Lenovo IdeaCentre B500, Intel® Core 2 Quad Q8400 Processor, 23" FULL HD Screen, Windows 7 Home Premium Edition, 4GB RAM, 1000GB HDD, 1GB Dedicated Graphics, £60 off With Voucher Code - £539.98 Delivered @ Save On Laptops - HotUKDeals
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Processor Intel® Core 2 Quad Q8400 (2.66 GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 4MB Cache)
Screen 23" (Lenovo Widescreen, 1920x1080 FULL HD Screen)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
Memory 4GB
Hard Drive 1000GB
Optical Drive DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)
Graphics Dedicated (ATI Radeon® HD5570 with 1GB Dedicated Memory)
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
USB Ports 6x USB 2.0 Ports
Integrated Webcam
Includes Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
Digital TV Tuner with Remote Control
Bluetooth Yes
Warranty Lenovo 12 Month Warranty
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#1
Can somebody post a better image from the site? I am still searching for the instructions on how to do that :|
#2
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo11/zermattbusby/productimage.jpghttp://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo11/zermattbusby/productimage-1.jpg




Edited By: zermattbusby on Feb 22, 2011 20:08
1 Like #3
Many thanks!!!
#4
Can imagine have this in my living room.
Very nice design.
#5
Does anyone know if it could be used as a hackintosh ?
If so, I think i'll be ordering this today :)
#6
One question, is this good enough to edit HD video smoothly?
#7
Hot price!
#8
Thanks for the code - WOW-2
It worked perfectly for £60 off, good job I checked this thread again before confirming my order :)

+ heat !

Just noticed this as well - not much difference between the specs is there ?
http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaCentre_B50_1005595.html

Edited By: JJMPSP on Feb 23, 2011 11:20: found similar product
#9
nice thanks
banned#10
JJMPSP
Does anyone know if it could be used as a hackintosh ?
If so, I think i'll be ordering this today :)


Pretty sure you can with these. Just install over the O.S
#11
Not the prettiest of machines but a great price.

Note that the Core 2 Quad is reasonably old and outpaced by more recent i5 and i7 at lower speeds.
#12
The only slight bummer is no HDMI input. Other than that its a very high spec for a All-In-One PC.
#13
Alright, cheers :)
Looking forward to getting this now :)

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JJMPSP
Does anyone know if it could be used as a hackintosh ?
If so, I think i'll be ordering this today :)


Pretty sure you can with these. Just install over the O.S
#14
This will make a lovely hackintosh machine but what motherboard is in this beauty, at work and our net has gone down grrr!
#15
Anybody know if you can connect and external monitor to this
#16
i prefer this to the silly nettops. I have the acer 3610 with windows 7 64 bit & 2gb ram & its a pain on how long it takes to load the pages & the lag between opening pages, the clicks. Will get proper processor next time
#17
Do all in one PC's heat up more than conventional ones? Also, say something goes wrong, how easy are they to take apart? Anybody have any ideas? Thanks
#18
just checked the specs on the lenovo and it says there is a HDMI in/out port so should be capable of connect another monitor or your xbox

Your text here
#19
T3 says no HDMI input. Either way, not an issue for me. Just looking to save some space and upgrade my aging PC.

Very tempted by this. Looks to be excellent value for money. According to T3, it has "enough firepower to cope with Call of Duty: Black Ops without any lag. In fact, we pushed this AiO PC all the way up to HD quality with settings maxxed to full and still got 35FPS."

http://www.t3.com/reviews/computers/pcs/lenovo-ideacentre-b500-review
#20
Dancc
T3 says no HDMI input. Either way, not an issue for me. Just looking to save some space and upgrade my aging PC.

Very tempted by this. Looks to be excellent value for money. According to T3, it has "enough firepower to cope with Call of Duty: Black Ops without any lag. In fact, we pushed this AiO PC all the way up to HD quality with settings maxxed to full and still got 35FPS."

http://www.t3.com/reviews/computers/pcs/lenovo-ideacentre-b500-review


Checked site again, and it actually says only on specific models, not sure how you'd check this on the site as id doesn't give you a link to model specific features
#21
just bought this baby... I hope it's good !
#22
Any more thoughts on this system?
#23
Decent midrange PC, the all-in-one design can be a plus (compact, space saving) and a minus (if theres a fault like on the screen, you lose the whole lot for repair) thing. Not bad though, will even do some light but reasonable gaming with that graphics card.

Edited By: Richdog on Feb 23, 2011 20:36
#24
i just gave them a call and that model doesnt have any output ports so no dvi, hdmi, vga. nothing.
#25
matin
i just gave them a call and that model doesnt have any output ports so no dvi, hdmi, vga. nothing.

not a dealbreaker for me, I wouldn't use those anyway.
1 Like #26
I'm using this PC right now :)
Its been great so far from my 1 hour of use !

Pros:
- Smaller than I thought (stops the mother from moaing at me for taking up too much space in the house !)
- Came in under 24 hours after purchase.
- The additional remote can be used to play games like a wii.
- Screen size is fabulous, and the graphics are amazing.
- Sound is also great.
- Installs programs rapidly.
Cons
Only fault i've found is the remote, keyboard and mouse were a bit of a pain to setup at the start, but once you install all of the drivers and restart a few times they work great.
- Seems to get a little hot, but I think the fan can be adjusted anyway to reduce heat.

