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Lenovo Ideacentre B305

Lenovo Ideacentre B305
alaScore 86

50 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and usability. The value for money and design also get good feedback.

design, value for money, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Ideacentre B305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B305 40311PU (Athlon II X4, 2.20GHz)

 

This $949 variation of Lenovo's 21.5-inch IdeaCentre B305 is a reasonable effort at a sub-$1,000, multimedia-oriented all-in-one desktop. We might even recommend it if it weren't for the growing number of 23-inch all-in-ones in the same price range. A...

Low-end gaming capability and strong HD video playback thanks to discrete graphics card

Underfeatured for its price; slow general performance; no HDMI input

Lenovo's 21.5-inch IdeaCentre B305 is a mainstream home entertainment all-in-one that can't quite overcome its small screen and underwhelming features. You might have interest in this system if you want a self-contained budget gaming PC, but it has...

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Lenovo's New Monolith Is an All-Powerful Immovable...

 

Is Lenovo's newest all-in-one PC powerful? Yes. Cheap? Mmm hmm. Easily portable? Oh my, no.

More than capable, with eyebrow-arching performance. Sophisticated design and a full passel of features. Even includes the TV remote

Touchscreen tech has taken its toll on screen brightness. No real touchscreen features built in. Concerns about tipping over (forward)

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B305

 

The system comes with a 640GB, 7,200rpm hard drive, which is better than the 500GB capacity of rivals, but I'd like to see at least 750GB on a TV tuner-equipped model, since those users are more likely to record shows. HD shows notoriously take up lots...

Compact all-in-one. Discrete 3D graphics. Multi-touch screen. 1080p HD panel. HDTV tuner. Wall mount

Uses IR dongle for remote. Office 2007 Trial. No Blu-ray. Wireless keyboard and mouse optional. No HD inputs aside from Tuner. Tinny speakers

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B305 comes loaded with plenty of forward-looking technology: touchscreen, 3D graphics, HDTV tuner. It's a decent multimedia-oriented PC, with a price below $1,000.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B305 (40311PU)

 

This all-in-one PC is an average midrange model with a 1080p screen and a TV tuner, but it gets thoroughly outclassed by at least one major-maker competitor.

21.5-inch LCD with multi-touch support; smooth 1080p HD playback; runs quietly

No Blu-ray or HDMI; advantages of the quad-core CPU won't be felt by mainstream users; bundled keyboard is poor

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Amazon review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre B305

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre B305 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, design

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Awesome

 

We love this all in one and have had no problems with it at all. Super Computer in all aspects. Love it so much I just ordered the Lenovo Laptop from Shop NBC tonight! If the laptop is 1/2 as good as this all in one, I will be writing another review in...

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THIS IS A GOOD DESK TOP

 

This isa good desk top computer that can be moved any where in the house.it can be like a laptop also.they had a rebate but the company filed for bankruptcy so we will not get our money but other then that i would recommend this computer to anyone that...

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Love it!!!!

 

This I have to say is my first Lenovo purchase and it's the best all in one I have had. I have had several different computers, but not like this one. Everything is so simple and nothing complicated. Love the touchscreen, makes it easier. The screen is...

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Excellent Purchase!

 

I, like some of the other reviewers, wrestled back and forth with myself on making the purchase. Finally, after much research, found that this was a tremendous opportunity! I am so impressed with its UNIQUE features, and am still learning daily, having...

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Good Product

 

I purchased after much back and forth with online pricing. By far the price is phenominal but the only problem I experienced was I could not log on to my email....the SHOPNBC hosts do not mention that certain internet service providers are not...

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: No
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
Product Type:AIO
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:AIO

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Radeon HD 5450
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:AMD / Unknown
Chipset Type:760G / Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:ATHLON II X3 / Athlon II X4
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:400E / 600E
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