Black Lenovo G50 Laptop (80E501B2US) via Amazon
Black Lenovo G50 (80E501B2US) is a slim and portable 15.6 inch powerhouse laptop with the latest Intel i7-5500U processor and plenty of memory and hard drive space at an affordable price. Intel i7 CPU along with the 8GB memory is good for even the most demanding applications and software. As the major technical system specs on Lenovo G50 you will find the dual core Intel i7-5500U processor (3MB L3 cache) at 2.4 GHz speed as part of the latest 5th generation Intel processors that overlocks to 3GHz dynamically with turbo boost when needed and hyper threading to handle four threads in parallel, 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM to multitask efficiently, 1 TB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400 rpm rotating speed and 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system which make it a highly adequate package for office, multimedia, multitasking and some gaming- decent laptop for general use.
15.6 inch non-touch screen with regular high definition widescreen display with 16:9 aspect ratio and 1366×768 pixels max screen resolution offers bright, clear and smooth visuals but not as sharp as FHD resolution. Intel HD Graphics 5500 that performs up to 25% better than the Intel HD 4400 and slightly better than Intel HD 5000 and the latest games will run smoothly at low settings but it will be fine with the not so demanding titles such as World of Warcraft and League of Legends. It has the Dolby Advanced Audio V2 certified stereo speakers for immersive sound and great daily multimedia entertainment and 0.3MP VGA webcam is OK for informal live chats (not as good as HD). Black Lenovo G50 weighs 4.62 pounds and is less than 1 inch thick despite having a DVDRW optical drive so it is ideal for those on-the-go, up to 5 hour battery life (4 hours in reality) from its 4-cell 2200 mAh lithium ion battery. Non-backlit Lenovo AccuType keyboard with island style keys that is comfy to type on and has a 10-key numpad for easier access to number keys and multitouch touchpad so you can swipe, rotate, zoom comfortably. Connectivity options include the fast 802.11ac wireless with larger coverage, Bluetooth 4.0 attached to the WiFi card, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, VGA output, HDMI output, Media Card Reader for MMC and SD formats and a Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack.
Conclusion: Lenovo G50 80E501B2US is a powerful and solid computer that could easily satisfy anyone- casual and power users alike with its Quarter 1 2015 release 5th generation Intel i7 processor with a Passmark benchmark score of just under 4000 and it performs better than a great percentage of Intel i5 processors. The maximum amount of memory supported is 16GB on two memory slots but 8GB will already be plenty for most computer users and 1TB = 1024GB is quite a lot of storage space for lots of multimedia files but it is only at the standard 5400rpm speed so you will not experience very quick opening of files or the snappiness that you have with Solid State Drives and the solution is simple: Replace this large HDD with SSD, but at the expense of large storage. It comes with smart features like OneKey Recovery for easy data recovery from technical issues or viruses, Veriface Pro for logging in easily and safely and Energy Manager for protecting the battery durability over time by also increasing time spent between charges. Screen doesn’t have the touch feature if you’d prefer one and it is only regular HD with TN panel and FHD with IPS panel would certainly be better but that would add to the cost as it already comes with a high set of main technical specs and a good range of connectivity. It comes with some bloatware and you can simply get rid of them through the control panel.