Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lenovo B470 Notebook Review

The Lenovo "essential" is a portable B470 decent performance for small and medium-term, with a portable form factor of 14 inches. The B470 offers an Intel dual-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, a fingerprint reader, and either Intel or NVIDIA HD. The system also provides an excellent mobile 6 hours.

Specifications Lenovo B470 :
  • 14.0" 720p HD glossy display (1366x768) with LED backlighting
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce 410M (switchable to Intel HD)
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM (1333MHz)
  • 500GB Hitachi hard drive 5400rpm
  • Intel 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • DVD-multi (dual layer) optical drive
  • 6-cell Li-ion battery (48Wh, 10.8V)
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Integrated webcam
  • Weight: 6.61
  • Dimensions: 1.30 (H) x 9.22 (W) 13.37 (D)
  • One-year limited warranty
  • MSRP as configured: $999
Building and Design
The new B470 "essential" notebook features a matte black plastic design with textured horizontal lines on the screen. The cover has rounded corners and edges of the screen is covered with shiny plastic. The design is fairly standard, and unpretentious, which is great considering it is a portable "substantial" business.

The design element that could make this notebook stand out from other business notebooks is its shiny plastic surrounding (and) the screen. The gloss will also collect fingerprints and dirt easily.

Plastic used in the display are weak in the corners where they bend inwards, although the effect of "wave" of the LCD has not been created. Cover everything just not as strong as it should be, this could help by putting a little 'and brushed aluminum. The display hinges are, on average, in the sense that holds the lid in place, but it is quite easy to fold the screen and a little 'harder to bend forward.

Below the keyboard within a metal frame is hard again to keep the keyboard to flex under pressure, a large move by Lenovo to help other average build quality. The bottom of the notebook has a matte plastic construction standard, extremely robust chassis is solid. Remove the five screws to open the fund to upgrade the RAM, SIM card slot (some models), hard disk, and PCI Express Mini Card slot compartment.

The overall quality of construction is above average. Complaints have involved the display hinges to the middle deck, easily foldable plastic, and the use of brilliance in and around the screen (which is a bit unusual for a business laptop). The design is small and fairly standard, what is good for its category and its intended use.

Ports and Features
The selection of ports on the B470 is large enough. Includes a 6-in-1 memory card reader, four USB 2.0 slots total (a combo eSATA), HDMI, and a switch useful GPU. The ports selection is needed is an ExpressCard slot 3.0 and SuperSpeed.

Performance and Benchmarks
Lenovo B470 is equipped with an Intel Core i5-2410M dual core processor, 4 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz, NVIDIA GeForce graphics and Intel Switchable to save battery life HD 410M. Our unit has a 500 GB hard drive with a speed of Hitachi 5400.

The processor is fast and the amount of memory is enough, and when we work together, they are good enough to multi-task and office productivity software career with a slight breeze.

Nvidia graphics card is only a starting level graphics card, but there should be no problems playing back HD video, or some of the older games. To put the potential, 410M graphics card is not much better than the HD 3000 Intel graphics, unless you do not play.

Hard Disk offers a decent amount of space, but has a speed slower than the fastest hard drive 7200rpm, or SSD drive very fast. When you can not choose to drive faster than Lenovo's site.

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