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Lenovo Ideacentre B520

Lenovo Ideacentre B520
alaScore 86

75 reviews

Jun, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre B520. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions 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 86/100 = 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 are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

reliability

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

Jun, 2016

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: (pcmag.com)

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.

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 (pcadvisor.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
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Product Specifications

Display

HD type:Full HD

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
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
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-2300 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-2600 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 95

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:37.5

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1