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Lenovo G50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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13 Reasons For

Four Number of SATA III Connectorss

Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year only have between two and three number of SATA III connectorss, however the Lenovo G50 has four number of SATA III connectorss.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

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

Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the G50 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 950MHz. At 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo G50 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Portable PCs of this type and age processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo G50 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G50, the Lenovo G50 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the Lenovo G50 has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast CD-RW Write Speed

The CD-RW write speeds of laptops of a similar age and type to the G50 range from 4x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.9x. At 16 CD-speeds, the Lenovo G50 has a quite fast CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G50.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G50 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo G50 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G50 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of only 2.5 hours, the Lenovo G50 has a quite short battery recharge time compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G50 have battery recharge times of between 2h and 23h.

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19 Reasons Against

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 portable PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 100MHz to 650MHz. When compared to other laptops that are a similar age to the G50, the Lenovo G50's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the G50 is 11GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2.5h and the longest is 24h. The Lenovo G50 has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 4.5 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G50.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4.5h battery life notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP 17-f226nz[plb_2369287_price].

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. 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 the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G50.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2651661_price].

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year that we have checked, the DVD-RW read speed of the Lenovo G50 of only 4 CD-speeds is one of the slowest. The DVD-RW read speeds of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50 range from 4x to 8x.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The Lenovo G50 has a very slow DVD-R Double Layer read speed (only 2 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G50. Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G50 have DVD-R Double Layer read speeds of between 2x and 8x, and the average DVD-R Double Layer read speed is 6.5x.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Lenovo G50's DVD-R Double Layer write speed of only 2 CD-speeds is one of the slowest. The DVD-R Double Layer write speeds of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G50 range from 2x to 8x.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The Lenovo G50 has a very slow DVD+R Double Layer read speed (only 2 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. The DVD+R Double Layer read speeds of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G50 range from 2x to 8x.

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Very Slow DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed

At only 2 CD-speeds, the Lenovo G50 has a quite slow DVD+R Double Layer write speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the G50. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50 the DVD+R Double Layer write speeds range from 2x to 6x, and the average DVD+R Double Layer write speed is 5.7x.

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Quite Slow DVD+RW Read Speed

With a DVD+RW read speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Lenovo G50 has a very slow DVD+RW read speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the G50. Laptops that are a similar age to the G50 have DVD+RW read speeds of between 4x and 8x.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Write Speed

At only 4 CD-speeds, the Lenovo G50 has a very slow DVD-RW write speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G50. The slowest DVD-RW write speed of similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 4x, the fastest is 6x, and the average DVD-RW write speed is 5.9x.

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Very Slow DVD+RW Write Speed

The average DVD+RW write speed of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 7.7x. At only 4 CD-speeds, the Lenovo G50 has a quite slow DVD+RW write speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the G50.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50, the Lenovo G50 does not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

The Lenovo G50 is quite heavy (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G50 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2373206_price] (2.5kg).

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo G50 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the G50 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G50 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G50.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo G50 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G50.

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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 Boost Frequency
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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 Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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-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
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
Optical Drive Type
HD DVD-ROM Write Speed
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
Keyboard Backlit
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® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
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)
Battery Recharge Time
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(25)
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...

21 February 2015

My first impressions of this laptop are impressive. It certainly looks good in a black matt slightly chequered external feel, it's certainly slim at less than 1-inch and when opening the lid... Read more…

Decent keyboard
Good battery life
Easy maintenance and upgrade options
Always quiet operating noise
Low power consumption
Lowcontrast screen
Only 12 month warranty
Beeldscherm met laag contrast
Slechts 12 maanden garantie
Brak TN paneel (ook wel te verwachten)
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

(501)
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 Part Numbers lenovo i55200, lenovo i55200u

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