"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!"
"I am a computer science grad and I have used many types of computers, however I must say that the Lenovo B510 is the best and I am beyond happy with my purchase! Also I researched everything you can imagine before making my final decision. Glad I went with Lenovo!
Main things I love about it: 1.It's very quiet 2. It does not heat up and its been on for over 12 hours. 3. The huge screen is a gamers dream come true! The graphics are unreal! 4. I have tried out 4 games so far on it and NO lag, everything was super fast! (World of Warcraft looked amazing)!!! 5. Great customer service, Fast shipping and well packed! 6. It looks very futuristic and modern! 7. I love the lighting under the screen that lights up the keyboard,its sort of like being in a movie theater,nice touch! 8. Very simple to use, as soon as I powered up I was off and running. 9. Amazed that I can't find anything Lenovo could have added or done to make this any better. It is well beyond my expectations. 10. Looks 10 times better than in the videos and pictures I seen online and well worth the money! 11. The Bluetooth keyboard and mouse work perfectly! Would I ever buy another one? In a heartbeat! I am going to buy my daughter one next year ; )
My Specs: 8 GB ram, intel i7 processor and 2TB hard drive. (love the HD space too)"