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Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70 (IdeaPad G50 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-4200U 2 x 1.6 - 2.6 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R5 M230 - 2048 MB VRAM, Core: 850 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, 28nm GCN-GPU, atiumdag 13.250.29.0, + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Memory
8 GB 
, PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, LP156WH3-TPSH, TN, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Lynx Point-LP
Storage
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 450 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Lynx Point-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combination, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet (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 DA8A5SH
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 384 x 265 ( = 0.98 x 15.12 x 10.43 in)
Battery
32 Wh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 4 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus, Keyboard: AccuType chiclet keyboard with separate number block, Keyboard Light: no, Lenovo Start Menu, PowerDVD10, VeriFace, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.348 kg ( = 82.82 oz / 5.18 pounds), Power Supply: 343 g ( = 12.1 oz / 0.76 pounds)
Price
599 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 67%, features: 64%, display: 72% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 66%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70

74% Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
A good idea? Lenovo want their IdeaPad G50-70 to be a tempting, low-cost notebook with at least basic gaming power. Equipped with a dedicated graphics card, our test device certainly could be just that. But is the Radeon R5 230M the right graphics card for the task? Read on to find out.
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Source: Itsvet HR→EN Archive.org version
Configuration includes Intel Core i5-4210U dual-core processor (4 threads) together with 8GB of RAM and offers good performance, especially since the separate AMD Radeon R5 M230 graphics with 2GB of dedicated memory is available. Although this is an entry-level model, offers good performance for the average user who will not use the laptop only for playing the latest games. This model is a good chance to get a decent mid-range laptop for business or multimedia, but you should count on additional cost when it comes to the operating system.
Positive: Excellent performance for price range; good graphics card; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/02/2014

Comment

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.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 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-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.


74%: 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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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Asus X552WE
Radeon R5 M230, A-Series A4-6210
Lenovo B50-80-EW00HDGE
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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2014-10-20 (Update: 2014-10-20)