The Lenovo G50 features an Intel Core i5-421OU, 1.7 GHz processor, 1TB, 5400RPM hard drive, and 6GB of memory. It showcases a Hi-Def, 15.6-inch widescreen that has a 1366 x 768p resolution. The device runs on Windows 8.1 and the battery life is said to last as long as five hours. It includes a built-in HD webcam, an AccuType keyboard, a DVD/RW optical drive, and a multi-touch touchpad. This product is less than an inch thick and weighs just over 4.5 pounds.
|Processors||Intel 1.9 GHz Core i3-4030U|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel Integrated Graphics|
|Optical Drive||DVD±RW/CD-RW drive|
|Operating System||Windows 8|
People who purchased the Lenovo G50 raved about how fast it boots, its lightweight design, and its comfortable keyboard. Some were very pleased that it includes a DVD/RW optical drive, as many laptop in this price range do not include this feature. Others reported that it stays cool even after heavy use and has decent sound quality for a laptop. A few added that the machine is quite powerful for its system.
Likely the most common observed complaint about the Lenovo G50, amongst customer reviews, pertained to the purported Superfish malware that comes pre-installed on it. Several also reported that its edges are sharp and uncomfortable against arms, wrists, and hands when in use. Others were less than satisfied with the quality of the trackpad on this device, as well as its positioning (which apparently causes interference for some consumers). Some also felt that the laptop is not so well-built. A few were disappointed with the webcam.
Overall, the Lenovo G50 seems to be a pretty good option for the average user on a budget. It is powerful and seems to have a great screen for streaming videos. This device would be great for traveling locally or short distances, as well as for students and youth, as it is inexpensive to replace if it becomes damaged. In sum, the Lenovo G50 appears to be ideal for the everyday person who wants the best laptop for under $400.