"Why B510? It is the only All-In One available in the Market at this point siting in the intersection of all of the following sets, 1. The core 7 AIOs under $1600 2. With at least 8G RAM and 1.5 TB hard drive 3. With ATI™ Radeon™ HD Graphics with 1GB 4. with Excellent Speakers 5. with interesting aesthetic taste(You cannot forget about the look of B510, which reminds me of a transformer's face. It is just so unique, so bold, such a huge contrast with the minimalism of most other AIOs. )
The Set 4 and Set 5 kill HP TouchSmart 610 Quad series. However, if HP has coupon for TouchSmart 610s, I should have bought one, after all, a touchscreen may be bigger selling point than interesting look and good speakers, not to mention that TouchSmart 610 has a little better processor, i7-870 quad-core 2.93GHz.
I have been using my B510 for two days. Its strong CUP and generous RAM give me the hope of finishing my thesis before June. I have a 2009 Y530 laptop, but due to large sample size(>10,000) and the crazy amount of covariates(>80) involved in my statistic algorithms, R always runs to memory issue on my laptop, and I don't think installing a 64 bit Linux would help much. Also, I watch movies mainly on computers, AIO would give me huge confidence to cancel cable services.
On my B510, Windows 7 boots faster than Mac OS 10.5 does on a 2009 Apple AIO (core 2, 2G RAM; Price around $2000 at that time) at my workplace. Well, it should have been more fair to compare with 2011 Apple AIO under $1600...
Still, I installed Ubuntu Linux 10.10 to suck more seed out of B510, and to obtain free office software and more safety ( Microsoft Office 2010 and McAfee and need to be activated on B510!!!)
Most of the time, B510 is very very quite, but when I do my statistic analysis, I can hear the hard drive noise very clearly, although not intolerable,
I hate the beeping when hitting any button on LCD to shut down the screen or adjust sound volume, it is very annoying to me and my roommate. I am still searching for methods to eliminate that beeping.
The lighting bar for keyboard is a very considerate feature of B510, good for working or watching videos in environments. The fingerprint-less finish and the anti glare screen (TouchSmart seem to have too shinny screens) are superbly welcomed, I am just tired of wiping away fingerprint from the screen of Y530.
The lenovo 3-in-1 mouse is a little bulky for my hands, I would rather use my Logitech V220 Cordless Optical Mouse, which is cute and reposes faster.
Overall, I love this strong and beautiful machine and would highly recommend it to all AIO buyers!"