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Lenovo B50-30 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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Easy to Use

One Lenovo B50-30 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago Alphr.com said “Comfortable and sensible keyboard” in their Lenovo B50-30 review but despite that they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys of laptops of this age and type range from 600MHz to 900MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of 792 megahertz, the Lenovo B50-30's on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is one of the fastest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B50-30.

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Good Brand

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

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo B50-30 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (311 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B50-30 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo B50-30 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus X550CA, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542, or the Acer Aspire VN7-591G.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo B50-30 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus X550CA, the Toshiba Z30, and the Lenovo T550 is also worth considering.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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21 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This laptop received an expert rating of 40% from alphr.com. This means that experts really don't rate this notebook PC very highly.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer reckoned that the Lenovo B50-30 was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Alphr.com wrote in their review of the Lenovo B50-30 “It's substantially heavier than the other models”.

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

The Lenovo B50-30 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (only 792 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the B50-30. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the B50-30 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Lenovo B50-30 is a notebook PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only Four Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the B50-30 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Lenovo B50-30 which has four 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 B50-30 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Only Two Total Number of SATA Connectorss

The Lenovo B50-30 is a two total number of SATA connectors notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the B50-30 have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 5 hours, the Lenovo B50-30 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B50-30. The battery life (max)s of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the B50-30 range from 2.5h to 24h.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5h battery life portable PCs currently available including the G70-80, or the S21e both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire E5-573 which has better reviews.

If you want a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to consider the B50-80 (5.5h), or the X1 Carbon (10.9h) both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the T450, or the G70-80 both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the EliteBook 820 G2 (SSD), or the Probook 650 G1 (SSD) both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook S904 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Lenovo B50-30 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. The processor family of all notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B50-30 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Lenovo B50-30 has a quite small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the B50-30. The smallest processor cache of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the B50-30 is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of laptops of this spec and age is 3,700mAh, and the battery capacitys range from 38mAh to 8,700mAh. At only 2,200 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo B50-30 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Lenovo B50-30 is a two processor threads laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year have between two and three processor threadss.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo B50-30 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the B50-30 also do not have a touchscreen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touchscreen and we think the Fujitsu LifeBook S904, the DELL Latitude 12 E7250, or the Toshiba Z30t is also worth considering.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Lenovo B50-30 has a fairly low front camera resolution (numeric) (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the B50-30. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the B50-30 is 1MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the B50-30 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50-30 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the B50-30.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50-30 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B50-30. The maximum internal memorys of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the B50-30 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 2.58 gigahertz, the Lenovo B50-30 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the B50-30. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B50-30 the processor boost frequencys range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50-30 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the B50-30. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo B50-30

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

The Lenovo B50-30 has a pretty average processor frequency (2.16 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.16GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Stream 11-d070nd, the Acer Aspire ES1-711, or the DELL Inspiron 15 3531.

If this Lenovo portable PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the X1 Carbon (2.3GHz), or the B50-80 (2.4GHz) both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo B50-30 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the E550, and the E550 both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo B50-30 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the B50-30.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this laptop and we think the Asus X550CA, the DELL Latitude 15 3550, and the Lenovo B50-80 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo B50-80 (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo B50-30 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the B50-30.

We compared all the other 2.3kg heavy portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the B50-80, the B50-80, and the ThinkPad W550 all from Lenovo which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo B50-30 has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the B50-30.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the Asus X550CA, the DELL Latitude 12 E7250, and the Lenovo T550 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the B50-80 (8GB), or the X1 Carbon (8GB) both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
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
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(2)
5 May 2015

Plenty of laptop for the money ? including a 500GB hard disk - for less than £200...

Design, price, storage
Comfortable and sensible keyboard
Subtle and smart design
Bargain price
15 inches for little money
3D camera
Sluggish performance
Poor lowresolution screen
Average battery life
Below average performance
12 March 2015

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 19 January 2015 by Karen S.
(Verified Purchase)

One can spend twice as much elsewhere and not be satisfied. Check out this unit...

Very reliable manufacturer with a strong pedigree. Excellent battery time--fast enough, both in clockspeed and what have you. Feels substantial, keyboard easy, touchscreen versatile. Has Webcam, mic,
Excellent value
Sleek design, does what a computer should. Touch screen is fun, except when the kids are around
Little bit of bloatware, but after running freeware IoBit Uninstaller no probs still much storage and much to recommend
After about 35 days of ownership, the left mouse button sticks in the "clicked" position and the track pad operates erratically
Reviewed 1 December 2014 by Dr. Rajarshi Raha
(Verified Purchase)

Not good. You have to push the keys very hard so that you don't miss letters or numbers. Touch typing is difficult. The battery doesn't charge properly. The charger is temperamental. The battery... Read more…

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