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conclusion:We like it

88

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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9.0
PC World Oct 13, 2011

...a giant step forward in making a powerful all-in-one machine. The hardware is comparable to that of dedicated gaming machines, and the features mirror those of a great media center. The system allows you to be versatile with your computing needs.

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8.0
PC Mag Aug 29, 2011

HD video enthusiasts will totally "get" the Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 all-in-one desktop. It can hook up to any video source from the past 30 years, from the latest 3D Blu-ray player to that old VCR you have in the closet.

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8.0
CNET Sep 12, 2011

Lenovo's IdeaCentre B520 is an amazingly well-equipped all-in-one for its price. You'll come for the 3D feature, but you should stay for the sheer value.

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8.0
About Aug 2, 2011

It is packed with features that make it an excellent platform for anyone wanting to use it as a high definition media station thanks to items such as a Blu-ray drive, HDTV tuner and HDMI input and outputs. The system even has the ability to do 3D games which most all-in-ones have dropped.

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