This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this type and age.
Based on 4,358 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The Lenovo G50-70 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the G50-70 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo G50-70 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo G50-70 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
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64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this age and type.
11 Reasons Against
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this age and type is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.
Very Short Battery Life
Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the G50-70 the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 4 hours) amongst portable PCs of this age.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo G50-70 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G50-70 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.
If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the X1 Carbon (1.8GHz), or the ThinkPad X240 (£799.97) (1.8GHz) both from Lenovo.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.
Quite Small Internal Memory
With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50-70. The smallest internal memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.
Only 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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo G50-70 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-70. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-70 is 2.2kg.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo G50-70 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the G50-70 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The Lenovo G50-70 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.
4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50-70
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Lenovo laptop was released over two years ago.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G50-70 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.
Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The Lenovo G50-70 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.
If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
1366 x 768
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Dolby Advanced Audio v2
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Integrated TV Tuner
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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