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Lenovo essential B490 (59-381836) Laptop (Core i3 3rd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS)

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Lenovo essential B490 (59-381836) Laptop (Core i3 3rd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS) details

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  • Excellent hard disc
  • Crisp display
  • Lightweight and easy to carry
  • Good Configuration for the price
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  • No default OS
Verdict

The Lenovo B490 is an excellent piece of device, packed in a compact and lightweight body. With its excellent hardware and looks,it is bound to attract many and the price at which it is offered will only help in that process.

Excellent hardware at a reasonable price
Display and Design

The major quality that makes the Lenovo essential  B490 superlative is its 14.0-inch HD LED Backlit display screen with a high resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. This forms lucid and stutter free videos and images. Along with this, the high brightness of the display is an added bonus. All this is packed in a lightweight black body, making it very convenient to carry around.

Processor and Configuration

This laptop is has an Intel Core i3-3110 processor, in conjunction with 2GB DDR3 RAM with expansion slots, that allow it to be expanded to a massive 8GB. This combo of awe-inspiring processor and graphics can surely attract anyone towards it. There is no inbuilt OS which provides the user to install the OS of their preference without spending excessive money.

Camera, Storage, Multimedia

This laptop is inbuilt with 0.3 MP HD Webcam with video recording that helps making your skype video chatting and conferencing a great experience. It has got Dolby HD audio solution and stereo speakers for an amazing sound quality.It also has a DVD- Recordable with dual layer. The storage is handled by a 500 Gb hard disc drive running at a brilliant 7200 rpm, providing ample storage space for all the users needs at excellent read write speeds.

Connectivity and Battery

Lenovo has provided ample of extra features to its laptop such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 2x USB (2.0), 2 x USB (3.0) and an HDMI port. It also has a 6 cell battery that can deliver up to 6 hours of uninterrupted services with ease.
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Lenovo essential B490 (59-381836) Laptop (Core i3 3rd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS) Price
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  • Lenovo essential B490 (59-381836) Laptop (Core i3 3rd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS)
  • Lenovo essential B490 (59-381836) Laptop (Core i3 3rd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS)
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4.5 / 5
20 User Reviews
Rs.  29,250 ( out of stock )
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Lenovo B490 59381836 Laptop 3rd Gen Ci3 2GB 500GB DOS Black review
16 Dec 2013 By aditya sharma On flipkart.com

there were 4 dead pixels in the initial shipment, but flipkart replaced the product with the new one. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and it's performance is too good, keyboard is very smooth and 14 inch display is perfect, battery life is approx 5 hours in normal working conditions with wi-fi.

Very nice at this price
20 Feb 2014 By Saurav Ghosh On flipkart.com

I bought this laptop just three days ago, and I like it. I bought a Samsung Notebook for 21k which had a Dual Core AMD E1 or something processor and it was the worst product I have ever purchased in my life, it is literally slower than my S4. Yeah different OS, whatever.nThis laptop is nice, however I don't know what's wrong mine has 2 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports, still it's good. n- Performance is nice, I won't call it really smooth, but it's nice. Web browsing, watching HD videos on YouTube and all are totally fine. n- Battery life is decent, won't say good, cause it is not lasting any more than 3½ hours, which is okay for me. However I always run it at High performance mode, with CPU power management disabled.n- I am little disappointed with the display quality though, I mean it's not great, it's definitely good and will impress most users, but for me it was just above average. Maybe I am used with high quality displays too much :pnBtw. maybe I have a different model, but mine is NOT Anti-Glare by any means, so if you have any tube/CFL glowing at back, you will need to put the screen at a different angle.n- The best of this model is the keyboard. I mean I love Lenovo's Accutype keyboard, or whatever they call it. It's nice, will give you a nice feedback, for long typing this keyboard is really really nice. Honestly I am finding this keyboard better than my Logi G15 for typing ;) You won't feel any pressure to your fingers, even after continuously typing for say 15-20 minutes.n- Audio quality is okay, I never watch anything with speakers, so won't comment much.n- Build quality is really nice. It's sturdy, well built. The external is matt finished, which is nice, but it attracts fingerprint. So need to clean it often. I would prefer a silver colour model over black, I always find Silver as a premium colour than Black, for these type of stuffs.n- There is a fingerprint scanner/reader, use it, don't use it, your choice. It works pretty fine. You can save your favourite websites and username/pass and then just with a finger swipe that site will be opened, logging you in directly, not bad.n- This model does not have a numpad section. So I had to buy an attachment.n- Weight is moderately high. It's okay, but definitely I would have preferred a at least another 300 grams or so lighter.n- I don't like the placement of the charging port, I would have preferred it at left side instead of right.n- The touch-pad is nice, it has a dotted texture, which is very good for controlled operation.n- It has a Rupee symbol hard-coded into the keyboard. You just hit AltGr and 4 altogether and it will pop up, like this ? :) I really like it. With Windows 8/8.1 you don't need to do anything extra to get this sign, but with Windows 7 you need to install MS Update which was specifically released to support this symbol.n- I find another thing annoying, the Hard disk LED, it's placed under the right speaker grill, and is really hard to notice under moderate light, so under very bright light it won't be noticeable, which is not good. You will need to find it rather than it will find your eye.nAt the end of the day, anyone looking for a budget laptop, this is really a worthy model to check out. 3rd gen i3 will do most tasks easily (excluding gaming of course, or it might, I really can't say), Intel HD 4000 graphics, 500 GB HDD, all are nice fit. 2 GB RAM is okay for most users, but if you are into multitasking I definitely recommend buying another 2 GB additionally. Whatever, this unit feels like a rocket after using that AMD E1, which is terribly pathetic, I never thought an i3 could have been felt this fast to be honest, thanks to AMD :/nFor around ? 28000 I will definitely recommend this model, and will give it 4/5 stars.nnSaurav (ithehappy)

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Lenovo essential B490 (59-381836) Laptop (Core i3 3rd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/DOS) Specifications

General Information
Brand Lenovo
Model B490 (59-381836)
Dimensions(WxHxD) x x  mm
Weight 2.1 Kg
Colors Black
Operating System DOS
Operating System Type -bit
Display Details
Display Size 14.0 Inches (35.56 cm)
Display Resolution 1366 x 768 Pixels
Display Type LED
Display Features HD LED Display
Display Touchscreen no  No
Performance
Processor Intel Core i3-3110 (3rd Gen)
Clock-speed 2.4 Ghz
Chipset Intel HM77 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
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 Touchpad with Multi-touch Support
Keyboard AccuType Keyboard
Fingerprint Scanner Finger Print Reader
Others
Warranty 1 Year
Sales Package Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guides and Manuals
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