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

2 Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 4GB Sep 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 the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo B590 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B590.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 4,358 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo B590 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the B590.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to consider including the Lenovo B590 which has better reviews.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the B590, or the B590 both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo B590 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the B590 also have a front camera.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider include the Lenovo B590 which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the B590, or the B590 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 portable PCs of this spec and age. Most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable 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 on the market for more than two years is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The speaker power of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the B590 range from 1W to 11W. The Lenovo B590 has a quite high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the B590.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo B590 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type 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 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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19 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo B590 has one of the slowest maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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

The Lenovo B590 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo B590 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the B590 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Lenovo B590 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the B590 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this type and age. 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 notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 840 G1 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo B590 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the B590 ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Very Small L3 Cache

The average L3 cache of laptops of this age and spec is 3MB. With a L3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo B590 has a quite small L3 cache compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the B590.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo B590 is a two processor thread portable PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo B590 has a very small cache memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the B590 have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Lenovo B590 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average processor cache of laptops of this age and type is 2.9MB.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo B590 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the B590 is 510MB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo B590 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B590. Portable PCs that are a similar age to the B590 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the B590 (2.5kg), the B590 (2.5kg), or the B590 (2.5kg) all from Lenovo.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo B590 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo B590 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the B590 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to consider including the HP ProBook 450 G1, or the Lenovo YOGA 500.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the B590 range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo B590 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Thick

The Lenovo B590 is quite thick (33.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the B590. Across all the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the B590 the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo B590

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the B590 over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo B590 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the HP 250 G1 which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Lenovo B590 (2.4GHz and higher rated) or the Lenovo G500 (£280.00) (2.4GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo B590 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" laptops and we think the HP ProBook 450 G1 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 (£437.58) (17.3" and higher rated) or the Lenovo G70-70 (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo B590 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the B590.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the EliteBook 820 G1 (£884.00), or the ProBook 450 G1 both from HP.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Asus X552CL (£315.00) (750GB and cheaper), the HP Pavilion 15-n244sa (£279.99) (750GB and cheaper), or the Toshiba Satellite C55-A (£349.00) (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo B590 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the EliteBook 820 G1 (£884.00), and the ProBook 450 G1 both from HP is also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL Vostro 3560 (£329.00) (6GB and higher rated); or the Asus X552CL (£315.00) (6GB and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 15R (6GB and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6 hours, the Lenovo B590 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the B590.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus Zenbook UX305 (£568.00) (7h and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Glossy Display
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Audio 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
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
L2 Cache

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 00887770915419, 00887770915426, 00887942349189

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Lenovo B590
2 core Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ £362.73
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better
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User Reviews Are Better
One Less USB 2.0 Port
3x Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

DELL Inspiron 13 vs Lenovo B590

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DELL Inspiron 13
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB 13.3"
Lenovo B590
2 core Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ £362.73
Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
Better User Reviews
Newer by 14 Months
14.4mm Thinner
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Only Three Battery Cells

Asus X552CL vs Lenovo B590

Asus X552CL vs Lenovo B590
Asus X552CL
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6"
Lenovo B590
2 core Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 315.00 £362.73
Expert Reviews Are a Bit Better
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
One More USB 3.0 Port
86% Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Two Less Battery Cells
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