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Lenovo G50 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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30 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including Laptopmag.com, notebookcheck.net, Chip.de and notebookcheck.biz this Lenovo laptop has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Average

This portable PC has an average user rating of 76 out of 100 based on 511 user reviews.

Robust

Some people concluded that the Lenovo G50 was well made. A. M. Robinson wrote on Amazon last year “Feels solid and no problems regarding "flexible" keyboard highlighted by other reviewers” in their review of this laptop. Amazon Customer said on Amazon a few weeks ago “The built in microphone doesn't work reliably”. Amazon Customer also said “It feels very solid so I dont feel scared carrying it around in my bag”.

Six Lenovo G50 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Chinatown Blue wrote “It will be easy enough to replace that with something more reliable” in their review of the Lenovo G50. Gerard O'doherty wrote in his review on Amazon “Your trusty home screen is now an app on the 'funky' start screen”. James D'souza rated the product as very good and he mentioned in his review of the Lenovo G50 on Amazon “Very good value and reliable”.

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Good laptop that I can take around with me at uni - Very sturdy and does all the basics well!” in their review of the Lenovo G50. Gerard O'doherty wrote in his review of this laptop “That's not a concern since the keys themselves are very secure, so if the little rubber bits they press down on are durable, all will be well”. Ken mentioned in his Lenovo G50 review on Amazon in December last year “It seems to be a sturdy piece of engineering in most respects” and rated it as very good.

A few Lenovo G50 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Reece mentioned in December last year “Also my G key is broken (Still works however does not press in properly” in their Lenovo G50 review. V mentioned “The track pad is completely broken at this point” in their review of the Lenovo G50 however despite that they only rated it 1 stars.

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Good Connectivity

A number of people who reviewed this laptop wrote that it was able to connect to the internet. Last year Adlerinternational said “Before you start to connect to internet, you are strongly advised all unnecessary pre-installed software whose function is merely gather information from laptop about usage patters, browsing preference”. In the same month Asocrates said in their review “It soon found the wifi router and connected to the internet easily”. M. Maktari rated the product as excellent and wrote in their Lenovo G50 review on Amazon in December last year “Saying that, its good for easy surfing the internet, emails, typing reports, excell.”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was wifi compatible. Keith M wrote in his review “Gives me a reliable fast wireless connection every time” and scored it 5 stars. Lawrenzo said in their review of the Lenovo G50 on Amazon “Very little noise and with perfect Wi-Fi reception from deep inside my apartment with the router on the hotel's reception desk”. Roman Clodia scored the Lenovo G50 5 stars and he said on Amazon “It connects to wi-fi more or less instantly”.

A few people who purchased the product concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Adlerinternational mentioned in December last year “There are 3 ports for USB”. Two years ago Sassy Brit scored the Lenovo G50 very highly and wrote on Amazon “It connected easily to the internet, Bluetooth and has 2 USB 3.00 ports”. Wendy wrote also two years ago “It worked for a week! Also power lead as a head to it similar to a USB so easily put into the USB outlet by mistake” .

Three customers who bought this laptop reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Keith M wrote in his review on Amazon “I can connect it to my TV with a cheap HDMI lead, losing none of its resolution” and rated the product 5 stars. Sandy wrote in his Lenovo G50 review on Amazon “Good sized screen and plenty of HDMI ports and USB connectivity have had for 18 months”.

A number of Lenovo G50 reviewers mentioned that this laptop had network functionality. Andrius mentioned “Any other phone or laptope using same wifi network without any problems.” in their review of the Lenovo G50 yet they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100. Andrius also wrote “It seems im not alone having same problem with network adapter for this model”.

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Nice Design

Several customers who bought the product wrote that it was good looking. In December last year Adlerinternational mentioned on Amazon “This Lenovo has also beautiful picture and sound quality”. Alice Maguire said on Amazon “It's fast and so far it stays pretty cool even when I'm running it quite hard” in her Lenovo G50 review but she only gave the product a score of 3 stars. Amazon Customer said “The machine looks and feels pretty robust - very pleased with it so far!”.

Several Lenovo G50 owners said in their reviews that it was a good design. Gerard O'doherty wrote in his review of the Lenovo G50 on Amazon “Unit design - lovely” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Jonathan Jones mentioned “Nice slim design” and rated it as excellent. Pgp gave it a very good rating and wrote on Amazon “Very impressed by the design, quality and finish”.

