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Lenovo G50-45

Lenovo G50-45 2 Core AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB 250GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1.35GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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This display delivers bright, crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen format and 1366 x 768 resolution. Finding a laptop with a built in or DVD drive is tougher than it used to be, but the G50 offers... More
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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G50-45 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. Portable PCs of this age and type have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the MSI GP72 2QD (£795.28) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G50-45 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G50-45 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the G50-45.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo G50-45 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G50-45 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G50-45 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-45 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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19 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo G50-45 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G50-45 is 2.5h, the longest is 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Lenovo G50-45 has a very short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G50-45.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba A50 (£669.99) (4.5h and higher rated).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 250 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-45 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G50-45 is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 840 G2 (£799.99) (256GB), or the Lenovo X250 (£549.90) (256GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar type and 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago that we have checked, the Lenovo G50-45's processor clock speed of only 1.35 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the G50-45 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

There are a number of other 1.35GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the HP 255 G3.

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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The Lenovo G50-45 has an AMD E processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of this spec and age.

An AMD E processor family is in fact the worst processor family amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G50-45.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-45 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G50-45 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 250 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-45's hard drive capacity is one of the smallest amongst laptops of a comparable age and spec to the G50-45. The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G50-45 is 5GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor cache of the Lenovo G50-45 of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs of this spec and age. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G50-45 is 1MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo G50-45 is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G50-45 have between two and three processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 800MHz, the fastest is 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. The memory clock speed of the Lenovo G50-45 of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G50-45.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G50-45 is 3,600mAh, and the battery capacities range from 37mAh to 8,700mAh. The Lenovo G50-45 has a quite small battery capacity (only 2,200 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G50-45.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the G50-45 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh. The Lenovo G50-45 has a quite small battery capacity (only 32 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the G50-45.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo G50-45 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the G50-45 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo G50-45 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The Lenovo G50-45 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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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 available for around the same time as it.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 3.2 kilograms, the Lenovo G50-45 is one of the heaviest comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G50-45 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G50-45 is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo G50-45

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Specification

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Storage
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Display Brightness
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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Windows Key
Pointing Device
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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
Battery
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Expert Reviews

(1)
15 September 2015

L'acquisto di un computer portatile dal prezzo stracciato di solito richiede una buona dose di compromessi, e il nuovo G50-45 di Lenovo non fa eccezione. Ripaga con un display relativamente... Read more…

Brightest display
Lightest in class
Relatively fast hard drive
Very affordable
Casing and input devices good quality
Worstinclass battery life
Unresponsive keyboard
Disposable feel
Inferior screen
Hardly gaming suitable

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 22 September 2014 by Alexander V.
(Verified Purchase)

I researched YouTube videos on how to remove pre-installed apps, programs ,not needed files, how to load laptop faster. The results are awesome...

Quick, fast, keys nice feeling, loads fast
Since I haven't upgraded laptops for 6 years (I chose to rebuild two years back, which took more money than I paid for this laptop, so bad decision there), this sleek, slim, and lightweight laptop is
The transition between Windows 8's panel mode and traditional mode is seamless and quick, allowing you to quickly get to what you want while still allowing you to use your computer in a familiar way
The addition of a number pad on the keyboard is a little confusing, as the spacing I'm used to for the arrow keys and a much smaller enter button is different, but it's great since the music scoring s
The laptop is incredibly quiet and runs very cool, a great change from my old Inspiron's fan whirring to life every 10 minutes
None at this time
The speakers, although good, are on the bottom side of the laptop. This is disappointing, especially if you're consistently putting your laptop in your lap, which muffles the sound dramatically. When
There is no Windows code sticker, documentation, or installation disc included with the laptop
It is the worst laptop I have ever used. First of all I hate windows 8 and then on top of it's battery life is nothing may 2 hours maximum and the touch pad ughhhhh. . there is no precision. The mouse
Weird processor

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