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Lenovo IdeaPad G50 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad G50-30Processor: AMD A-Series A6-6310, Intel Celeron N2830, Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R4 (Beema), AMD Radeon R5 M230, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.348kg, 2.35kg, 2.5kg
Price: 370, 599 euro
Average Score: 72.17% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 61%, features: 68%, display: 66%
mobility: 73%, workmanship: 68%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 91%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R5 M230 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.348kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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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.

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
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
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-70
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
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

 

Lenovo IdeaPad G50-45

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad G50-45Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad G50-45
Processor: AMD A-Series A6-6310
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.35kg
Price: 370 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad G50-45 (Model)

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Average Score: 71% - average

Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

75% Lenovo IdeaPad G50-45 Notebook Review Update | Notebookcheck
Value for money marvel with an AMD core? For a low 370 Euros (~$479), Lenovo's G50-45 entry-level model has quite a few highlights: a quad-core APU and a hybrid hard drive are real buying incentives in this category. But is that enough to compete with rivals based on Intel technology?

Foreign Reviews

78% Lenovo IdeaPad G50-45 (80E300AVGE)
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% Lenovo IdeaPad G50-45 (80E300AVGE)
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 78%
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-45 (E2-6110, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD)
Source: c't - Heft 23/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Lenovo IdeaPad G50-45 (E2-6110, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD)
Source: c't - Heft 23/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
64% Solides Budget-Notebook
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 77% performance: 62% features: 70% display: 60% ergonomy: 66%
64% Solides Budget-Notebook
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 77% performance: 62% features: 70% display: 60% ergonomy: 66%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad G50-30

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad G50-30Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad G50-30
Processor: Intel Celeron N2830
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Ideapad G5030 – Офисный Партнер, И Ничего Личного
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Decent battery; good price; decent speakers. Negative: Poor display; mediocre design; poor keyboard and too small touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2015

 

Comment

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.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i5:

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.

AMD A-Series:

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.Intel Celeron:

N2830: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.4 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.348 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.5 kg:


72.17%: 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, 2014-10-20 (Update: 2014-10-20)