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Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck, Tanja Hinum (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 07/03/2016

Meaningless. 299 Euros (~$333) have to be put on the counter for the B50-10. This delivers a Bay Trail laptop with Windows 10. However, it is not a portable typewriter. Lenovo cut back on the battery (24 Wh), and the laptop can consequently only serve with limited stamina.

For the original German review, see here.

Lenovo delivers a simple office laptop based on Bay Trail in the B50-10. The laptop is no stranger to us. We previously tested an identically built sister model with the IdeaPad 100-15IBY. The only difference between both models is found in the screen. While the IdeaPad is furnished with a glossy panel, a matte unit is installed in the B50-10. Low-cost laptops from other manufacturers count as rivals of the B50-10. We would name Acer's Aspire ES1-512HP's 255 G3HP's 250 G4 and Toshiba's Satellite C50D-B here.

Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE (B50 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Core: 313-896 MHz, single-channel, 10.18.10.4276
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3-1600, single-channel, one memory bank (filled)c
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 100 PPI, Chi Mei N156BGE-EA2, TN LED, glossy: no
Storage
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 420 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Valleyview SoC - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit/s), Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
PLDS DVD-RW DA8A6SH
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.7 x 380 x 262 ( = 0.97 x 14.96 x 10.31 in)
Battery
24 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: SD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: mono, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Lenovo Photo Master, Cyberlink Power2Go 8, Lenovo PowerDVD 12, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial), MS Office (trial), 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
2.32 kg ( = 81.84 oz / 5.11 pounds), Power Supply: 168 g ( = 5.93 oz / 0.37 pounds)
Price
299 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Display

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The matte, 15.6-inch screen in the B50-10 has a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. The screen's contrast of 533:1 is acceptable in view of the price level. The brightness of 230.4 cd/m² could be higher. The screen exhibits PWM flickering in brightness levels of 90 percent and lower at a frequency of 200 Hz. This can lead to headaches or eye problems in sensitive users. The user will always be exposed to flickering in battery mode since the brightness decreases, which results in permanent PWM. The power supply also causes flickering - as very evident in the black/white response times. The upper screenshot was taken without the power supply, and the lower one with it. Flickering appears in both cases; the above photo due to PWM and one below due to the power supply. We have rarely encountered such a poor solution.

228
cd/m²
220
cd/m²
207
cd/m²
241
cd/m²
245
cd/m²
226
cd/m²
243
cd/m²
238
cd/m²
226
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei N156BGE-EA2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 245 cd/m² Average: 230.4 cd/m² Minimum: 2.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 199 cd/m²
Contrast: 533:1 (Black: 0.46 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 8.34 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 9.48 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
57% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 38% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.38

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 200 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 200 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 200 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9428 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The screen presents a DeltaE 2000 color shift of 8.34 in delivery state. A rate less than 3 would be desirable. Furthermore, the screen displays a visible bluish tint.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 10 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 21 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (40 ms).

Lenovo furnishes the B50-10 with a viewing dependent TN panel. Thus, the screen is not legible from every position. The laptop is not really outdoor suitable. The low brightness in AC mode drops even further in battery mode. Consequently, the laptop can at most be used in shaded surroundings or under cloudy skies.

The B50-10 outdoors (taken under cloudy conditions).
The B50-10 outdoors (taken under cloudy conditions).

Performance

With the B50-10, Lenovo has a 15.6-inch laptop in its line-up suitable for simple office and Internet applications. Our review sample is priced at around 299 Euros (~$333); other configurations are available. The identically built IdeaPad 100-15IBY line-up expands the offer.