I actually bought this PC so I can develop games as my laptop just didn't have good enough graphics. If it suits me, then I think it would suit other HUKDers just fine.
1 Like #27
Great! Enjoy!!
#28
JJMPSP
I'm using this PC right now :)Its been great so far from my 1 hour of use !Pros:- Smaller than I thought (stops the mother from moaing at me for taking up too much space in the house !)- Came in under 24 hours after purchase.- The additional remote can be used to play games like a wii.- Screen size is fabulous, and the graphics are amazing.- Sound is also great.- Installs programs rapidly.ConsOnly fault i've found is the remote, keyboard and mouse were a bit of a pain to setup at the start, but once you install all of the drivers and restart a few times they work great.- Seems to get a little hot, but I think the fan can be adjusted anyway to reduce heat.I actually bought this PC so I can develop games as my laptop just didn't have good enough graphics. If it suits me, then I think it would suit other HUKDers just fine.

Would be happy to run something like HWMonitor to report temperatures? As my concern was heat from the Core2Quad in a all-in-one unit.
#29
[snipped by DBA for length]

Here you go mate - its been on for like 3 hours. And i'm currently installing microsoft visual studio. Here's the text file results:


CPUID HWMonitor Report
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Binaries
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

HWMonitor version 1.1.7.0

Monitoring
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mainboard Model LENOVO (0x000001D3 - 0x0061A5E0)

LPCIO
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

LPCIO Vendor ITE
LPCIO Model IT8720
LPCIO Vendor ID 0x90
LPCIO Chip ID 0x8720
LPCIO Revision ID 0x8
Config Mode I/O address 0x2E
Config Mode LDN 0x4
Config Mode registers
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
20 87 20 08 00 00 C1 04 30 42 00 00 00 1F 00 00 00
30 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
50 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
60 0A 10 0A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
70 00 02 00 00 04 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Register space LPC, base address = 0x0A10


Hardware Monitors
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hardware monitor ITE IT87
Voltage 0 1.07 Volts [0x43] (CPU VCORE)
Voltage 1 2.96 Volts [0xB9] (VIN1)
Voltage 2 1.52 Volts [0x5F] (+3.3V)
Voltage 3 4.95 Volts [0xB8] (+5V)
Voltage 4 12.03 Volts [0xBC] (+12V)
Voltage 5 -4.42 Volts [0x45] (-12V)
Voltage 6 -13.38 Volts [0xD1] (-5V)
Voltage 7 5.03 Volts [0xBB] (+5V VCCH)
Voltage 8 3.20 Volts [0xC8] (VBAT)
Temperature 0 8°C (46°F) [0x8] (TMPIN0)
Fan 0 1805 RPM [0x176] (FANIN0)
Fan 1 1834 RPM [0x170] (FANIN1)
Fan PWM 0 0 pc [0x0] (FANPWM0)
Fan PWM 1 0 pc [0x0] (FANPWM1)
Fan PWM 2 0 pc [0x0] (FANPWM2)
Register space LPC, base address = 0x0A10

00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
00 11 10 FF 04 00 00 00 00 00 80 68 0F 07 77 6F FF
10 FF FF FF 77 D7 82 82 00 01 01 FF FF FF FF FF FF
20 44 BA 5F B9 BB 45 D1 BB C8 08 C9 D0 80 B4 BF BF
30 6A 0A FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
40 FF FF FF FF FF FF 5F 74 2D 40 9C 00 FF FF FF FF
50 FF 15 7F 7F 7F D0 56 56 90 00 00 12 60 00 00 00
60 81 D6 F5 2D 08 03 00 FF 81 D6 F5 2D 08 03 00 FF
70 7F 7F 7F 00 00 24 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
80 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 30 01 02 01 00 20 00
90 F1 38 A2 00 F1 38 C2 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
A0 D0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
B0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
C0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
D0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
E0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
F0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF

Hardware monitor ACPI

Hardware monitor AMD ADL
Voltage 0 1.00 Volts [0x3E8] (VIN0)
Temperature 0 50°C (121°F) [0x31] (TMPIN0)


Processors
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Number of processors 1
Number of threads 4

APICs
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 1
-- Core 2
-- Thread 0 2
-- Core 3
-- Thread 0 3

Processors Information
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 4 (max 4)
Number of threads 4 (max 4)
Name Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400S
Codename Yorkfield
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 775 LGA (0x4)
CPUID 6.7.A
Extended CPUID 6.17
Core Stepping R0
Technology 45 nm
Core Speed 1999.7 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 6.0 x 333.3 MHz
Rated Bus speed 1333.1 MHz
Stock frequency 2666 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, EM64T, VT-x
L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 2 x 2048 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 8.0x
Max VID 1.213 V

TDP Limit 65 Watts


Thread dumps
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

CPU Thread 0
APIC ID 0
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 0, Thread ID 0
Type 01008005h
Max CPUID level 0000000Dh
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 32 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 32 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 2 MB, 2 thread(s)

