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Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 Series Desktop Comparison

Updated on February 13, 2015

B520 Series Desktop

Computer Needs Vary Per Person

I am constantly comparing computers, both laptop and desktop PC. Both of my computers are past their prime in years, it is only a matter of time my computers will have to be put to rest, and replacements are in the near future.

Comparing the right computer for your needs depends on what is your main purpose for its use. Will you be shopping online, writing, designing and need powerful graphics? Is memory and speed the top issue when finding the right computer or is it a combination of everything?

One thing to keep in mind is that it is better to buy a more powerful machine than you think you need. I have made this mistake of listening to the salesperson, that I would never need that much memory or graphics. A least expensive computer with a lower quality video card, ram and so were I that I would ever need.

That was wrong…wrong…wrong! Software upgrades require more memory to run, photo software like Photoshop require a large chunk of memory. The newest Photoshop will not run the 3D tools if you do not have the right high powered video card. I know because I recently bought the lasted Photoshop that has 3D, yet I cannot use it.

Which IdeaCentre B520 Desktop is Right for You?

Common in all Desktops

Operating system: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Display: 23.0" All in One HD Mufti-touch with integrated camera 1920x1080

Pointing device: Mini Optical Wheel Mouse (Wireless kit)

Network Card: Broadcom 11b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless

Bluetooth: Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR

One-year warranty

Integrated 0.3MP Camera

Mufti Touch Screen

TV Tuner

IR Remote Control

5-in-1 Card Reader

HDMI (In and Out)

Blu-ray/DVD-RW (Expect for IdeaCentre B520 - 77452PU)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB Graphics (Expect for IdeaCentre B520 - 77452PU)

Note: All computers are customizable.

Differences in the B520 Series

IdeaCentre B520 - 77452LU

This is the best deal for those on a budget ($899.00 after eCoupon), yet still you want a quality computer.

Processor: Intel Core i3-2120 (3.30 GHz 1333 MHz 3 MB)

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 2000

Memory: 6.0GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz

Hard Drive: 1TB 7200

Optical Drive: DVD Recordable

IdeaCentre B520 - 77452PU

Processor: 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2320 (3.00 GHz 6 MB)

Memory: 4.0GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz

Hard Drive: 1TB 7200

IdeaCentre B520 - 77452MU

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600 (3.40 GHz 1333 MHz 8 MB)

Memory: 4.0GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz

IdeaCentre B520 - 77452MU

With the eCoupon you can save $550 off the price of this desktop.

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600 (3.40 GHz 1333 MHz 8 MB)

Memory: 4.0GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz

Hard Drive: 2TB 7200

IdeaCentre B520 - 77452QU

This is the best equipped of the four B520 series. It is identical with the IdeaCentre B520 - 77452MU, with the expectation of 8.0GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz memory.

eCoupon to Lenvo Website

Get the Best Savings

Using the Lenovo coupon available for the IdeaCentre B Series Desktops, you can save up to $520 off the price at checkout. These do have expiration dates and the savings that are available now. However, the coupon site constantly updates with more discounts.


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      Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      poshcoffeeco Glad you liked it.

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      Steve Mitchell 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Well researched and great information.