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Lenovo Essential B50-80 (80EW / 80LT)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 277 reviews of Lenovo Essential B50-80 (80EW / 80LT). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the energy efficiency and image quality, while there are some mixed views about the size.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen

keyboard, battery, touchpad, image quality, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Essential B50-80 (80EW / 80LT) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Essential B50-80 (80EW / 80LT)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Lenovo Essential B50-80 (80EW / 80LT) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and reliability. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, image quality, reliability, performance

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo B50-80 Notebook (15.6") Intel Core i5 5200U 2.20GHz 500GB HDD 8GB DDR3 DVD-RW Webcam 2 x USB 3.0 HDMI Windows 7 Professional / Windows 10Lenovo B50-80 Notebook (15.6") Intel Core i5 5200U 2.20GHz 500GB HDD 8GB DDR3 DVD-RW Webcam 2 x USB 3.0 HDMI Windows 7 Professional / Windows 10

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Essential B50-80 (80EW / 80LT)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Lenovo Essential B50-80 (80EW / 80LT) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. There are some less positive views about the reliability and battery, but opinions about the usability and performance are mixed.

battery, reliability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo B50-80 i3-4005U 4GB 500GB HDD Windows 7 Professional 15-inch Notebook Laptop ComputerLenovo B50-80 i3-4005U 4GB 500GB HDD Windows 7 Professional 15-inch Notebook Laptop Computer

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Lenovo Essential B50-80 (80EW / 80LT)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Lenovo Essential B50-80 (80EW / 80LT) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People really like the usability and reliability. The portability and price are also appreciated.

performance, price, portability, reliability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo B50-80 Intel I3-4005U 4GB 500G 15.6" HD LED Anti-Glare 1YEAR Depot Windows 10 Home LaptopLenovo B50-80 Intel I3-4005U 4GB 500G 15.6" HD LED Anti-Glare 1YEAR Depot Windows 10 Home Laptop

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo B50-80 Notebook Review

 

Jack-of-all-trades? AR-coated, Full HD, powerful Intel SoC, and an AMD graphics. The mix that dreams are made of? However, we are disappointed - and you?

Contrast & matte Full HD, Low waste heat / operating noise

Pliable plastic chassis, Weak input devices, Manual Radeon switching, Radeon and HD Graphics often on par, Weak viewing angles, Bluish tint, Slow hard drive, Poor battery life

Lenovo launches a 15-inch device that fulfills its duty stoically, but cannot really stand out in any aspect. The cheap-looking casing is not particularly stable, the gaps are uneven. Pride of ownership does not evolve. The input devices are...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

LENOVO B50-80

 

good laptop does what i want, just basic home use.

biggest dislike is far too much lenovo ads lenovo programs etc that i have already binned. so much so that it was making the laptop slow to startup. but a lot better now, and more rubbish to go yet.

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-80 80LT

 

Good value for money, well built.

Would have preferred that it was shipped with windows 10. Touch pad should be in the middle of the palm rest, which has a sharp edge that I dislike.

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

LENOVO B50-80

 

I have only just started using this laptop, so far it is excellent, also very good price

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-80

 

It's slim and easy to carry around.

Battery life is less than expected. Still getting used to the buttons, much smaller than my previous Toshiba.

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-80

 

This is a great laptop Once Pelican Computers had done their magic on it. the new firmware and an extra 4gb of ram and it is superb.

the touchpad has an issue out of the factory, it can be unresponsive but Pelican Computers installed the new Firmware for it and it is as responsive and smooth as you could with for.

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

LENOVO B50-80

 

Good value.

Performed very badly out of box. Needed to access Task manager and restart some hogging processes. Problem does not seemed to have recurred.

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-80

 

Quick and easy to set up and use. Light but not flimsy. Very easy to use.

Could do with a HDMI lead as standard with laptop, small thing but would be nice.

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-80

 

Bought as son's first laptop. Ideal for his school work and Minecraft .

Lenovo software. I don't know what they are trying to achieve with it but it is clunky compared with other better known software.

May, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-80

 

It's a laptop it does what its supposed to

The keyboard mouse is a bit slow

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio 2 / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1
Speaker power:1.5

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):32
Battery life (max):5 / 5.5 / 6 / 6.2
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 0.92 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Plastic / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Plastic, Polycarbonate / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Polycarbonate / Polycarbonate
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Netbook / Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:TN
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 M230 / AMD Radeon R5 M330 / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:100 / 200 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0xA16 / 1616
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3200 x 2000 / 3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 3200 x 2000
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):60

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):1 / 16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):270
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 2438
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW / N / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio 2 / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Number of SATA III connectors:2 / 4
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:10 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 2x4, 4x1 / 2x4,4x1 / 4x1, 1x4 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,1x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 3
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i3-5xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.4
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:3205U / 3558U / 3805U / 3825U / I3-4005U / I3-4030U / I3-5005U / I3-5010U / I3-5020U / I5-5200U / I7-5500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 3000 series for Mobile / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-5200 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:D0 / E0 / F0
System bus rate:5
Tcase:105
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:No / Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology: Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75105 / 78945 / 81018 / 84695 / 84697 / 84699 / 84809 / 84813 / 85212 / 85214 / 86348 / I3-4005U / I3-5005U
Processor code:SR1E8 / SR1EN / SR210 / SR215 / SR23W / SR23Y / SR23Z / SR240 / SR24B / SR27G
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:No / Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor / Power on, Supervisor, HDD

Software

Bundled software:McAfee Live Safe / Microsoft Office Home + Business 2013 / Office Home&Business 2013
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / No / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Preload / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Live Saf / McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA II / SATA III / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5"
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.7 / 26.2 / 262
Height :2.45 / 2.47 / 24.7
Weight:2.15 / 2.32
Width:34 / 38 / 380