Let us get started on the review for the newly released Lenovo Ideacentre B750 all in one PC setup.
First up is media playback. I ran a Blu Ray disc perfectly fine on the PC, with a solid 16:9 ratio with great resolutions. Though I could not afford a new set of speakers to actually enjoy the movie with, the built in ones on the B750 were more than enough with great bass and sound kicks.
The extra wide screen is a blessing to my eyes, considering I have been stuck with 720p gaming on my old PC setup. Lenovo gave me a trial run on their new computer and my eyes love it very much. When I am playing video games on this machine (which all run perfectly well, by the way. Most stutters came when I tried to max out the settings, which you obviously should not be doing or expecting with a computer like this; instead check out these traditional PC setups), the resolution at 1080p with a widescreen display made everything look crisp. For those expecting 1440p, you would be able to play at that resolution too, but consider toning your settings down just a notch.
My setup came with a solid i7 Intel core processor and a GTX 760 graphics cards, two standards that come with most gaming computers. The added bonuses were an expansive 2TB hard drive, something a lot of gaming computer manufacturers forget to add to their package, leaving us with mostly just 1TB drives or even 500GB, which can run out easily. It also comes with 8GB of RAM to boot, the standard for most computers nowadays (though you can get away with a minimum of 4GB if the rest of your specs are decent). All of this is priced at just around $1,500, so for a computer this size and simple, Lenovo does give you quite a good value.
The only complaint I will mention is that the display is in not in touchscreen. Though this is reasonable, the original operating system it comes with is Windows 8, which is very finger reliant, if that makes sense. The big tiles in Windows 8 just seem perfect for a touch screen, so I was quite surprised when I heard the display was not. According to an article on Microsoft’s website, you do not need a touchscreen to use Windows 8.1. This much is obvious. However, it is still a pain to navigate through the operating system with just the mouse and keyboard, so that is the con I will list for this review.
This can be fixed with a simple upgrade to Windows 10, which is less reliant on touch screen movements and is more suited for a keyboard and mouse setup. Or you can downgrade to the legendary Windows 7 that has been keeping me afloat since several years ago.
Overall, the computer is really well-built. I like the specs you get for your money and the machine is more than capable of running the latest games. The price can get hefty if all you were looking for was a gaming machine (this is not what it is intended for, though it can do some of the things you were wanting to play). The hard drive is really nice, too, since I can store a ton of movies, pictures, and video game files into my computer. I would give this all in one desktop a grade of A-. The pros far outweigh the cons and I just enjoyed the trial Lenovo gave me on it.