Lenovo G50 59421806

The Lenovo G50 59421806 is an entry-level laptop, despite this version of the laptop being the second most valuable out of the three main iterations of the same chassis. Featuring an Intel Core i5 processor, this less than portable unit is most suited as a desktop replacement or as a college computer.

2019 Update:
This laptop has been discontinued.
If you’re searching for a similar model, check out the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E590 at Amazon or the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 we reviewed in detail.

The guys at Lenovo fitted the G50 59421806 with an Intel Core i5 processor. Not the newest version, but powerful enough nonetheless. It can handle every mundane thing you’ll throw at it such as browsing the internet, photo editing, movie playing and moderate multitasking. Also, the 1 TB storage capacity is sufficient to hold most of your music and photo libraries. The screen isn’t special in any way: it’s a 15.6 inch back lit LED sporting a mediocre resolution of 1366 x 768. Also, the graphics card is integrated, so resource intensive games will probably not run on this laptop (at least not with decent frame rates and details).

One major drawback of the Lenovo is the lack of an 802.11 ac Wi-Fi card. It’s equipped with the 802.11 b/g/n protocol, which will give you fast enough internet, but not nearly as fast as some internet providers are starting to offer via wired connection. Also, it’s a bit bulky, so portability is out of the question. The best place for the Lenovo G50 is within your house, or office, or dorm and not on the road between these places.

Technical Specifications

CPUIntel Core i5-4210U
2 cores, 1.7 GHz, 3 MB cache
RAM6GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM, max 8GB
Storage 1 TB HDD
Display15.6″ HD Back-lit LED
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4400
AudioDolby Advanced Audio, 2 built-in speakers
Connectivity10/100 Mbps LAN
802.11 bgn WLAN
Bluetooth 4.0
Interface1 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x Headphone – Micrphone Combo
Built-in Devices0.3MP Webcam
DVD Writj
OSWindows 8.1
Battery4-cell Li-Cylinder, 2200 mAh
Up to 5 hours
Weight4.6 lbs.

Conclusion

The main pros of this laptop are:

  • Good processor and storage space
  • Enough RAM to suit the needs of the average user
  • Rather affordable for its specs
  • Well built

The cons, as we’ve observed are:

  • Mediocre display and resolution
  • No dedicated graphics card
  • Not so portable
  • Low quality webcam

This is a laptop that knows what it is and most importantly, what it is not. It is not a gaming rig, a workstation or a highly functional, portable ultrabook. It’s just a desktop replacement that will function as needed, when needed without any problems for just about any normal, everyday task you can throw at it.