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Lenovo B50-45

Specifications

Lenovo B50-45
Lenovo B50-45 (B50 Series)
Processor
AMD A6-6310 4 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Beema
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema), Core: 800 MHz, 13.302.1904.0
Memory
4 GB 
, DDR3, single channel, two RAM slots (one slot occupied)
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, LG Philips, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD Bolton
Storage
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 390 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Hudson-2 High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit/s), Qualcomm Atheros AR956x (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
PLDS DVD-RW DA8A5SH
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.7 x 380 x 262 ( = 0.97 x 14.96 x 10.31 in)
Battery
32 Wh Lithium-Ion, 14.4 V, 2200 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD web cam
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink PhotoDirector 3, Cyberlink PowerDirector 10, Cyberlink PowerDVD 10, McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security, MS Office 365 (trial version), Nitro Pro 8, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 300 g ( = 10.58 oz / 0.66 pounds)
Price
399 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 57%, features: 65%, display: 75% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 64%, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Lenovo B50-45

71% Lenovo B50-45 Notebook Review Update | Notebookcheck
Below average. Lenovo decided to use the new Beema APU from AMD in its B50-45. Only 390 Euros (~$494) is due for the simple office notebook with a size of 15.6-inches. However, the computer definitely reflects its low price tag.
Tani laptop z AMD A6-6310
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Silent cooling system; attractive appearance; very good performance. Negative: Weak audio system; insufficient stiffness case.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2014
Lenovo B50-45: ответственный в работе
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; good contrast of the matte display; nice business design; decent performance. Negative: Short battery runtimes.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2014

Comment

Model:

The biggest selling point of this laptop is its AMD hardware, which will really please fans of the AMD brand. Its AMD A6-6310 1.8 GHz APU processor, alternatively called the Beema features a clock rate of up to 2.4 GHz with Turbo and is capable of running everyday tasks. This processor has a TDP of 15 Watt and is coupled with a 4 GB RAM (two slots available, only one occupied) and 500 GB storage hard disk. Users can choose between the integrated AMD graphics chip or AMD Radeon graphic card, which supports DirectX 11.2 clocks at 800 MHz.

The unimpressive specs might be disappointing. However, they are not surprising in view of the affordable price tag. The laptop weighs 2.4 kg and is surprisingly thick at 26.2 mm, which is actually considered quite bulky. The 15.6 inch screen delivers mediocre clarity and contrast. In addition, the viewing angles are rather narrow because Lenovo only included a simple TN panel. One impressive feature of the B50-45 is the relatively low heat generation despite AMD having a reputation of making processors that release a lot of heat. Overall, this is a suitable laptop for the average user with no special demands.

AMD Radeon R4 (Beema):

Integrated GPU on select AMD Beema APUs. Based on the GCN architecture with 128 shader units and a core clock up to 800 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


A6-6310: Quad-core APU for entry-level devices and sub-notebooks, codenamed Beema. Based on the Puma+ architecture and integrates a Radeon R4 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


71%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-10-20 (Update: 2014-10-20)