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Lenovo B50-30

Lenovo B50-30 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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12 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed this laptop concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Alphr.com wrote “Bargain price” in their review.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought the Lenovo B50-30 concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Alphr.com wrote in their review “Comfortable and sensible keyboard”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Lenovo have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of 792 megahertz, the Lenovo B50-30 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the B50-30. The on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B50-30 range from 600MHz to 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 750MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 311 megahertz, the Lenovo B50-30 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the B50-30. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the B50-30 range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo B50-30 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the G500[pl_2433548_price], and the G500[pl_2585649_price] both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire ES1-512[plb_2729469_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the Lenovo B50-30 has a front camera.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at including the G500[pl_2433548_price], or the G500[pl_2585649_price] both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire ES1-512[plb_2729469_price] which has better reviews.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo B50-30 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B50-30 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price].

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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25 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This notebook PC received an expert rating of 40 out of 100 from alphr.com. It seems that experts really don't rate this Lenovo notebook PC very highly.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer thought it was not heavy and bulky. Expert review site Alphr.com mentioned “It's substantially heavier than the other models”.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 792 megahertz, the Lenovo B50-30 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the B50-30.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the B50-30 have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 21GB/s and 35GB/s. With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo B50-30's maximum processor memory bandwidth is one of the slowest amongst laptops that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the B50-30 is 17GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50-30 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst laptops of this age.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the B50-30 use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Lenovo B50-30 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo B50-30 is a four PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Lenovo B50-30 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Very Short Battery Life

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B50-30 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h. With a battery life of only 5 hours, the Lenovo B50-30 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the B50-30.

There are a number of other 5h battery life notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the G500[pl_2433548_price], or the G500[pl_2585649_price] both from Lenovo.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the G500[pl_2433548_price], the G500[pl_2585649_price], or the G50-70[pl_2680516_price] all from Lenovo which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Toshiba C40-C[plb_2972022_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Lenovo B50-30 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the B50-30 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The cache memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. The Lenovo B50-30 has one of the smaller cache memories (only 1 megabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the B50-30 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB. At only 1 megabyte, the Lenovo B50-30 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the B50-30.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo B50-30 is a two processor thread laptop.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Lenovo B50-30 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 2,200 milliamperes * hour) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the B50-30 is 37mAh and the biggest is 8,700mAh.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the B50-30 is 19GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8,192 megabytes, the Lenovo B50-30 has one of the smaller maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo B50-30 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B50-30 range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo B50-30 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo B50-30 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the B50-30. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the B50-30 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the B50-30 is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50-30 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B50-30.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.58 gigahertz, the Lenovo B50-30 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the B50-30. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the B50-30 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50-30 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B50-30. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the B50-30 have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo B50-30

Price Has Increased by £5.02

In the last 51 days the B50-30 has increased in price by £5.02.

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Lenovo B50-30 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the B50-30.

We compared all the other 2.16GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Aspire ES1-512[pl_2729469_price], and the Aspire ES1[pl_2842800_price] both from Acer or the Lenovo Ideapad 100-15IBY[plb_2913580_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo B50-30 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the B50-30.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including the G500[pl_2433548_price], the G500[pl_2585649_price], or the G50-70[pl_2680516_price] all from Lenovo which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50-30 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B50-30.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Aspire ES1-512[pl_2729469_price], or the Aspire ES1[pl_2842800_price] both from Acer or the Lenovo ThinkPad E550[plb_2741911_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50-30 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the B50-30.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the G500[pl_2433548_price], and the G500[pl_2585649_price] both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire ES1-512[plb_2729469_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo B50-30 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price] (2.2kg), the Toshiba L50-C[plb_2943817_price] (2.2kg), or the Lenovo Ideapad 100-15IBY[plb_2913580_price] (2.1kg) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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