The Lenovo IdeaCentre B750 is an attactive, solid machine that offers everything you may have ever wanted in an all-in-one -- unless you were looking for a touchscreen, which is a disappointing omission.
While Tom's Guide says the B750 looks "decidedly oblong," they admired its "gorgeous edge-to-edge bezel" and Computer Shopper feels the light-up touch controls "add a touch of class." The one snag in the design is the placement of things like the USB ports and headphone jacks, which Computer Shopper found "difficult to find by feel" and had them "craning our head or tugging the system toward" in order to insert a flash drive. Moving it around takes quite a bit of effort, too, as Tom's Guide says it sports "a large footprint" and CNET just finds it takes up "so much room."
That space isn't wasted, though, as the B750 does not under-deliver on specs. HotHardware discovered the system "posted solid scores in our synthetic benchmarks," and Computer Shopper says it "elbowed its way to the front in our CPU-crunching Cinebench test." In practical use, that means Tom's Guide "didn't experience a hint of stuttering when browsing the Web with multiple tabs open, streaming music and running a full system scan in McAfee Internet Security," though CNET notes pushing games to a higher resolution "caused a notable drop in performance." But even so, Hot Hardware thinks it's "a well-rounded machine that's capable of keeping pace with just about any task you throw at it."
Ultimately, the IdeaCentre is a good machine that looks good, performs well and Computer Shopper says the display is "a delight," with high contast and vlvid colors. Unfortunately, "the anti-intuitive absence of touch keeps us from giving this screen our highest recommendation."