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Lenovo B50-70

Specifications

Lenovo B50-70
Lenovo B50-70 (B50 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-4210U 2 x 1.7 - 2.7 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R5 M230 - 2048 MB VRAM, Core: 855 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, 14.301.1001.0 (Catalyst 14.9), Enduro
Memory
8 GB 
, DDR3, single-channel, two memory banks (one bank filled)
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Chi Mei N156HGE-EAB, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Lynx Point-LP
Storage
Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 850 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Lynx Point-LP - 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: 1, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 3160 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8FBS
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 webcam
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink PowerDirector 10, Cyberlink PowerDVD 10, Cyberlink Power2Go, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial), MS Office (trial), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 349 g ( = 12.31 oz / 0.77 pounds)
Price
599 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 61%, features: 65%, display: 77% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Lenovo B50-70

72% Lenovo B50-70 Notebook Review Update | Notebookcheck
No endurance. Lenovo sees its B50-70 destined to be a workhorse. A matte Full HD screen, powerful Core i5 processor, and a high-capacity hard drive let buyers prick up their ears in this direction. However, the laptop exhibits shortcomings in keyboard and battery life.
Lenovo Ideapad B5070 – Усердный Труженик
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Decent performance for office work; built-in optical drive; ergonomic keyboard; good price; matte display. Negative: Mediocre display and cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2015
70% Lenovo B50-70 teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Test: Lenovo B50-70 - levný pracovní základ v úhlopříčce 15,6“ s dokovacím konektorem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Comfortable keyboard. Negative: Short battery life; TN display; plastic design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2014
Ревю на Lenovo B50-70 – ново нискобюджетно бизнес решение
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Fingerprint reader; matte display; low temperatures under high computational load. Negative: No mSATA / M.2 slot; mediocre screen; low battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/29/2014
Lenovo B50-70 – достъпен и бизнес ориентиран.
Source: PC Store BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Lightweight; elegant design; outstanding performance; excellent battery life; good matte display; reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2014

Comment

Model: Affordable and configurable; is the tagline used by Lenovo in regards of the Lenovo B50-70. At first glance, the Lenovo B50-70 looks fairly simplistic in design especially with the full matte black chassis and metallic front cover. Edges and lines are clean and elegant making it a perfect business laptop. Small businesses are the target demographic and users will certainly be impressed with the productivity and rich multimedia features of the device. The Windows 8.1 64 bit laptop packs in a 15.6 inch 16:9 TN LED panel with a matte finish.

Display quality is decent with good contrast and colors. Audio quality is excellent with stereo speakers driven using Dolby Advanced Audio v2 technology. There are many configurations but the Lenovo B50-70 variant comes with an Intel i5-4210U processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 8GB DDR3L RAM and an AMD Radeon R5 M230 GPU. Users can select either a HDD or hybrid HDD with SSD cache with a capacity of up to 1 TB each. Other technology on the laptop comes in the form of an optional optical DVD drive, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, 4-in-1 card reader and HDMI out. The Lenovo B50-70 features a good battery life of up to 6 hours using a Lithium-Ion cell rated at 2200 mAh.

AMD Radeon R5 M230: Low-end graphics card based on the GCN architecture ("Sun" GPU).

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.


4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

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.


2.3 kg:

Usually, old laptops with 14-16 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.


71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-08-26 (Update: 2014-08-26)