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Lenovo B590 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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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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22 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Five experts from sites including notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.it, tweakers.net and notebookcheck.org have rated this Lenovo notebook PC on average 82%. That puts this laptop in the top 14% of all the laptops of this age and spec.

Reasonably Priced

Some Lenovo B590 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Carol Scott gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “Functional and good value for money, ready to use straight away - does what it says on the tin” in his review of the Lenovo B590.

Easy to Use

One Lenovo B590 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B590 is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo B590 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo B590 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B590. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the B590 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,358 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo B590 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The Lenovo B590 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the B590.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Vostro 3560 (£329.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 (£437.58) (17.3" and higher rated) or the Lenovo G70-70 (£314.00) (17.3" and cheaper).

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most commonly found supported number of colours display on comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the B590, the Lenovo B590 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the B590 (£362.73), the B590, or the B590 all from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the B590, the Lenovo B590 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the B590, the B590, or the B590 (£362.73) all from Lenovo.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo B590 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B590. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 25GB.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The speaker power of the Lenovo B590 of 2 Watts is one of the highest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the B590 the speaker power range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo B590 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo B590 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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22 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Lenovo B590 was not wifi compatible. M-M K. Pce mentioned two years ago “Now out of warranty - camera still not working and the wifi adaptor is completely useless” .

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo B590 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the B590 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.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 840 G1 (£784.00) (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 the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo B590 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Pavilion 15-n244sa (£279.99), or the Probook 450 (£315.99) both from HP or the Acer Aspire E1-530 (£300.00).

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the G500 (£269.00) (8GB), or the X1 Carbon (£520.00) (8GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo B590 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This portable PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of this age and type is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of laptops that have been around for more than two years is 3,700mAh, and the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh. At only 2,200 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo B590 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo B590 is a two processor thread laptop.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the B590 that we have assessed, the Lenovo B590's L3 cache of only 2 megabytes is one of the smallest. The L3 caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the B590 the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB. With a cache memory of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo B590 has a very small cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the B590.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo B590 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the B590. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the B590 is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Heavy

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the B590 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The Lenovo B590 is fairly heavy (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the B590.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the B590 (£362.73) (2.5kg), the B590 (£362.73) (2.5kg), or the B590 (£362.73) (2.5kg) all from Lenovo.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B590 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP ProBook 450 G1 (£350.00), or the Lenovo YOGA 500 (£349.99).

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

When compared to other laptops of a comparable type and age to the B590 that we have checked the display brightness of, the Lenovo B590's display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B590 the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Lenovo B590 has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average front camera resolution of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 28MP.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo B590 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the B590. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that are a comparable age to the B590 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops that have been around for more than two years is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo B590 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B590.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the B590 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo B590 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the B590.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Thick

The average height of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 27mm. The Lenovo B590 is quite thick (33.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the B590.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo B590

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Lenovo released the B590.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo B590 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the B590.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the HP ProBook 450 G1 (£350.00) which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450 (£315.99) (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo B590 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the B590.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the DELL Vostro 3560 (£329.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the G500 (£269.00) (1TB and cheaper), or the YOGA 500 (£349.99) (1TB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Lenovo B590 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B590.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Asus Zenbook UX305 (£599.99) (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
Conflict Free 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
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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading 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 VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers mbt3fmxliab, lenovo mbt3, lenovo mbt3f, lenovo mbt3fu, lenovo mbt3fuk, lenovo 500gb5400, lenovo 500gb5400r, lenovo 500gb5400rp, lenovo 500gb5400rpm
Barcodes 00534274963506, 00887456850256, 00887456850263, 00887456850287, 00887456980441, 00887770940596, 00887770940749, 00887942518318, 00887942518349, 00887942518356, 00887942518400, 00888228043012, 00888440351131, 00888440351223, 00888440663029, 05054565367202

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