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Lenovo Ideacentre B520

Lenovo Ideacentre B520
alaScore 88

83 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre B520. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The design and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, price, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Ideacentre B520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre B520 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo B520 23 inch Multi touch All-in-One Desktop PC (Intel Core i5 2320 3.0GHz, RAM 8GB, HDD 1TB, Blu-ray, Windows 7 Home Premium) - BlackLenovo B520 23 inch Multi touch All-in-One Desktop PC (Intel Core i5 2320 3.0GHz, RAM 8GB, HDD 1TB, Blu-ray, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Black

Dec, 2018

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 review


Lenovo's IdeaCentre B520 is one of the most feature-packed all-in-one PCs we've seen. It has a 23in 1,920x1,080 LCD touchscreen, which is fairly standard, but this one is also 3D-ready. The PC has a mobile 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT555M graphics processor...

This impressive all-in-one entertainment PC can handle everything from games to 3D movies

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Alex Cocilova (

Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 review


It is rare to find an all-in-one desktop that can be compared to a gaming machine, but Lenovo took on the challenge with the Lenovo IdeaCentre B520. Is it possible to deliver a smooth gaming performance with a svelte system? Let's check under the...

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 is a nice step forward for all-in-ones, but it lacks some high-end features while retaining a high-end price.

Oct, 2011

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Lenovo Ideacentre B520 review


This impressive all-in-one entertainment PC can handle everything from games to 3D movies

The B520 is an adept entertainment centre. Its credentials are rounded out further with a DVB-T digital TV tuner and media centre remote, although its Avermedia A336 chipset doesn't support either HD or 3D TV. It could be argued that Lenovo has missed...

Expert review by : Alex Cocilova (

Lenovo IdeaCentre B520: A Giant Leap for All-In-One Kind


It is rare to find an all-in-one desktop that can be compared to a gaming machine, but Lenovo took on the challenge with the IdeaCentre B520 (listed, as configured, at $1799, as of 10/13/2011). Is it possible to deliver a smooth gaming performance with...

Powerful machine with a slim design ; Great media center functionality

Pricey ; Lackluster port selection

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 is a nice step forward for All-in-Ones, but it lacks some high-end features while retaining a high-end price.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Lenovo IdeaCentre B520


Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 all-in-one desktop can hook up to any video source from the past 30 years, from the latest 3D Blu-ray player to that old VCR you have in the closet.

Built-in 3D (with glasses). Blu-ray player. Seamless touch screen. Built-in 5.1 surround simulation. Very good multimedia benchmark scores. HDMI in and HDMI out. Easy to open chassis for hard drive and memory upgrades. Comes with Angry Birds.

External IR receiver for remote takes up USB port. Expensive. Glossy screen. Not a lot of 3D programming yet. Motion mouse and Kinect-like Camera Fun Zone are technologies waiting for developers to create games for them. No USB 3.0 or eSATA. Extra...

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Aug, 2011

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B520


Very quick and easy to set up. Just read the on-screen messages and click on your choices. The all-in-one design is good. I like the wireless keyboard and mouse. The desk will be less cluttered.

Arrived without Flash, Acrobat, Shockwave, Office etc. like most PCs It would be good if those things were at least available on the PC, so they didn't have to be downloaded. I didn't like being almost forced to accept a particular antivirus program. I...

Aug, 2012

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B520


A dream to use

May, 2012

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B520


Nice screen, I like the all-in-one unit, it makes a good working from home machine, in that it can handle the work but in a fairly attractive way. We have it in the corner of the room with the family snaps in a slideshow

The keyboard bluetooth was a little shaky to start with but appears to have settled down, the keyboard doesn't have the build quality or the feel of the base unit. As usual it comes with the usual OEM bloatware and unwanted antivirus trials. However...

May, 2012

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Lenovo IdeaCenter B520


excellent product - no problems with it at all.

only a minor niggle but touch screen settings not configured and fiddly to setup.

Mar, 2012

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B520


This machine does not look like an ugly PC sat in the corner of the room. It has a little more elegance about than some of the others I have looked at. There is a general neatness to the PC and it is reasonabley powerful. I have had it for a week and...

The screen produces glare unlike my old machine, which had a matt finish, but I am sure that I will find a solution to this. I bought a swivel base to enable me to move the screen to help eliminate the glare. I would have like better outputs, since I...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / SRS Premium Sound
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of loudspeakers:5
Number of Speakers:5
RMS rated power:15


Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:58.4
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2000 / No


Internal Memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2 / 3 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM


Built-in Camera: Yes
Total MegaPixels:0.3 / 1.3
TV tuner integrated: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other features

Audio output channels:5.0
Bundled hardware:Lenovo Rescue System 3.0, McAfee, LVT 4.0, Lenovo Eye Distance System, Lenovo Dynamic Brightness System, Power2Go 6.0, Google Bar, WinDVD10.0 /WinDVD 10.0 (Blu-ray Disc version), YouCam, Microsoft Office 2010 / Lenovo Rescue System 3.0, McAfee, LVT 4.0, Lenovo Eye Distance System, Lenovo Dynamic Brightness\nSystem, Power2Go 6.0, Google Bar, WinDVD10.0 /WinDVD 10.0 (Blu-ray DiscTM version), YouCam, Microsoft Office 2010\n
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis Type:All-in-One
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Data Transfer Rate:1000
Dimensions (WxDxH):567.8 x 76.5 x 426.7
Display diagonal (metric):58.4
Display included: Yes
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Line-in: No
Line-out: No
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1000
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of Processors Installed:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Power Supply:250
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
SmartCard slot: No
Speakers:monitor built-in
Storage drive interface:Parallel ATA / SATA
Weight:10.1 / 11.4
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini PCI Express slots:2
PS/2 ports quantity:1 / 2
S/PDIF out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:250


64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):29 / 30 / 31 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
L3 Cache:3
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel H67 Express
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.8
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor code:SR00B / SR02L
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5
Processor frequency:2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Model:I3-2100 / i3-2120 / I5-2310 / I5-2320 / i7-2600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-2300 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-2600 Desktop series
Processor Socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / Q0
System bus rate:5
Tcase:69.1 / 72.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35, 65 / 65 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52213 / 53422 / 53426 / 53445 / 53446 / i3-2120 / I5-2310 / i7-2600
Processor code:SR00B / SR02L
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:42.7 / 7.65 / 8.85
Height :42.7 / 56.8
Weight:10.1 / 11.4
Width:56.8 / 8.85