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Lenovo G50-70 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz HDD Dec 2014
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12 Reasons For

Four SATA Connectors

The Lenovo G50-70 is a four SATA connector laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type only have between two and three SATA connectors.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs built by Lenovo.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G50-70 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G50-70 is 11" and the biggest is 18".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G50-70 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G50-70.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Acer Aspire ES1-411.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Aspire ES1-512, or the Aspire ES1 both from Acer.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G50-70 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including the Acer Aspire ES1-411 which is cheaper.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba C40-C, or the Acer Aspire ES1-512 is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G50-70 is 13GB. The Lenovo G50-70 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the G50-70. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-70 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo G50-70 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Short Battery Life

The Lenovo G50-70 has a quite short battery life (only 4 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G50-70. The battery lifes of laptops of a similar age and spec to the G50-70 range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Aspire ES1 (7h), or the Aspire ES1-512 (7h) both from Acer or the Toshiba C40-C (6.75h).

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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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Acer Aspire ES1-411 which is cheaper.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Toshiba C40-C (SSD).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At only 1.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo G50-70 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Aspire ES1 (2.16GHz), or the Aspire ES1-512 (2.16GHz) both from Acer or the Lenovo B50-10 (2.16GHz).

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G50-70 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. With a battery capacity of only 32 watt-hours, the Lenovo G50-70 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo G50-70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The lightest portable PC that came out around the same time as the G50-70 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo G50-70 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G50-70.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire ES1-411 (2.1kg) which is also cheaper.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G50-70

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo G50-70 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Processor Series
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Memory
Memory Form Factor
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Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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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
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Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera
Networking
4G
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Ethernet LAN
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Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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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
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
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)
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Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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RoHS Compliance
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(17)
15 October 2015

Initial impressions after 24hrs ? great machine, I am really pleased with this laptop. I spent ages looking at laptops, trying to find a good replacement for my old Toshiba. I wanted a reasonably... Read more…

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…

27 August 2014

Stay away, you hardcore gamers -- the Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70 really is not made for you. The Radeon R5 M230 is in large part responsible for that, as it simply does not provide enough gaming power....

8 September 2014

Une bonne idée en vue ? Lenovo souhaite faire de son IdeaPad G50-70 un ordinateur portable abordable des plus tentants en le dotant d'un minimum de puissance pour le jeu. Embarquant une carte... Read more…

17 September 2014

Een goed idee? Lenovo wil dat zijn IdeaPad G50-70 een aantrekkelijke, laaggeprijsde notebook met enige gaming power is. Met zijn dedicated grafische kaart hij dat best wel eens kunnen zijn. Maar... Read more…

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Reviewed 13 April 2015 by Thomas M.
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I am deployed to the desert and my laptop met a violent end. I got this one, oriignally as a temporary replacement. I would just get something "better" when I got home and give it to my mom or... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2015 by David S.
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To answer questions that show up in the Q&A a lot: This is NOT a touch screen. This does NOT have a backlit keyboard. This DOES have a number pad. This does NOT include a Windows Recovery Disc...

Reviewed 12 October 2015 by G. P. Whitham
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product worked right out of the box...

Reviewed 19 February 2015 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

The relatively new Windows 8.1 Media Creation Tool makes rebuilding OEM machines like this fairly easy. Make sure you create the USB with FAT32 for UEFI support. The previous reviewer buys a Win... Read more…

Reviewed 24 May 2015 by Michael L.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought the barebones version of this in hopes to upgrade the HDD, the RAM, and the processor with laptop parts I was able to get my hands on. The HDD and RAM were a breeze, I bought an WD BLACK2... Read more…

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