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Lenovo G50-30 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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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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7 Reasons For

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 around the same time as it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of the Lenovo G50-30 of 896 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the G50-30. The on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 640MHz to 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 830MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G50-30 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the G50-30 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper laptops such as the Asus X553MA[plb_2768436_price], and the Toshiba Satellite P50t-B[plb_2698899_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP Pavilion 15[plb_2351570_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G50-30 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago also have a front camera.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite C55-C[plb_2942600_price], or the Asus X553MA[plb_2768436_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider including the Acer Aspire ES1-711[plb_2971844_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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20 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 25GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Lenovo G50-30 of only 21.32 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo G50-30 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the G50-30. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that came out around the same time as the G50-30 is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo G50-30 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 896 megahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of this type and age range from 840MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo G50-30 is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G50-30 use 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) notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the G50-30 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo G50-30 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 313 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the G50-30 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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Very Short Battery Life

The Lenovo G50-30 has a quite short battery life (only 4 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the G50-30. Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-30 the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 5,200h, and the average battery life is 37h.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4h battery life portable PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the B50-10[pl_3020751_price], and the G50-45[pl_3023649_price] both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite C70D-C[plb_2978038_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Old PCI Express Slot Version

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. At only 2, the Lenovo G50-30 has a very old PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-30.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as 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 other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including the Medion AKOYA E7225[plb_2545004_price], or the Asus X553MA[plb_2768436_price] which is cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo G50-30 has a better processor family than most laptops of this type and age. This portable PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family. Portable PCs that are a similar age to the G50-30 processor families range from Intel Celeron to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo G50-30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus X553MA[plb_2768436_price], or the Toshiba Satellite P50t-B[plb_2698899_price].

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of laptops of a similar age and type to the G50-30 is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,300MHz to 1,600MHz. The Lenovo G50-30 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Laptops that came out more than a year ago have battery capacities of between 22Wh and 2,700Wh. With a battery capacity of only 32 watt-hours, the Lenovo G50-30 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 2,200 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo G50-30 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the G50-30. The battery capacities of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the G50-30 range from 58mAh to 6,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,400mAh.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Lenovo G50-30 is 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This notebook PC's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is in fact the worst memory slots amongst all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-30.

The best memory slots across comparable types of notebook PC is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs of this age and type is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 400 cd/m². When compared to other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the G50-30, the display brightness of the Lenovo G50-30 of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo G50-30 has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the laptops that are a comparable age to the G50-30 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 0.86MP.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of this age and type have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-30 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G50-30.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-30 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-30 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50-30

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the G50-30 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.16 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50-30 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-30.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.16GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the Asus X553MA[plb_2768436_price], and the Lenovo B50-10[plb_3020751_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G50-30 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the G50-30.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Toshiba Satellite P50t-B[plb_2698899_price], or the Asus X553MA[plb_2768436_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

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

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think the Toshiba Satellite P50t-B[plb_2698899_price], and the Asus X553MA[plb_2768436_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo G50-30 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G50-30.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.5kg heavy portable PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo G50-45[plb_3023649_price] is also worth considering.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Lenovo G50[plb_2853826_price] (2.6kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-30 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the G50-30.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Medion AKOYA E7225[plb_2545004_price], or the Asus X553MA[plb_2768436_price].

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Specification

Design
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Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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
Headphone Out 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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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 HD Graphics
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals 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)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
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AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo g5030, lenovo 80g001, lenovo 80g001l, lenovo 80g001ln, lenovo 80g001lnu, lenovo 80g001lnuk, lenovo 4gbwindows8, apple g5030networkcard10100mbpse, apple g5030networkcard10100mbpset, apple g5030networkcard10100mbpseth, apple g5030networkcard10100mbpsethe, apple g5030networkcard10100mbpsether, apple g5030networkcard10100mbpsethern, apple g5030networkcard10100mbpsetherne, apple g5030networkcard10100mbpsethernet, apple g5030networkcard10100mbpsethernetl, apple g5030networkcard10100mbpsethernetla, apple g5030networkcard10100mbpsethernetlan
Barcodes 00888772224240, 00888965312075, 00888965613882, 00888965724618, 00888965803276, 00888965875174, 00889233652336, 00889233836606, 00889800390852

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4 core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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4 core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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Twelve More PCI Express Lanes (max)
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