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Lenovo IdeaCentre B500

Lenovo IdeaCentre B500
alaScore 88

17 reviews

Aug, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre B500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design and usability, whereas opinions are divided on the price.

usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 review


We managed to get some nice hands-on time with the Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 while chilling out in Hong Kong, and we're glad to say that up close this all-in-one...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (

Lenovo IdeaCentre B500


Lenovo generally means business. The company's ThinkPad laptop line (introduced by IBM in 1992) is an industry standard, outfitting countless road warriors with characteristically somber black boxes. But the IdeaCentre B500 ($1400, as configured) is...

Attractive chassis ; Strong performance

Lacks a touchscreen ; Finicky wireless keyboard connectivity

There's no touchscreen, but Lenovo's IdeaCenre B500 offers a striking design, great performance and an integrated TV tuner.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

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Unique external design; strongest gaming performance among Windows all-in-ones; convenient touch capacitive volume and display control buttons.

Lack of an HDMI input limits this system as a home entertainment hub; traditional gaming desktops significantly faster for the same price.

Lenovo's IdeaCenter B500 is a game effort at a 3D-capable Windows all-in-one. It demonstrated modest gaming performance, and at a fair price given its components and the competition. A few more thoughtful features would have earned this PC a stronger...

May, 2010

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B500


The system has a decent numbers of connections: There are 6 USB 2.0 ports, multimedia card reader, antenna/cable connector for the tuner, and A/V in that uses an adapter to connect an analog video/audio source. Theoretically, you can use the A/V...

Bright beautiful 1080p HD screen. Less screen/bezel reflections than competitor. Discrete 3D graphics. Blu-ray player. TV tuner. Analog A/V in. Wireless everything (keyboard, mouse, Wi-Fi). Minimal bloatware. Ambient lighting. Motion control remote

No HDMI. No eSATA. Bluetooth keyboard and mouse slow to wake. No 5GHz 802.11a or 802.11n networking. A little pricier than rivals

If you're looking for HD enjoyment, multimedia processing, and 3D power, the Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 is the all-in-one PC to get. The addition of Blu-ray, Internet, and even an HDTV tuner, all provide you with the HD sources you want.

Expert review by : Michael Brown (

Lenovo IdeaCentre B500-08873AU Review


If you don't like highly reflective displays and don't care about a touch-screen user interface, Lenovo's IdeaCentre B500 is the all-in-one to buy. It's the fastest machine in the bunch, and it's attractively priced at just $1,400.

Best speakers and benchmark performance; strong price point

No touch-screen; 100Mb/s Ethernet; no wall-mount option

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 is a strong, attractively priced contender, but we’re willing to trade its superior performance and a little more coin to get the HP’s touch screen, user interface, custom apps, superior web cam, and flexible mounting options.

Aug, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Konrad Krawczyk (

Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 (08873AU)


Its design may be polarizing, but the gamer-centric B500 is one of the most powerful, feature-packed all-in-one PCs we've seen. (And it's priced less than some of its competition.)

Powerful components for an all-in-one PC; good productivity performance; Blu-ray drive

No HDMI port; not-for-everybody aesthetics

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Jun, 2010

Expert review by : ComputerShopper (

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Its design may be polarizing, but the gamer-centric B500 is one of the most powerful, feature-packed all-in-one PCs we've seen. (And it's priced less than some of its competition.

Powerful components for an all-in-one PC, Good productivity performance, Blu-ray drive

No HDMI port, Not-for-everybody aesthetics

Jun, 2010

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Lenovo Ideacentre B500 review


Full review: Budget all-in-one PC for high def gaming

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Rossi Fernandes (

Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 All-in-One PC


Lenovo's venture into all-in-one PCs are pretty well known and we had reviewed the ThinkCentre A70z in May.

The B500’s price is a slight turn off. You have some really good features like a 1 TB HDD, 4GB of RAM and Full HD playback capability. There are a few things like a lack of an HDMI port or even a Blu-Ray drive instead of DVD would give a lot of value...

Jul, 2011

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 review


Lenovo describes the IdeaCentre B500 as a “Gaming all-in-one”. Sadly, this means it's been cursed with the sort of styling that manufacturers believe appeals to gamers: lots of angular bits, some brushed-metal-effect plastic and rather more orange than...

The B500 works as a TV, gaming PC, multimedia centre and standard desktop; it's compact and effective but painfully expensive for its specification.

Jan, 2011

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