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Lenovo B50-30

Specifications

Lenovo B50-30Notebook: Lenovo B50-30 (B50 Series)
Processor: Intel Celeron N2815
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.225kg
Price: 270 euro
Average Score: 58.6% - poor
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 31%, features: 61%, display: 66% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 61%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Lenovo B50-30

69% Lenovo B50-30 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
How cheap can a laptop be? Lenovo offers incredible freedom for configuring its B50 product line, and thus provides an extremely affordable entry into the laptop world. We looked at the base configuration for 270 Euros (~$363) in this case and thoroughly examined what can and should be expected from this device.
70% Lenovo B50-30 review: A £200 budget Windows laptop to rival Google's Chromebooks
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lenovo B50-30 may have a lousy screen, bendy keyboard and a processor so slow that it’s overtaken by budget Android phones of yesteryear. But as a package to compete against Google and its new Chromebook competition it looks feature-packed, thanks to a relatively huge hard disk and even a DVD drive. With a zero-cash-cost Windows operating system, things have just got interesting in the budget laptop space.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
60% Can this impressive £199 laptop trump pricier rivals?
Source: Techradar English
This isn't the kind of machine designed for high-intensity gaming or tough work applications, and that's clear from the benchmark results – the Lenovo B50's processor and screen are only able to cope with basic, general computing. The keyboard is good, it's reasonably well-built, and battery life is a little better than rivals. This machine is a good budget buy if the superior Toshiba Satellite C50 is too expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 40% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
40% Lenovo B50 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Lenovo B50 looked interesting on paper but the reality is it’s a cheap laptop for a reason. Its build quality is poor and its performance even worse. If you’re looking for a basic laptop for browsing the internet and other basic tasks, you are better off looking at a Chromebook, such as the HP Chromebook 14, or if you are sticking to a similar budget then the smaller Asus X200MA is superior.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%
Lenovo B50-30, First Take: A Windows notebook at a Chromebook price point
Source: Zdnet.com English
You can't expect a notebook that starts at £190.83 (ex. VAT, £229 inc. VAT) to be brimming with bells and whistles, but you have every right to expect a solid workhorse. Although it's a moderate performer and only has one USB 3.0 port, the Lenovo B50-30 is an excellent option for those seeking a low-cost Windows laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/06/2014

Foreign Reviews

54% Low-Cost und Low-Performance
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 54% price: 51% performance: 14% features: 54% display: 57% mobility: 59% ergonomy: 78%

Comment

Model:

The Lenovo B50-30 is a low-cost business notebook that can only handle low demand applications and processes. The 15.6 inch notebook is powered by Intel's Celeron clocked at 2 GHz. It comes equipped with 4 GB of RAM and a 320 GB hard drive. The B50 weighs 2.15 kg and is solid and sturdy enough to be carried around, but a little on the heavy end. The matte plastics casing attracts fingerprints but provides a good grip. The screen does not have a high resolution at only 1366x768 pixels and is not a touchscreen. The colors, contrast and viewing angles are nothing to brag about either. On the other hand, it functions well enough outdoors at maximum brightness. The keyboard is standard size, but suffers from being a little unsteady (flexes when pressure is applied).

The Lenovo B50-30 has one USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, an Ethernet port, an SD card reader and a DVD drive. The processor's performance is similar to a netbook's. This said, it is only able to run basic tasks. Loading times are also tediously long. To reiterate, the notebook will not be able to handle most games. The battery can last for about three and a half hours while browsing the net.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


N2815: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at 1.86 - 2.13 GHz (Turbo) and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.225 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


58.6%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Lenovo IdeaPad G50-30
Celeron N2830
» Acer Extensa 2509-P3ZG
Pentium N3530
» Dell Inspiron 15-3531
Celeron N2830
» Acer Aspire E5-511
Pentium N3530
» HP 250 G3
Celeron N2830
» Acer Extensa 2509-C052
Celeron N2930
» Asus X553MA-XX044H
Celeron N2830
» Lenovo G50
Celeron N2830
» Acer Aspire E1-510
Celeron N2920
» Acer Aspire E1-510P-2671
Celeron N2920

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Medion Akoya S6213T MD98716
Pentium N3530, 3.29 kg
» Medion Akoya S6214T-MD99380
Pentium N3520, 3.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Chromebook CB30-B-104
Celeron N2840, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Medion Lifetab P8912
Atom Z3735F, 8.9", 0.49 kg
» Asus X200MA-KX130D
Celeron N2815, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Asus Transformer Book T90 Chi
Atom Z3775, 8.9", 0.75 kg
» Acer Iconia One 8 B1-810
Atom Z3735G, 8.0", 0.34 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-B-101
Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Archos 80 Cesium
Atom Z3735G, 8.0", 0.37 kg
» Medion Lifetab S10345-MD99042
Atom Z3735F, 10.1", 0.58 kg
» Toshiba Encore mini WT7-C-100
Atom Z3735G, 7.0", 0.35 kg
» HP Pro Tablet 610 G1
Atom Z3795, 10.1", 0.652 kg
» Medion Lifetab S10346-MD98992
Atom Z3735F, 10.1", 0.58 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-08-10 (Update: 2014-08-10)