Summary: The B500’s price is a slight turn off. You have some really good features like a 1 TB HDD, 4GB of RAM and Full HD playback capability. There are a few things like a lack of an HDMI port or even a Blu-Ray drive instead of DVD would give a lot of value to its price. At Rs. 56,000 the B500 is a good option (and is definitely better than the A70z) for those looking strictly at watching movies and using the PC for low power consumption activities like surfing the web or...
Summary: Lenovo's IdeaCenter B500 is a game effort at a 3D-capable Windows all-in-one. It demonstrated modest gaming performance, and at a fair price given its components and the competition. A few more thoughtful features would have earned this PC a stronger recommendation, but we can still suggest it to casual gamers.
Pros: Unique external design; strongest gaming performance among Windows all-in-ones; convenient touch capacitive volume and display control buttons.
Cons: Lack of an HDMI input limits this system as a home entertainment hub; traditional gaming desktops significantly faster for the same price.
Excerpt: If you don’t like highly reflective displays and don’t care about a touch-screen user interface, Lenovo’s IdeaCentre B500 is the all-in-one to buy. It’s the fastest machine in the bunch, and it’s attractively priced at just $1,400. Lenovo and Sony both reached for midrange Intel Core 2 Quad desktop processors—namely, the 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad 8400S—but Lenovo paired the CPU with speedier memory (4GB of 1,066MHz DDR3, compared to the 6GB of 800MHz DDR2 memory Sony chose)...
Pros: Best speakers and benchmark performance; strong price point.
Cons: No touch-screen; 100Mb/s Ethernet; no wall-mount option.
Excerpt: Lenovo describes the IdeaCentre B500 as a “Gaming all-in-one”. Sadly, this means it’s been cursed with the sort of styling that manufacturers believe appeals to gamers: lots of angular bits, some brushed-metal-effect plastic and rather more orange than we’re comfortable with. Fortunately, when you’re looking at it head-on your attention is diverted to the large, bright 23in widescreen with its 1,920x1,080 Full HD resolution.
Excerpt: Geçtiğimiz birkaç ay önce incelemesini gerçekleştirdiğimiz ‘hepsi bir arada bilgisayar’ kategorisinin güzide cihazlarından biri olan Lenovo IdeaCentre A600’ün ardından bu kez de yine Lenovo’nun IdeaCentre serisinin bir başka cihazıyla birlikteydik. Ancak IdeaCentre A600 ile beklentilerimiz o denli yükselmiş olacak ki, IdeaCentre B500 ile adeta duvara çarptık diyebiliriz.
Pros: 23 inçlik ekran, işlemci gücü, bağlantı zenginliği, ses kalites şık tasarımı.
Cons: Kablolu klavye ve mouse, Blu-ray sürücü olmayışı, bellek ve ekran kartı değerleri.
All-in-One-PC mit mattem Full-HD-Display im Test: Lenovo Ideacentre B500
20 September 2010
Summary: Entgegen den Wünschen vieler Kunden haben die meisten All-in-One-Rechner einen spiegelnden Screen. Mit dem 779 Euro teuren Ideacentre B500 bietet Lenovo eine matte Alternative, die dank 2,9-GHz-Core-2 und Nvidia-GPU flott arbeitet und sich mit ihrem Full-HD-Display durchaus zur Schau stellen kann. Zum kompletten HD-Mediacenter fehlt jetzt eigentlich nur noch ein Blu-ray-Laufwerk.