Several Lenovo G50 reviewers thought this laptop was neat. Last year Adlerinternational wrote “Design; Its very sleek, neat” in their Lenovo G50 review and gave this laptop a score of 4 stars. Red9 wrote in their review “4 MB RAM - integrated CDRW/DVD drive neatly tucked away which opens” . Roman Clodia said two years ago “It comes pre-loaded with a lot of proprietary software so you may need to tidy up your desktop a bit” in his review of this laptop.

Several Lenovo G50 owners who purchased the Lenovo G50 thought it was smooth. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “It has had a smooth faultless operating system”. Chinatown Blue mentioned in their Lenovo G50 review on Amazon “Once that's done it ll seems very smooth”. Omer Iqbal wrote in his review “I was expecting a smooth black finish” although he scored it 60 out of 100.

A number of Lenovo G50 reviewers reckoned that the Lenovo G50 had a good case. This year J. Jeffs wrote “You get what you pay for, if you want very basic laptop with very little on it then this is great, casing is very cheap”.

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Good Size

Some Lenovo G50 reviewers who bought it considered that it was thin. Amazon Customer said in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Great laptop, slim mat black and light”. Floots gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “I am generally pleased with the laptop which is fast, slim and well finished” in their review. Gerard O'doherty wrote on Amazon “This is a black unit, pretty slim” in his review of the Lenovo G50.

Several Lenovo G50 owners who bought the Lenovo G50 thought it was lightweight. Last year Keith M said “It's slimline and lightweight and has a clear sharp display on its own screen”. Two years ago Ollie the Red said in his review “Lightweight, does what is expected of it”. A few weeks ago S P Mead wrote in their review of the Lenovo G50 “This is a light-weight machine” and gave the Lenovo G50 a rating of 80 out of 100.

A few Lenovo G50 owners who reviewed it thought it was a good size. Ern mentioned “The keyboard is a good size, which makes that the numeric keyboard section” in their Lenovo G50 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Mrs M Mcnally wrote “Good size screen which I need as eyesight not what it used to be! Excellent value! Love it!” in her review of the Lenovo G50.

Some customers who purchased it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Dk gave the Lenovo G50 a rating of 4 stars and wrote last year “Though, I'm not using it for heavy gaming” in their review. M. Maktari mentioned on Amazon “Not for heavy graphic work or editting vid” and scored the product very highly. Sassy Brit mentioned in their review of the Lenovo G50 “Not too heavy”.

Some customers who bought it agreed that it was a good weight. Last year Paul Alcock wrote in his review of the Lenovo G50 on Amazon “Nice light weight laptop - the only hitch I have”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was good quality. Abigails Shop said “Well made and excellent performance” and rated the product as excellent. Adlerinternational mentioned in their review of this laptop last year “Picture and Sound quality; They are simply great”. Adlerinternational also mentioned “Vaio has great screen quality suited to view films on the go.”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several people who reviewed the Lenovo G50 agreed that it was quiet. Chinatown Blue mentioned in their Lenovo G50 review on Amazon “Nifty, quiet and competent” and rated it 4 stars. Chinatown Blue also said “It boots in pretty quickly, runs very quietly indeed”. Cmar wrote “Was going to buy this until I heard about the Superfish spyware that Lenovo have been quietly installing on their products” yet they only scored the product 1 stars.

One Lenovo G50 owner who purchased this laptop reckoned that it was noisy.

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Easy to Use

A few Lenovo G50 reviewers who purchased the Lenovo G50 thought it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote “On a more practical note it has a shiny screen that is difficult to use because of the reflections”. Amazon Customer also wrote “It was much easier to use - the display was much brighter”. Amazon Customer also said “Once you get used to windows 8 its a lot easier to use! Feels very large, I would probably go with something a little smaller next time”.

Several people said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Coincidence vs Fate said in their Lenovo G50 review “As I work in IT it was fairly straightforward to set up.”. Emily Doyle gave it a score of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “It came looking better than expected and was easy to set up”. Ern wrote “Very easy to set up” in their review of this laptop.

A number of people who bought it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Jay Hay said on Amazon last year “It will play Elite Dangerous on medium quality settings at full frame rate without the fans kicking in” in his review of the Lenovo G50. Sparkz mentioned on Amazon “Yes you wont be able to play the latest games on ultra high settings” in their review of the Lenovo G50 and scored the product 5 stars.

