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Lenovo Essential B590 15.6" Laptop Computer - Black

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Overview

SKU:
737684
Mfr Part #:
5936-6616
UPC:
887770196986


  • Intel Core i3-2348M Processor 2.3GHz
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 320GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • DVDRW Drive
  • 4-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • 10/100/1000 Network
  • 802.11b/g/n Wireless
  • 15.6" Widescreen Display

Lenovo's Essential B590 laptop computer overturns a longstanding myth in the PC marketplace - that budget laptops can't deliver on computing power, security and durability, and stylish design. Engineered for ease of use, Lenovo Essential laptops are perfect entry-level PCs.

Specifications

Product Information
SKU
737684
Mfr Part#
5936-6616
UPC
887770196986
General Information
Series
Essential
Model Number
B590
Lifestyle
Business
Color - Lid
Black
Color - Base
Black
Color - Keyboard
Black
Platform
Notebook PC
Motherboard
North Bridge Chipset
Intel HM77
Operating System
Operating System
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Startup Operating System
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Operating System Licenses Included
Windows 8 Professional
Processor
CPU Brand
Intel
CPU Core
Dual-Core
CPU Type
Core i3
CPU Speed
2348M (2.3GHz)
Smart Cache
3MB
FSB
5 GT/s
CPU Main Features
Hyper-Threading Technology
Virtualization Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Memory
Total Memory
2GB
Memory Speed
DDR3-1600
Form Factor
204-pin SO-DIMM
Memory Configuration
1 x 2GB
Memory Slots (Total)
2
Memory Slots (Available)
1
Maximum Memory Supported
8GB
Hard Drive
HD Capacity
320GB
HD Interface
SATA
HD RPM
5,400 RPM
HD Configuration
1 x 320GB
Multimedia Drives
Optical Drive
DVDRW
Optical Drive Specifications
DVDRW Drive
Display
Screen Size
15.6"
Resolution
1366x768
Widescreen
Yes
Webcam
Yes
Video
GPU Type
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Video Connectors
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
Communications
LAN
Gigabit LAN
LAN Data Transfer Rate
10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
Wireless Technology
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Card Reader
Card Reader
4-in-1 Digital Media Reader
Media Supported
Secure Digital
MMC
SDHC
SDXC
Ports and Connectors
VGA 15-pin
1
HDMI
1
USB 2.0
2
USB 3.0
2
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard
Full-size with numeric keypad
Mouse Type
Touchpad
Power
Battery
6-Cell Lithium-Ion
Battery Life
Up to 6 Hours (Stated battery Life is estimated based on manufacturers engineering testing for a new battery. Actual performance will vary based on notebook settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.)
Physical Specifications
Width
14.88"
Depth
9.92"
Height
1.32"
Weight
5.51 lbs.
What's in the Box
What's in the Box
Essential B590 Laptop Computer, Windows 8 Pro Disc
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts
1 Year Limited
Labor
1 Year Limited

Important Add-Ons

Protection Plans

  • No Service Plan

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Microsoft Windows® 7 Professional
With enhanced productivity features to streamline routine tasks, it also simplifies network connections and has several security protections including automatic system and network backups. Entertainment has never  been cooler than with Windows Media Center. You can watch, pause, and record live programs, enjoy a variety of online entertainment, or take a break with your best music. Windows 7 also supports DirectX 11. Gamers will love its smoother 3D animation and realistic graphics.

Hard Drive Capacity
A 320GB, 5,400RPM hard drive makes this notebook a strong performer for mobile tasks. It's got plenty of room for your operating system and leaves you lots of space for taking work on the road and those essential mobile creature comforts like your music, videos, and pictures.

Intel® Smart Cache
With Intel Smart Cache you benefit from increased data access because the cache is shared between the cores from a single access point and optimized by workload demand. That means your system is making maximum use of its resources, enhancing multi-threading, and reducing storage redundancy.

Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Gamers will love Intel's new built-in HD Graphics integrating high-performance graphics and media processing right on the processor. Created to provide discrete 3D graphics performance without busting your budget or draining power or battery life like an add-in card can, HD Graphics 3000 brings you the ultimate gaming experience on Intel-based platforms with titles optimized for Intel HD Graphics.

You benefit from accelerated graphics processing, higher performance, improved energy efficiency, faster 3D rendering including enhanced visuals and even better responsiveness.

Delivering up to three times the performance of previous generation Intel HD Graphics, Intel's latest technology is built with an eye on the future of gaming so you'll enjoy stunning and immersive visual experiences — like you're really there amidst all of the action — for the foreseeable future.

Intel Quick Sync Video
Built into every 2nd generation Intel Core™ processor, Quick Sync Video enables users to quickly create, edit, synchronize, and share video files from home or make them available online without the need for extra hardware. In addition, media conversion between devices takes just minutes thanks to hardware acceleration streamlining this process at incredible speed. That includes creating DVDs, Blu-ray™ discs, or editing and converting HD videos for portable media devices or uploading to your favorite social media sites.

Intel InTrue™ 3D Technology
The perfect way to watch 3D movies. InTrue 3D technology delivers 1080p, hi-def resolution 3D action to your TV using HDMI 1.4. With Blu-Ray® Stereo 3D playback using active shutter 3D glasses, you may not believe your eyes when it comes to 3D realism!

