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Lenovo G50-70 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 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 typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 4,358 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo G50-70 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the G50-70 processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst laptops of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G50-70 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G50-70.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G50-70 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50-70.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G50-70 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the G50-70.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the G50-70, the Lenovo G50-70 has a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly big hard drive 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. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G50-70 is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the G50-70. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50-70 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable 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 are a similar age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-70 is 24h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Lenovo G50-70 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the G50-70.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the G70-70[pl_3375260_price] (5h), or the T440p[pl_3682866_price] (13.2h) both from Lenovo.

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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 of this age and spec. 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 Lenovo notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50-70 that we have assessed, the battery capacity of the Lenovo G50-70 of only 32 watt-hours is one of the smallest. The average battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. At only 2,200 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Heavy

The lightest similar spec portable PC that has been on the market for a comparable time to the G50-70 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 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 this spec and 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 that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops of a similar type and age to the G50-70 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo G50-70 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50-70

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the G50-70.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo G50-70 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T440p[plb_3682866_price] (2.6GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo G50-70 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the G50-70.

There are a number of alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire E1-570[plb_2078839_price].

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3").

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Specification

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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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