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Lenovo IdeaCentre B500

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 08873AU

28 November 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8

Lenovo IdeaCentre B500-08873AU Review

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10 August 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

18 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Its design may be polarizing, but the gamer-centric B500 is one of the most powerful, feature-packed all-in-one PCs we've seen. (And it's priced less than some of its competition.
  • Pros: Powerful components for an all-in-one PC, Good productivity performance, Blu-ray drive
  • Cons: No HDMI port, Not-for-everybody aesthetics
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Overall 8

Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 review

11 January 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 7

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.
  • Pros: mattes Display, gutes Soundsystem, gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis, Full-HD-Webcam, abschaltbares Display spart Strom, moderate Geräuschentwicklung
  • Cons: nicht ganz aktuelle Komponenten, gewöhnungsbedürftiges Design, kein Blu-ray-Laufwerk
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