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Lenovo G50-70 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Apr 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 Intel HD Gaphics, the G50 offers... More
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 4,358 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its laptops. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G50-70 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this age and spec 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 actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G50-70.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops of a similar spec and age to the G50-70 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has one of the biggest internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G50-70 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G50-70 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago, the Lenovo G50-70 has 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 typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G50-70 is 12GB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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13 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 laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-70 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 G50-70 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G50-70. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs that have been on the market for 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G50-70.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (1.7GHz and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Heavy

The average weight of laptops of this age and type is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo G50-70 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the G50-70.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2492959_price] (2.5kg).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of only 41 watt-hours, the Lenovo G50-70 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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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 keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G50-70. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G50-70 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-70.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 25GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16,384 megabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has one of the smaller maximum internal memories amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50-70

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the G50-70 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo G50-70 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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 (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
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
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
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
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 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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Expert Reviews

(2)
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…

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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

(2)
Reviewed 6 December 2011 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Put this in two servers and it sped up rendering of X windows over ssh. It was exactly what I needed...

Cheap works
Fits into a PCI-E 1 slot, outputs video to the screen. Does what I needed it to do. Not to mention it comes with a low profile bracket
There are none since it was DOA, what else can I say I tried it on the machine I hoped to install it on and another just to be sure. No output whatsoever
The one thing I was going to enjoy was the passive heatsink which on a HTPC would have been awesome
It's comfortable on the ears
None if used for what it's designed for
None that I've encountered
DOA What a disappointment Now I am out about 20 bucks to return this piece of junk I should have walked away at sight of the blue screen reviews. I thought that a nVidia chip, PCB and a passive heatsi
USB adapter
DOA
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 8gb500, lenovo i54210, lenovo i54210u, lenovo 8gb500g, lenovo 8gb500gb
Barcodes 00888440609096, 00888631080741, 00888631412726

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