Lenovo essential B490 (59-356128) Laptop (Pentium 2nd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS)

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Lenovo essential B490 (59-356128) Laptop (Pentium 2nd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS) details

Buy For
  • Sharp display
  • Affordable price tag
  • HD webcam
  • Four USB ports
  • Optical drive
Beware of
  • No OS
  • Outdated configuration
Verdict

The Lenovo essential B490 (59-356128) has been built for those who can't afford to spend too much in buying a laptop but need one for meeting basic computing needs. It flaunts a sharp display, a HD webcam, an optical drive and four USB ports. And in order to justify the price, you will have to bear with the outdated configuration and buy a separate OS.

Low-end computer for basic needs
Display and Design
 
The Lenovo essential B490 (59-356128) arrives with a 14.1-inch HD LED backlit display which provides sharp viewing experience with a WXGA resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It comes in an all black body which has a weight of just 2.1kg so that you don't face too much discomfort while carrying it around.
 
Processor and OS
 
At the heart of the device there is a 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium B960 processor from the 2nd generation series and based on HM65 Express chipset. The CPU works in combination with a 2GB DDR3 RAM whose capacity can be bolstered up to 8GB via the two unused DIMM slots. The responsibility of handling rich videos and games is given to the integrated Intel HD 4000 GPU. It doesn't have any preloaded OS which is completely normal considering the price.
 
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
 
The Lenovo essential B490 (59-356128) is furnished with a VGA webcam which is capable of shooting 720p videos and ensures comfortable video calling needs. For storage purposes, there is a 500GB SATA HDD which operates at 7200 rpm thereby guaranteeing faster response. It even has a DVD RW Writer which can be used for transferring data through disks. The stereos speakers have been crafted to provide HD Audio Solution.
 
Battery and Connectivity
 
The Lenovo essential B490 (59-356128) is packed with a 6 cell Li-ion battery which can provide up to 3 hours of service on single charge, as claimed by the vendor. Connectivity wise, it sports features like WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 slots, Ethernet port, HDMI out, digital media reader and VGA port.
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  • Lenovo essential B490 (59-356128) Laptop (Pentium 2nd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS)
  • Lenovo essential B490 (59-356128) Laptop (Pentium 2nd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS)
  • Lenovo essential B490 (59-356128) Laptop (Pentium 2nd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS)
  • Lenovo essential B490 (59-356128) Laptop (Pentium 2nd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS)
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  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Web Camera
  • 4 USB Ports
  • HDMI Port
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Great laptop with Full on packed features
20 Feb 2013 By lagisetti satya vardhan On flipkart.com

i did a lot of research before buying this one. bought 2 weeks ago at the same price\ni find this perfect laptop for my need. and my needs are-\n1) a computer that could run study purpose software\n2)have some type of security( this has finger print scanner)\n3)at least dual core\n4)less weight\n5)14 inch screen(makes it more portable then 15 inch screen) \n\nand now pros-\n1) PENTIUM dual core at 2.2 Ghz-This is difficult to find at this price and that too from lenevo\n2) the brand lenevo itself\n3) the harddisk is 500G and at 7200 rpm!!(this feature is difficult to find on laptops more then 35k also) it is unbelievable(but i checked its true itz acutally 7200 rmp)\n4) USB 3.0 is available(this feature is useful nowadays)\n5) i got a free BAGPACK which has a mrp of 2150. its quality is great and can fit all ur belongings.(same bag is for laptops of 30k)\n6) and not least intel HD graphics.\n7) fingerprint scanner is COOL :D\n\ncons-\n1)little tilt in screen angle can be difficult to see. but you cant expect it to be great at this price. \n2) no driver cd. have to downloaded from website.\n\nall in all a great value for money laptop.

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Good Product, High Price
06 Apr 2013 By Linux fan On flipkart.com

A friend who had purchased this lenovo b490 asked to install linux.\nI did an install of lubuntu 12.10, 32bit, as the provided ram is 2Gb.\n\nThis unit is from the Business series and build is like thinkpad. Boxy, slightly thick, very little flex, somber plastics, 2.2 kg, sturdy, great keyboard, weight well distributed and a great companion for work, multimedia and travel. \n\nThe screen is glossy with good colors. The machine really zips with lubuntu. Very quick boot, shutdown and no spinning wheels ! Highly recommended.\n\nAll functions, function keys, work out of the box. The wifi broadcom driver requires enabling restricted extras.\nThe touchpad is pimpled, two finger scrolling, flick scrolling, tap to click, all work like a charm.\n2 x usb2 and 2x usb 3 ports divided on right and left sides are useful. Single mic/headphone like all lenovos.\n\nThe hard disk is 7200 rpm from seagate, 12 ms response time, with a decent cache. The first click response is slow and after that, whoosh, the response is magical and reminds one of an ssd. \n\nI customized the lubuntu install, removing the default lubuntu apps(abiword, gnumeric, chromium etc), replacing with the full complement of ubuntu apps (chrome, opera, firefox, libreoffice, vlc player, totem, xbmc, wine, games, etc) and avoided unity which hogs resources.\n\nI handed the machine to a house guest visiting from usa to check the lappy and the response 'Its great, just like my mac, at an unbelievable price'\n\nThe only gripe here- flipkart has priced this way above the market price which my friend paid. I do hope flipkart discards the baggage (bag) and gets the price down by a couple of thousand at least, to make this a really popular choice.

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Lenovo essential B490 (59-356128) Laptop (Pentium 2nd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS) User Reviews

Lenovo essential B490 (59-356128) Laptop (Pentium 2nd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS) Specifications

General Information
Brand Lenovo
Model B490 (59-356128)
Dimensions(WxHxD) x x  mm
Weight 2.1 Kg
Colors Black
Operating System DOS
Operating System Type -bit
Display Details
Display Size 14.1 Inches (35.81 cm)
Display Resolution 1366 x 768 Pixels
Display Type LED
Display Features HD LED Display
Display Touchscreen no  No
Performance
Processor Intel Pentium B960
Clock-speed 2.2 Ghz
Chipset Intel HM65 Express
Graphic Processor Intel HD 4000
Memory
Capacity 2 GB
RAM type DDR3
Memory Slots 2 DIMM
Expandable Memory 8 GB
Memory Layout 1 x 2 Gigabyte
Storage
HDD Capacity 500 GB
HDD Speed(RPM) 7200 RPM
HDD type SATA
Battery
Battery Cell 6 Cell
Power Supply 65 W
Battery Life 3 Hrs
Networking
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth yes
Bluetooth Version 4.0
Ports
USB 3.0 slots 2
USB 2.0 slots 2
SD Card Reader yes
Headphone Jack yes
Microphone Jack yes
VGA Port yes
Multimedia
Web-cam yes
Web-cam Resolution 0.3 MP
Video Recording 720p HD
Secondary cam(Rear-facing) no  No
Audio Solution HD Audio Solution
Speakers Stereo speakers
In-built Microphone yes
Peripherals
Optical Drive DVD RW Drive
Drive Type DVD Writer
Pointing Device Multi-Touch Gesture Touchpad
Keyboard AccuType Keyboard
Others
Warranty 1 Year
Lockport yes
Sales Package Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guide and Manuals
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