the system instead of behind the screen as most all in ones do so it may not be as space saving as the others. However the specs are more than sufficient for hd media and everyday use and is good value for money for an i3 all in one system from a reputable manufacturer. Tempted but would rather pay a little bit more for a laptop and a separate screen. Voted hot nevertheless!
#21
While it's a nice idea, not being user servicable or upgradable is a major problem.
Just like a laptop, you are pretty much stuffed if anything fails, and you'll be waiting weeks for it to be collected, fixed, and returned.

And if Lenovo's recent laptop quality is anything to go by, this may be a common situation.
Anyone buying this should have a spare laptop/PC+monitor handy should (when?) anything go wrong.

I'd much rather stick with the usual desktop + monitor setup, as if any hardware fails, if under warranty most manufacturers are happy to send the FRU to end users for them to replace.
If not under warranty, parts in a standard PC are normally pretty cheap anyway.

Still voted hot, as if anyone really is struggling for desktop space, this would be a fair option.


Edited By: jukkie on Feb 14, 2011 16:47: .
#22
whatsThePoint
Then he should of seperated my comment out, mind you if someone is dumb enough to buy one of these a bit of simple editing might be a problemBut why don't you try adding to the debate instead of acting liking a mr bater

Why do I need to add to any debate, what do you think this is, "question time" ? I posted to point out your blatant fail at understanding a common forum posting practice. Your abusive comments afterwards only serve to further how much of a cnut you make yourself look. Why don't you read your own username before posting?
#23
whatsThePoint
Stealth_Fox
Let me see...8/10 on trusted reviewsA slating from whatsThePoint.Hmmm. Who's opinion am I going to value more.Tricky :)


I'm with you on this one
" which makes the poor quality of the wireless keyboard and mouse all the more galling. The lack of an integrated optical drive is an inconvenience and performance is also below-par compared to similar machines" oh wait :|

Another quote
" we only achieved 25.6fps at native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 with 4x AA, which isn’t that impressive. Dropping to 1,024 x 768 garnered us 40fps, but when you have a high resolution display, that’s not what you want to do. "

And theres more
"We were also disappointed by the speakers – these are located under the base, which is discreet but doesn’t do them any favours, particularly as the output is weedy, lacking volume, bass and presence"

Its never ending
"but it’s a shame that you’ll have to attach the supplied infra-red receiver via USB, rather than it being integrated."

Its almost as if they agree with me
"which makes it all the more ironic that there’s no Blu-ray drive"








And yet the scores were mostly 8's with a 7 and a 9. And that was at full price, not with an offer price several hundred pounds lower. Regardless of what you seem to think, this appears to be a bargain?
#24
whatsThePoint
Stealth_Fox
whatsThePoint
Stealth_Fox
Let me see...8/10 on trusted reviewsA slating from whatsThePoint.Hmmm. Who's opinion am I going to value more.Tricky :)
I'm with you on this one" which makes the poor quality of the wireless keyboard and mouse all the more galling. The lack of an integrated optical drive is an inconvenience and performance is also below-par compared to similar machines" oh wait :|Another quote" we only achieved 25.6fps at native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 with 4x AA, which isn’t that impressive. Dropping to 1,024 x 768 garnered us 40fps, but when you have a high resolution display, that’s not what you want to do. "And theres more"We were also disappointed by the speakers – these are located under the base, which is discreet but doesn’t do them any favours, particularly as the output is weedy, lacking volume, bass and presence"Its never ending"but it’s a shame that you’ll have to attach the supplied infra-red receiver via USB, rather than it being integrated." Its almost as if they agree with me"which makes it all the more ironic that there’s no Blu-ray drive"
And yet the scores were mostly 8's with a 7 and a 9. And that was at full price, not with an offer price several hundred pounds lower. Regardless of what you seem to think, this appears to be a bargain?


thats what makes me laugh about this site, people don't check to see what current prices are,
this well may of been the given rrp at release (6 months ago) but as someone else has said and if you check the review, its nowhere near that price now


Ah, I'd based it on the review, which was about a month ago. Which seemed reasonable. Guess Trusted Reviews were a little late to the party with that one then? 3 recommended sellers, cheapest of which is selling it for £596 btw.

