|Date of production||Mid/Late 2004|
|Date added to collection||October 2023|
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The ThinkCentre line debuted on June 4 in 2003. This series replaced the outgoing NetVista lineup, and IBM targeted the series for business and home-office use. Along with ThinkCentre, they debuted IBM Express, a program that targeted the SMB (small and mid-size business) segment and provided system configurations suited for the segment’s needs. The ThinkCentre models featured a completely toolless design, and continued their all-black color scheme.
The A50 model evolved with a number of different configurations over the years, but always retained the same base configuration of an Intel Pentium 4 CPU, 256 MB memory, and a 40 GB hard disk. The last A50 model finished production in 2005.
|CPU||Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz (Socket mPGA478)|
|RAM||512 MB (PC2700 333 MHz DDR-SDRAM)|
|Power supply||AcBel API2PC33 230 W|
|HDD (original)||40 GB (ATA-100)|
|FDD||Alps Electric DF354H022F 3.5″ 1.44 MB|
|Optical drives||Lite-On LTR-48327S CD-RW (48X/32X/48X) (IDE)|
HL Data Storage GCC-4481B CD-RW/DVD-ROM (48X/32X/48X/16X) (IDE)
|Video card||Intel Extreme Graphics 2 (onboard)|
|Sound card||Analog Devices SoundMAX Cadenza (onboard)|
|Network card||Intel PRO/100 VE (onboard)|
|Operating system||Windows XP Professional|