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Lenovo Essential B50-10 (80QR)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 302 reviews of Lenovo Essential B50-10 (80QR). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the screen and portability. The usability and price also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the sound and durability, while there are some less positive reviews about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen

keyboard, battery, image quality, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Essential B50-10 (80QR) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE Notebook Review

 

Meaningless. 299 Euros (~$333) have to be put on the counter for the B50-10. This delivers a Bay Trail laptop with Windows 10. However, it is not a portable typewriter. Lenovo cut back on the battery (24 Wh), and the laptop can consequently only serve...

matte screen ; runs quietly

poor battery runtimes ; one-year warranty only ; Fast-Ethernet only ; power supply related flickering

Lenovo's B50-10 is a basic, 15.6-inch office laptop. The installed Bay Trail processor copes with simple office and Internet applications. The laptop runs quietly and only heats up moderately. The 500 GB hard drive provides plenty of storage capacity....

Jul, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-10

 

not used machine that much,but dose seem a good unit for price.

find it a bit awkward to lift lid probably get used to it the more i use it.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-10

 

Easy to use, fast start up

Sometimes takes longer to connect to wifi

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-10

 

the system is ready in 10 s very quick.

no bad point ...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-10

 

everything is brill

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-10

 

Really great for the price you'd be hard pushed to find better good design, ssd means it's silent.

Little flimsy maybe so don't go throwing it about

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-10

 

A very good cheap laptop for the price, it does every thing you need to do for every day use.

took a while to set up, possible windows 10 fault. once I up loaded latest softwear it was fine.

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-10

 

Small size and weight. Seems well made.

Having to press a function and delete key to get 'Number lock' is strange, and a bit of a nuisance

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-10

 

Light and simple!

Bit cheap feeling but not a major issue

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo B50-10

 

Looks good and fast start up and shut down

Not easy to upgrade ram or hard drive

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):24 / 32
Battery life (max):4 / 5.5 / 6.2
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2 / 3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1

Certificates

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

Design

Colour of product:Anthracite / Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Plastic
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Grey
Product Type: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
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready
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 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 M230 / AMD Radeon R5 M330 / N / No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 920M / NVIDIA GeForce 920MX / NVIDIA GeForce GT 920M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / 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):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300 / 311 / 313
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:750 / 792 / 896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):750 / 792 / 850 / 896 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x5A85 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 500 / 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

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad
Windows keys:No / Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 2438
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):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 / DVD±R / DVD±RW / N

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio 2 / Dolby Advanced v2
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:N / 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:No / Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

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
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Number of SATA III connectors:2
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
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
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):1
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.32 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x4 / 2x4, 4x1 / 2x4,4x1 / 4x1, 1x4 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,1x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.58 / 2.66 / 2.7 / 2.85 / 3
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Broadwell / Haswell
Processor Cores:12 / 2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Celeron / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i3-5xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.16 / 2.2 / 2.4
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:3825U / I3-4005U / I3-5005U / I3-5020U / I5-5200U / I7-5500U / N2840 / N3450 / N3510 / N3540
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Celeron Processor N2000 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 Pentium N3000 series for Mobile / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-5200 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA 1170 / BGA1168 / BGA1170
Processor system type:DP
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Stepping:B2 / C0 / F0
System bus rate:1 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 7.5
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
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:N / 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
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Pro Wireless Display (Pro WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect:Y
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
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
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):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) 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:Y / 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):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:N / 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):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75105 / 82103 / 82105 / 84695 / 84699 / 85212 / 85214 / 86348 / I3-5005U / I5-5200U / N2840 / N3540
Processor code:SR1LV / SR1YJ / SR1YW / SR23W / SR23Y / SR240 / SR24B / SR27G
Processor package size:25 / 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:N / No / Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, Supervisor, User / BIOS, User / HDD, Power on, Supervisor

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / No / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee / McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD / SD, MMC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 250 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA II / SATA 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:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500 / 8
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5"
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 250 / 500 / 508

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.2 / 26.5 / 262 / 265
Height :2.26 / 2.29 / 2.47 / 22.6 / 22.9 / 24.7
Weight:2.15 / 2.3 / 2.32 / 2.34
Width:37.8 / 378 / 38 / 380