Lenovo essential B490 (59-381813) Laptop (Core i3 3rd Gen/4 GB/500 GB/DOS)

Lenovo essential B490 (59-381813) Laptop (Core i3 3rd Gen/4 GB/500 GB/DOS) Price

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Best Price: Rs.31,250

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Key Features

  • DOS
  • Performance

  • Design

  • Storage

  • Battery

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

Buy For

  • HD LED display
  • Ample storage
  • Cost Efficient
  • HD Audio solution

Beware Of

  • DOS OS

A budget laptop from Lenovo

Display and Design

Lenovo Essential B490 features a 14-inch HD LED display with resolution of 1366x768 pixels. The HD display provides a crisp vision. The device holds a standard keyboard and a touchpad for pointing . The laptop comes in impressive black color with matte finish and designed with sharp edges. 

Processor and OS

The device is powered by a intel core i3 3110 processor clocked at speed of 2.4GHz providing a decent performance, to manage multiple tasks at a time, paired-up with 4GB DDR3 RAM which is expandable up to 8GB and cache memory of 3GB. The device comes with a DOS OS, which is flexible, you can update with OS of your choice, supporting up to the latest Windows 8 OS. The device possess a intel HD graphics processor, for better graphics.

Camera, Storage and Multimedia

The Lenovo Essential B490 holds a mediocre 0.3 megapixel webcam, for video calling purposes. FOr storage, the laptop has hard disk capacity of 500GB, furnishing plenty of space for your music, videos, pictures, software and other documents. The device provides HD audio solution and  comes with a pair of stereo speakers, for a superb surround sound.  The device comes with option to recognise fingerprints, which is awesome.

Battery and Connectivity

The laptop comes with a Li-ion battery providing a durable usage.  The device has one USB 2.0 port,a HDMI port , Bluetooth, WLAN and a HDMI port for connectivity.  A DVD RW driver available for data transmission from disk.


Lenovo Essential B490, a standard laptop from Lenovo, offering a decent performance and good visual experience with its HD display. This laptop may not be sutable for business or workplaces, still recommended, if you look for a budget friendly laptop for your personal use or average usage, with moderate performance.

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Lenovo essential B490 (59-381813) Laptop (Core i3 3rd Gen/4 GB/500 GB/DOS) Specifications

General Information

Brand Lenovo
Model B490 (59-381813)

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 Intel Core i3-3110
Processor Make Intel
Processor Model Core i3 3rd Gen
Processor Variant 3110
Clock-speed 2.4 Ghz
Graphic Processor Intel HD 4000
Graphic Processor Make Intel
Graphic Processor Variant HD 4000


Expandable Memory 8 GB
Memory Slots 2 DIMM
RAM type DDR3
Capacity 4 GB
Memory Layout 1 x 4 Gigabyte

Primary Storage

HDD Capacity 500 GB
HDD Speed(RPM) 7200 RPM

Display Details



Battery type Li-Ion


Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
USB 2.0 slots 1
Digital Media Reader
Web-cam resolution 0.3 MP
Secondary cam(Rear-facing) No
Audio Solution HD Audio Solution
Speakers Stereo speakers


Optical Drive DVD RW Drive
Drive Type DVD Writer
Pointing device Touchpad
Keyboard Standard Keyboard


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

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39 User Reviews for Lenovo essential B490 (59-381813) Laptop (Core i3 3rd Gen/4 GB/500 GB/DOS)

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  • One of the Best Laptops in this range
    Vikram Shenoy
    One of the Best Laptops in this range
    03 May 2014
    Reviewed On: flipkart.com

