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Lenovo G50-30 4 Core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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This display delivers bright, crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen format and 1366 x 768 resolution. Thanks to its stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio, and Intel HD Gaphics, the G50 offers... More
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6 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year, the Lenovo G50-30 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo G50-30 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the G50-30 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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21 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that have been around for more than a year is 840MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 854 megahertz, the Lenovo G50-30 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The Lenovo G50-30 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 21.32 gigabytes per second) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G50-30 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this age and spec is 25GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-30 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo G50-30 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo G50-30 is a four PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Lenovo G50-30 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-30 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 313 megahertz, the Lenovo G50-30 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo G50-30 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Short Battery Life

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-30 the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 5,200h. The Lenovo G50-30 has a very short battery life (only 4 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50-30.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50D[plb_3012058_price] (4.4h) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

The Lenovo G50-30 has one of the older PCI Express slot versions (only 2) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The PCI Express slot versions of many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.7.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G50-30 range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz. At only 1.83 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50-30 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G50-30.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Lenovo G50-30 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

An Intel Celeron processor family is in fact the worst processor family amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of laptop the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Lenovo G50-30 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the G50-30 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369287_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo G50-30 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the G50-30 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo G50-30 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-30 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G50-30. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G50-30 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G50-30 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-30 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the G50-30.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of a similar type and age to the G50-30 range from 1.8GHz to 4GHz. The Lenovo G50-30 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.25 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the G50-30 is 840GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-30 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-30.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50-30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This many processor core laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo G50-30 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire ES1[plb_2688065_price] (17.3"), or the Toshiba Satellite C70D-C[plb_2978038_price] (17.3").

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo G50-30 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-30.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-30 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
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
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 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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board 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 Resolution
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
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(11)
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)
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…

18 September 2014

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16 November 2014

Ventilatorloos. Nog een notebook die potentiële kopers wil verleiden met een lage prijs en krachtigere prestaties is Lenovo's G50-30. Een Bay Trail Celeron en 2 GB werkgeheugen zijn voldoende... Read more…

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User Reviews

(36)
Reviewed 10 November 2015 by Fkhaven
Fkhaven would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad G50-30 Series

Great price for a high spec laptop. Fully recommend...

Reviewed 30 September 2015 by Janet14
Janet14 would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad G50-30 Series

To students who are in education this product has everything you could possibly need...

Reviewed 4 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Awful. The laptop wont go 2 days without freezing for some reason. I then have to hard reboot and lose all my open web pages, excel files etc. Thought the upgrade from windows 8 to 10 might have... Read more…

Reviewed 8 December 2015 by Jim bear
Jim bear would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad G50-30 Series

A very good laptop The screen could be better i.e. Full hd but then you get what you pay for. Battery life is not great but no worse than the rest at this price point, many have focused on the key... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Mike

The laptop got very slow and I had to return it to receive a full refund...

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