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This review is from: Lenovo Essential B590 (59366616) Notebook Intel Core i3 2348M (2.30GHz) 2GB Memory 320GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit upgradeable to Windows 8 Pro
Pros: (After upgrade RAM to 8GB)
-Cheap with i3 and good video card.
-Play World of Warcraft with "Good" setting and run up to 100 fps! Most time 60-80 fps.
-Has mSATA, you can install SSD on mSATA and extra hard drive.
-Less than one second wake up from sleep! I push power button then it popped up and I missed it! WOW!
-I put my laptop lay on my leg, PERFECT, no heat! I play game, internet, youtube, etc...under panel still warm! Sometime cold...amazing. No more worry about heat.
-4-6 hours battery. I use it start at noon and battery dead at 5pm while I am lay on bed. LOVE IT.
-I open Visual Basic software, open in less than 3-5 seconds.
-Can use visual basic, photoshop (CS5), and Sony Vegas as well.
Cons: -This has 2GB RAM, you will need upgrade to 4GB or 8GB because 2GB will drive you crazy. So slower! I mean SLOWEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-This is Windows 7, but it has Windows 8 key product come with DVD. When you plan to recovery Windows, it will turn into Windows 8 and you lose Windows 7. Forever.
Other Thoughts: System Rate:
Memory (RAM): 7.3 (upgrade to 8GB 1,333MHz)
Gaming graphics: 6.4
Primary hard disk: 5.9
I love this laptop! I use it almost all day. I can use it for my work office, travel, everywhere! I am very happy with this laptop. Perfect laptop.