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Lenovo G570-43344JU at Frys for $268 – Pentium B940

August 5th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


A Sandy Bridge based notebook just for $268 – Oh yeah !!! If we are to believe that the latest email that popped in from Fry’s weekly deal.

But the Euphoria faded fast once I checked the link that said –
Shipping:Unavailable Notify me when product is available
Store Pickup: Check Availability

Well Frys’s stores are not there in the area I live in, so there is no question of checking the in store availability. I doubt few, if any of the stores still have these in stock ( Anyone in California and Texas). But if it does it is definitely a worth pick.

Lenovo G570 43344JU is powered by the Pentium B940 dual core processor clocked at 2 GHz. The major difference with the corresponding second generation core i3 processor is the lack of the Hyperthreading. The processor comes with integrated graphics which will make graphics experience richer. The integrated graphics is one the processors, helps system builder bring you low cost notebooks ( They will not have to integrate another graphics chip in the notebook).

The low cost of t he Lenovo G570 notebook makes it affordable for and arrives just in time as the schools open. Even if you get it somewhat higher than the over hyped low price $268 – the notebook is worth it. The 2GB of memory may seem low, but is actually not as bad as you may have thought.

The standard 15.6″ HD screen comes with 1366×768 resolution. Lenovo G570 43344JU comes with all the features of a regular notebook including, Integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi, USB 2.0 ( 480 Mbps) connectors, Integrated DVD reader/writer. It provides Integrated web camera, even while keeping the cost down.

Pros

– Low cost on deals
– Sandy Bridge B940 processor with integrated Intel HD graphics
– Integrated webcam

Cons

– Low 2 GB Memory
– Deal price at Fry’s not available

Lenovo G570 43344JU is not a high end notebook, but good enough for most of the computing needs. Remember an iPad for which you pay more than double the price has half the performance of this notebook. So looking at Performance of this notebook with respect to an iPad, you are looking at an advantage of 4:1 for this notebook. Add to this the convenient of a Windows Operating system, and the keyboard ( if you type a lot).

According to Lenovo

“Designed as a versatile but affordable notebook, built with durability in mind from the makers of ThinkPad Lenovo Energy Management—protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase time spent between charges. OneKey® Rescue System makes data backup and recovery simple so you can spend time on more enjoyable tasks”

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