pc computer Lenovo IdeaCentre B310
Composition of the family to meet your current needs?
The Lenovo IdeaCentre B310, which is primarily a PC for the whole family, not occupying much space and has a setting that can be described as a medium. In this case, it is an Intel Core i3 Dual Core 550 3.2 GHz (up to i5), socket 1156, 4 MB L3 cache Intel Graphics Accelerator GMA HD, 3 GB DDR3 memory (up to 8 GB of RAM) , HDD 500 GB (2 TB maximum), no touch screen (optional). The video part is not neglected, but not a monster ATI Radeon HD 5450 will be convenient for some recent games, even in 3D. Everything is controlled by the operating system Windows 7 Home Premium (Windows Media Center included).
What could be the place where IdeaCentre face competitors such as the iMac 21.5 "?
It's a legitimate question that the future buyer should ask. We will deliver items throughout the test. However, there are several points already considered, and differ Lenovo IdeaCentre of its main competitor, the iMac 21.5 ". Here, the user can benefit from a touch screen (B320 and B520) with a resolution HD can be very practice a TV tuner and a less powerful processor (Intel Core i3 550) at the entrance, about 500 €. by Apple's entry level begins with an Intel Core Quad Core i5 € 1 149 TTC with AMD 6750M Radeon HD (512 MB). He questions, there could be the answer to my IdeaCentre desktop and multimedia needs, if so, look no further.
It could not be simpler. Lenovo offers this version of the IdeaCentre addition to PC all-in-one 7.2 kg, an external input devices and two wide. Wireless keyboard and mouse black and red, and thus coincide with the B310. Depending on which version is also a remote control. It is your responsibility to adjust the tilt of your choice by setting the PC at will based on the back. We must maintain a minimum angle of 15 degrees vertically to not make the computer unstable and the risk of tipping! Once the power cord plugged into an electrical outlet, your office is fully operational!
The all-in-shell and a facade of B310
Frame design includes a unit rather than appeal to some and reject others, as always. Schematically, it seems tiles, ie 21.5 ", is grafted to a slight shift of the low-profile enclosure that contains all the equipment. The all-in-one all black, except for the rear support bar and the sound of 'silver. Place on a flat surface, do not slip through the different tires. In addition to the front we find the on / off button, two front speakers, a 0.3 megapixel camera, two buttons, and adjust the brightness, turn off the plate or (energy saving). a series of LED lights, all white people are also present (LED hard drive, Wi-Fi card, Bluetooth is turned on / off, remove the DVD).
The quality of the panel, keyboard / mouse and sharpness to start HD LED panel, 1920 x 1080, and the colors are correct. And 'more boring than the brilliant and the lighting is well distributed over the entire surface. Of course, it's DTT channels to watch the report by using the Windows Media Center to recognize the tuner installed although it is "YUAN MC907 TV." Quality is meeting and the image of the fluid. B310 is relatively quiet. You still hear the fan noise in a quiet environment. In spite of rubber bumpers, vibration of the hard drive and all of which are also heard. What is the quality of the keyboard and mouse, they are using Bluetooth. The mouse is nothing in particular, the keyboard includes shortcut keys practices, which serve as the key "Fn" (RCA, browser, sleep, media player control buttons ...).
Configuration and the Windows Experience Index
What is a configuration based on the Intel Core i3 550 (3.20 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 73W TDP, 1156)? We believe that this dual-core (quad-core hyperthreading) entry-level Intel x86 processors is quite a place in the office setting and multimedia oriented. Our test machine is equipped with only 3 GB DDR3 (Samsung), the four memory slots with up to 8 GB of DDR3 memory and 500 GB hard drive also can be changed (up to 2 TB), scalability is achieved in part. Windows experience on a scale of 1.0 to 7.9 obtained by the half with a score of 5.0. The B310 could be reached the index of 5.9, but is penalized with the ATI Radeon HD 5450 that we will detail below with particular 3DMarkVantage.
Webcam, minimalist sounds correctly and Blu Ray is not even an option
We do not stop at the Lenovo web camera high regard, with its 0.3 MP (640 x 480), which shall provide videoconferencing with Windows Live Messenger or other instant messaging clients, but of course we are far from being a HD camera 720p FaceTime as an iMac ... The quality of the two speakers 3W x 2 audio sound bar located at the top of the helmet, however, are of very good quality for your videos or TV in a small room. You can still connect a 2.1 through the audio output. On the right side, the presence of a box of DVD-RW is commendable, but the option of a Blu-ray would not be a luxury!
Six USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, gigabit and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
On the left side are two USB 2.0 ports, ready for placement rules for USB drives or removable devices, input and output of audio and Reader 5-in-1 memory card. The main connectors behind the B310. Four USB 2.0 ports, a TV antenna input, Gigabit Ethernet, Firewire 1394a, port, PS / 2 port for a nostalgic (keyboard and mouse wire) added that Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth, and we are full! The connection is more than enough for your home computer.
PCMarkVantage Professional x64 Edition (188.8.131.52)
Lenovo Idea Centre B310 receives an overall score of 7004. The lowest configuration of the processor and graphics card may be the same score 5,046 points. You can specify more than one muscle, which is filled with 13 615 points, still double score 7004 points! Two interest rates are the Achilles' first point of memory, because this test configuration is only 3 GB of DDR3 memory and a second hard drive speeds, the result of 4736 points.
3DMarkVantage Professional Edition (XGA resolution and 1080)
3DMarkVantage is intended for games that work with DirectX 10 cards. We are facing the DirectX 11 cards, but only a few strong the latest 3D games, all of a sudden, this is not really correct 3DMarkVantage 3DMark11 May. In the entrance examination, 1024 x 768 pixels, the score has reached 6965 points. Most machines have the same processor to obtain between 3278 and 4875. So, this card shines at XGA resolution. A 1920 x 1080, that in HD, the score is 455 (Extreme) is two times faster than the best composition of 1758 points (550 i3, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570). But the fact is that the Radeon HD 5450 (512 MB dedicated), is decorated with a living room PC, the audio and video decoding at 720p and 1080p, some 3D games, reading.
HD Tune Pro 4.60
Hard Disk 3.5 "is a Western Digital (WD5000AAKS) Caviar Blue, designed for office typically range in size up to 500 GB (SATA, 7200 rpm, 16MB cache). Read more Reading time is 58.1 MB / century, up to 129.7 MB / sec and the average interest we are more than 102 Mb / s. The measured access time of 15.2 ms, is far from being advertised by the manufacturer (4.2 ms). Not can in no CPU resources (1.5%), and is a good point. scratches can be heard, but the presentations are balanced and compatible with any other configuration.