    Overall: I'll brief my review under a few broad heads to allow fellow buyers to make an informed judgment-n1)- Consideration for buying: I was looking specifically for a 14" laptop with at least a 2.3+ GHz Core i3 of 3rd Generation or above, at a budget of around Rs 30k. USB3.0 was a must. It needed to look sober and weigh around 1.9-2.1 kg. I was moving from a 15.6" Samsung Laptop with a 1st Gen Core i3 (2.53 GHz), weighing around 2.6 kg. This Lenovo was the only one offering both a high spec CPU and also USB3 at this range. It also had a high number of positive reviews from users. So it translated to a possible good VFM proposition. Also Flipkart had a good rebate offer going on. So I bought it from WS retail on Flipkart.nNow the Product itself-n1)- Looks and Build- nPros- The entire laptop is built out of non-reflective matte plastic, which is a boon. Even the keyboard base is non reflective, which is good in offices if you have a light just up and front of you. The laptop is chunky, and looks thick, but is actually thinner than a Dell Vostro by quite a margin. The chunky image has more to do with the way the base is fashioned than the actual thickness. The fit and finish is good and sturdy. The base has 4 ventilation slots, that make the HDD cool quite quickly. The hinges are also sturdy and smooth to operate. There is no 'harmonium' effect where the screen wobbles and shakes like in other laptops. One can easily mistake this 'humble' laptop for a Thinkpad.nCons- If you are used to holding this laptop by the edges by the screen, then the hinges can be an impediment as they extend all the way till the end of the body. Though they seem sturdy, this does make me conscious. The matte surface attracts moist patches from your palm and wrists. But it can be cleaned with a few wipes.nn2). Screen-nPros- The screen is not matte, but it is also not as reflective in nature as the 'True Life" screens in other laptops. Though bulbs do reflect off the screen, room reflections do not distract even at low brightness. Images and text are sharp. Also brightness levels can be adjusted across 15 levels allowing some degree of fine tuning of the brightness.nCons- Colors appear slightly muted compared to my earlier Samsung. But its miles ahead of the non-reflective screens.nn3). KeyBoard & TouchpadnPros- Keys are large, contoured, have good travel and give decent feedback. Arrow keys are full size, a big requirement for me. Touchpad is matte and works well. It is Synaptics in my case, and has the familiar feel of the earlier Compaq's. Does not interfere during typing.nCons- The text on the keys is somewhat 'in your face' with both lower and upper case symbols having quite thick and large text, as also the orange (come on!) Fn symbols. The keyboard seems far more cluttered than it actually is. Keys do not feel tactile in some cases, and there have been instances of keys being pressed twice without noticing it. Maybe its just me adjusting from my old keyboard.nn4). HardwarenPros- Good config. The 2.4 GHz 3rd Gen Core i3 is among the fastest you get nowadays. The only faster ones are the 2.5 GHz 3rd Gen Core i3 and 2.4 GHz Core i5s. 4th Gen Core ix's are much slower in the interest of ultra high battery life. n500GB Harddisk is Seagate, and works quite smoothly. It is 5400rpm. But the performance is a notch over earlier models, and is quite smooth in daily life. nRAm is 4GB DDR3-1600, in one slot (not 2). So one slot is empty (as per CPU-Z).nn5). Drivers-nPros- Drivers are available at Lenovo's India website. Select the model and download. They are available for pretty much all OSs ranging from WinXP to Win 8.1 64 bit. Everything works fairly well, except on-screen display of hot keys that sometimes does not show after the laptop wakes from sleep.nCons- In the case of drivers for Wifi, etc, there are drivers for multiple vendors, without an indication of how to select the right vendor for your particular machine. In the case of the Broadcom Wifi, the installation failed saying that the package was for XP, but I could install it through the Device Manager update driver screen.nn6)- Battery Backup- Excellent. Ranges from 4hrs in normal use of Wifi, etc, and 7 hrs with no Wifi/Internet.nnConclusion- Really good laptop, smooth and powerful while having excellent battery life. A clear 5 stars from me. Just hope it lasts many years.

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  • Best 14 Laptop at this price
    jay patel
    Best 14 Laptop at this price
    19 Apr 2016
    Reviewed On: flipkart.com

    Overall: I have purchase this laptop in 30K , I have used other laptops also but this is one of the best 14 inch laptop with very good processing speed and display quality. Keyboard is very handy and all other hot keys are functioning very good. 4G RAM + i3 gives best performance in it range.Laptop is cool even after using it for long time so this is one of the very good quality with this laptop. Worth buy at this price.

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