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Lenovo G50-70 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

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 portable PCs of this type and age. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the G50-70 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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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 have been around for a similar time to the G50-70.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G50-70 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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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 laptops of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G50-70 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB. At 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 have been available for around the same time as the G50-70.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the G50-70 is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G50-70.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of a comparable age and type to 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 laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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17 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G50-70. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G50-70 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G50-70 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G50-70 range from 4GB to 32GB. 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 comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Very Short Battery Life

The average battery life of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the G50-70 is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 4 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart (£449.00) (4.45h), or the 15 (4.5h) both from HP.

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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 more than two years ago. 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 you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. The Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G50-70.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire S3 (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the smallest battery capacities (only 32 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Heavy

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G50-70 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo G50-70 is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the G50-70.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo G50-70 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo G50-70 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the G50-70 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Lenovo G50-70 has a quite low front camera resolution (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G50-70. The front camera resolutions of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G50-70 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo G50-70 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50-70 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 medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G50-70.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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

The Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G50-70.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-70.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
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
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Quick Start Guide

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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