Display and Design
The Lenovo Ideapad B490 (59-349872) arrives with a 14.1-inch HD LED backlit display which makes texts appear sharper with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a completely black colored outfit which has a matte finish that may not grab eye balls but doesn't call for much attention. With a weight of 2.2kg, you won't have much problem carrying it around as well.
Processor and OS
Under the hood, this laptop is packed with a 2nd generation Intel Core i3 processor racing at 2.2GHz and working in combination with a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM. It also has 2 unused memory slots which can be used for expanding the RAM's capacity. The integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics manages rich games and movies. It lacks any preloaded OS which is nothing unusual considering its price.
Camera and Storage
The Lenovo Ideapad B490 (59-349872) carries a webcam embedded in the bezel on top of the display. The 500GB Serial ATA hard disk provides sufficient space for storing files. It also has a DVD RW Drive so that you can keep important documents, files and folders safely on CDs and DVDs.
Battery and Connectivity
To ensure continuous service for a fair period of time, the Lenovo Ideapad B490 (59-349872) is equipped with a 6 cell Li-ion battery. The connectivity and networking package included in the laptop comprises of features like 2 USB 3.0 slots, 2 USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth v4.0, WLAN, Ethernet port, multi card slot, digital media reader, VGA port and HDMI out.
The Lenovo Ideapad B490 (59-349872) is a cool budget friendly laptop that is laden with a host of powerful features. The most striking one is the Intel Core i3 processor that makes computing easier. It has for a nice outfit, an optical drive and fours USB ports out of which there are 2 USB 3.0 slots. You will have to bear with the poor RAM though.