Need a really cheap business laptop? Look no further than than $300 Lenovo B575 being sold at Best Buy right now. The specific configuration being sold is the Lenovo B575-1450A7U, it’s a 15.6” screen laptop with a no frills design but respectable specs for the price. Here are the tech specs on the Lenovo B575:
- Processor: AMD E-350 dual core 1.6GHz
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Storage: 250GB 5400RPM hard drive
- OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
- Screen: 15.6” LED backlit screen
- Webcam: 0.3MP web camera
- Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6310
- Ports: 4 USB 2.0 ports, 6-in-1 media card reader, Ethernet LAN, microphone, headphone, monitor out, HDMI
- Weight: 5.2lbs
- Thickness: 1.3”
- Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Optical Drive: DVD/CD burner
- Extra Features: fingerprint reader
For $299.99 that’s pretty great. Granted, the AMD E-350 processor isn’t the most powerful thing going in the world of processors, the smaller HP dm1z and Lenovo ThinkPad X120e both use this. However, the Lenovo B575 has plenty of power for basic stuff such as web surfing, email and any type of Office applications. It should even be able to handle playing 1080p high definition video without too much problem. It has an HDMI port so you can output video to a larger monitor or LCD TV without problem.
The design is all black, which though not stunning is certainly passable in the world of business laptops. The build quality won’t be ThinkPad like, it’s going to be made of mostly plastic. But for a budget laptop you get a lot and the pricing is rock bottom and what you’d expect to see on Black Friday, not the beginning of October.
Below are some pictures of the Lenovo B575:
Note, you cannot buy the B575 on Lenovo.com, it is exclusively available through retailers such as Best Buy. As such, support is rather lacking and Lenovo.com does not offer much in the way of drivers or user guide downloads.