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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: 58.2% - poor
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 31%, features: 61%, display: 66% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 61%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Lenovo B50-30

67% 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

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


58.2%: 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

» Asus X553MA-XX044H
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

» HP Pavilion 11-n016tu x360
Pentium N3520, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Toshiba CB35-B3340
Celeron N2840, 13.3", 1.3 kg
» Samsung Chromebook XE500C12-K01US
Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-17XE
Atom Z3735F, 10.1", 1.1 kg
» Acer Iconia One 8
Atom Z3735G, 8.0", 0.34 kg
» Acer Aspire E3-111-C1BW
Celeron N2930, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Encore 2 WT8-B264
Atom Z3735F, 8.0", 0.372 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-111P-P6VM
Pentium N3530, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Medion Akoya P2214T MD 99430
Celeron N2940, 11.6", 1.604 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 L35W-B3204
Pentium N3530, 13.3", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Encore Mini WT7-C16
Atom Z3735G, 7.0", 0.36 kg
» Lenovo Tab S8
Atom Z3745, 8.0", 0.3 kg
» Asus EeeBook X205
Atom Z3735D, 11.6", 1 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab 8 W
Atom Z3735G, 8.0", 0.37 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD
Atom Z3745, 8.0", 0.36 kg
» Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX
Atom Z3745, 8.0", 0.338 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-111P-27AC
Celeron N2830, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Asus C300
Celeron N2830, 13.3", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-08-10 (Update: 2014-08-10)