SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo B470-431523U
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Price: 600 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo B470-431523U
We've previously looked at a laptop from Lenovo's Essential G series (the G570), and now it's time to check out the Essential B series. If you're unclear on the difference, Lenovo helpfully offers that the B series consists of "budget laptops for working at home or at the office," while the G series is described as "everyday laptops at a great price."
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 60%
The large hard drive doesn’t compensate for the 5400rpm speed. There’s not even an option to upgrade. The B470 Essential’s fan ran quiet as a church mouse, and perhaps the coolness of the components contributed to a very impressive 6 hours 17 minutes on medium usage tasks (browsing, WiFi, Windows’ balanced power profile).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2011
The Lenovo B470 is an excellent value for small office and home users. The latest Intel processors provide great performance and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 60%
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2011
Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.