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Lenovo Ideacentre B540

Lenovo Ideacentre B540
alaScore 85

23 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre B540. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. There are mixed views on the reliability and size.

price, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Ideacentre B540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre B540

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre B540 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the usability and design are generally positive. Many are critical about the size, and there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

price, design, usability

size

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo B540 23-inch 10p touch All-in-One - Black (Intel Core i5 3450S 3.5GHz, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, DVD, LAN, WLAN, TV Tuner, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, WinLenovo B540 23-inch 10p touch All-in-One - Black (Intel Core i5 3450S 3.5GHz, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, DVD, LAN, WLAN, TV Tuner, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Win

Dec, 2017

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

Lenovo IdeaCentre B540

 

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 ($899 list) is a moderately priced touch-screen all-in-one desktop PC with a decent, if unremarkable, feature set. For about $900, you get a full touch-screen Windows 8 experience on a nicely equipped, nicely designed system....

Touch screen. Nice price. No external power brick. Easy to service

No DX11 due to older Intel HD Graphics 2000. Could use more tilt range. USB 3.0 ports in back. Only HDMI-out. No Blu-ray

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 all-in-one PC is one of the less expensive ways to get a true Windows 8 experience with a large screen. You do give up a little compared to more expensive all in ones, but it's still a decent buy all the same.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 Review and Ratings

 

The sleek, minimalist design of the Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 is a pleasure to look at, and the 23-inch touch screen lets Windows 8's strengths shine. Better yet, behind the big, bright display lurks a fairly powerful PC with loads of features for the price.

Handsome design ; Huge 1080p touch screen ; A good deal for $899

So-so keyboard ; No Blu-ray player ; No DirectX 11 graphics ; No HDMI input

The IdeaCentre B540 comes with a basic software bundle, which is fair given the price. Lenovo includes a bunch of kids' games among the preloaded Windows 8 live tiles. Some are cute, some are educational, and all of them will help children get used to...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Lenovo IdeaCentre B540

 

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 offers enough power to handle work and entertainment for everyone in the family. Unfortunately, some of the computer's operational issues come from Windows 8's bugs, and to get the best all-in-one PC, you'll have to buy...

The touchscreen is responsive, and Windows 8 makes everything smooth and easy to use

Many of the best features are optional and add extra costs to your computer, such as a Blu-ray reader/writer or TV tuner

As an affordable all-in-one PC, the Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 offers excellent quality and terrific performance, but to get the best features, you'll have to spend a little more than the base price.

Consumer review by: Mom of 2 (officedepot.com)

Love it

 

I received this as a birthday gift. The shipping was quick - next day, the product is amazing, the style works and the sale price was right. The sound needs some work, but overall, the product as well as the customer service from Lenovo is wonderful.

value, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

sound quality is not great

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: shadow32696 (officedepot.com)

Good Purchase

 

It was very easy to get started with this computer. The set up was very easy. I couldn't get the wireless keyboard and mouse working and had to call for help. They were very helpful and got things squared away. The only complaint that I have is the...

value, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

bad manual

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: margarite (officedepot.com)

superb

 

very user-friendly although it's the first time i use Win8. and i still need to explore more to get the full function. we love the big screen as my parents cannot see well on a small screen. and the touch screen is an extra help to them so that they...

value, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Eugene K (officedepot.com)

Good for home

 

All in one computer is good for home. Not sure about office, because this PC has a good multimedia. I prefer using Linux OS on desktop, and it is works nice.

Easy to Use, Easy to Set Up, Performance

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Happy Customer (officedepot.com)

Awesome Purchase

 

The Lenovo B540 is easily the best computer I've ever owned. I'm a full time student (web based courses), moderate photo editor, amateur painter, and creative writer. The gorgeous screen makes the virtual conferences of graduate school a joy to attend....

value, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance, 1 tb storage, perfect photo editing, perfect for web based courses, Design

preloaded apps, pick up

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: hawkeye (officedepot.com)

Help

 

It is a great computer. Never had a touch screen, so it is taking me time to learn how to use it.

value, Battery Life, Display Screen, Lightweight, Easy to Set Up, Performance

Difficult to Use, Performance

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: nelly (officedepot.com)

great purchase

 

I should have bought a Lenovo along time ago.

value, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Quality, Performance

Oct, 2013
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:23
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 615M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2500

Memory

Internal memory:6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory slots:2
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: No
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:DVD±RW

Other Features

Storage drive interface:Serial ATA III

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel H67 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):30
ECC supported by processor:Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel H67 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-3330
Processor boost frequency:3.2
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:3
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-3330
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:67.4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):77

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
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: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
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
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65509
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011D

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:2000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.33
Height:22.7
Weight:20.2
Width:16.2