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Lenovo G50 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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- 4th Generation Intel Core Processors- Windows 8.1 64-bit Operating System- 15.6 HD Display for Bright, Crisp Visuals- Comprehensive Feature Set & Solid Performance- Plenty of Storage for Movies,... More
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Lenovo G50 : Review
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9 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 5,057 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G50 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G50 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The Lenovo G50 has one of the bigger display diagonals (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the display diagonals range from 11" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

If you would prefer a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2962180_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G50 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that were released more than a year ago, the Lenovo G50 has a front camera.

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Very Fast CD-RW Write Speed

The CD-RW write speeds of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 4x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.2x. At 24 CD-speeds, the Lenovo G50 has a very fast CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo G50 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the G50 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 13GB. The Lenovo G50 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G50.

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17 Reasons Against

Only Two Number of SATA III Connectorss

The Lenovo G50 is a two number of SATA III connectors notebook PC.

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Only Ten Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Lenovo G50 is a ten maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the G50 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

The Lenovo G50 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G50 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 100MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo G50 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of portable PCs of this spec and age is 8.6h. The Lenovo G50 has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 4.8 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. The Lenovo G50 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow DVD+RW Read Speed

Laptops of this spec and age have DVD+RW read speeds of between 4x and 8x. With a DVD+RW read speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Lenovo G50's DVD+RW read speed is one of the slowest amongst notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed

Portable PCs of this type and age have DVD+R Double Layer write speeds of between 2x and 6x. The Lenovo G50 has one of the slowest DVD+R Double Layer write speeds (only 2 CD-speeds) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

When compared to other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G50 that we have assessed, the DVD+R Double Layer read speed of the Lenovo G50 of only 2 CD-speeds is one of the slowest. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the G50 the DVD+R Double Layer read speeds range from 2x to 8x.

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Quite Slow DVD+RW Write Speed

The DVD+RW write speeds of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year range from 4x to 8x, and the average DVD+RW write speed is 7.7x. When compared to other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G50 that we have checked, the Lenovo G50's DVD+RW write speed of only 4 CD-speeds is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo G50 has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the G50. Medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G50 have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,600MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo G50 does not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

The average weight of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2kg. The Lenovo G50 is fairly heavy (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G50.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo G50 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo G50 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo G50 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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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
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
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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
HD DVD-ROM Read Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
Optical Drive Type
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
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
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
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(25)
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…

6 August 2015

The Lenovo G50-45 is a very affordable notebook with a bright display and lightweight design, but its keyboard and short battery life sour the experience...

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…

5 November 2014

We have now encountered the hardware platform used in the G50-30 in multiple laptops. Like identically configured contenders, such as Asus' X551MAV-SX391B and Packard Bell's EasyNote TF71BM-C8R1 ,...

19 November 2014

Un ventilateur ? Quel ventilateur ? Et encore un prétendant présentant un petit prix pour des performances relativement bonnes du doux nom de Lenovo G50-30. Un processeur Celeron Bay Trail se... Read more…

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User Reviews

(500)
Reviewed 25 March 2015 by Scott C.

The BIOS and boot options are accessed by booting from a power button hidden next to the power port; there is no keyboard code for entering the BIOS. The wired LAN port has an attached flap - this... Read more…

Reviewed 19 April 2015 by Debbie C.
(Verified Purchase)

Broadcom Wifi Driver for W7 Broadcom Bluetooth Driver for W7 Broadcom Wifi Lan Software for Keyboard Switch to Work...

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Inanc A.
(Verified Purchase)

Replaced the HDD with an SSD. First, installed the Windows 8.1 OS from scratch with the UEFI support option; went smoothly. Then, installed the OS from scratch with the legacy support option; also... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2015 by Corey A.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop for work. I am a graduate student and mostly use the computer for Microsoft office and image analysis on ImageJ. The processor is snappy, it boots quickly, and has no issue... Read more…

Reviewed 22 April 2015 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Newegg rules. -Shipped at lightening speed (i had it in my home in less than 48 hours) -Packed well/safely -This price is unreal. For what I received, I can't believe I only paid $450. Newegg... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

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