Some people wrote in their reviews that it had a good experience. Last year Fraser Mcconnell mentioned on Amazon “They did not quibble so they were the only positive part of this experience” in their Lenovo G50 review. Sassy Brit said in their review on Amazon “If you like watching films then you can get a good multimedia experience with the built-in HDMI out port, which connects your laptop up to a HDTV, monitor or projector”. Sparkz wrote in their Lenovo G50 review in December last year “I'm reviewing this as someone who has nearly 20 years experience with computers” and scored this laptop 5 stars.

A number of Lenovo G50 reviewers who bought the Lenovo G50 concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mr Singh wrote “The keyboard is very responsive and feels comfortable to the touch” and gave this laptop a score of 4 stars. Last year Phil998 said on Amazon “Found keyboard comfortable, good screen, lightweight, all working well so far” in their Lenovo G50 review. Spencer Clark mentioned “If you are comfortable or capable with removing the necessary programs then by all means, risk it.” in his review of the Lenovo G50 but in spite of that he only rated the product 1 stars.

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Good Battery Life

Some Lenovo G50 owners who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it had a good battery life. Abigails Shop wrote in their review of the Lenovo G50 “Its battery lasts for hours befor needing charging”. Cam wrote on Amazon “Had it for 9 months then had to return it as it would no longer charge and it wasn't the battery”. Two years ago Chinatown Blue rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “The battery charged fully in about two hours.” in their review.

Reasonably Priced

Several people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good value for money. Adlerinternational said “Great price and functionality for business” in their review. Alice Maguire wrote in her review of this laptop “For the price it's a pretty nice laptop” nonetheless she only gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 4 stars and said “Not bad for the price” in their Lenovo G50 review.

A number of Lenovo G50 reviewers wrote that the Lenovo G50 was a bargain for the price. Anthony R. Mackin scored the product 5 stars and he said “Is a cheap laptop” in his review. Bb said “A brilliant bargain”. Last year Bob he said on Amazon “High quality laptop despite bargain price”.

A few Lenovo G50 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was cheap. Angelus said in their review of the Lenovo G50 “On the whole, though, I think it makes an ideal low-cost machine for someone who just browses the web, emails”. Bromhead scored it 5 stars and said in their review of this laptop on Amazon in December last year “Good Budget Laptop”. Keith M mentioned in his review on Amazon “I bought this laptop after searching in Google for "best buy budget laptops” and scored it very highly.

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Large Storage Capacity

Some Lenovo G50 reviewers who purchased this laptop concluded that it had good storage. Jason. Brown Eye scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “Plenty of storage”. Sandy mentioned on Amazon this year “Decent laptop with good storage although I replaced windows 8 with 7” and scored it 4 stars.

Good for Gaming

A few Lenovo G50 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was good for gaming. Conor said on Amazon “1) If you're planning on getting a cheap laptop for some gaming(Not that I bought this for that reason), then don't it will be awful for games” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 3 stars. Nextgen Nerd mentioned “Wouldn't recommend to anyone, at first it was great ran quickly, handled programs well and even somewhat good for gaming, after the first month or two it started developing problems” nonetheless they rated the product 20 out of 100. Sassy Brit mentioned “Found it surprisingly good for gaming, something I did not really expect, truth be told” .

Good Technical Features

Some Lenovo G50 reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it had good features. In December last year Amazon Customer said “It has all the features I would expect from a more expensive model” in their review. Red9 mentioned on Amazon “Looks good with decent features for general use”. Squitieri Andrea mentioned “So I have immediately changed all its features to make windows 8.1 as similar as possible to windows 7”.

Good Graphics Card

Two customers who purchased it mentioned that it had a good graphics card.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Lenovo G50 owner who reviewed it considered that it was good in terms of power usage. Neil Lewis said in his review of the Lenovo G50 on Amazon in December last year “The latest 5th generation chips main improvement on the 4th gen is energy efficiency, arguably at the expense of a small amount of processing power”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The Lenovo G50 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 4,358 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo G50 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G50.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G50 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the G50. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G50 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the MSI CR61 2M, or the Toshiba Satellite P50-B.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite L50-C (£499.99) (1TB), the Lenovo Z51-70 (1TB), or the Acer Aspire VN7 (1.1TB) which is also higher rated.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G50 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this age and type the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G50.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (£799.00), the HP 15, and the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 (£371.80) is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Lifebook U745 (£1,149.00) (12GB), or the LifeBook S935 (12GB) both from Fujitsu or the Lenovo T450 (£986.69) (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Lenovo G50 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50. The average screen size of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G50 is 15".

