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The Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 ($899 list) is a moderately priced touch-screen all-in-one desktop PC with a decent, if unremarkable, feature set. For about $900, you get a full touch-screen Windows 8 experience on a nicely equipped, nicely designed system. It's missing a couple of future-proofing items like HDMI-in and DX11 graphics, but the B540 is certainly a decent enough machine for today, and one of the least expensive ways to get a full 1080p HD 23-inch touch-screen PC into your home. Some might call the design monolithic, some might call it a black vertical slab. Whatever it is, the IdeaCentre B540 looks kind of like a mid-market HDTV, with a standard two feet and easel stand design. Its seamless glass lets you drag your fingers all over the screen, bringing up Windows 8 features like the Charms bar and the full list of apps from the Start screen. There's a little bit of drag on your finger, but otherwise the touch-screen sensors are plenty sensitive and accurate enough. The screen measures 23 inches and has 10-finger touch functionality, so you can share the screen if you're close to the person sitting next to you.
The IdeaCentre B540 is an all-in-one PC from Lenovo with a 23-inch Full HD display, a full range of connectivity, a 1 TB hard drive and a TV tuner, that runs for as low as £800. Don't let the all-plastic body fool you, because the B540 in no way comes off like a cheap toy. The combination of metallic grey and glossy black help make it a stylish computer. Like the IdeaCentre B310, and unlike the IdeaCentre A720, the computer sits upright on a picture frame-style stand. The B540 comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse, which connect via a USB receiver that goes in the back. Both respond as they should and are perfectly suitable to everyday tasks such as productivity and web browsing. However, for more demanding tasks, such as serious video gaming and photo editing, you'll find the mouse lacking. There are all kinds of mice out there that will outperform this one. The connectivity on the back consists of four USB ports (2 x 2.0 and 2 x 3.0), an Ethernet (RJ45) port, an HDMI out (practical for using two monitors) and an antenna input for the TV tuner. On the left side are two additional USB 2.0 ports, an SD card reader, a headphone jack and a microphone jack.
The B540 comes in a newly redesigned chassis, which is more svelte than older Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 series systems. Like many all-in-one desktops, the B540's components are built into the screen, which follows the easel style: The screen rests on two removable feet, with an easel-like stand in the rear propping up the screen. The hinge and screen support are much less complex than Lenovo's other new all-in-one form factor on the Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 . A benefit to the easel style is that you can easily slide the keyboard underneath the system when you're not using it, another is the optional VESA mount, which lets you bolt the B540 to the wall or an articulating arm. The IdeaCentre B540 comes with a seamless glass panel over its touch screen, which allows the user to use the whole touch sensitive surface: older indented touch screens are a little less precise at the edges of the screen. The IdeaCentre B540 is designed to be a video enthusiast desktop. It includes instant-on TV viewing using a built-in HDTV tuner. You don't even need to turn the Windows 7 system on to watch TV. Other video enthusiast features include 3D (with glasses), true 1080p HD (1,920 by 1,080 resolution) screen, and Blu-ray option, so you can use the B540 as a 23-inch desktop theater.
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