Uses propietary 14 pin power supply connector on the motherboard. That sucks.
R. Gabriel, Amazon
5 days ago
Summary: Standard power supplies have 24 (compatible to 20) pin connectors. Lenovo's motherboard is 14 pin. That's inexcusable. You are stuck buying their power supplies. So if you want to upgrade/replace (which you need to do for a decent graphics card) power supply you're stuck with Lenovo brand or buying an adapter (found one from Hong Kong). I'm not going to support a company that utilizes a proprietary connector in an attempt to limit your power supply purchase.
Top notch for the money and surprisingly quiet. I ...
1 week ago
Summary: Top notch for the money and surprisingly quiet. I also purchased the crucial memory others have talked about already, and it started right up without issue (Crucial CT51272BD160B). It runs PLEX and some other small home server applications very well. Using a 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD as the boot drive, and 2 older Hitachi 4TB drives in a mirror for media storage. With all of that, it idles at about 50W (give or take).
Summary: Smokin' fast computer, whisper quiet. Installed Windows 7 Premium in about 15 minutes, up and running in no time. I ordered with the 1TB HD and 8 gigs of ram - almost a no-brainer at this price point. Very pleased. I've been building computers for years - for myself and for about 30 customers, but I finally got sick of it.
Summary: Best deal out there right now! I love my TS140 as a home server. Just works awesome! would work great as a small business server as well and for the price there just isn't anything out there to match! Memory is a bit pricey is the only downside and the proprietary power supply connector but for a couple bucks you can make your own or order one online.
Summary: I bought laptops after decades of towers to get quiet computing, so I was concerned about getting a tower - no worry. this TS140 is as quiet as if it had no fans. I don't hear it running unless there's much seeking in the server 3.5 hard drive I installed. It was easy to set up after I found that the side panel opened by pushing the circle hole to release the latch (after I removed the two knurled screws from the back.
Summary: Bought this to replace my office computer. Was a very good deal. I added 4 gigs of ram (8 total) a Western Digital 1TB hard drive and TP-LINK TL-WN722N wireless usb dongle. Now I have a very fast machine running Ubuntu 14.04.2. The whole assembly and OS install took about 30 minutes. I could not be happier. I have since order usb powered mini speakers. Total cost still around $325 for a quality machine.
Summary: Excellent machine. Bought to use as future media server. Setup currently as desktop for mostly social media and college coursework. Upgraded memory to 8 gb ram with noticeable performance improvement. Upgraded dvd rom to dvd multidisk burner. To update power supply for high end graphics you will need a 20-24 pin adapter to 14 pin. Lenovo uses a 14 pin. Ordered for 19 bucks. The new power supply 430 watts to power new gpu.
Summary: Excellent value. couldn't ask for more power for the price. Will be buying more and setting up with ssd's. Boot time is under 15 sec. to desktop and no lag. ran Solidworks on it to test video. with no graphics card and it didn't hiccup a bit. For the average user this machine has more power than you will ever need.