Budget laptop with notable features
Display, Processor and OS
The Lenovo Essential B40-70 (59-430675) comes with a sharp 14-inch HD LED backlit Anti Glare display which poses a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and provides clear visuals even under bright light. The matte finish on the top also protects your eyeballs from getting affected by reflective rays.
Inside the laptop, there is an outdated 1.7GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core 3558U processor which is assisted by a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM whose capacity can be increased up to 8GB using the 2 unused user accessible DIMM slots. For better management of intensive graphics, the machine relies on the inbuilt Intel HD GPU. The machine is packed with 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS which comes as a surprise in this price range.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Lenovo Essential B40-70 (59-430675) manages the video calling requirements of the user with a webcam placed above the display. It comes with a 500GB SATA hard disk which offers sufficient space for storing all kinds of files. The presence of DVD RW Drive allows you to transfer data through disks. The stereo speakers running on Dolby Advanced Audio provide crisp, loud and clear audio quality.
Battery and Connectivity
The Lenovo Essential B40-70 (59-430675) is furnished with a 4 cell Li-ion battery which guarantees service for up to 6 hours on the trot. Coming to the connectivity and networking features, the laptop is loaded with Gigabit Ethernet, 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 slots, WLAN, HDMI out, Bluetooth v4.0 and digital media reader.
The Lenovo Essential B40-70 (59-430675) might be available at a low price but is packed with a number of commendable features. The most important one is definitely the Windows 8.1 OS. Others include Gigabit Ethernet port, optical drive, Anti Glare display, sound battery and USB 3.0 slot. You will have to bear with slow performance though.