Lenovo B590 Highlights -
Pros: Good value. Easily configured.
Cons: No touchscreen.
The Lenovo B590 series of laptops is targeted at small business users looking for performance and affordability. With it's 15.6 inch screen, the Lenovo B590 - Model 59410451 is big enough for office work and portable enough to be carried around. It features an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of memory and 500GB of storage space. The design of Lenovo B590 is simple. It is completely black with beveled edges which makes it look professional and inviting.
Performance - Lenovo B590 is powered by Intel Core i3-3110M processor with a clock speed of 2.4GHz. The processor features two cores and Hyperthreading that can run up to four threads simultaneously. Unfortunately, it lacks TurboBoost and as a result the speed is limited to just 2.4GHz.
Storage & Memory - The laptop comes with 4GB of internal memory and 500GB hard drive (5400 RPM). The laptop is designed for creating office documents or presentations and carrying out daily home or home-office tasks. In addition, 4GB RAM may be a bit small for running demanding applications like video or graphic editing.
Display, Graphics & Sound - Lenovo B590 features a 15.6 inch high defintion LED display. The resolution of 1366x768 pixels is currently commonplace in most 15 inch office laptops. The graphics card of Lenovo B590 is integrated in it's processor - Intel HD Graphics 4000. The Intel Core i3 and integrated Intel HD graphics suggests that the laptop is not designed for demanding games. The stereo speakers of the B590 is appropriate for an office laptop.
Battery - The 6-cell battery pack provides up to 5 hours of battery life.
Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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Lenovo B590 connectivity options include everything needed for everyday use. A total of 4 USB ports (2 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0) are spread across both sides of the laptop. Other features include a Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n adapter, Bluetooth, 1 HDMI, 4-in-1 card reader, integrated 720p HD webcam and a DVDRW optical drive. Lenovo's AccuType keyboard offers a comfortable and faster typing experience. Additionally, Lenovo B590 includes security features such as Lenovo Cloud Storage which offers automatic data backup and synchronisation between multiple devices and Lenovo Solution Center for managing the laptop. The laptop measures 14.88 x 1.32 x 9.92 inches and weighs 5.5 pounds.
Lenovo B590 - Model 59410451 performs well for an office laptop. It offers a good mix of performance, functionality and value. You could also consider Toshiba C55-A5384 as it offers similar features and specifications for a comparable price. Please note that Lenovo B590 comes in another model which features a faster Intel Core i5 processor - Lenovo B590 - Model 59410449.