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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value IF upgraded
A quality Lenovo product. 4-star rating is assuming you are willing to upgrade the RAM - the 2GB that it starts with is pathetic and runs the OS rather sluggishly. I have upgraded to 8GB (2x4GB) of RAM and it works out nicely. Onboard graphics are plenty for most applications, but not friendly towards gaming.
Also, some B590 models have a fingerprint scanner, this...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Laptop, but came with Win 8 Pro NOT Win 7 Pro as stated
Nice machine, did not come with Win 7 Pro as stated, but Win 8 Pro. A little weak on RAM, but upgrading that is an easy cheap fix. Very nice that is has the mSATA port so you can install the OS on a uSATA SSD and store your documents/music/photos + videos off of the included 320GB HDD.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value IF upgraded, July 12, 2013
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This review is from: Lenovo B590 59366616 16-Inch HD Notebook (2.3Ghz Intel Core i3-2348M Processor, 2GB memory, 320GB Sata Disk 5400rpm, Win7 Pro64) (Personal Computers)
A quality Lenovo product. 4-star rating is assuming you are willing to upgrade the RAM - the 2GB that it starts with is pathetic and runs the OS rather sluggishly. I have upgraded to 8GB (2x4GB) of RAM and it works out nicely. Onboard graphics are plenty for most applications, but not friendly towards gaming.
Also, some B590 models have a fingerprint scanner, this one does not. No foul - I see it being a somewhat unnecessary feature.

Pros:
Price w/ Core i3 processor = good value
Windows 7 (Win8 is better geared towards touch interfaces IMO)
Durable construction (although time will tell)
About 6hrs of battery use w/ factory 6-cell
Plenty of USB ports

Cons:
2GB RAM (MUST be upgraded > 4GB to warrant 4 stars)
No backlit keyboard
Included crapware (pretty much standard on every laptop now)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice machine for price...upgrading RAM, August 21, 2013
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I love this computer. The keyboard is wonderful. The RAM is lacking so it is being increased tonight. Looking forward to using this computer for many years.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Windows 7 notebook., October 26, 2013
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Excellent value for money. It has a solid feel and good hinge design. The keyboard and trackpad are superior to others in its class. The anti glare display is clear. Strong WiFi. Fast DVD writer. Four USB ports, two of which are USB 3.0.
The one con is the 2GB RAM complement. The machine requires at least 4GB of RAM, but really flies with 8GB. Best of all, Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1 comes installed. In the box is recovery media and license for 8 when and if it becomes desirable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great laptop., November 26, 2013
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Great laptop Shopped early for a gift for my wife. Wanted a Win 7 machine and this is loaded with win 7 and has recovery CDs for Win 8. Perfect. Good, strong unit; large screen with full-size keyboard.

As others have reviewed, the only drawback is the lack of sufficient RAM. It comes with only 2 GB. This should not stop you though, as RAM is chap enough these days. For $40 you could double it at places like Amazon - or memory.com or crucial.com. You'd be lucky to find a local store with better prices.

With an i3 Intel processor @ 2.5mHz, this is not the fasted laptop, but it is a sold machine for the average user (but perhaps not for the gamer or photo/video editor).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hardware: Awesome, Software: Okay, October 26, 2013
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This Windows 8 laptop came preloaded with Win 7. The Hardware is awesome. Everything is fantastic about it. The Software is great because I wanted Win 7. The only unfortunate thing is that if you ever want to format and load Win 7 you will have to buy that OS separately. Because this was built for Win 8, that's the license you get, not Win7.

I still give this laptop 5 stars because the price was great and and it works perfectly for what I will use it for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent laptop for price, November 9, 2013
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I bought this laptop 2 weeks ago and upgraded to 8GB and installed OpenSuse 12.3 (dual Boot). Performance is good. Startup and Shutdown are fast. I like the keyboard shortcuts provided and battery life is excellent compared to my Sony Vaio. Has extra num keypad. Does not heat up after hours of usage. I can rate as 5 if it had 8GB RAM (which costs around $80 extra).

Very good laptop for price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, December 30, 2013
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Best laptop ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing else to say about it. Fulfills everything jg need to upgrade to 8gb ram for a better performance
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Laptop, but came with Win 8 Pro NOT Win 7 Pro as stated, October 24, 2013
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Nice machine, did not come with Win 7 Pro as stated, but Win 8 Pro. A little weak on RAM, but upgrading that is an easy cheap fix. Very nice that is has the mSATA port so you can install the OS on a uSATA SSD and store your documents/music/photos + videos off of the included 320GB HDD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars new computer, March 20, 2014
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We love this computer. However, we failed to realize that it didn't have enough RAM space. We added more RAM space and now it's perfect.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Lenovo B590, January 8, 2014
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This is one of those "you get what you paid for laptops". Way to slow for even basic needs. I expected it to be somewhat slower, but it really got bogged down while being on the internet and trying to multi-task. It cost me another $100 to take it to a local computer shop to add more Ram. Do yourself a favor and spend the extra bucks to get one with more Ram than this sloth.
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