Lenovo has put together a nice system that can serve quite a few purposes. These can be workstations at an office or agency. This can be a companion system say in the kitchen or garage. It makes the perfect family computer or system for a student. The form factor is one great aspect of this system as well, the entire system is in the display! So you don’t have to worry about purchasing a separate display or where you are going to put the tower. As long as you have room on your desk for the display you are good to go. I also was very impressed with the stand, it is made of metal and very heavy duty.
While this system is no powerhouse it will get the job done for most people. If you think about it what do people do the most on their systems? They go on the internet (Facebook and YouTube mostly) and do word processing. This system can handle that no problem at all, but it is also powerful enough for HD movie playback, video conferencing, and even some light gaming. If you are looking for a simple family or office machine the Lenovo C325 is more the capable.
As far as expansion goes I was actually impressed to see a total of 6 USB ports on the C325 plus the card reader and optical drive you really are set if you want to add devices. Also the upgrade points for the hard drive and memory are on the back and easily accessible so if you needed to upgrade those it would be quite simple.
The Lenovo C325 is currently selling directly from Lenovo for a $499, although the version they are selling has 8GB of DDR3 memory and a 1TB hard drive. At that price it is sure a steal. They are also offering another model, the C325 – 30954AU that has 6GB of DDR3 and a multi-touch display for $699. Honestly there was not a single thing I found wrong with the C325. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Lenovo C325 All-in-One PC a 10 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award.
- All-in-One unit
- Powerful enough for all basic tasks
- Lots of USB ports and included card reader
- None that I found