Processor

Intel's Pentium N3540 (Bay Trail) quad-core processor is inside the B50-10. It is a low-performance CPU that is at most suitable for basic office and Internet applications. The low TDP of 7.5 watts allows passively cooling the CPU, which is also implemented here. The processor clocks at a base speed of 2.16 GHz. This clock can be boosted up to 2.66 GHz via Turbo. The maximum speed is utilized in both AC and battery mode.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
1340
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
4454
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
1395
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
40 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
151 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
5.54 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
40 Points ∼18%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
43 Points ∼20% +8%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
74 Points ∼34% +85%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
108 Points ∼50% +170%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
52 Points ∼24% +30%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15IBR
GeForce 920M, N3700, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
36 Points ∼17% -10%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
34 Points ∼16% -15%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
42 Points ∼19% +5%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
47 Points ∼22% +18%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
46 Points ∼21% +15%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
67 Points ∼31% +68%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
37 Points ∼17% -7%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
151 Points ∼3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
158 Points ∼4% +5%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
187 Points ∼4% +24%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
257 Points ∼6% +70%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
174 Points ∼4% +15%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15IBR
GeForce 920M, N3700, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
132 Points ∼3% -13%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
65 Points ∼1% -57%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
157 Points ∼4% +4%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
157 Points ∼4% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
146 Points ∼3% -3%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
129 Points ∼3% -15%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
127 Points ∼3% -16%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1340 Points ∼12%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1383 Points ∼13% +3%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2777 Points ∼26% +107%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
4134 Points ∼38% +209%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1642 Points ∼15% +23%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15IBR
GeForce 920M, N3700, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1114 Points ∼10% -17%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1134 Points ∼10% -15%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1379 Points ∼13% +3%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1858 Points ∼17% +39%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1709 Points ∼16% +28%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2510 Points ∼23% +87%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1381 Points ∼13% +3%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
4454 Points ∼9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
4759 Points ∼10% +7%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
6309 Points ∼13% +42%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
8672 Points ∼17% +95%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
4428 Points ∼9% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15IBR
GeForce 920M, N3700, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3148 Points ∼6% -29%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2150 Points ∼4% -52%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
4750 Points ∼10% +7%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
5575 Points ∼11% +25%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
5309 Points ∼11% +19%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4852 Points ∼10% +9%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3598 Points ∼7% -19%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
3190 Points ∼10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
3223 Points ∼10% +1%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
3755 Points ∼12% +18%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
4970 Points ∼16% +56%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1167 Points ∼4% -63%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3267 Points ∼10% +2%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3534 Points ∼11% +11%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
3230 Points ∼10% +1%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2592 Points ∼8% -19%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3146 Points ∼10% -1%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
977 Points ∼20%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
992 Points ∼21% +2%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1788 Points ∼37% +83%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
2444 Points ∼51% +150%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
829 Points ∼17% -15%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
988 Points ∼20% +1%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1244 Points ∼26% +27%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1209 Points ∼25% +24%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1468 Points ∼30% +50%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
991 Points ∼21% +1%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
322.5 ms * ∼4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
321.1 ms * ∼4% -0%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
158.4 ms * ∼2% +51%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
126.6 ms * ∼1% +61%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
444.5 ms * ∼5% -38%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
303.3 ms * ∼3% +6%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
254.3 ms * ∼3% +21%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
309.2 ms * ∼3% +4%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
181.5 ms * ∼2% +44%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
346.9 ms * ∼4% -8%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C9GR
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3205U
334.7 ms * ∼4% -4%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
65.041 Points ∼18%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
123.22 Points ∼35% +89%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
173.24 Points ∼49% +166%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
71.187 Points ∼20% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15IBR
GeForce 920M, N3700, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
36.142 Points ∼10% -44%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
36.675 Points ∼10% -44%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
4203.3 ms * ∼7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
6182 ms * ∼10% -47%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1975.6 ms * ∼3% +53%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
1444.6 ms * ∼2% +66%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
5790.3 ms * ∼10% -38%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
6205.4 ms * ∼10% -48%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
6278.9 ms * ∼11% -49%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
6880.3 ms * ∼12% -64%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4079.5 ms * ∼7% +3%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
8267.9 ms * ∼14% -97%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C9GR
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3205U
2332.4 ms * ∼4% +45%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
9427 Points ∼18%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
5006 Points ∼10% -47%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
17378 Points ∼33% +84%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
25092 Points ∼48% +166%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
5606 Points ∼11% -41%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
5052 Points ∼10% -46%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
5574 Points ∼11% -41%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
5334 Points ∼10% -43%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
7963 Points ∼15% -16%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4580 Points ∼9% -51%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C9GR
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3205U
13238 Points ∼25% +40%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
814 Points ∼13%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
861 Points ∼14% +6%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1762 Points ∼28% +116%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
2422 Points ∼39% +198%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
587 Points ∼9% -28%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
842 Points ∼14% +3%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1108 Points ∼18% +36%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
957 Points ∼15% +18%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1793 Points ∼29% +120%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
868 Points ∼14% +7%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C9GR
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3205U
2905 Points ∼47% +257%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The laptop runs smoothly, and we did not encounter any problems. However, the user should be aware that the installed SoC is not designed for maximum performance. This, for example, becomes evident when opening bloated websites. The PCMark benchmark scores correspond to the performance capacities of the installed SoC. It is possible to increase the system's total performance. Swapping the HDD for an SSD would seem logical. The system would then run faster and loading times would be shorter.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1413 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
1265 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
1426 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1413 Points ∼23%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1462 Points ∼24% +3%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2683 Points ∼44% +90%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
3237 Points ∼53% +129%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1960 Points ∼32% +39%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15IBR
GeForce 920M, N3700, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1740 Points ∼29% +23%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1634 Points ∼27% +16%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1946 Points ∼32% +38%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1880 Points ∼31% +33%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2151 Points ∼35% +52%