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the 15, and the 15 both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Asus X751LAV (17.3"), the MSI CX70 2QF (17.3"), or the Acer Aspire E5-772 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G50, the Lenovo G50 has a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the X250 (£779.99), and the E550 both from Lenovo or the Asus S200E which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Laptops of this spec and age have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB. The Lenovo G50 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo G50 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One customer wrote that the product did not have good technical guidance. P. Bunce wrote on Amazon “They were not keen to help until I got Amazon involved” in their review.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo G50 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops that were released around the same time as the G50 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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

The Lenovo G50 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G50 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G50.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at include the Asus S200E, the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B, or the Acer Aspire ES1 which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Battery Life

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G50, the Lenovo G50's battery life of only 4 hours is one of the shortest. The average battery life of laptops of a similar age and spec to the G50 is 8.6h, and the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4h battery life portable PCs currently available including the G50-70, the G505, or the G50-70 all from Lenovo which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Aspire E5-772 (4.5h), or the Travelmate TMP277-M (4.5h) both from Acer or the Toshiba A50 (£669.99) (4.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider including the Asus S200E, the Lenovo T450s, or the HP ProBook 455 G2 which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T540p (SSD and higher rated), the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD and higher rated), or the HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 (SSD and higher rated).

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 32 watt-hours, the Lenovo G50 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G50 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo G50 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the G50 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Latitude 15 5000, or the Latitude 12 7000 both from DELL or the Asus S200E which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Heavy

The Lenovo G50 is fairly heavy (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G50. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been available for more than a year is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

We compared all the other 2.5kg heavy notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the IdeaPad Z50-70, and the G50-70 (£279.99) both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire E5-571g which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo G50 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the G50. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of a comparable type and age to the G50 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo G50 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G50 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the G50.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the ProBook 450 (£549.41), or the Pavilion 15 both from HP or the Lenovo L450 (£709.20) which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Latitude 12 E5250 (£454.80) (2.3GHz), or the Latitude 12 E7250 (2.3GHz) both from DELL or the Lenovo X250 (£1,299.89) (2.3GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

Expert Reviews

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6 August 2015

The Lenovo G50-45 is a very affordable notebook with a bright display and lightweight design, but its keyboard and short battery life sour the experience...

21 February 2015

My first impressions of this laptop are impressive. It certainly looks good in a black matt slightly chequered external feel, it's certainly slim at less than 1-inch and when opening the lid... Read more…

Decent keyboard
Good battery life
Easy maintenance and upgrade options
Always quiet operating noise
Low power consumption
Lowcontrast screen
Only 12 month warranty
Beeldscherm met laag contrast
Slechts 12 maanden garantie
Brak TN paneel (ook wel te verwachten)
17 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Laptops may still be priced more than other devices but the configuration has constantly been... Read more…

5 November 2014

We have now encountered the hardware platform used in the G50-30 in multiple laptops. Like identically configured contenders, such as Asus' X551MAV-SX391B and Packard Bell's EasyNote TF71BM-C8R1 ,...

19 November 2014

Un ventilateur ? Quel ventilateur ? Et encore un prétendant présentant un petit prix pour des performances relativement bonnes du doux nom de Lenovo G50-30. Un processeur Celeron Bay Trail se... Read more…

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Reviewed 25 March 2015 by Scott C.

The BIOS and boot options are accessed by booting from a power button hidden next to the power port; there is no keyboard code for entering the BIOS. The wired LAN port has an attached flap - this... Read more…

Reviewed 19 April 2015 by Debbie C.
(Verified Purchase)

Broadcom Wifi Driver for W7 Broadcom Bluetooth Driver for W7 Broadcom Wifi Lan Software for Keyboard Switch to Work...

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Inanc A.
(Verified Purchase)

Replaced the HDD with an SSD. First, installed the Windows 8.1 OS from scratch with the UEFI support option; went smoothly. Then, installed the OS from scratch with the legacy support option; also... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2015 by Corey A.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop for work. I am a graduate student and mostly use the computer for Microsoft office and image analysis on ImageJ. The processor is snappy, it boots quickly, and has no issue... Read more…

Reviewed 22 April 2015 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Newegg rules. -Shipped at lightening speed (i had it in my home in less than 48 hours) -Packed well/safely -This price is unreal. For what I received, I can't believe I only paid $450. Newegg... Read more…

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