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Lenovo G50-70 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 4GB May 2015
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Four SATA Connectors

The Lenovo G50-70 is a four SATA connector portable PC.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G50-70 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other laptops that are a comparable age to the G50-70, the Lenovo G50-70's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 4,358 user and expert reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50-70 that we have checked, the Lenovo G50-70's processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The average processor clock speed of laptops that are a comparable age to the G50-70 is 2.2GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo G50-70 has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G50-70 ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this spec and age the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G50-70, the Lenovo G50-70 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL Latitude 15[plb_2800157_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo G50-80[plb_3228265_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G50-70 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G50-70.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include the DELL Latitude 15[plb_2800157_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo G50-80[plb_3228265_price] is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G50-70 is 2.9GHz. At 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly fast 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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Two USB 2.0 Ports

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

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G50-70 is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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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 of a comparable age and type to it.

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13 Reasons Against

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

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the G50-70 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo G50-70 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G50-70 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz. The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Price Has Recently Increased by £20.00

The price of the G50-70 increased by £20.00 in the last few days.

Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. When compared to other laptops of this type and age, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Lenovo G50-70 of only 1.74 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs that have been available for a similar time 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.

Alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to consider include the Lenovo Z510[plb_2979742_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-70 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2862104_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2941676_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 32 watt-hours, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-70. Similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price], or the HP 15[plb_2319470_price] or the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price].

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Heavy

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo G50-70 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The weights of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the G50-70 range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Alternative 2.5kg heavy laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include the Lenovo G50-30[plb_2553376_price], or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price] which is cheaper.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Lenovo B590[plb_2714638_price] (2.5kg).

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of this type and age 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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Very Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². The Lenovo G50-70 has a quite dim display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50-70

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G50-70 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the HP 350[plb_2772828_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

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

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 15[plb_2800157_price].

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (750GB and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3010583_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo G50-70 has a pretty typical battery life (7 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-70.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 7h battery life laptops currently available including the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-C[plb_2962162_price] (8h) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
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Conflict Free Processor
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PCI Express Lane (max)
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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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
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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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
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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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
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Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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
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Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(1)
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…

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 4gb500, lenovo i74510, lenovo i74510u, lenovo 4gb500g, lenovo 4gb500gb
Barcodes 00889561032817, 00889561032824

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