CPUID
0x00000000 0x0000000D 0x756E6547 0x6C65746E 0x49656E69
0x00000001 0x0001067A 0x00040800 0x0C08E3BD 0xBFEBFBFF
0x00000002 0x05B0B101 0x005657F0 0x00000000 0x2CB4307D
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x0C000121 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x0C000122 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x0C004143 0x01C0003F 0x00000FFF 0x00000001
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000003 0x00022220
0x00000006 0x00000001 0x00000002 0x00000003 0x00000000
0x00000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000008 0x00000400 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x0000000A 0x07280202 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000503
0x0000000C 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x0000000D 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000000 0x80000008 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000001 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000001 0x20100800
0x80000002 0x65746E49 0x2952286C 0x726F4320 0x4D542865
0x80000003 0x51203229 0x20646175 0x20555043 0x51202020
0x80000004 0x30303438 0x20402020 0x36362E32 0x007A4847
0x80000005 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000006 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x08006040 0x00000000
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000008 0x00003024 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

MSR 0x0000001B 0x00000000 0xFEE00900
MSR 0x0000003A 0x00000000 0x00000005
MSR 0x00000017 0x04100000 0xAEC4881F
MSR 0x000000CD 0x00000000 0x80000A04
MSR 0x0000003F 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0x000000CE 0x0016081F 0x46460711
MSR 0x000001A0 0x00000040 0x6E972489
MSR 0x000000EE 0x00000000 0xC6790B00
MSR 0x0000011E 0x00000000 0xBE702107
MSR 0x0000019C 0x00000000 0x88330000
MSR 0x00000198 0x0616081F 0x0600081F
MSR 0x00000199 0x00000000 0x0000081F

CPU Thread 1
APIC ID 1
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 1, Thread ID 0
Type 01008005h
Max CPUID level 0000000Dh
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 32 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 32 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 2 MB, 2 thread(s)

CPUID
0x00000000 0x0000000D 0x756E6547 0x6C65746E 0x49656E69
0x00000001 0x0001067A 0x01040800 0x0C08E3BD 0xBFEBFBFF
0x00000002 0x05B0B101 0x005657F0 0x00000000 0x2CB4307D
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x0C000121 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x0C000122 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x0C004143 0x01C0003F 0x00000FFF 0x00000001
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000003 0x00022220
0x00000006 0x00000001 0x00000002 0x00000003 0x00000000
0x00000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000008 0x00000400 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x0000000A 0x07280202 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000503
0x0000000C 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x0000000D 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000000 0x80000008 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000001 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000001 0x20100800
0x80000002 0x65746E49 0x2952286C 0x726F4320 0x4D542865
0x80000003 0x51203229 0x20646175 0x20555043 0x51202020
0x80000004 0x30303438 0x20402020 0x36362E32 0x007A4847
0x80000005 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000006 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x08006040 0x00000000
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000008 0x00003024 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

MSR 0x0000001B 0x00000000 0xFEE00800
MSR 0x0000003A 0x00000000 0x00000005
MSR 0x00000017 0x04100000 0xAEC4881F
MSR 0x000000CD 0x00000000 0x80000A04
MSR 0x0000003F 0x00000000 0x00000000
MSR 0x000000CE 0x0016081F 0x46460711
MSR 0x000001A0 0x00000040 0x6E972489
MSR 0x000000EE 0x00000000 0xC6790B00
MSR 0x0000011E 0x00000000 0xBE702107
MSR 0x0000019C 0x00000000 0x88380000
MSR 0x00000198 0x0616081F 0x0600081F
MSR 0x00000199 0x00000000 0x0000081F

CPU Thread 2
APIC ID 2
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 2, Thread ID 0
Type 01008005h
Max CPUID level 0000000Dh
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 32 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 32 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 2 MB, 2 thread(s)

CPUID
0x00000000 0x0000000D 0x756E6547 0x6C65746E 0x49656E69
0x00000001 0x0001067A 0x02040800 0x0C08E3BD 0xBFEBFBFF
0x00000002 0x05B0B101 0x005657F0 0x00000000 0x2CB4307D
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x0C000121 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x0C000122 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x0C004143 0x01C0003F 0x00000FFF 0x00000001
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000003 0x00022220
0x00000006 0x00000001 0x00000002 0x00000003 0x00000000
0x00000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000008 0x00000400 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x0000000A 0x07280202 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000503
0x0000000C 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x0000000D 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000000 0x80000008 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000001 0x00000000 [snipped by DBA for length]
#30
does this have a hdmi port?
#31
does this have a hdmi port?
#32
Nope, it doesn't mate. It does have svideo in though, and a svideo to av cable comes along with with the pc.

I just tried connecting up my xbox 360 with this wire, but i cant figure out how you get the input picture to show up on the pc... does anybody have any ideas ?
#33
Any more news from buyers? I'm so close to taking the plunge on this but need some more encouragement. I was a bit put off by a YouTube video depicting a fault with the monitor where some of the audio buttons were not working.

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