If you are looking for a notebook with good multimedia capabilities, like high-quality display, good speakers and gaming power then you surely need to go through this review. Lenovo G50-80 claims to be the cheapest gaming laptop. Even its lowest quality version offers best of graphics. To position the notebook relative to its competitors, we will compare it with other inexpensive multimedia notebooks -- for example the Dell Inspiron 15-5547, Acer Travel Mate P255, Acer Aspire E1-572G, Asus X550LD, HP Compaq 15, HP Pavilion 15 and MSI CX61 serve as potential alternatives.
Reasons to Support
One would hardly get a metallic finishing laptop in the range of inexpensive notebooks. The only exception is the Dell Inspiron 15-5547, which has a lid constructed of brushed aluminum. Lenovo G50-80 also have plastic casing but this plastic is of high quality. The surfaces are attractively brushed. The entire outside of the notebook is finely ribbed that gives the device a high-quality feel and makes it easy to grip. The lid is twist-able and lets pressure from the behind through to the display, provoking image distortions on the screen. Giving marks to the rich display finishing we are keeping the structure factor in the support of G50.
Processor and Graphics
It is equipped with some of the most expensive and fastest components that Lenovo has to offer. An Intel Core i5-4200U processor keeps all the functions running smooth and fast also keep the computer’s energy usage relatively low. The smart Radeon R5 M230 graphics card is built-in to supply some extra power for graphics tasks in combination with the Intel HD Graphics 4400 integrated into the processor.
Noise and Temperature
It only produces a very quiet and soft whirring sound. The hard drive does not produce much of the disturbing sound also. Even in maximum loads it does not produce sound that might disturb the user. The device is noticed a little bit warmer as compared to its environment but heat is not harmful or noticeable as it keep itself cool enough to avoid any damage.
Speakers are attached on the underside of the case. A good news for music lovers who like to listen music loud. When on high volume speakers does not produce roar or over modulate.
It is equipped with 31.7 Wh battery that provides the device enough time to keep on running for up to 5:44 hours surfing over WLAN, and watching films on DVD or live streaming otherwise, most notebooks in this class only have enough steam for 3 to 5 hours of surfing over WLAN.
Reasons to Oppose
The AccuType keyboard though looks elegant but the keys are rather distant from each other. This makes the possibility of hitting the wrong key or inadvertent keystrokes unlikely. The keyboard itself noticeably bends in the middle. The keys have very short travel length. The surface of the touchpad is lightly textured and quite smooth in normal use. However, when the finger presses with a little force against the touch-sensitive surface, the touchpad is noticeably resistant. The touchpad does support multi-touch gestures, but it does not always reliably recognize them. Touchpad keys produce sound whenever pressed.
The Lenovo G50-70's glossy 15.6-inch display has a resolution of 1366x768 pixels; a higher-resolution panel is not available. From a test, it was seen that the colours on the screen look far too cool and lighter areas are visibly too bluish. Also skin tones appear rather unnatural.
It offers a disappointing slow hard drive, the 500 GB Seagate hard drive runs rather sluggishly and transfer data slower than SSD. 50 GB is entirely in use of the system and not available for users at all. Starting an application might take you long. The Dell Inspiron 15-5547 and a few other rival notebooks offer 1 TB of storage at a similar price.