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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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16 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The reviewer at PC Mag decided that this laptop was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The reviewers at two more expert review sites both concluded that this medium processor core notebook PC was good. Hothardware.com gave this Lenovo laptop an "Approved" award and Computershopper.com gave it a "Good For Families" award.

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User Reviews Are Average

On average, B50 owners rated this notebook PC 71 out of 100.

Nice Design

A number of customers who bought it concluded that it was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “Looks nice and pretty” however they only gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100. M. Bradshaw mentioned in their review of this laptop in November this year “I'm guessing is pretty standard” . In November last year expert website Computershopper.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and said in their Lenovo B50 review “A gorgeous multi-touch screen”.

One Lenovo B50 reviewer concluded that the product was a good design. Nathan Neil wrote in his review of this laptop on Amazon “HDD 3) really thin and nice design - shame about the cracks” and gave the Lenovo B50 a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few Lenovo B50 owners who purchased it agreed that it was quiet. M. Bradshaw mentioned on Amazon “Boots up quickly and runs quietly” in their review of this laptop. In November this year Tim gave the Lenovo B50 a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said “This means it's very quiet in normal use”. Tim also wrote “Silent when upgraded to SSD”.

Good Size

A number of people who bought it thought it was thin. Xmfclick mentioned in their review of this laptop in November last year “The only positive things I can find about the B50 are that it's quite thin and light (compared to my old Fujitsu LifeBook)” . Two years ago Techradar.com/au/ said in their review of the Lenovo B50 “It's a smart, subtle system that's thin and light enough to carry”.

One Lenovo B50 reviewer who reviewed this laptop thought it was compact. Expert website Hothardware.com wrote in November last year “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 the Lenovo B50.

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Good Technical Features

One Lenovo B50 owner who reviewed it thought it had good features. Techradar.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned on Techradar “The B50-35 offers a responsive touchscreen and plenty of features at an attractive price point”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Good Connectivity

One Lenovo B50 owner thought the product was able to connect to the internet. 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 Lenovo B50 review.

Good Product Quality

Some people who purchased the Lenovo B50 considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review a few weeks ago “Rubish quality, cheap production” but they only rated the product 2 stars. Techradar.com gave this laptop a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote 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” in their Lenovo B50 review.

Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the B50 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo B50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B50.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo B50 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the B50.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Asus X553MA[plb_2964474_price], the Toshiba Satellite C50D[plb_2457380_price], or the Acer Aspire E1-530[plb_2136151_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the B50, the Lenovo B50 has a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Toshiba Satellite C50D[plb_2457380_price], the Asus X553MA[plb_2964474_price], or the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1620817_price] is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC 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 more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk the average expert rating of this portable PC is 68%.

Difficult to Use

Two Lenovo B50 reviewers who bought the Lenovo B50 considered that it was not easy to use. David mentioned “If you're looking to use this long term I wouldn't recommend it”.

Poor Battery Life

Several people said in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. Andy wrote “When it arrived the battery was faulty so” in his review and rated the product 60 out of 100. Two years ago Dr. Rajarshi Raha wrote on Amazon “The battery doesn't charge properly” in their Lenovo B50 review and rated the Lenovo B50 20 out of 100.

Only Two SATA III Connectors

The Lenovo B50 is a two SATA III connector portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the B50 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At only 950 megahertz, the Lenovo B50 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B50.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the B50 have between two and three SATA connectors, including the Lenovo B50 which has two SATA connectors.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this spec 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_1412318_price], or the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price].

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo B50 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B50 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the ProBook 450[pl_2376206_price], or the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_2305898_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000[plb_2443627_price].

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo B50

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo B50 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the B50.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Vostro 3560[pl_1412318_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2010002_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo G500[plb_2248852_price].

If this Lenovo notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3").

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo B50 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the 15[pl_2656558_price] (1TB), or the Pavilion 15[pl_2663625_price] (1TB) both from HP or the Asus X553MA[plb_2964474_price] (1TB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo B50 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 2.3kg heavy portable PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price], and the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_2162535_price] is also worth considering.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-A[plb_2075509_price] (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B50.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Vostro 3560[pl_1412318_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2010002_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the EliteBook 820[pl_2520092_price] (8GB), the 15[pl_2656558_price] (8GB), or the Pavilion 15[pl_2663625_price] (8GB) all from HP.

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Average Battery Life

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

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Asus Zenbook UX305[plb_2964593_price] (7h), the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2593313_price] (7.5h), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843838_price] (9h).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo B50 has a pretty average processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Asus UX31E[plb_2640626_price] (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
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PCI Express Slots Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
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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
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Ethernet LAN
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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
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Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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

(31)
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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