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Pros: VERY fast system with 8GB RAM and SATA 6.0Gbps hard drive. Even with Windows Server 2008 32bit (non R2) it is quick. Simple OS install and VERY VERY quiet. I cannot hear it running at all.
Cons: I installed Windows Server 2008 32-bit (not R2). Our company's specialized industry software requires it. To my surprise there are absolutely ZERO drivers for this server with that OS.
Especially the Ethernet adapter which in mine was identified as a Intel I217-LM. Even Intel has no support for Windows Server 2008 32-bit and yet they have Windows 7, Windows 8, and even DOS 32-bit drivers!!! (none of which work with WIN2K8 of course).
Yes, I said freaking MS-DOS!!!! but no Windows Server 2008 32-bit.
It's like some kind of a conspiracy.
Other Thoughts: If you're installing one of the SUPPORTED operating systems I would say this is a great little server. I just wanted to warn you all in case there is someone out there like me who HAS to install Windows Server 2008 32-bit that you are completely on your own and will likely have to send this back.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Decent speed and affordable price
Cons: Power supply is proprietary and motherboard has a 14 pin connector! I tried to upgrade the factory 175W power supply and found out the hard way you can't just put an industry standard 24pin power supply in.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Lenovo H530 57323784 Desktop PC Pentium G3220 (3.00GHz) 4GB DDR3 1TB HDD Windows 8.1
Pros: Decent speed and performance. Nice looking case. The power cord is crazy thick. Seriously, it looks like one that should come with a server. It's not a big deal but I thought it was kinda ironic considering my comment under Cons.
Cons: So I ordered these along with a PNY video card to run dual monitors. I took the side off the case and I noticed the power supply was only rated for 175W and the card minimum was 300W. So I bought some 450W power supplies. When they came in I was floored. In 16 years of working in the IT field I've never seen a proprietary power supply / motherboard connector like the one on these Lenovo computers. So a word to the wise, you cannot just upgrade the power supply. The motherboard has a 14 pin connector. This has made me question Lenovo's integrity. I will be more critical of my purchases from them in the future. Their brand name will not hold the same respect with me that it used to.
Other Thoughts: As a work around I returned the video cards and power supplies and bought USB to VGA adapters.READ FULL REVIEW