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Lenovo Ideacentre B520

Lenovo Ideacentre B520
alaScore 89

96 reviews

Jul, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the value for money and usability are overall positive.

design, usability, value for money

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre B520

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 40 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre B520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, design, value for money

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre B520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre B520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

design, value for money, usability

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

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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.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B520

 

Lenovo's IdeaCentre B520 is one of the first all-in-one desktops we've seen with a built-in 3D display. While we're not crazy about the idea of 3D viewing in general, building the technology into an all-in-one makes a lot of sense. A lower-midrange...

The fully featured Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 offers an impressive assortment of digital entertainment for its price, including 3D viewing capability.

We wouldn't recommend this system for hard-core gamers due to its only adequate gaming performance.

Lenovo's IdeaCentre B520 is an amazingly well-equipped all-in-one for its price. You'll come for the 3D feature, but you should stay for the sheer value.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B520

 

The B520 has a bunch of external ports for expansion, including six USB 2.0 ports, HDMI in, HDMI out, composite video AV in, and the usual audio and Ethernet ports. The system lacks newer ports like USB 3.0 and eSATA, but the two HDMI ports and...

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...

HD video enthusiasts will totally "get" the Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 all-in-one desktop. It 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.

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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

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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.

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"Questionable quality and the worst customer service"

 

Had issues within a few weeks. Customer service couldn't remote access the computer and claimed 3rd party software was to blame even though I hadn't loaded anything that didn't come on the computer. End result was I got hosed by lenovo

Looks nice

Graphics card not up to the task for even standard programs

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"Nice looking compact unit!"

 

Product advertised as a gaming unit but video errors occur in the game left for dead and battlefield!!!!

all in one, keyboard and mouse great appearance

Graphics card does not perform without errors from gaming applications. Video driver can not be updated from Lenovo or video manufacturer.

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An attractive and versatile AIO.

 

Overall great desktop. 3D may be a gimmick but it's pretty cool. I would like to see where Rich Brown found a 3D B520 for $1300. The 3D model uses a different display than the non-3D and generally cost $1799. The Rich Brown article and video gives the...

Fast processor ; Great sound from 5.0 SRS system ; Good value when compared to similar AIOs ; Can be used with various multimedia ; Touchscreen is very responsive ; Overall nice performance but I'm not a gamer

The Lenovo preloaded games are poorly conceived. Most don't come with written tutorials. Therefore if you happen to figure out how to play them, you still don't know what the objective is to win ; The user manual is very vague. It tells what the panel...

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"An attractive and versatile AIO."

 

Overall great desktop. 3D may be a gimmick but it's pretty cool. I would like to see where Rich Brown found a 3D B520 for $1300. The 3D model uses a different display than the non-3D and generally cost $1799. The Rich Brown article and video gives the...

Fast processor.

The Lenovo preloaded games are poorly conceived. Most don't come with written tutorials. Therefore if you happen to figure out how to play them, you still don't know what the objective is to win.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B520

 

When I hear the word "value," I think of something the average low to mid income household can afford, or a student even. I think maybe y'all need a reality check- about a third of the country is out of work! I wouldn't describe any computer for $1000...

it has a touch screen. (good for the win8 developer preview) and it is FAST

3D Viewing is a stupid gimmick. (Oh WOW, like OMG, the icons are popping out at me! How about we stick to technologies that increase the stability of the OS.) ; It's $1000+ and it only has 8GB of RAM ; Did I mention, it's $1000

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Product Type:AIO
Type:AIO

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT555M / Intel ® HD Graphics 2000
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:CORE I5 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2100 / i5-2300 / I5-2310 / I5-2320 / i7-2600
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