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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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14 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo B590 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the B590 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

Recent Price Drop of £26.27

The B590 has dropped in price by £26.27 in the last 5 days.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo B590 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the B590.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B590 is 15". The Lenovo B590 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] is also worth considering.

If this laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3" and cheaper); or the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years, the Lenovo B590 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Lenovo B590[plb_2211424_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the B590[pl_1531787_price], or the B590[pl_1558326_price] both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the B590, the Lenovo B590 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B590[plb_2211424_price].

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the B590[pl_1991244_price], or the B590[pl_1616779_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo B590 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. The maximum internal memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the B590 range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the B590 is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 11W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Lenovo B590 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook 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 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a comparable age and type 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo B590 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all portable PCs of this age and type ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the B590 is 2MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average L3 cache 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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the B590.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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 portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age. The average cache memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 3MB, and the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo B590 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the B590. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB.

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Heavy

The lightest comparable spec portable PC that has been available for more than two years is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo B590 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Probook 650[plb_1500514_price] (2.5kg), or the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M[plb_1453625_price] (2.5kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the B590, the Lenovo B590 does 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[plb_1871522_price], or the Lenovo YOGA 500[plb_2981274_price].

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo B590 has one of the lowest front camera resolutions amongst portable PCs of this age. The front camera resolutions of laptops of this type and age range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Thick

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B590 the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm. With a height of 33.4 millimeters, the Lenovo B590 is one of the thicker laptops of this age and type amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo B590

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Lenovo portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo B590 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2984994_price] (2.5GHz), or the Toshiba Satellite C55-A[plb_2075509_price] (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo B590 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the B590.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might 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

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo B590 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the B590.

Alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to look at include the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider 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

The Lenovo B590 has a pretty average battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the B590.

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

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
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
Conflict Free Processor
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
Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
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 Interface
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
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
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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 Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
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 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
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
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
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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 00887456850270, 00887770009873, 00887770226584, 00887942970130

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