Lenovo essential B490 (59-349110) Laptop (Core i5 3rd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS)

Lenovo essential B490 (59-349110) Laptop (Core i5 3rd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS) Price

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Key Features

  • DOS
  • Performance



  • Design



  • Storage



  • Battery



  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Web Camera
  • 4 USB Ports
  • HDMI Port

Buy For

  • Multi touch pad
  • Powerful processor
  • Ample ports

Beware Of

  • No Windows

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Display, Processor and OS

The Lenovo Essential B490 (59-349110) features a 14-inch HD LED display having a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, which renders beautiful graphics.

The laptop comes pre-loaded with DOS, which means you need to upgrade it to another OS after you purchase. The Intel Core i5 3230M B75 Express processor with a clock speed of 2.6GHz, which can be turbo boosted up to 3.2GHz handles the functions of the notebook. It is assisted by a 3MB cache memory and a 2GB DDR3 RAM. The Intel HD Graphics 4000 makes sure that you can enjoy rich and vivid graphics.

Camera, Storage and Multimedia

The 0.3 Megapixel webcam at the front meets your video chatting requirements. Additional features included in the laptop come in the form of Stereo speakers, a touchpad equipped with multi touch support, and an Accutype keyboard. The DVD RW drive is useful in running CDs and DVDs easily. The laptop has a HDD of 500GB to take care of your storage needs.

Battery and Connectivity

The device can be connected with other networks and gadgets through options like two USBv2.0 ports, two USBv3.0 ports, HDMI port, VGA port, RJ45 LAN, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0 and Ethernet LAN. The 6-cell li-ion battery at the back provides a maximum backup of 3 hours.

Verdict

The Lenovo Essential B490 (59-349110) is a handy laptop available at a decent price tag. It is equipped with a sharp processor backed by a powerful RAM and a good cache memory which enables you to multi task proficiently. The rich graphics card is boosted by quality stereo speakers which make you have a great time while watching videos, pictures and movies and playing games. The keyboard and touchpad make operations much easier for you. The notebook is properly equipped with various connectivity options.

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Lenovo essential B490 (59-349110) Laptop (Core i5 3rd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS) Specifications

General Information

Brand Lenovo
Model B490 (59-349110)

Style Attributes

Dimensions(WxHxD) x x  mm
Colors Black
Weight 2.1 Kg
Display Features HD LED Display
Display Touchscreen No
Display Resolution 1366 x 768 Pixels
Display Size 14.0 Inches
Display Type LED

Processor

Processor Intel Core i5-3230M
Processor Make Intel
Processor Model Core i5 3rd Gen
Processor Variant 3230M
Chipset Intel B75 Express
Clock-speed 2.6 Ghz
Graphic Processor Intel HD 4000
Graphic Processor Make Intel
Graphic Processor Variant HD 4000

Memory

Expandable Memory 8 GB
Memory Slots 2 DIMM
RAM type DDR3
Capacity 2 GB
Memory Layout 1 x 2 Gigabyte

Primary Storage

HDD Capacity 500 GB
HDD type SATA
HDD Speed(RPM) 7200 RPM

Display Details

OS DOS
Type 64

Battery

Battery type Li-Ion
Battery Life 3 Hrs
Power Supply 65 W
Battery Cell 6 Cell

Networking

Ethernet Ports(Numbers) 1
Ethernet type 10/1000M LAN
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version 4.0
USB 2.0 slots 2
USB 3.0 slots 2
HDMI 1
Digital Media Reader
Web-cam
Web-cam resolution 0.3 MP
Secondary cam(Rear-facing) No
Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack
VGA Port
Audio Solution HD Audio Solution
Speakers Stereo speakers

Peripherals

Optical Drive DVD RW Drive
Drive Type DVD Writer
Pointing device Touchpad with Multi-touch Support
Keyboard AccuType Keyboard
Fingerprint scanner Fingerprint Sensor