Storage Device

Data can be stored on a 2.5-inch hard drive by Seagate. It spins at 5400 revolutions per minute and has a total capacity of 500 GB. The drive's transfer rates are on a normal level for a 5400 RPM model.

Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
Transfer Rate Minimum: 46.9 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 110.4 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 85.3 MB/s
Access Time: 19 ms
Burst Rate: 94.5 MB/s
CPU Usage: 2.8 %

Graphics Card

Intel's HD Graphics GPU takes care of video output. The chip supports DirectX 11 and clocks at speeds of up to 896 MHz. The 3DMark benchmark scores are on a normal level for this graphics unit. The GPU cannot compete against rivals by AMD. Only the GPUs from the Braswell generation (Bay Trail successor) manage this.

3DMark 11 Performance
235 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
17239 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
1378 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
235 Points ∼1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
238 Points ∼1% +1%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
789 Points ∼3% +236%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
1927 Points ∼6% +720%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-7410, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
860 Points ∼3% +266%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15IBR
GeForce 920M, N3700, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1573 Points ∼5% +569%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
442 Points ∼1% +88%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
268 Points ∼1% +14%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
788 Points ∼3% +235%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
782 Points ∼3% +233%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
574 Points ∼2% +144%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
688 Points ∼2% +193%
3DMark
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
452 Points ∼1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
500 Points ∼1% +11%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2304 Points ∼4% +410%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
3686 Points ∼6% +715%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1032 Points ∼2% +128%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1846 Points ∼3% +308%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1773 Points ∼3% +292%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1493 Points ∼3% +230%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1545 Points ∼3% +242%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1378 Points ∼2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1417 Points ∼2% +3%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
3702 Points ∼6% +169%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
4643 Points ∼8% +237%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1529 Points ∼3% +11%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1444 Points ∼2% +5%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2853 Points ∼5% +107%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2763 Points ∼5% +101%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2426 Points ∼4% +76%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2291 Points ∼4% +66%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
17239 Points ∼2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
17547 Points ∼2% +2%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
37017 Points ∼3% +115%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
Radeon R5 M330, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
51260 Points ∼5% +197%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
HD Graphics (Braswell), N3050, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
18186 Points ∼2% +5%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3540, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
17701 Points ∼2% +3%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
31626 Points ∼3% +83%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
30714 Points ∼3% +78%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
HD Graphics (Haswell), 3558U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
27941 Points ∼3% +62%
Toshiba Satellite C50D-B-125
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
23939 Points ∼2% +39%

Gaming Performance

The installed hardware is much too weak for modern 3D games. At most, playable frame rates can be expected from the odd game. Gaming-eager users will have to be satisfied with basic casual games found in the Windows Store.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 12.25.64.8fps

Emissions and Energy Management

System Noise

Despite passive cooling, the B50-10 is not noiseless. The hard drive's audible noise is responsible for this. Swapping the HDD for an SSD would ensure silence.

Noise Level

Idle
33.5 / 33.5 / 33.5 dB(A)
HDD
34 dB(A)
DVD
36.6 / dB(A)
Load
33.5 / 33.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 31.2 dB(A)

Temperature

The B50-10 in the stress test
The B50-10 in the stress test

The B50-10 performed our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) in AC and battery mode in the same manner. The processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and the graphics core at 660 to 720 MHz for approximately 30 to 40 minutes. The CPU then throttles to 500 MHz while the GPU's speed climbs to 720 to 769 MHz. The laptop does not get exceedingly hot due to clear processor throttling. Forty degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) was only surpassed on one measuring point.

