B570 is an entry level laptop released by Lenovo in 2011.


There are models with i5, i3 and Pentium processors (models B800 and B950), HDDs between 500-750 GB, RAMs between 2-4 GB DDR3, Qualcomm Atheros or Intel Wi-Fi cards with some models not having Bluetooth 2.1 that comes with the others.

All models contain:

  • 15.6" WXGA (1366x768) resolution display
  • 12.7 mm high DVD±RW drive with dual layer support
  • 0.3 MP webcam fixed focus webcam
  • Egistec ES603 fingerprint sensor
  • Intel HM65 Express chipsets
  • full size keyboard with numeric keypads and cramped direction buttons placement
  • Realtek 6-in-1 card reader (support for SD, SDHC and xD Picture cards)
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0/eSATA combo port
  • Synaptics multitouch touchpad with two-buttons
  • 6-cell Li-ion batteries with a backup of about 2-3 hours when new
  • M.2 port for GPS/3G module or more commonly, an SSD
  • Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit Ethernet
  • Realtek ALC272 codec audio chips
  • VGA and HDMI ports
  • SATA II 3.0 Gb/s interface
  • two RAM slots

General Issues

  • The Atheros cards (model AR9285) generally have issues of disconnection with various workarounds required for smooth working
  • Previous Ubuntu versions would show black screen when booting into a live environment but recent Ubuntu versions boot fine
  • Brightness keys won't work unless a special Intel backlight config file is created (as mentioned https://itsfoss.com/fix-brightness-ubuntu-1310/)

  • UEFI is supported but buggy in its current implementation


forum/hardware/LenovoB570 (last edited 2017-10-09 17:36:03 by 106)