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Lenovo B590G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 reviews of Lenovo B590G. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated. Reviews about the touchpad and durability are mixed. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and sound.

performance, price, usability, screen, portability

sound, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo B590G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo B590G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Lenovo B590G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability and performance. The portability and price also get good comments.

price, portability, performance, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo B590 15.6-inch Notebook (Intel Core i3-3110M 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Professional)Lenovo B590 15.6-inch Notebook (Intel Core i3-3110M 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Professional)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo B590G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Lenovo B590G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and portability. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the sound.

usability, price, performance, portability, reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo B590 Windows 7 Pentium 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black) 59410452Lenovo B590 Windows 7 Pentium 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black) 59410452

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo B590 MBX2JGE Notebook

 

Plastic office laptop. The B590 from Lenovo is a budget office laptop. We check how well this notebook equipped with a Core i3 processor performs. Is the system balanced, or did Lenovo cut down too much?

matte display, quiet, cool, decent keyboard/mouse replacement, easy access to hardware, Plain design and matte plastic are never wrong for an office notebook

display could be brighter, torsional stiffness of the display, A slightly brighter display. The matte surface helps, but it would be more effective together with a better brightness

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Meant For Upgrades

 

2GB is not enough for anything any more. With that said, it's not going to break the bank to pay $30 for 2 more gigs of ram... with 4GB and an SSD, this computer will be the ultimate browsing/movie computer for under $500 including the upgrades. If...

Price ; i3 cpu with HD3000 graphics ; better than any notebook within $200 of this one

2GB RAM(not sure why they didn't just throw another stick in there... 2GB will barely run windows 7) ; Like most notebooks the HDD is pretty sluggish ; HDMI port is horrible and barely works, it takes forever to angle it just right so it works properly...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: SG (newegg.com)

Lenovo B590

 

It came with Pro 7 which I needed. Also, I like purchasing from Newegg and have no problem with their service

This is a horrible computer. It is slow to load. It is hardly functional at times yet when I use my other lap top on the same connection, that brand is fine. I have had major buyers remorse over this

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Brian (newegg.com)

Terrible Customer Service

 

ANTOnline is an amazing awful company that will not warranty a laptop that came out of the box with a corrupt HD. RMA has been refused because original packaging has been tossed. After waiting couple days for RMA to issue packing slip, I have been...

Unknow. Laptop came with a corrupt HD. Haven't been able to do much of anything. System has been pretty much dysfunctional from day 1

Hard drive came corrupt out of the box, bricked if you will. For those who are unfamiliar, bad HD equals unuseable laptop

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good laptop

 

Overall it is a good laptop. You can't beat that price. I bought a few to use as test stations for our company. with upgraded memory, it is as fast as it is

it would be nice if it came with 4GB of RAM

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Martian73 (circuitcity.com)

You get what you pay for.

 

I liked the option of installing either Win 7 or 8. Boot up was fine, once I started installing my programs though I had a hard time as there were a ton of preloaded software that kept popping up. I must have said yes to one and it gave me a virus...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Martian73 (tigerdirect.com)

You get what you pay for.

 

I liked the option of installing either Win 7 or 8. Boot up was fine, once I started installing my programs though I had a hard time as there were a ton of preloaded software that kept popping up. I must have said yes to one and it gave me a virus...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Gareth (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Essential B590 MBX3QUK

 

Yes the light not very clear when caps lock is on.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Mark (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Essential B590 MBX3QUK

 

Slow to boot up, had to restore after a few days and waiting to see if this improves performance. Plastic and very cheap feel to it.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Samuel (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Essential B590 MBX3QUK

 

Good price

Cheap

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker Power:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200 / 4400 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):6 / 6.4 / 6.5 / 8
Battery performance:2200 / 4400
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 720 / 640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1 / 2.1
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Brown
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:ABS synthetics / Polycarbonate
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:14:9 / 16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / Nvidia GeForce GT 610M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768 / 2560 x 1600
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 400 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166 / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.72
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 100,1000,10000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7 / 0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / 5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60 / 5 - 43

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RW DL
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / HDA
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit\nWindows 7 Home Basic 64bit\nWindows 7 Home Premium 32bit\nWindows 7 Home Premium 64bit\nWindows 7 Professional 32bit\nWindows 7 Professional 64bit\nWindows 8 64bit\nWindows 8 Pro 64bit\nUbuntu Linux
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:No / Y
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Number of SATA III connectors:2
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM70 / Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel NM70 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 22 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 29
ECC supported by processor:N / No / Y
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Y / Yes
L2 cache:2
L3 cache:2 / 3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 10 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM70 / Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel NM70 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 4x1, 1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:1000M / 1005M / 2020M / 2030M / 2957U / B830 / B960 / B980 / G2020 / I3-2328M / I3-2348M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-4000M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M
Processor boost frequency:1.333 / 1.9 / 3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel Pentium G / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1 / 1.4 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.9
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:1000M / 1005M / 2020M / 2030M / 2957U / B830 / B960 / B980 / G2020 / I3-2328M / I3-2348M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-4000M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium G2000 series for Desktop / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168 / PGA946 / PGA988 / rPGA988B / Socket 988 / Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / D0 / D2 / J1 / L1 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 35 / 37 / 55
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:59836 / 65700 / 65708 / 69669 / 70927 / 71070 / 71141 / 71142 / 71465 / 72056 / 72059 / 72060 / 74542 / 75104 / 75193 / 78942
Processor code:SR07V / SR0J1 / SR0N0 / SR0N1 / SR0N2 / SR0TC / SR0U1 / SR0WX / SR0ZZ / SR103 / SR10H / SR1DV / SR1HC
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B) / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, RS-MMC, SD, SDIO / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDIO, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:120
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 620

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2 / 14.9 / 9.92
Depth (imperial):9.9
Height:1.12 / 1.22 / 1.27 / 1.3 / 1.31 / 1.32
Height (imperial):1.3
Weight:5.16 / 5.18 / 5.34 / 5.51
Width:14.7 / 14.9 / 9.92
Width (imperial):14.9