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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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This display delivers bright, crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen format and 1366 x 768 resolution.Epic Sound and Vision Thanks to its stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio, and Intel HD Gaphics,... More
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10 Reasons For

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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The Lenovo G50 is a four SATA III connector portable PC. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50 only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this spec and age ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo G50 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and type. Across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G50 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G50 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G50 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the G50.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this age and spec.

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Very Fast CD-RW Write Speed

Across all the portable PCs that came out more than a year ago the CD-RW write speeds range from 4x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.1x. The Lenovo G50 has one of the fastest CD-RW write speeds (16 CD-speeds) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 2h, the longest is 23h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.9h. The Lenovo G50 has one of the shorter battery recharge times (only 2.5 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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21 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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

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

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo G50 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G50.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G50 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50, the Lenovo G50's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 4.5 hours, the Lenovo G50 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G50 the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-573 ($576.95) (5h).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450 (1.9GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

When compared to other similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago, the DVD-R double layer read speed of the Lenovo G50 of only 2 CD-speeds is one of the slowest. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G50 the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 2x to 8x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 6.4x.

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Quite Slow DVD+RW Read Speed

The DVD+RW read speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G50 range from 4x to 8x. The Lenovo G50 has one of the slower DVD+RW read speeds (only 4 CD-speeds) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Slow DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed

The average DVD+R double layer write speed of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G50 is 5.7x, and the DVD+R double layer write speeds range from 2x to 6x. With a DVD+R double layer write speed of only 2 CD-speeds, the Lenovo G50 has a fairly slow DVD+R double layer write speed compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the G50.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

When compared to other laptops of this age and spec, the DVD+R double layer read speed of the Lenovo G50 of only 2 CD-speeds is one of the slowest. The slowest DVD+R double layer read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G50 is 2x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 6.3x.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50 have DVD-RW read speeds of between 4x and 8x. The Lenovo G50 has one of the slowest DVD-RW read speeds (only 4 CD-speeds) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G50 that we have assessed the DVD-R double layer write speed of, 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 2x to 8x.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Write Speed

The average DVD-RW write speed of laptops of a similar spec and age to the G50 is 5.9x, and the DVD-RW write speeds range from 4x to 6x. When compared to other laptops that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the DVD-RW write speed of the Lenovo G50 of only 4 CD-speeds is one of the slowest.

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Very Slow DVD+RW Write Speed

The Lenovo G50 has a fairly slow DVD+RW write speed (only 4 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G50. The average DVD+RW write speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50 is 7.8x.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo G50 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

The slowest CD-RW read speed of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 4x, the fastest is 24x, and the average CD-RW read speed is 21x. With a CD-RW read speed of only 16 CD-speeds, the Lenovo G50 has one of the slower CD-RW read speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo G50 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Laptops that were released one year ago have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-571 (2.5kg), or the Asus PU551LA (2.5kg).

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo G50 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the G50.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo G50 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (508GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the G50.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus X555LA ($557.64) (6GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo 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
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board 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
HD DVD-ROM Write Speed
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA 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
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Cell Count
Battery
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

Expert Reviews

(13)
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...

16 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…

10 September 2014

Lenovo IdeaPad G50-45 It goes without saying that miracles cannot be expected from a laptop for around 370 Euros (300 Euros without an operating system). Therefore, it is even more astounding how...

21 September 2014

Un bon rapport qualité/prix grâce à la touche AMD ? Pour un peu moins de 370 euros, Lenovo propose un modèle d'entrée de gamme au patronyme de G50-45, non sans intérêt : processeur... Read more…

30 March 2015

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User Reviews

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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.
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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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