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Lenovo G50-70 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews as do all notebook PCs built by Lenovo.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,000 megahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-70 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-70 is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G50-70 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the G50-70 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo G50-70 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G50-70 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G50-70 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-70 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G50-70 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G50-70 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G50-70. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the G50-70 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB.

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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 this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the G50-70 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-70 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the shortest battery lifes (only 4 hours) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G50-70 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba A50[plb_2984407_price] (4.5h and higher rated).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 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 are a similar age to the G50-70. The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G50-70 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz.

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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 typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G50-70 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. The Lenovo G50-70 is one of the heavier similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-70 (2.5 kilograms) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Asus PU551LA[plb_2396543_price] (2.5kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo G50-70

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the G50-70 over a year ago.

Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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

(1)
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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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