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Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkStation S20

Speedy & affordable performance machine featuring advanced graphics and a single CPU.

Average customer rating:
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4 of 5(80%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkStation S20
Review 1 for ThinkStation S20
OverallOverall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Jason

Powerful package for the price

Date:April 2, 2012
"I have always built my own desktops for personal use due to the price/performance ratio. I recently aquired a new s20 through my job and I must say I am extremely impressed. For the price that was paid, I would not have been able to build anything close to the quality this machine exibits. I am on this computer everyday running multiple tasks and program simultaneously without one glitch"
Review 2 for ThinkStation S20
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
AndyO
Location:New Jersey
Owned Product:Less than a month
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Memory:4 GB or more

Very happy. So far so good

Date:February 19, 2012
Pros: Warranty, Build Quality, Display performance, Display resolution, Processor, Support, Storage
Cons: Memory
"I needed a replacement for my Pentium 4 Quad Core. I've always built my own systems but when I priced build vs buy, I wasn't saving any money this time. I compared the S20 against the HP Z400 and the specs were pretty much the same. I got a great deal on my unit from CDW's Outlet Store so the S20 choice was easy.. My S20's Xeon W3550 has been a powerful workhorse. I upgraded the original 4GB to 10GB and the performance is even better now. The build quality on the S20 is excellent. It weighs much more than your average PC tower suggesting tougher, more durable components. It's also been whisper quiet. Nice when compared with the whining my old unit made after 4 years. I haven't experienced the trouble previous reviewers have had. I've always been a pretty big fan of Lenovo Thinkpad products and have been very happy so far."
Review 3 for ThinkStation S20
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
iidiot
Location:maryville, tn
Owned Product:Just got it
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Processor:Intel Celeron
Memory:4 GB or more

solid machine

Date:January 26, 2012
"got this machine in this week......loaded up solidworks for 3d design work......did not have any problems.... speed looks good...."
Review 4 for ThinkStation S20
OverallOverall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Mobility 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Design 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
MadThinkStationUser
Location:Southern California
Owned Product:7-12 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory:2 GB

Stay away from S20

Date:January 9, 2012
Pros: none!
Cons: Memory, Support, Build Quality, Software compatibility
"Buying a S20 was the worst decision. From day one, blue screen galore. Forget about upgrading memory. forget about microsoft updates. If you need a machine just to turn ON and watch the screen, this is the machine for you. If you are looking for a working machine, go look somewhere else."
Review 5 for ThinkStation S20
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
RMW01
Location:New York, NY
Owned Product:Less than a month
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Memory:4 GB or more

Report from the Front: bringing up a new s20

Date:February 15, 2011
Pros: Warranty, Processor, Video card, Display resolution, Display performance
Cons: shipped with obsolete bios
"W3680 Xeon CPU... It never entered my mind that Lenovo might ship a new machine having this CPU with the 7/10 bios that does not work with the W3680. Took a week of reinstalling the OS etc. to realize the freezeups were due to wrong bios. First thing, people, UPDATE THE BIOS. Second thing, UPDATE THE VIDEO DRIVER. Third thing, update the OS. Then start by installing only the fewest basic programs you need. Save the bells-and-whistles until you know you have a stable system."