This ThinkCentre M81 is not the fastest or newest system, but it worked very well. Although slower than the top of the line Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors, it is certainly faster than some of the brand new systems available in the store right now. It came with 4GB RAM; 2 sticks of 2 GB were installed, and two slots were empty. It has a 64bit version of Windows, so the RAM can be easily upgraded without issue. It included a "refurbished computer" version of Windows 7, including an authentic certificate of authenticity. The case itself was a little scratched up, but for $140, it is still a great deal. The optical drive is an older "combo" drive that reads, but does not burn DVD's. Windows 7 updated to Windows 10 without a problem. For a basic, day to day office, email and web surfing system, it should work great.
So far the setup has been going smoothly. It's very fast and very quite. All functions are working just fine so far and I expect it to continue for years to come base on my previous experiences with Dell Desktops. I'm doing just fine with Windows 7.
The computer arrived quickly and was exactly as advertised. Aside from the usual annoyance with having to load lots of Windows updates (typical of any new computer purchase) getting it set up was quick and easy. It has a reasonably fast processor, a large disk, ample memory, and internal room for expansion. I added a video card to give me the ability to run 2 monitors. It's an excellent value for a mainstream desktop PC.
I did not really pay attention to the dimensions, and this desktop is big. Another thing that I did not pay attention to is that it actually has a floppy drive. It is working really nice so far. Windows 7 seems to be working well. It is a practical PC for my basic needs - use of MS applications, watch streaming TV, and web browsing.
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