Max. Load
 25.2 °C
77 F
25 °C
77 F
25.6 °C
78 F
 
 25.2 °C
77 F
34 °C
93 F
40.1 °C
104 F
 
 29.1 °C
84 F
33 °C
91 F
36.9 °C
98 F
 
Maximum: 40.1 °C = 104 F
Average: 30.5 °C = 87 F
26.8 °C
80 F
24.3 °C
76 F
24.7 °C
76 F
31.3 °C
88 F
29.9 °C
86 F
25 °C
77 F
35.7 °C
96 F
37.2 °C
99 F
28.2 °C
83 F
Maximum: 37.2 °C = 99 F
Average: 29.2 °C = 85 F
Power Supply (max.)  38 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 22.6 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.5 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.1 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.2 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.4 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 36.9 °C / 98.4 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.1 °C / 82.6 F (-8.8 °C / -15.8 F).
Temperature development upper side (load)
Temperature development upper side (load)
Temperature development underside (load)
Temperature development underside (load)
Temperature development upper side (idle)
Temperature development upper side (idle)
Temperature development underside (idle)
Temperature development underside (idle)

Power Consumption

The B50-10 has a relatively high idle power consumption despite the low-performance CPU. We measured a maximum power consumption of 9.2 watts. The requirement climbed to 15.4 watts in the first 30 to 40 minutes of the stress test. The rate dropped afterward since the CPU throttles even more strongly. The power supply has a nominal output of 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.2 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.8 / 7.5 / 9.2 Watt
Load midlight 16 / 15.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Runtime

Our practical Wi-Fi test simulates the load needed for opening websites. The "Balanced" profile is enabled, the energy-saving features are disabled, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m². The B50-10 achieves a runtime of 3:27 hours here - a poor rate.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
3h 27min
Battery Runtime - WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE
24 Wh
207 min ∼38%
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBY
24 Wh
199 min ∼37%
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE
32 Wh
220 min ∼41%
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES
41 Wh
342 min ∼63%
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE
31.7 Wh
205 min ∼38%
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15IBR
31.7 Wh
251 min ∼46%
Acer Extensa 2519-C7DC
37 Wh
340 min ∼63%
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-512-P1SM
37 Wh
349 min ∼65%
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15ABM
32 Wh
238 min ∼44%
HP 350 G1 F7Z01EA
40 Wh
290 min ∼54%
Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C9GR
32 Wh
540 min ∼100%

Pros

+ matte screen
+ runs quietly

Cons

- poor battery runtimes
- one-year warranty only
- Fast-Ethernet only
- power supply related flickering

Verdict

Lenovo's B50-10 is a basic, 15.6-inch office laptop. The installed Bay Trail processor copes with simple office and Internet applications. The laptop runs quietly and only heats up moderately. The 500 GB hard drive provides plenty of storage capacity. It is possible to swap the HDD for an SSD. However, that would involve opening the casing since the laptop does not have a maintenance hatch. The matte screen in the B50-10 delivers quite a decent contrast for the price level, although its brightness is too low. The keyboard will satisfy the needs of home use, but it is not suitable for prolific writers.

The battery life is not convincing. The opposite is true. Many low-cost opponents have more to offer in this regard.

Our review sample is priced at 299 Euros (~$333). The price without a Windows operating system is approximately 250 Euros (~$278). That is still a lot of money for a low-performance device that leaves us with a very cheap impression. More compelling devices are found in the low-cost sector, such as the recently tested Lenovo B50-70. The buyer gets a laptop with a Core i3 processor, maintenance hatch, two memory banks and Windows 8.1 for 350 Euros (~$390). However, this laptop also delivers poor battery life.

Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE - 07/15/2016 v5.1(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
55 / 98 → 56%
Keyboard
65%
Pointing Device
72%
Connectivity
36 / 80 → 45%
Weight
61 / 20-67 → 87%
Battery
72%
Display
72%
Games Performance
23 / 68 → 34%
Application Performance
46 / 92 → 49%
Temperature
93%
Noise
86%
Audio
32%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
58%
70%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-07- 3 (Update: 2018-05-15)