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Lenovo B50 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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15 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This Lenovo laptop received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag who wrote that this portable PC was exceptional.

This Lenovo notebook PC received an "Approved" award from Hothardware.com and Computershopper.com gave it a "Good For Families" award.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 32 user reviews the average user rating of this portable PC is 74 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A few Lenovo B50 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. David wrote on Amazon “Decent laptop at an outstanding price”. David also mentioned “If you're looking for a very affordable laptop to tide you over after your main one died or you're buying this for a young child then this will be suitable”. Dilligaf mentioned on Amazon “Very good for the money as a basic machine”.

Some people who reviewed this laptop thought it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer mentioned last year “Rubish quality, cheap production” in their review of the Lenovo B50 but despite that they rated it 2 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “Again cheap laptop so u get what u pay for, in our case we brought 2 at the same time”. David said “This isn't an issue with the specific unit I received it's just inherent to the cheap panel used in the laptop”.

A few customers who reviewed it thought it was cheap. Pcadvisor.co.uk said “Best budget laptops 2014” in their review of this laptop and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Zdnet.com mentioned “Low-cost business notebooks don't get much less expensive than the Lenovo B50-30, which starts at £190.83 (ex”.

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Nice Design

A few customers who purchased the product mentioned that it was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Looks nice and pretty” in their review of this laptop. M. Bradshaw wrote “I'm guessing is pretty standard” in their review of the Lenovo B50. Two years ago expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned in their Lenovo B50 review “A gorgeous multi-touch screen” and scored this laptop 4 stars.

One Lenovo B50 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Nathan Neil wrote on Amazon “HDD 3) really thin and nice design - shame about the cracks”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was quiet. M. Bradshaw said in their Lenovo B50 review “Boots up quickly and runs quietly” and gave it an excellent rating. Tim gave the Lenovo B50 a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon last year “This means it's very quiet in normal use”. Tim also mentioned “Silent when upgraded to SSD”.

Good Size

A number of people who purchased the product reckoned that it was thin. Xmfclick said on Amazon “The only positive things I can find about the B50 are that it's quite thin and light (compared to my old Fujitsu LifeBook)” in their review of the Lenovo B50 but they gave the product a score of 2 stars. Techradar.com/au/ said “It's a smart, subtle system that's thin and light enough to carry” but they gave it a score of 3 stars.

One Lenovo B50 owner who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Expert review site Hothardware.com wrote “It also has a fairly compact footprint so that it won't eat a lot of space in your office or living room” in their review of this laptop.

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Good Technical Features

One Lenovo B50 reviewer said in their reviews that it had good features. Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “The B50-35 offers a responsive touchscreen and plenty of features at an attractive price point” in their review.

Good Product Quality

Some Lenovo B50 owners agreed that this laptop was good quality. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar two years ago “By trying to cram in as many features as possible into a comparatively small space, you risk comprising on quality and pleasing nobody” in their Lenovo B50 review.

Good Battery Life

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good battery life. In January last year M. Bradshaw mentioned in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Great battery life of about 5 hours”. Nathan Neil mentioned “The battery is amazing - it lasts ages! 2) for the price you are getting a really goo amount of memory, both RAM”.

Good Connectivity

One Lenovo B50 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned “With the B50-45, Lenovo has a simple 15.6 inch notebook in its line-up, which performs well in office and internet use as well as video playback” in their review but in spite of that they only scored it 3 stars.

Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 5,057 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores portable PCs range.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the B50. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo B50 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo B50 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the B50.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Lenovo laptop is 68% based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk.

Difficult to Use

A few Lenovo B50 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was not easy to use. David mentioned on Amazon “If you're looking to use this long term I wouldn't recommend it” in his review of this laptop.

Only Two Number of SATA III Connectorss

The Lenovo B50 is a two number of SATA III connectors laptop.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At only 950 megahertz, the Lenovo B50 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo B50 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Only Two Total Number of SATA Connectorss

The Lenovo B50 is a two total number of SATA connectors notebook PC.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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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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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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo B50 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo B50 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the B50 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo B50

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo B50 has a fairly typical display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the B50.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo B50 has a better processor family than most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the B50.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo B50 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the B50.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo B50 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo B50 has a pretty average battery life (max) (6 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the B50.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Lenovo B50 has a fairly typical processor frequency (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the B50.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel ME Firmware Version
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
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® AES-NI)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(25)
23 September 2015

In rewiew: Lenovo B50-80 (80EW018XGE). Test model courtesy of Cyberport.deLenovo launches a 15-inch device that fulfills its duty stoically, but cannot really stand out in any aspect. The...

17 April 2015

An all-in-one throwback of sorts, the Lenovo B50 sticks to the basics and delivers strong performance for the price, a gorgeous multi-touch screen, and a pair of surprisingly capable speakers....

Computershopper.com

Strong, versatile performance
Beautiful touch display
Booming audio
HDMIin and out ports
Speedy day-to-day performance
Bloatware
Wired keyboard and mouse
Some bloatware
Poor keyboard and mouse
No Blu, ray player
6 April 2015

All-in-one PC's are in every major retailer, both on and off line. What makes one stand above the rest? Well, the Lenovo B50 will soon show you the answers to that question.Recently, I was able to... Read more…

5 March 2015

The Lenovo B50 is a midrange all-in-one desktop PC that's made to keep even enthusiast-level users happy for a few years. If you've been waiting to buy a Windows 8.1 PC to replace that aging...

PC Mag

24 February 2015

The B50-35 offers a responsive touchscreen and plenty of features at an attractive price point. An all-round entertainment package, it's suitable for watching movies and light gaming but you might...

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User Reviews

(32)
Reviewed 16 June 2014 by Allen I.
(Verified Purchase)

No buyers remorse...

Reviewed 14 February 2015 by Michael R.
(Verified Purchase)

I called Lenovo's support line. They told me that I would have to pay to have it shipped to a service center where they would determine whether the problem was covered under warranty. If it was,... Read more…

Reviewed 26 September 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Laptop is very delicate, slow, not opening apps cuz procesor power os too slow although i ve got only 1app on it which is Skype. Looks nice and pretty. Light weingt but nothing ti compare to hp or... Read more…

I've had this a year now and am mostly satisfied with it. It's at the low end of price so you can't expect everything, but with some wrangling it can be made perfectly usable. The big advantage of... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Nathan neil
(Verified Purchase)

Really good laptop for the price, but a few limitations: 1) the keyboard is so cheap when I push down is like giving someone CPR - its flimsy 2) the casing is so cheap - I have only had this PC... Read more…

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