First Look: Lenovo IdeaCentre B320
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First Look: Lenovo IdeaCentre B320

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Lenovo's IdeaCentre B320 is a game enough touch all-in-one, but a competitive midrange all-in-one market leaves this PC only its large hard drive as a primary selling point.

Hi. I'm Rich Brown, senior editor for CNET.com. Today we're gonna take a look at the Lenovo IdeaCentre B320. So this is a $950, 21.5 inch all-in-one. It has a touchscreen. It also has a few basic touch applications. Lenovo has this suite here which should navigate through music and other content as well as a few other kind of minor touch apps. They're really not fundamental to how you use this PC though. Essentially, the system is designed for basic performance and a little bit of media consumption. It's actually one of the faster sub-$1,000 all-in-one's we've seen thanks for its Core i5 CPU. Competitively speaking, there are other all-in-one's out there that have larger displays for the same price. There's also one HP system in particular, the Omni 220 that has a 23-inch screen, a Bluray drive and even faster performance for only about $50 more. That makes the system kind of hard to recommend. The touchscreen is one thing and probably the one other feature that we really like is the 2-terabyte hard drive. Those are hard to find at this price and it's actually is the service selling point if you are a media hoarder, otherwise need a lot of storage. Otherwise though this PC is pretty unremarkable. It has a DVD player, not Bluray, not really interesting connectivity and there's nothing really all special about it. So you see here on it's left side it's got a couple of USB ports and an SD card reader so it's based again on it's audio apps and on the back, you'll find a couple more USB ports, Ethernet and a TV tuner. That's I guess is kind of interesting and really that's about it. We would like to see USB 3 or an HDMI input will be even better but unfortunately Lenovo has gone with kind of a pair-down approach to this PC that kinda makes it hard to recommend. So it has pretty good performance. The real selling point for this PC is its large 2-terabyte hard drive. If you really need that storage, this is probably a decent purchase. Otherwise, you can find a more competitive all-in-one out there for about the same price. So I'm Rich Brown. This is the Lenovo IdeaCentre B320

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