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Lenovo Ideacentre B520

Lenovo Ideacentre B520
alaScore 87

83 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre B520. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Ideacentre B520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre B520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre B520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and price. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo B520 23 inch Multi touch All-in-One Desktop PC (Intel Core i5 2320 3.0GHz, RAM 8GB, HDD 1TB, Blu-ray, Windows 7 Home Premium) - BlackLenovo B520 23 inch Multi touch All-in-One Desktop PC (Intel Core i5 2320 3.0GHz, RAM 8GB, HDD 1TB, Blu-ray, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Black

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Alex Cocilova (pcworld.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre B520: A Giant Leap for All-In-One Kind

 

It is rare to find an all-in-one desktop that can be compared to a gaming machine, but Lenovo took on the challenge with the IdeaCentre B520 (listed, as configured, at $1799, as of 10/13/2011). Is it possible to deliver a smooth gaming performance with...

Powerful machine with a slim design ; Great media center functionality

Pricey ; Lackluster port selection

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 is a nice step forward for All-in-Ones, but it lacks some high-end features while retaining a high-end price.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre B520

 

Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 all-in-one desktop can hook up to any video source from the past 30 years, from the latest 3D Blu-ray player to that old VCR you have in the closet.

Built-in 3D (with glasses). Blu-ray player. Seamless touch screen. Built-in 5.1 surround simulation. Very good multimedia benchmark scores. HDMI in and HDMI out. Easy to open chassis for hard drive and memory upgrades. Comes with Angry Birds.

External IR receiver for remote takes up USB port. Expensive. Glossy screen. Not a lot of 3D programming yet. Motion mouse and Kinect-like Camera Fun Zone are technologies waiting for developers to create games for them. No USB 3.0 or eSATA. Extra...

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Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 review

 

Lenovo's IdeaCentre B520 is one of the most feature-packed all-in-one PCs we've seen. It has a 23in 1,920x1,080 LCD touchscreen, which is fairly standard, but this one is also 3D-ready. The PC has a mobile 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT555M graphics processor...

This impressive all-in-one entertainment PC can handle everything from games to 3D movies

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Alex Cocilova (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 review

 

It is rare to find an all-in-one desktop that can be compared to a gaming machine, but Lenovo took on the challenge with the Lenovo IdeaCentre B520. Is it possible to deliver a smooth gaming performance with a svelte system? Let's check under the...

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 is a nice step forward for all-in-ones, but it lacks some high-end features while retaining a high-end price.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo Ideacentre B520 review

 

This impressive all-in-one entertainment PC can handle everything from games to 3D movies

The B520 is an adept entertainment centre. Its credentials are rounded out further with a DVB-T digital TV tuner and media centre remote, although its Avermedia A336 chipset doesn't support either HD or 3D TV. It could be argued that Lenovo has missed...

Consumer review by: Sorbe (newegg.com)

Absolutely great All-In-One

 

Beautiful 23" display, i5-2310 processor, nvidia 555M GPU, 6GB, 1TB. The bluetooth peripherials are easy to use and the software that support them is proactive and in your face. The machine is very fast and runs Diablo 3 without any problems. Suitable...

Only 2 USB3 ports on this model. Only 1 (filled) internal drive bay

May, 2012

Consumer review by: joeden (shopnbc.com)

Lenovo B520 all in one computer

 

we really like the computer but it did not come with tutorials as appeared on tv, and it is not as user friendly as it looked! Even paperwork with tech support numbers not included. The self help guides are very vague and trying to get the tv tuner to...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Darcy55 (shopnbc.com)

Lenovo Computer is great!

 

I can't believe how fast this thing is! Wow the graphics are wonderful. It's so pretty, if that is possible for a computer to be pretty, but I just love it. DON'T SIT ON THE FENCE FOR THIS ONE! It is worth the money and more! Thank you!!!

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: cwash1911 (shopnbc.com)

Awesome Computer!

 

This computer is awesome. It does everything it says and then some. Very satisfied with this purchase

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Skeetie1968 (shopnbc.com)

What a bargain!

 

Great desktop...quick, easy..Glad I made this purchase. After a great deal of research...on a desktop...this was the best desktop for the price.

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SRS Premium Sound
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:5
Number of Speakers:5
RMS rated power:15

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:23
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:250

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2000 / No

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:2 x 2 / 3 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2 / 3 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes
Total megapixels:0.3 / 1.3
TV tuner integrated: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio output channels:5.0
Bundled hardware:Lenovo Rescue System 3.0, McAfee, LVT 4.0, Lenovo Eye Distance System, Lenovo Dynamic Brightness System, Power2Go 6.0, Google Bar, WinDVD10.0 /WinDVD 10.0 (Blu-ray Disc version), YouCam, Microsoft Office 2010 / Lenovo Rescue System 3.0, McAfee, LVT 4.0, Lenovo Eye Distance System, Lenovo Dynamic Brightness\nSystem, Power2Go 6.0, Google Bar, WinDVD10.0 /WinDVD 10.0 (Blu-ray DiscTM version), YouCam, Microsoft Office 2010\n
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Data Transfer Rate:1000
Dimensions (WxDxH):22.4 x 3.01 x 16.8
Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:23
Display Diagonal (metric):23
Display included: Yes
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Line-in: No
Line-out: No
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1000
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Megapixel:0.3
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Platform:PC
Power supply:250
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
SmartCard slot: No
Speakers:monitor built-in
Storage drive interface:Parallel ATA / SATA
Weight:22.2 / 25.1
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini PCI Express slots:2
PS/2 ports quantity:1 / 2
S/PDIF out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:250

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel H67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):29 / 30 / 31 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:3
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel H67 Express
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i3-2100 / i3-2120 / i5-2310 / i5-2320 / i7-2600
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.8
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR00B / SR02L
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5
Processor frequency:2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i3-2100 / i3-2120 / i5-2310 / i5-2320 / i7-2600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-2300 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-2600 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:69.1 / 72.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35, 65 / 65 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52213 / 53422 / 53426 / 53445 / 53446
Processor code:SR00B / SR02L
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.8 / 3.01 / 3.48
Height:16.8 / 22.4
Weight:22.3 / 25.1
Width:22.4 / 3.48