Pros

  • Great media center functionality
  • Powerful machine with a slim design

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Lackluster port selection

At A Glance

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.

Manufacturer’s Description

CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE THE WORLD. Head straight to the future with blazing fast processors, mega storage and extreme multimedia prowess. 3D viewing isn't required, but it's highly recommended if you're ready to take the wildest possible ride.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 3.4 MHz
Display
Included monitor All-in-One
Display size 23.0 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce
General Information
UPC Code 645743951495
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Keyboard

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 156.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 183.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 328.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 145.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 272.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 278.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 184.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 140.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 186.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 155.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 213.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 135.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 71.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 59.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 59.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 113.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 58.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 48.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 48.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 41.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 25.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 23.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 73.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 50.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 45.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 48.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 28.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 44.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 106.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 60.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 97.2   Frames per second (higher is better)