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IBM Lenovo ThinkCentre S50 Desktop PC Pentium 4 2.8GHz 1GB RAM 40GB HDD Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

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  • Pentium 4 2.8GHz
  • 1GB 40GB HDD
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/30/2014 9:45:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIBM S50

Pros: Great price. Great small computer. I agree with other comments: can't get a typewriter for this price, great to tinker with or for kids to learn on, maybe add a faster CPU later (prices are going down).
Comes with on board ethernet and audio (16MB max.)

Cons: None that cause me to take off eggs This is refurbished. I know that and will take my chances. I can deal with most problems because computers are my hobby. I am still using the first one with an extra fan(from customer support-thank guys) and with the cover propped up with a small block of wood (mahogany-looks nice). I broke the on board ethernet chip so I plugged a PCI NIC card in and it works great. I use the on board video. It uses on board RAM which I set in BIOS setup max. 16MB. I gave up on a PCI video card. They cost more than the computer and have a limit of 256MB. Also lucky to get a DVDROM/CDwriter with my first purchase. The other 2 had DVDROM. So I swapped it for IDE DVD/RW . A SATA DVD/RW should work.
So I am having a blast with it. How can I take away any eggs?

Other Thoughts: I bought 3 of these Aug-Sept 2014 and was lucky to get the 3.2 GHz CPU. The first needs to run with the cover open and the other 2 run ok with the cover closed.
At $55 dollars I am tempted to buy another. I will put in a faster CPU later. But the best upgrade is faster RAM (2 sticks, DDR1, pc3200, 400MHz , 1GB each), external USB drive, Anti virus software, free office software(like Open Office). I have a PCI sound card. I want to make one of these
my Audio computer.

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  • Robert G.
  • 12/9/2014 8:12:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSeriously

Pros: If you have a budding PC Tech or an adolescent in the house, or if for some reason you need it for parts or an old-fashioned controller for a project, this is your baby. The machine can be somewhat upgraded with used parts as a project kinda thing. Would make for great practice specifying and installing parts. It weighs about 20 pounds, has a small, easy to service form factor (almost snaps together), and half of the practical memory you'll need, which can be upgraded (PC2700 Low Density) with used memory modules bought online for about 11 bucks (handles 2 gig max). It comes with a refurb-license copy of Windows 7 which is worth more than the whole computer. Once Windows updates are installed, the hard drive will be pretty-much full. Mine is clean and in excellent shape. My purchase is intended for tinkering and moderate use online. A better machine for this purpose would be hard to find. Nice new keyboard and mouse.

Cons: It's in very good shape, but seriously last decade vintage. Compact form factor uses many non-standard parts.

Other Thoughts: It is a sixty five dollar PC. About as cheap in price as you can get. Expectations should be kept in line. However, it is fully operational. Mine contains a CDRW/DVD drive. Free shipping was icing on the cake.

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  • Robert G.
  • 12/4/2014 12:16:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBig Iron

Pros: Bought one of these about 4 yrs ago with no OS. It's my Linux box, and has run Ubuntu unfailingly (when I bother messing with Ubuntu). The other day, I plugged a seven dollar USB wireless dongle (Edimax from Newegg) into the back of this PC and it Connected right out of the gate! This is a PC tinker's toy delight. For about 15 dollars, a used processor can even be installed to get the Box to run Windows 10. The machine unfolds like one of those Transformer robot toys and can usually be reconfigured without tools. It's so heavily built, I call it "Big Iron" despite it's small footprint.

Cons: If you intend to use this as a "production machine", think again. Needs more memory. Used, of course. Hard drive's OK. You DO use Chrome and compute in the cloud ... don't you???

Other Thoughts: Windows 7 is A-OK. Wondering if indeed one takes the hard drive and immediately moves it into a competent XP box before running it, if the copy of Windows that comes with this PC will indeed authenticate on another PC.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/28/2014 1:21:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIBM Lenovo S50

Pros: I have 3 of these Aug-Sept. 2014. I am satisfied.
I am tempted to buy another.
Small size fits my desk. I paid $89, $79, $69.
Great for email and general hobby work.
My 3 boxes came with 3.2GHz P4, 40GB drive, 1GB DDR 2700(333MHz) RAM (now called DDR1)

Cons: I can't take off any eggs. The upgrade, size, PCI slot limit, issues are what I expected for this price, and upgrading
computers has been my hobby since the IBM XT.
But I did have a high temperature issue with the first unit.
I emailed the refurb. support and asked for a fan.
That arrived in a few days. I installed the extra fan over the
system chip heatsink. OK. Nothing hot on the MB now.
Also you will need external USB2 storage hard drive and
DVD R/W. I was lucky to have an old IDE DVD/CD-R/W to
install in place of the DVD ROM. So I made a W7 recovery
disk. I did not go online with the Windows 7 so I believe
I can use the certificate on my new monster computer.
So how can I complain?

