Lenovo IdeaCentre B520

88
Global
Score
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

With support for 3D movies and games, a built in Blu-ray player, an HD tuner and HDMI input, the Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 is one of the best entertainment PC's in its price range. It even includes a composite video input, which can be used to hook up older, analog components, like that VHS player sitting in the basement. It also has HDMI output so you can add a second display to supplement the built-in 23-inch screen. That display happens to be a multitouch-capable touchscreen, which comes in handy in at least one way: the B520 comes with a bundled copy of Angry Birds. While the B520 won't appeal to hardcore PC gamers, with a starting price under $1,000, it could be a great starter media PC for most other users.

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Breakdown

Size and weight
8.0
Expandability
7.5
Design and form factor
8.0
Power consumption
8.0
Speed and features
8.0
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Specs

IdeaCentre

Type
All-in-one
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
3.4 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
16 GB
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Specs

IdeaCentre

Type
All-in-one
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
3.4 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
16 GB
View Full Specs
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