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Lenovo G50-45

Lenovo G50-45 4 Core AMD a 1.8GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.8GHz 6GB Sep 2014
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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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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo G50-45 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Lenovo G50-45 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the Lenovo G50-45 has a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 250GB to 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G50-45 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-45.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo G50-45 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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21 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1 gigabyte, the Lenovo G50-45 has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2.5GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8GB.

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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 notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 4 hours, the Lenovo G50-45 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the G50-45. The battery lifes of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 2.5h to 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook AH564 (4.5h).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50-45 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the G50-45, the Lenovo G50-45 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 30Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of only 32 watt-hours, the Lenovo G50-45 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G50-45.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 45mAh to 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,600mAh. At only 2,200 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo G50-45 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the G50-45 is 4.8MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G50-45 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

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

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Very Dim Display Brightness

Laptops of this age and spec have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m². At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo G50-45 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G50-45 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 14MP. At only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo G50-45 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo G50-45 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.4 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and type have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G50-45 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo G50-45 which has four battery cells.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of laptops of a comparable age and type to the G50-45 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo G50-45 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 3.2 kilograms, the Lenovo G50-45 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-45 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most laptops of this age and type have between four and seven processor threads, including the Lenovo G50-45 which has four processor threads.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-45 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G50-45 is 18GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G50-45 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-45 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the G50-45.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50-45

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the G50-45 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G50-45 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50-45.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the HP ZBook 17 (£1,610.48) (17.3").

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AMD a Processor Family

The Lenovo G50-45 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This notebook PC has an AMD A processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-45 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-45.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (8GB).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar 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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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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
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 Life
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
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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Barcodes 00888772759605, 00888965537515, 00889955101358

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4 core AMD A 1.8GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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HP ZBook 17 vs Lenovo G50-45

HP ZBook 17 vs Lenovo G50-45
HP ZBook 17
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3"
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4 core AMD A 1.8GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
£ 1,764.67
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HP 255 vs Lenovo G50-45
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4 core AMD A 1.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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4 core AMD A 1.8GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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