All in, for a work-play combo! A large ( 23 inch) touch-sensitive full high definition screen that supports NVIDIA’s GeForce 3-D vision technology ( with glasses); a powerful 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor and an integrated HD webcamwith 5.0 speakers as well as a Blu-ray DVD drive, 4GB of memory and up to a terabyte of harddisk storage -- all add up to make Lenovo’s new all-in-onePC, the IdeaCenter B520, a powerhouse for both work and play.
An optional extra is a 3-in-1 mouse that doubles as a games controller, while both regular mouse and keyboard as Bluetooth wireless enabled. A Rapid Drive SSD ( solid state drive) lets users boot up the Windows 7 operating system in less than 20 seconds.
Ideal for video conferencing as well as 3-D entertainment, the B520 costs Rs 71,990 before taxes in India.
Specification details Up to 2nd generation Intel Core™ i7 processor with
Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
• Up to Genuine Windows7 Home Premium
• Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows7 – with RapidDrive1
SSD technology; boot-up in as little as 20.5 seconds and open applications quicker.
• 23” Full HD (1920x1080), 16:9 widescreen frameless display –supporting state-of-the-art 3D vision1 & frameless Multi-touch1 technologies.
• Up to NVIDIA GeForce® GT 555M 2GB graphics
• Up to 16GB DDR3 memory, up to 2TB HDD & 32GB SSD storage
• Integrated Bluetooth®1 and high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi
• Integrated DVD reader/writer & Blu-ray Disc™1 drive
• USB2.0, USB3.01 connectors & 5in1 card reader
• Integrated Lenovo High-Sense webcam
This review also appears in the Aug 28 2011 issue of The WEEK magazine ( www.the-week.com ) Aug 26 2011