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Lenovo Ideapad G50-30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 446 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad G50-30. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good reviews. Opinions about the touchpad and reliability are mixed. Many are critical about the connectivity.

price, performance, usability, portability, screen

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Ideapad G50-30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad G50-30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad G50-30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and portability. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas opinions about the touchpad and durability are mixed. Many are critical about the connectivity and reliability.

price, performance, usability, portability, design

reliability, connectivity

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G50-30 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Integrated Graphics, DVDRW, HDMI, Camera, Wi-Fi, BluetooLenovo G50-30 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Integrated Graphics, DVDRW, HDMI, Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetoo

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo G50-30 Notebook Review Update

 

Fan-less. Yet another laptop wants to lure potential buyers with a low price and an outstanding performance, dubbed Lenovo G50-30. A Bay Trail Celeron paired with 2 GB of working memory is apt for office and Internet applications. Will the laptop...

Decent keyboard, Good battery life, Easy maintenance and upgrade options, Always quiet operating noise, Low power consumption

Low-contrast screen, Only 12 month warranty

We have now encountered the hardware platform used in the G50-30 in multiple laptops. Like identically configured contenders, such as Asus' X551MAV-SX391B and Packard Bell's EasyNote TF71BM-C8R1, the G50-30 is also apt for basic tasks like browsing,...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo G50-30

 

The Lenovo G series of laptops are aimed at budget consumers, and given Lenovo's build quality it's one of the best built laptops you'll get under 30k that's for sure. Everything from the keyboard deck, trackpad, palm rest, screen hinge, and bottom...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Lenovo G30-8gb 1tb

 

" A very good laptop The screen could be better i.e. Full hd but then you get what you pay for. Battery life is not great but no worse than the rest at this price point, many have focused on the key board being its weak spot but I have had no problems...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Okay laptop played me up

 

" The laptop got very slow and I had to return it to receive a full refund. "

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

looks good but......

 

" .....I'm no expert on laptops however as a touch typist I know what keyboards I like and this one isn't one of them. For a start, the mouse is so sensitive that my hand just has to brush over it and I loose the page that I'm on, then it misses out...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Product features

 

" Very pleased with the Lenovo laptop,very easily set up,quick boot up and processor.My one small gripe is the Cd tray which is difficult to open not having. The release button standing slightly proud of the tray.Apart from that to date it is an...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Lenovo laptop

 

" I was a little apprehensive when looking for a new laptop. But after making my choice of a Lenovo I am really pleased with the performance and wished I had bought it 6 months ago. Easy to use and excellent features More than quick enough. "

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

This product has a great features

 

" Fast,slimy,long battery life "

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Lenovo Laptop

 

" Great price for a high spec laptop. Fully recommend. "

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Good purchase very easy to use

 

" Very impressed good size screen helpful and easy instructions "

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):32 / 41
Battery life (max):4 / 4.5 / 7
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 0.9

Certificates

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

Design

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

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:15:9 / 16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 820M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:311 / 313
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:750 / 756 / 792 / 896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):750 / 756 / 792 / 896
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
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 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

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

Other features

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

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included: No
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: 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: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
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

Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.32
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.39 / 2.41 / 2.58 / 2.66
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.13 / 2.16
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:N2820 / N2830 / N2840 / N3530 / N3540
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor N2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA 1170 / BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Stepping:B3 / C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):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:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Processor ARK ID:79052 / 81071 / 81074 / 82103 / 82105 / N2840 / N3530 / N3540
Processor code:SR1SG / SR1W2 / SR1W4 / SR1YJ / SR1YW
Processor package size:25
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Amazon Kindle, Evernote, Skype
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 with Bing
Operating System Language:POL
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office / McAfee LiveSafe, MS Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC,SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA II / Serial ATA II
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:1000 / 500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25 / 26.5 / 265
Height :2.5 / 25 / 3.4
Weight:2.1 / 2.36 / 2.5
Width:37.7 / 38.4 / 384