Friday, May 29, 2009

The Gateway to Lenovo

Lenovo 22-inch /lCD
In search of the right computer package that was economy friendly ended with a Lenovo K220. I was looking to get away from the old clunky LCD monitor that our old Gateway and E-machine had and replace it with a nice wide screen. I was also looking for storage and a faster processor. I work with a lot of graphics and photos and space is a must. I had never heard of Lenovo until I started shopping for a computer but once I found out that there was a long history with IBM it put me at ease. I found a fantastic package for under a thousand that had almost everything I was hoping for. Check out these specs:
LCD Size: 22.00 in
Speakers: LCD Sound bar
Operating Systems: Windows Vista Home Premium
USB Ports: 8
Microphone Jacks: 2
VGA Ports: 1
DVI Video: 1 DVI on Graphics Card
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.50GHz Socket LGA775
Memory : DDR3 2x2GB
Total Memory: 4.0GB
Memory Speed: DDR3-1066 (PC3-8500)
Hard Drive Capacity: 640GB, 7,200RPM
Interface: SATA
Optical Drive Type: DVDRW Dual Layer ,
Optical Drive Class: DVD±RW DL
Media 16-in-1 Types: MicroDrive SecureDigital Memory Stick Multimedia Card Memory Stick Duo Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Stick PRO xD Compact Flash II Mini SD Compact Flash I SecureDigital High Capacity, RSMMC, MMC Mobile, MMC+, Mini SD High Capacity
Audio Description: Integrated Audio
Graphics Description: Integrated Graphics GPU/VPU: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 Video Interface: DVI
Communications Description: Integrated LAN Support
Monitor Mount Webcam

As you can see the Lenovo is pretty loaded and with a price of around $700.00 it is a great package for basic computer needs. The performance thus far has been fantastic and my biggest complaint is the quirks of vista. I look forward to getting comfortable with my new PC environment and being more productive.