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

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17 Reasons For

A Top Selling Product

The G50-70 is one the top selling laptop currently on sale.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,358 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the G50-70 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo G50-70 which has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.9GB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

There are a number of alternative 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo G500[plb_2248852_price] which is cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G50-70 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this spec and age. Most laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo laptop also 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-70.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G50-70. The average internal memory of laptops that came out around the same time as the G50-70 is 5.3GB.

We compared this laptop to all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo G500[plb_2248852_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G50-70 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G50-70 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G50-70 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the G50-70.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a front camera which you might want to consider including the Satellite C55-A[pl_2075509_price], or the Portege R930[pl_1481911_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL Inspiron 15 3521[plb_1628383_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G50-70 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities amongst portable PCs of this age. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G50-70 range from 8GB to 1TB.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo G50-70 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G50-70 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo G50-70 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G50-70 is 1.7GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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15 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo G50-70 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G50-70 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo G50-70 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the G50-70.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of this age and type range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G50-70 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Short Battery Life

Portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h. At only 4 hours, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 4h battery life laptops to this portable PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Aspire E1-530[pl_2136151_price], and the Aspire V5-123[pl_1630346_price] both from Acer is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the HP 15[plb_2656558_price] (4.5h and cheaper), or the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (5h and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo G50-70 does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the ProBook 450 G1[pl_2505029_price], or the ProBook 450 G1[pl_1871522_price] both from HP or the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this type and age. 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

The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-70 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2581589_price] (1.8GHz and cheaper), the Asus X451CA[plb_3015235_price] (1.8GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000[plb_2443627_price] (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Heavy

Portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G50-70 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. The Lenovo G50-70 is one of the heavier comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago (2.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the B590[pl_1616779_price] (2.5kg), or the B590[pl_1991244_price] (2.5kg) both from Lenovo or the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M[plb_1453625_price] (2.5kg).

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-70 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo G50-70 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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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 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-70 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL Inspiron 14 3000[plb_2443627_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-70 is 25GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16,384 megabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has one of the smaller maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50-70

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the G50-70.

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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
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
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft 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 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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

Expert Reviews

(17)
15 October 2015

Initial impressions after 24hrs ? great machine, I am really pleased with this laptop. I spent ages looking at laptops, trying to find a good replacement for my old Toshiba. I wanted a reasonably... Read more…

17 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Laptops may still be priced more than other devices but the configuration has constantly been... Read more…

27 August 2014

Stay away, you hardcore gamers -- the Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70 really is not made for you. The Radeon R5 M230 is in large part responsible for that, as it simply does not provide enough gaming power....

8 September 2014

Une bonne idée en vue ? Lenovo souhaite faire de son IdeaPad G50-70 un ordinateur portable abordable des plus tentants en le dotant d'un minimum de puissance pour le jeu. Embarquant une carte... Read more…

17 September 2014

Een goed idee? Lenovo wil dat zijn IdeaPad G50-70 een aantrekkelijke, laaggeprijsde notebook met enige gaming power is. Met zijn dedicated grafische kaart hij dat best wel eens kunnen zijn. Maar... Read more…

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User Reviews

(161)
Reviewed 13 April 2015 by Thomas M.
(Verified Purchase)

I am deployed to the desert and my laptop met a violent end. I got this one, oriignally as a temporary replacement. I would just get something "better" when I got home and give it to my mom or... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2015 by David S.
(Verified Purchase)

To answer questions that show up in the Q&A a lot: This is NOT a touch screen. This does NOT have a backlit keyboard. This DOES have a number pad. This does NOT include a Windows Recovery Disc...

Reviewed 12 October 2015 by G. P. Whitham
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product worked right out of the box...

Reviewed 19 February 2015 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

The relatively new Windows 8.1 Media Creation Tool makes rebuilding OEM machines like this fairly easy. Make sure you create the USB with FAT32 for UEFI support. The previous reviewer buys a Win... Read more…

Reviewed 24 May 2015 by Michael L.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought the barebones version of this in hopes to upgrade the HDD, the RAM, and the processor with laptop parts I was able to get my hands on. The HDD and RAM were a breeze, I bought an WD BLACK2... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i34005, lenovo i34005u
Barcodes 00000059438005, 00888440837499, 00888965827883

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2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
£ 229.99 £349.00
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2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
£ 329.00 £349.00
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