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Lenovo G50-45

Lenovo G50-45 4 Core AMD a 1.8GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.8GHz 16GB Sep 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 up to AMD Radeon R5 M230 2GB 3D... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 4,358 user and expert reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its many processor core portable PCs.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the G50-45 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. The Lenovo G50-45 has a quite big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G50-45 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G50-45.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G50-45 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the G50-45 also have a front camera.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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14 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 a comparable age and spec to the G50-45 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. The Lenovo G50-45 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.8 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G50-45 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G50-45 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G50-45. Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the G50-45 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 1GB to 8.2GB. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the G50-45 that we have checked, the Lenovo G50-45's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo G50-45 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo G50-45 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G50-45. The average display brightness of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 260 cd/m².

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the G50-45 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the Lenovo G50-45 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-45.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-45 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. At only 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50-45 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo G50-45 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive speeds of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the G50-45 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-45 have between four and seven processor threads, including the Lenovo G50-45 which has four processor threads.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50-45

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the G50-45 over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G50-45 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the G50-45.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G50-45 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the G50-45.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (17.3").

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo G50-45 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G50-45.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Lenovo G50-45 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
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
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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features

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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