Lenovo B470 is an affordable notebook that can be used for both business and school work. Powered by the new Intel Core i5 2410M processor, it sports a 6-cell battery that provides up to 6 hours of continuous runtime. B470 has an excellent keyboard and touchpad but is being criticized for its low resolution display.
From outside, the B470 looks just like any other Lenovo notebook, but inside you will find a very powerful GPU, Nvidia 410M that has 1GB VRAM. This GPU is much more powerful than the Intel HD 2000 and HD 3000 that we discussed in the previous post.
Specs include 14 inch 1366 x 768 pixel display, Core i5 2410M processor / Core i3 2310M, 4GB DDR3 RAM, Nvidia 410M / Intel HD 3000 GPU (cheaper model), 500GB hard disk, HDMI, VGA, and a 6-cell battery. Both models (431524U, 431523U) run Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system. Folks at notebook review of this notebook and they loved its performance, but as mentioned above, the biggest con is its display which packs lower amount of pixels compared to its competitors and average contrast levels.
Lenovo B470 scored 5895 in the PCmark Vantage benchmark test, which is good enough for a student or a business notebook. We also recommend looking at the Dell V131 as it also has similar specs.
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