Other Thoughts: The fact that this is a small case with 2 PCI slots (NOT PCI
express) makes it difficult to upgrade. I installed a PCI
USB2 card. works OK. I installed a 20GB IDE Ultra 100 HD,
Windows 2000, The found Intel chip drivers for Video, NIC,
USB. I will try using the windows 7 certificate later.
I pulled the RAM and installed DDR 3200 (400MHz) RAM
(1.5 GB). The BIOS detected and set the Bus up to 400MHz..
Now runs faster. The IDE drive is slower than SATA.
Next I will find an mSATA or SSD on sale.
I use the other 2 S50's for testing out and formating my new
hard drives, external USB2 drives, etc.

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  • James H.
  • 10/21/2014 6:40:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY! (FAULTY PARTS)

Pros: None

Cons: For my business, I needed 3 computers that can run a basic dos program. I ordered three of these and 2 out of the 3 broke down on me in a couple of days. #1 computer likes to automatically turn off all my input devices and the #2 doesn't even POST anymore. After some inspection, it appears either the MB or RAM(unlikely) is no good. The worst part is that I can't even return the PCs! For a return, I need to pay for the return shipping but the pc weight a ton and cost almost the same price as buying it.

Other Thoughts: Totally Useless. It's like playing Russian roulette with a bunch of old computers. Don't waste your time! Put a little bit more money and buy something that wont fail!

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  • Jay R.
  • 10/1/2014 3:43:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks, no major problems besides setup

Pros: Arrived quickly, clean interior, no loose connections, all ports tested appear to be functional.

Cons: Optical drive is a CD/DVD Read-Only Media model. USB plugs in front were difficult to get into. Runs a bit hot, as well. Could use some better ventilation and fans. Minor annoyance; had to go into BIOS before the CD/DVD drive would work. Took Me over a day swapping drives and cables before I figured it out.

Other Thoughts: IBM KCKH6TD 32 bits
Intel P4 3.2GHz 32 bits 100MHz clk
DIMM DDR Synchronous 64 bits
1GB PC 3200 DDR module installed
Operating at 3.20GHz, 400MHz Memory Speed

System comes with read-only optical drive.

BIOS Setup -you appear to have less than 1 second
to hit Enter, then F1 to enter the setup utility.

IDE Drives Setup:
Parallel ATA: Primary
Serial ATA: Enabled
Native Mode: Automatic
(Either option, Automatic or Serial ATA, can be chosen,
since both options will only allow Native Mode Operation
on the Serial channel.)

Startup Sequence: First, set all options to Disabled. Note
that the "Removeable" option appears to mean the internal
floppy drive only, not a USB drive. Then you can set up
like the following:
First Startup Device: CD/DVD
Second Startup Device: Hard Disk 0
Continue for up to four devices.

Automatic Startup Sequence: Disabled. Only needed for
different Sequence when using Automatic Power On feature.

Removeable Devices -the only option is the internal floppy
if you have not disabled it.

Unit appears to run pretty warm, so I plan on removing MB and installing on a more roomy and better ventilated case. I will have to do some desoldering to relocate the front jacks and will lose the PCI expandability unless I find a flexible adapter for the expansion bus, but I did not intend to add any extra cards anyway.

I run Linux so I don't really care about the Win7 option.

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  • Michael A.
  • 6/6/2014 7:50:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs1 bad out of 4 ..

Pros: Nice little machine for the price of a Windows 7 key..

Cons: 1 out of 4 had bad caps on the MB.
Currently waiting on a replacement.
another appears to have had the caps replaced already.
(the leads were way too long)

No recovery CD.

Other Thoughts: Linda: The drive IS a 40GB but is partitioned into 3 parts..
Your recovery partition is on one of them.

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  • Roy W.
  • 5/29/2014 9:33:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsHo Hum

Pros: Cheap and has Win 7 32 bit CoA

Cons: P4 is slow, as old as it is caps have probably degraded along with some of the chips. Had to reinstall Windows after about 3 days due to drive corruption. Hard drive DIED after about a week.

Other Thoughts: Outside of case was clean inside covered in soot?
This thing weighs A TON. and really has no room for expansion had to remove RD-ROM to install second Hard drive

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  • Carlos T.
  • 5/27/2014 5:31:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsYou get what you pay for.

Pros: For a cheap PC it has a descent processor.

Cons: It came with only 40GB of hard drive. I think I used it all up in two days. I also randomly turn off then it starts again for no reason. I thought I would be able to make additions to it for better performance but the little it has is the max. I'm definitely going to contact and see what they can do for me.

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  • Myrtle P.
  • 5/25/2014 6:15:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBuyer Beware incorrect HD 25 GB not 40 GB

Pros: It works good and is fast.

Cons: ONLY has a 25 GB hard drive I spent 6 hours updating this to find out it had tiny hard drive. They said I had to send the whole thing back I told them I can't lift it and have to pay for it to be moved I had already paid ($10) to have it moved into the house. I ask them to send a 40 Gb HD and I would copy my stuff on it so I would not lose all the work I had done then I would send the little one back. I also explained it would cost me at least $15.00 to have some one take it to town and mail it for me plus I would have to pay to have it brought into the house again.. Even if I send it back who know what I would get the next time. It is also very hard to close the cover.

Other Thoughts: If you don't mind sending it back to get the correct hd it would be ok.
First time I have been very unhappy with newegg but I ordered it from neweggflash maybe they are not as good as newegg.

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