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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.
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.
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).
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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