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Ultimate all-in-one entertainment.

Average customer rating:
3.714 out of 5
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10 of 14(71%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for IdeaCentre B540
Review 1 for IdeaCentre B540
OverallOverall Rating 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Mobility 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
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Features 
4 out of 5
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Value 
5 out of 5
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Reliability 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Vlad
Owned Product:Less than a month
Operating System:Windows 8
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

High levels of noise

Date:March 30, 2013
"Disappointed with a high level of noise of the cooling system (model with Intel Core i7 3770). Did not expect this from Lenovo. For those who spend at the computer more than 1 hour in a row, I advise you to pay attention."
1 People found this review helpful.
Review 2 for IdeaCentre B540
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
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Value 
5 out of 5
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Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Retired
Location:White Rock, BC, CANADA
Owned Product:Less than a week
Operating System:Windows 7 Home
Processor:Intel Pentium Dual Core
Memory:4 GB or more

Just What We Needed...

Date:November 16, 2012
Pros: Weight, Warranty, Security Features, Software compatibility, Wireless card, Screen size, Build Quality, Display performance, Display resolution, Battery, Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Included software, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, Storage
"After doing a fair amount of research on various makes and models of "all-in-one" computers, we finally made the decision to purchase the Lenovo which is the first time we have had any experience with this brand.
The set-up was easier than anything we have ever experienced when dealing with a new computer and it was up and running in minutes.
We love the fact there are far fewer cords and wires to deal with since this machine will be used in our motor home where space is at a premium and functionality for all appliances a must.
Both the wireless keyboard and mouse have a great "feel" to them although getting use to the smaller keyboard may take sometime. The Dolby sound system is great as are many of the other features we are getting familiar with.
The only drawback, and something we read on many reviews for just about all brands of all-in-one computers is the fact there is no way to turn off the screen other than shutting down the computer. This is not a big issue with us, but it is a feature manufacturers might want to think about for future models
Overall, we think this has to be one of the best products we have purchased since moving into our motorhome and traveling "full-time" and we are hoping to have a few years of trouble free time with our Lenovo.
Thanks Lenovo!!
Regards
Max D.
PS: We have cleaned up and fine tuned the old desktop and will be donating this to a family for Christmas. Hard to believe they have never had a computer and we think it is time they had one..."
1 People found this review helpful.
Review 3 for IdeaCentre B540
OverallOverall Rating 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Curry

Problems with 8.1 update

Date:June 26, 2014
"Machine was purchased August of 2013. We have had some unusual problems installing updates. The latest problem was when we updated to 8.1, we lost the wireless connection. Support said that it was not a hardware problem and that we would have to pay for Software Support. We wanted to have wireless working so we paid. We must have spent 2 to 3 hours with hardware support person before being switched to software. At least 3 to 4 hours were spent with the software person. We got an intermittent signal BUT not a good solid continuous connection. I did research on the internet and found that I had to do a manual install on the Broadcom 802.1 driver. I had to go to device manager, down to Broadcom, think a right click and manual install from system. Two drivers show up: one is Broadcom's & the other is Microsoft. Choose the Broadcom driver and things are golden; think the 8.1 chooses the Microsoft driver and you loose reliability for wireless or have no connectivity!"
Review 4 for IdeaCentre B540
OverallOverall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
SumitThukral

Unable to recover to my factory settings

Date:June 14, 2014
"My Windows 8 Desktop does not show up, i tried to run one key recovery it does not recognize the recovery partitions. I trued to boot from usb for windows 8 installation but it does not boot from USB. Seems like a problem service center says they will charge for installing windows again."
Review 5 for IdeaCentre B540
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Reliability 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
vermontkass

Out the door

Date:June 6, 2014
"Having purchased 2 of these(end of January this year)-one for myself and one for my fiance, my review is on both. His acted quirky from the beginning and is now in the shop at Office Depot being looked at. It suddenly stopped doing anything except turning on. Mine now has a cracked screen with one crack going all the way across the middle and 4-6 more starting from the left side. The design of the stand is flawed. The stand does not lock in position so you cannot open it and get it to stay open, therefore you have to continually check on it. Yesterday it toppled over when my fiance set down at the desk and is now ruined."
Review 6 for IdeaCentre B540
OverallOverall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Gene

Very Good

Date:May 28, 2014
"First time use of this product and find it overall very good."
Review 7 for IdeaCentre B540
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Peacemaker

Lenovo All-In-One IdeaCentre B540

Date:May 5, 2014
"I have the 23" all-in-one desktop and I love it. The computer is very fast for navigation and opening programs. In addition, it is quick during boot up, which surprised me with a Windows OS. Actually, this computer works faster than my MAC, which I moved out of my bedroom to the kitchen nook for the kids. I really like the bluetooth interface that I can connect my bluetooth devices easily. The screen display is very sharp and the desktop takes up very little space. Also, I can slide my keyboard and mouse under the screen after use."