IBM ThinkCentre A50

Exhibit 031

ModelThinkCentre A50
Serial numberKCPC2FK
Date of productionMid/Late 2004
Date added to collectionOctober 2023
Original MSRP$749


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.


Machine type8148-22U
MotherboardIntel D865GKD
CPUIntel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz (Socket mPGA478)
RAM512 MB (PC2700 333 MHz DDR-SDRAM)
Power supplyAcBel API2PC33 230 W
HDD (original)40 GB (Ultra ATA/100)
FDDAlps Electric DF354H022F 3.5″ 1.44 MB
Optical drivesLite-On LTR-48327S CD-RW (48X/32X/48X) (IDE)
HL Data Storage GCC-4481B CD-RW/DVD-ROM (48X/32X/48X/16X) (IDE)
Video cardIntel Extreme Graphics 2 (onboard)
Sound cardAnalog Devices SoundMAX Cadenza (onboard)
Network cardIntel PRO/100 VE (onboard)
Operating systemWindows XP Professional




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