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Lenovo G50-70 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The Lenovo G50-70 has more SATA III connectors than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50-70. This laptop is a four SATA III connector notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G50-70 which only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Lenovo G50-70 has more SATA connectors than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This portable PC is a four SATA connector laptop compared to most of the laptops of a comparable type and age to the G50-70 which only have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the G50-70 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At 1,100 megahertz, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G50-70.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50-70 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G50-70 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo Z510[plb_2979742_price] (2.5GHz).

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1,666MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G50-70 supports a 1,666MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most laptops of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that were launched around the same time as the G50-70 is 2,133MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G50-70 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo G50-70 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of this spec and age the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year, the Lenovo G50-70 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite 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 laptops of this age and type. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the G50-70 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G50-70, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Lenovo G50-70 of only 1.74 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-70 range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G50-70 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Short Battery Life

When compared to other laptops that are a similar age to the G50-70 that we have assessed, the battery life of the Lenovo G50-70 of only 4 hours is one of the shortest. The battery lifes of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G50-70 range from 2.5h to 24h.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba A50[plb_2984407_price] (4.5h) which is also higher rated.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the G50-70 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo G50-70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The Lenovo G50-70 is one of the heavier notebook PCs of this type and age (2.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average weight of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50-70 is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the G50-70. The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G50-70 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

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

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G50-70. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G50-70 range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 650GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50-70

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G50-70.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the HP 250[plb_2745520_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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
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 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 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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
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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

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