Others

Warranty 1 Year
Lockport
Sales Package Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guide and Manuals

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2 User Reviews for Lenovo essential B490 (59-349110) Laptop (Core i5 3rd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS)

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  • Unmatched for the price
    Raghuvar Vasudev
    Unmatched for the price
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    09 Jul 2013
    Reviewed On: flipkart.com

    Overall: I bought this laptop from Orient Technologies Bangalore not Flipkart but I just have to write this review... I will start with cons first then pros: --- Cons: 1. Smooth matte finish, I actually prefer the rough texture of the original B470 and B480... This is not really a problem as this is because of my personal taste... 2. Windows key is too big and I keep hitting it during gaming... Lenovo Y580 and MSI laptops have Windows key on the right of spacebar... But this too is not a major con as this is a business/college laptop and not for gaming... 3. This laptop is actually lighter than my sister's Macbook pro 13.3 inch but it is too thick - when closed it is almost twice as thick as Macbook pro... 4. Sound quality while satisfactory could have been better and the speakers lack bass... --- Pros: 1. i5 Ivy Bridge CPU is crazy fast 2. Integrated Intel HD4000 can actually run many modern games on medium and moderately demanding games on high... I am running Crysis 2 on medium @ 27 fps @ 1280x720 resolution and Counter Strike Global Offensive on high @ 39 fps also @ 1280x720 and 35 fps at native 1366x768 resolution... 3. Put in 4GB more RAM to make it flex mode - multitasking is a breeze now... 4. Unlike B470 and B490, display and display bezel are now full matte plastic which is nice and high quality... 5. 7200 RPM HDD for this price is unbeatable... It is slightly slower than other 7200 RPM HDDs but Lenovo did this on purpose so that you still have a fast HDD compared to other laptops in this price range but does not generate as much heat or consume as much battery power as other typical 7200 RPM HDDs... This is awesome... I put Windows 8 Pro 64 bit in this laptop and thanks to this HDD, boot up time is 8 seconds - and that is with tonnes of games and apps loaded into this thing... 6. Battery backup is by far the best for a budget business laptop... Lenovo India claims only 3-4 hours and Lenovo USA claims 5-6 hours... While browsing and doing college/office work, I get backup of 4.5 to 5.5 hours on power saver mode with display brightness at 40% which is exactly what Lenovo USA claims... 7. Lenovo Accu-type keyboard is better than Macbook pro's - best keyboard ever... 8. Synaptics touchpad has very nice rough texture... It is not very smooth once new but after installing Synaptics touchpad driver from Lenovp website, it is butter smooth... 9. I installed Windows 8 pro and after downloading latest updates for this OS, there is no compatibility issues and I can actually run Project IGI which is a 2000 DX8 game... Windows 8 is also easy to get used to for those who have experience with Windows XP and 7... I got used to it in less than half hour... 10. Full matte plastic build is of the highest quality for this price range... This laptop is durable believe you me... 11. Despite the thickness, the tapered blade like edge makes this laptop look much thinner than it actually is and it totally looks sexy... It is one of the best looking business laptops around... Though Dell Vostro is slightly better looking, B490 is much higher quality and has double the battery backup and much better keyboard... 12. This laptop runs cool while gaming... Thanks to the thickness, air flow is good and the cooling fan is quite... Cool looking and cool running laptop this one...

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  • Mixed Feelings
    Neel Jinwala
    Mixed Feelings
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    11 Sep 2016
    Reviewed On: flipkart.com

    Overall: The cheapest ever in the range of core-i5 series. Typically a business laptop and provides a good battery backup of around 4 hours on windows 8 and Ubuntu. But i am quite dejected by a few things. It is mentioned core-i5 3230. Actually it is core-5 3210. A processor with 0.1 ghz less than mentioned. Secondly I expected it had power management software that limits battery charge to 80% which almost all lenovo laptops provide. Its not present here. Satisfied though. Quite good for programming purpose.

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