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Lenovo B40-30 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB Oct 2014
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The Lenovo B40's display delivers bright, crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen format in Full HD (1920 x 1080) or HD (1366 x 768) resolution. Whether you choose integrated Intel HD, NVIDIA GeForce or... More
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6 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 290MHz. The Lenovo B40-30 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (313 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the B40-30.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the B40-30, the Lenovo B40-30 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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28 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 750 megahertz, the Lenovo B40-30 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B40-30 is 950MHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the B40-30 is 25GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 21GB/s to 35GB/s. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the B40-30 that we have checked, the Lenovo B40-30's maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.32 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B40-30 that we have checked, the Lenovo B40-30's maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the B40-30 range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo B40-30 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the B40-30 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo B40-30 which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Lenovo B40-30 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between two and three SATA connectors, including the Lenovo B40-30 which has two SATA connectors.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age that we have assessed, the internal memory of the Lenovo B40-30 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B40-30 range from 2GB to 16GB.

Alternative 2GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HP Stream 11.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 (4GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo B40-30 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 6 hours, the Lenovo B40-30 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B40-30 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo B50-80 (£295.00) (6.2h).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Lenovo B40-30 has a fairly small screen size (only 14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the B40-30 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E754 (15.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Lenovo B40-30 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The cache memories of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. The cache memory of the Lenovo B40-30 of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Lenovo B40-30 has a quite small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the B40-30. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B40-30 is 1MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo B40-30 is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between two and three processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the B40-30 range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo B40-30 has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the B40-30.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the B40-30 the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8,192 megabytes, the Lenovo B40-30 has one of the smaller maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the B40-30, the Lenovo B40-30 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo B40-30 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the B40-30 is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo B40-30 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the B40-30.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo B40-30 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the B40-30. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the B40-30 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the B40-30 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.41 gigahertz, the Lenovo B40-30's maximum turbo frequency is one of the slowest amongst laptops that were launched around the same time as the B40-30.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo B40-30 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo B40-30 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the B40-30 the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

With a maximum WiFi data rate of only 300 megabits per second, the Lenovo B40-30 has a quite slow maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the B40-30. The slowest maximum WiFi data rate of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B40-30 is 150 Mbit/s, the fastest is 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 520 Mbit/s.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo B40-30

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Lenovo B40-30 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

There are a number of other 2.16GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the Asus D550MA which has better reviews.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo B50-80 (£295.00) (2.2GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo B40-30 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X250 (£371.80) (512GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,156.63) (512GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Lenovo B40-30 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B40-30.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ProBook 640 (£364.00) (2kg), or the ProBook 640 G1 (£501.00) (2kg) both from HP.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers MCG27UK, lenovo p221138, lenovo p221138p
Barcodes 00888631849874, 00889233611807, 00889233611821, 00889233611852, 00889233611920, 00889233611951, 00889233768082, 05054629783061

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