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Lenovo B590 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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The 15.6" HD display (1366 x 768) delivers bright, crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen on the The acclaimed AccuType keyboard is ergonomically designed to make typing more comfortable and to reduce... More
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B590 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo B590 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the B590.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo B590 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the B590.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B590[plb_2211424_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the B590[pl_1524686_price], or the B590[pl_1558326_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo B590 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Lenovo B590[plb_2211424_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the B590[pl_1991244_price], or the B590[pl_1616779_price] both from Lenovo.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo B590 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the B590 is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop 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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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The speaker power of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 1W to 11W. The Lenovo B590 has a quite high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo B590 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the B590 that we have checked, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Lenovo B590 of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the B590 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the B590 use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Lenovo B590 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo laptop is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1620817_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo B590 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This Lenovo notebook PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops of this type and age is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The Lenovo B590 has one of the smaller L3 caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest L3 cache of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the B590 have between two and three processor threads, including the Lenovo B590 which has two processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The cache memories of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 1MB to 4MB. With a cache memory of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo B590 has one of the smallest cache memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Laptops that have been available for a similar time to the B590 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo B590 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the B590 have megapixels counts of between 0.3MP and 2MP, and the average megapixel count is 0.95MP. With a megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo B590 has one of the smaller megapixels counts amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Heavy

The average weight of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo B590 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Probook 650[plb_1500514_price] (2.5kg), the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M[plb_1453625_price] (2.5kg), or the Lenovo B590[plb_1524686_price] (2.5kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo B590 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_1871522_price], or the Lenovo YOGA 500[plb_2981274_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the B590 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B590 that we have checked, the Lenovo B590's front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Thick

The Lenovo B590 is one of the thicker notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the B590 (33.4 millimeters) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that has been around for a similar time to the B590 is 2.4mm thick, the thickest is 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo B590

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo B590 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_1871522_price] (2.4GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo B590 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the B590.

Other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] (17.3" and higher rated); or the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo B590 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B590.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops to this laptop and we think a cheaper laptop such as the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price] or you might consider a better rated laptop such as the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the X550CC[pl_1563968_price] (750GB and cheaper), or the X552CL[pl_2076535_price] (750GB and cheaper) both from Asus.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo B590 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price] which is cheaper; or the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus X550CC[plb_1563968_price] (6GB and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_2162535_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Lenovo B590 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this Lenovo portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2417215_price] (7h and cheaper), or the Asus Zenbook UX305[plb_2964593_price] (7h and cheaper).

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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
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture

Expert Reviews

(10)
22 February 2013

The Lenovo B590 performs well for an office notebook of its category. The performance suffices everyday office tasks. Matte display, low system noise and low temperatures are further pros for...

8 May 2013

Een leuke laptop voor weinig geld? Natuurlijk merk je aan de laptop dat er bezuinigd is, maar wel op de goede plaatsen. De verpakking is niets speciaals, het noodzakelijke schuim ter bescherming...

24 September 2014

Komputer ju? dawno przesta? by? dobrem luksusowym i trudno wyobrazi? sobie dom bez niego, podobnie jak dom bez lodówki czy pralki. Blisko 2 lata temu opublikowali?my przegl?d laptopów z... Read more…

Matte display, quiet, cool, decent keyboardmouse replacement, easy access to hardware
Veel waar voor je geld
Volledig toetsenbord met numpad
HDMI Poort USB 3.0
Mat scherm (ftw)
Display could be brighter, torsional stiffness of the display
Geen lampjes voor wifihddnumlock e
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Wifi problemen met fabrieks driver
Geen vergrendeling tussen schermbehuizing
16 May 2013

Lenovo postanowi?o od?wie?y? swoj? lini? niedrogich laptopów. Czy skutecznie? Naszym zdaniem delikatny lifting, jaki przeszed? B580, by sta? si? B590, nie zaszkodzi? tej serii. Co prawda...

20 March 2013

Lenovo B590Ulepszaj?c sukcesywnie swoj? podstawow? lini? notebooków, Lenovo stworzy?o bardzo udany komputer do biura i podstawowych zada? domowych. B590 to przyst?pny cenowo laptop posiadaj?cy...

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 27 July 2014 by M-M K. PCE

Wish I could give it a negative star. It is simply awful - it's been back to base under warranty twice at great cost - even though it was meant to be under warranty - last time had to be in for... Read more…

Reviewed 4 June 2014 by Carol Scott
(Verified Purchase)

Functional and good value for money, ready to use straight away - does what it says on the tin -...

Reviewed 21 April 2014 by JennyB
(Verified Purchase)

We are very pleased with the Lenovo it does everything we need it for,light in weight after our old one...

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo mbt3, lenovo mbt3f, lenovo mbt3fu, lenovo mbt3fuk, lenovo 500gb5400, lenovo 500gb5400r, lenovo 500gb5400rp, lenovo 500gb5400rpm
Barcodes 00887619394924, 00887619394986, 00887619395006, 00887619395013, 00887619395020, 00887619395051, 00887619857894, 00887942282196, 00887942874612

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