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Lenovo G50-70 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of laptops of a similar type and age to the G50-70 is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50-70.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G50-70 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this age and spec. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-70 is 6.3GB. The Lenovo G50-70 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G50-70.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G50-70 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G50-70.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Satellite C50-B[pl_2256586_price], or the Satellite C50-B[pl_2319230_price] both from Toshiba or the Asus PU551LA[plb_2575366_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G50-70, the Lenovo G50-70 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at including the PU551LA[pl_2867068_price], or the PU551LA[pl_2575366_price] both from Asus or the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G50-70 have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of this age and type.

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Only Two SATA III Connectors

The Lenovo G50-70 is a two SATA III connector laptop.

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Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo G50-70 is a ten PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo G50-70 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G50-70 range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 4 hours, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G50-70. Similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Aspire E5-573[pl_3010583_price] (5h), or the Aspire E5-573[pl_3009234_price] (5h) both from Acer or the Lenovo Z50-70[plb_3075592_price] (5h) which is also cheaper.

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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 medium processor core notebook 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the Lenovo Z510[plb_2979742_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the G50-70. The average processor clock speed of laptops that were released around the same time as the G50-70 is 2.2GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the HP 15[plb_2319470_price], or the Asus PU551LA[plb_2396543_price] which is cheaper.

If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire S3-391[plb_3007628_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo G50-80[plb_3347289_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The Lenovo G50-70 has a quite small battery capacity (only 32 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the G50-70. The average battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-70 is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price]; or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price], or the HP 15[plb_2319470_price].

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Heavy

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G50-70 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo G50-70 is one of the heavier portable PCs that were released one year ago amongst notebook PCs of this age.

Other 2.5kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the Asus PU551LA[plb_2396543_price], or the Lenovo G50-30[plb_2553376_price] which is cheaper.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Acer Extensa EX2510[plb_2531905_price] (2.5kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50-70

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo G50-70 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G50-70.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 15.6" laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the HP 15[plb_2319470_price].

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3" and cheaper), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo G50-70 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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Processor Model
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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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PCI Express Slot Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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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 III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
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Power
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AC Adapter Power
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Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

Expert Reviews

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Respectable keyboard
Attractively designed case
Long battery life
Good variety of connections overall
Easy maintenance
Highly reflective display
Resolution could be higher
Severe blue cast
Almost no gaming performance
Only a combined microphoneheadphone jack

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 11 April 2015 by Tim S.
(Verified Purchase)

I'm considering purchasing another one for home to replace an older PC we use for web surfing and Office apps...

We purchased two PCs; One was needed interface with our lighting hardware in church (where a noisy fan would be noticed), and another one to function as a check-in PC. Both units run quietly and effic
Our unit has 16 of these and they all work very well as of right now. Fast, dual display port outs on the motherboard, US 3 front headers and they are dead silent
Nice all-in-one system. I'm a fan of Asus and this was a nice system for a office needing a touchscreen
Excellent - blue tooth capable ( built in ) awesome addition
Everything was as it should be. Great performance, beautiful case. Runs most games at ultra settings 1080p) with no problems at all
Half of ours had BSOD issues straight from Dell
This is a true mid tower form factor so if space is a condern, maybe look at a micro form factor
290w power supply limits what you can do with any add ons after the fact and this PSUMobo is not a standard 20 or 24 pin power plug
The packaging foam is not very sturdy, ordered 2 of these and one of them was shattered from shipping
Packing could have been better. The box that contained the mouse was basically destroyed; however, the mouse itself was fine. Also, the screws in the back of the case were basically stripped upon arri

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i34005, lenovo i34005u
Barcodes 00000059438005, 00888965170507, 00888965827883, 00889233921548

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