Intel Insider
Break out the popcorn and let your PC become a portal of HD entertainment. With Intel Insider, you can visit any participating Internet movie site, choose to buy or rent your favorite film, then sit back and enjoy the show. On the go it's a great way to enjoy some down time. At home, you can wirelessly send your movie to your awesome big-screen TV.

High Definition Audio Chipset
You know that moment when you que up your your favorite MP3, and when the music starts it totally surrounds your senses because it's so clear and pure? Prepare to be awed by some serious high-quality sound; like hearing your tunes for the very first time.

Intel Wireless Display
This is a great feature that lets you wirelessly stream content to your TV. With just a couple of clicks, you can send your favorite online programs and movies from your notebook to your TV screen before you can even say couch potato. All you need is a NETGEAR® PTV1000 Push2TV Wireless TV adapter and a TV with HDMI or composite AV input and you're good to go. Don't forget the candy and popcorn.

Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Enjoy better than ever visual quality and color fidelity enhancements and exceptionally vivid HD and Blu-ray™ playback. Built into every 2nd generation Intel Core™ processor, Clear Video Technology takes color accuracy to a whole new level bringing every image to life whether you're surfing the Net, catching an HD movie, or enjoying your own videos.

By using a combination of hardware and software technologies, Intel has enabled enhanced high-quality, 108p high-def image rendering in a variety of media including Blu-ray and streaming web content.

Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel's hyper-threading technology means you'll get peak performance for your multithreaded applications thanks to higher processing throughput. To put it simply, each core of the processor is capable of working on multiple tasks at the same time.

Intel Virtualization Technology
Consolidates multiple environments into a single server or PC. It provides greater user flexibility that can help reduce costs, improve security, and increase resiliency regarding contingency planning.

Extended Page Tables
Boosting memory for demanding virtualizaiton applications, this hardware optimization, also known as Second Level Address Translation (SLAT), helps reduce power consumption and its associated costs while also aiding battery life.

Intel 64
Take advantage of 64-bit computing when using 64-bit compatible software. This architecture enables systems to access more than 4GB of virtual and physical memory. Also known as EM64T, it is fully compatible with 32-bit operating systems giving you the flexibility to upgrade to a 64-bit OS when ever you're ready. Intel's 64 architecture works on servers, workstations, desktops, and mobile platforms.

Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Wouldn't it be great if your computer could disable itself if it were ever lost or stolen? Thanks to Intel anti-theft technology, it can! Anti-Theft technology works by detecting suspicious activity, like repeated unsuccessful log-ins. Once activated, anti-theft's tamper-resistant protection puts your computer into theft mode without harming your data to keep your information secure should your system fall into the the wrong hands. According to Intel, your system will be protected, "even if the OS is reimaged, the boot order is changed, a new hard-drive is installed, or the laptop is disconnected from the network." Once recovered, you can easily reactivate your system.

Intel My WiFi
Intel My WiFi is an easy way to wirelessly share content. The My WiFi user interface serves as a means of connecting your computer directly with up to eight WiFi devices anywhere and lets you stay connected to the Internet at the same time. It's never been easier to sync your devices, send or receive content, or print all via a wireless connection.

Intel 4G WiMAX
Intended to provide high-speed mobile Internet access to the widest spectrum of mobile devices, including laptops, 4G WiMAX is the fourth generation of wireless technology. Built for the future, Intel is working to integrate this technology into global networks to give you easy wireless access where ever you need it without being restricted to available hot spots. And, it's ultra fast, up to four times faster than 3G technology.

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Now get even more performance enhancing, energy conserving benefits from Intel. With SpeedStep technology, your processor simultaneously switches voltage and frequency to high or low levels depending on processor load. Enhanced SpeedStep technology performs voltage and frequency changes separately so the system performs better with reduced latency due to system unavailability.

Thermal Monitoring Technologies
This feature is designed to protect the processor in the event of unusual circumstances such as cooling fan failure which can cause damage if internal chassis temperatures become higher than normal. It works by reducing the processor's power consumption if the programmed thermal temperature is exceeded.

The processor contains a thermal diode which measures the actual CPU temperature and relays its temperature and thermal requirements to the motherboard. The motherboard uses those requirements to control the processor fan and ensure it does not spin faster than necessary - even under worst case power use.

Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel updated its integrated memory controller hub technology to optimize available memory bandwidth and reduce latency associated with memory access, thereby improving system performance.

Intel Flex Memory Access
This Intel technology makes upgrading easier by "allowing different memory sizes to be populated and remain in dual-channel mode," according to Intel.

Execute Disable Bit
Reduces your system's exposure to viruses and mal-ware attacks, and the chances of self-executing and propagating software from taking down your system or network. That can save you costly repairs, lost productivity, and revenue.

Intel IPT Identity Protection Technology
Designed to provide another layer of online security, Intel IPT  works by partnering with websites to help keep your personal information safe when you log in to your favorite IPT-enabled sites like shopping, bill paying, banking, etc. Intel IPT verifies your log-in, confirms you're using a trusted device, and protects your account from being accessed without your recognized device.

10/100/1000 Gigabit Network
Just when you thought life couldn't go any faster, technology changed the rules. Using more bandwidth and full-duplex capacity, the 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet will have you connecting with the Internet or your other devices faster than you can say gigabit.

 

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Vendor Warranty:

  • Parts: 1 Year Limited
  • Labor: 1 Year Limited

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