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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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Lenovo B50 All In One PC Review - AIO with quad core i7, Nvidia GPU
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16 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The reviewer at PC Mag said that this medium processor core notebook PC was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

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

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Average Owner Reviews

Based on 32 owner reviews the average owner rating of this portable PC is 71%.

Nice Design

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Lenovo B50 was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “Looks nice and pretty” but even so they gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100. M. Bradshaw wrote in their review of the Lenovo B50 a few weeks ago “I'm guessing is pretty standard”. Expert review site Computershopper.com said in their review “A gorgeous multi-touch screen” .

One Lenovo B50 owner thought it was a good design. Nathan Neil said in his review on Amazon “HDD 3) really thin and nice design - shame about the cracks”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several Lenovo B50 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Lenovo B50 was quiet. M. Bradshaw mentioned in their review on Amazon in November “Boots up quickly and runs quietly” and rated the Lenovo B50 5 stars. Also in November Tim said “This means it's very quiet in normal use” and rated it 4 stars. Tim also said “Silent when upgraded to SSD”.

Good Size

Some Lenovo B50 owners considered that it was thin. Xmfclick mentioned “The only positive things I can find about the B50 are that it's quite thin and light (compared to my old Fujitsu LifeBook)”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ said in their review of this laptop “It's a smart, subtle system that's thin and light enough to carry” but despite that they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Hothardware.com mentioned “It also has a fairly compact footprint so that it won't eat a lot of space in your office or living room”.

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Good Technical Features

One Lenovo B50 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Techradar.com rated this laptop 4 stars and mentioned on Techradar “The B50-35 offers a responsive touchscreen and plenty of features at an attractive price point” in their review of this laptop.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Good Connectivity

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “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 however despite that they gave it a score of 69 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Techradar.com said in their review of the Lenovo B50 on expert review site Techradar “By trying to cram in as many features as possible into a comparatively small space, you risk comprising on quality and pleasing nobody” and scored the product 4 stars.

Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core laptops have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs built by Lenovo.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the B50. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of laptops of this age and type range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo B50 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this age and type. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo portable PC 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 across all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the B50.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the B50, the Lenovo B50 has a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the Aspire E1-530, or the Travelmate TMP253-M both from Acer or the Toshiba Satellite C55-A.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo B50 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the B50 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the S200E, or the X451CA both from Asus or the Acer Aspire E1-530 is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Nineteen experts from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk have rated this portable PC on average 68%.

Difficult to Use

Some customers thought this laptop was not easy to use. David gave this laptop a score of 3 stars and he wrote on Amazon “If you're looking to use this long term I wouldn't recommend it”.

Poor Battery Life

A number of Lenovo B50 reviewers thought the product did not have a good battery life. Andy wrote on Amazon “When it arrived the battery was faulty so”. Dr. Rajarshi Raha wrote in their review of the Lenovo B50 on Amazon two years ago “The battery doesn't charge properly” and rated this laptop 20 out of 100.

Only Two SATA III Connectors

The Lenovo B50 is a two SATA III connector notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the B50 have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of, the Lenovo B50's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 950 megahertz is one of the slowest. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Lenovo B50 is a two SATA connector laptop.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo G500.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude E6430 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the B50 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo B50 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the B50.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo G50-70.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G50-70 (1.9GHz and higher rated).

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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 medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the B50, the Lenovo B50 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Asus S200E, the HP ProBook 450, or the Fujitsu Stylistic Q704 is also worth considering.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo B50

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo B50 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the B50.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo B50 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago 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 pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the B50.

Other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude 3330.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (750GB and cheaper), or the Asus X553MA (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo B50 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the B50.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-A (2.3kg), the Asus X550CA (2.3kg), or the HP ProBook 650 G1 (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo B50 has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the B50.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo T440, or the DELL Latitude 3330 which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (8GB), or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Lenovo B50 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 6h battery life laptops to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo T420 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to consider the HP 2570p (9.3h and cheaper).

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
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Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
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SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI 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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Packaging Data
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

3 Awards

computershopper.com Good For Families PC Mag Editor's Choice hothardware.com Approved

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

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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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