Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo B50-30
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.
Source: PC Pro
Battery life is another matter, though. The Lenovo could only survive four-and-a-half hours of light use, and a little over four hours with heavy workloads. It’s a versatile machine for the money, but the B50-30 isn’t the most well-balanced laptop around.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 40%
Source: Tech Advisor
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%
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%
Source: Expert Reviews
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%
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
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 5/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 58%
Source: Chip.de 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%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware for normal tasks;. Negative: Poor display; poor touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/03/2015
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.
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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
55.86%: 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.