Despite being available at a low price, the Lenovo Essential B490 (59-413237) boasts of some powerful features in the form of Gigabit Ethernet support, four USB slots with two of them being the latest USB 3.0, stunning Dolby powered speakers and fast SuperMulti DVD Drive. It also has decent configuration to handle both gaming and business efficiently.
Display and Design
The Lenovo Essential B490 (59-413237) sports a 14-inch HD LED backlit display that offers comfortable viewing experience with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, also known as WXGA. It is wrapped in an all black outfit which may look dull but is not prone to scratches and fingerprints and has a weight of 2.2kg.
Processor and OS
At the heart of the device there is a 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processor racing at a clock speed of 2.4GHz and sitting on HM77 Express chipset. The CPU works in combination with a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which is expandable up to 8GB through the 2 user accessible DIMM memory slots. The presence of 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 610M graphics card is capable of handling demanding games and videos without much lag. It comes preloaded with DOS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Lenovo Essential B490 (59-413237) flaunts a VGA webcam which can be used for online video calls. It accounts for the storage needs of the user with a 500GB SATA hard disk. It flaunts a SuperMulti DVD RW Drive so that you can easily stream movies and games at ease. The stereo speakers powered by Dolby Advanced Audio provide theatre like ambience.
Battery and Connectivity
The Lenovo Essential B490 (59-413237) is packed with a 6 cell Li-ion battery which promises to render up to 4 hours of service on the trot. From the connectivity point of view, it is equipped with features like Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB 2.0 slots, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, 2 USB 3.0 ports, digital media reader, HDMI out and VGA port.