The product page on Best Buy says the Lenovo N586 – 59343757 belongs to the IdeaPad entertainment notebook lineup, but this 15.6-inch model is more likely an Essential-series budget laptop, judging from its look and specifications.
The monolithic- and utilitarian-looking N586 – 59343757 is made of black matte plastics and won’t win any design awards with its 1.4″ thick chassis, but on the other side, it’s a pretty much affordable notebook with a $400 price tag. It packs the decent AMD A6-4400M dual-core processor, but since there are laptops with faster CPUs and lower prices, the N586 – 59343757 could have been even cheaper.
One of the good choices is the Intel Pentium-powered Dell I15RV-1428BLK from the new 1″ thin Inspiron series. It’s only $350 and additionally provides Bluetooth. Both laptops have 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, four USB ports, HDMI, webcams and stereo speakers.
The Lenovo N586 is maybe a better choice ergonomic-wise, since it has the company’s AccuType keyboard with specially designed curved keys.
Lenovo N586 – 59343757 Specifications
- Display: 15.6-incher with 1366×768 resolution
- Processor: AMD A6-4400M dual-core, 2.7-3.2GHz, 1MB L2 cache
- Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7520G integrated
- Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM, expandable to 8GB
- Storage: 500GB 5,400rpm HDD
- Optical Drive: DVD writer
- Webcam: Yes
- Audio: stereo speakers, Dolby Advanced Audio v2
- Network: Wireless N, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, no Bluetooth
- Input: Chiclet AccuType ergonomic keyboard with numeric pad, trackpad with physical buttons
- Ports and Slots: 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, 1 x multi-format media card reader
- Battery: 6-cell lithium-ion
- Dimensions: 1.4 x 14.8 x 9.7 inches
- Weight: 5.7 pounds
- OS: Windows 8
- Warranty: 1-year