Edited By: Stealth_Fox on Feb 14, 2011 16:57
#25
Verdict:
We are fans of the build and looks of this all-in-one machine, which makes the poor quality of the wireless keyboard and mouse all the more galling. The lack of an integrated optical drive is an inconvenience and performance is also below-par compared to similar machines. On the upside though, the display is decent, and the neatly integrated TV tuner and HDMI ports add appeal. If you're after a stylish machine that will handle the basics well, this reasonably-priced all-in-one offers an undeniable attraction.
#26
whatsThePoint
Whats so great about it when you can get a i7 laptop for only slightly more?

What’s the point of comparing a laptop to a desktop? You choice of name seems very apt.
#27
Not going to vote either way but I have to say I wouldn't buy it as an all-in-one system as it has all the drawbacks of higher price and lower spec, which you accept if you want an all-in-one, but very few of the advantages. Yes the majority of components are integrated into the screen but I can't believe the optical drive isn't - that means you'd have to attach it seperately and it would need its own deskspace. Add on the fact that the IR receiver also has to be attached by a wire and you've got an "all in one" system which has two seperate boxes attached by wires and taking up desk space.

I wouldn't consider it an all-in-one at all - even desk replacement laptops have a built-in optical drive! It's hardly going to look sleek when you add in all the wired additional components and it won't save you any desk space either, so it's pretty pointless all round.

Edited By: RSteve on Feb 14, 2011 17:45
#28
Not a Mac. Cold :)
#29
whatsThePoint
what a pile of overpriced junk and thats after the price cut


Don't you just love these trolls that know nothing about what they're talking about.....
#30
2k56
The same spec can be bought direct from lenovo for 549.99 so the rrp on amazon is seriously overinflated which suggests you're not getting as big a reduction as the rrp may lead you to believe.

...

Voted hot nevertheless!

Indeed, the core i3 is not a bad CPU by any means. You would need the i5-760 to be noticeably faster, and even then only with multi-threaded applications. 4GB is the right amount of RAM, I hope they installed the 64bit version of Windows 7, and you can upgrade to 8GB if you feel the need.

The lack of an optical drive is a bit annoying, but you can get a USB drive if you need one, and that gives you the option to go Bluray.

The only thing I really don't like is the resolution, 16:10 with 1920x1200 is so much better!
#31
whatsThePoint
what a pile of overpriced junk and thats after the price cut


If this is, I bet your house is part of local council tip.
1 Like #32
whatsThePoint
what a pile of overpriced junk and thats after the price cut


Agreed.

I'd rather have an iMac. All in ones done right.


Edited By: striker33 on Feb 14, 2011 18:50
#33
striker33
whatsThePoint
what a pile of overpriced junk and thats after the price cut


Agreed.

I'd rather have an iMac. All in ones done right.



lol
#34
Lenovo is my favo brand for pc(all in on pc) laptops etc !!!!
#35
some one was asking about the rom drive

http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow_viewer/0,3253,l%253D257353%2526a%253D257230%2526po%253D4,00.asp?p=n

Edited By: Lonefalcon on Feb 14, 2011 22:20: link fixy
#36
Very good deal for this sleeky design all-in-one from Lenovo, heat added.
1 Like #37
god.......what a load of bitches you lot are i brought this when it first came out and have never had one problem wish i had waied for the price cut i would have save 450.00 anyone thinking of buying t ...buy it while its at this price because it really isnt a bad machine at all
#38
this is very good price, and very well designed if i needed a lower mid range pc, i would get it
#39
I've got an acer revo R3700 + a 24 inch LG monitor. Although the monitor I have is larger than this one, had this deal been around when I bought my revo I'd have gone for this instead. I mean it has an i3 core which is miles better than an atom.

I feel abit sorry for anyone who has a revo less than the R3700 as I've had one before and the performance was really poor. My setup cost almost as much as this device too. So would definitely have gone for this instead.I mean this is a real computer lol.
#40
Regardless of how this compares to laptops, how does it compare to other All-in-ones at a similar price point?

I haven't come across that many, there is of course the iMacs but they start at twice the price, then there are systems from HP, Dell and Sony.

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