Monday, 27 July 2015

Review on Lenovo G50-30

It looks like Lenovo enjoys to keep its fans on their toes.  We have seen that Lenovo has been successful at offering its customers with quite a variety of countless laptop models with varying prices and functioning. No doubt, this effort of Lenovo is to be appreciated. The latest models introduced by Lenovo comes from its G-series, known for their agility, comfort, features and design. Meet yet another machine brought to you by Lenovo, G50-30. The highlights of this laptop we heard includes it low-price and remarkable performance. We would like to review it to comprehend if this is the truth or it is based on mere rumors.   

Display and Design

The Lenovo G-series comes up with pretty much similar specs. Talking about the display, the G50-30 is well-found with a 15.6-inch screen exhibiting a resolution of 1366x768 pixels with a brightness of 216.1 cd/m². This is much appropriate as it features relatively a lower price. However, if we talk about the contrast, it appears extremely disappointing (using the most lenient words). The contrast ratio of 161:1 and black level of 1.4 cd/m² is not even expected by lowest budget laptops. The other notebooks, the potential rivals such as Packard Bell’s EasyNote offers much better than this in approximately the same price. Moreover, the screen unveils extreme bluish shades which kills the picture beauty even more. The low-budget laptops we have reviewed so far do normally come with low-resolution screen but with lesser complaints.
This cheap built laptop doesn’t own a remarkable design as predictable but it is durable in nature. Weighing 2.1 kg, it is normal portable and added attraction is it comes fan-less enabling it to remain calm and less noisy. 


Lenovo is serious on providing its customers with full on packed performance but how sincerely they have come along? Coming in low price, Lenovo G50-30 is installed with basic features convenient for office usage. Powered by Intel Celeron N2830 dual-core processor (Bay Trail), it manages to deliver an acceptable performance for performing normal tasks. However, if you demand more form this machine, I am afraid it wouldn’t be able to satisfy you. 
The overall system performance was found smooth but became quite slow when multiple number of windows were opened. Not surprisingly, the PCMark revealed low scores which was again expected with the installed processor.  
Speaking of the graphics, the HD Graphics core ropes DirectX 11 and clocks with speeds of up to 750 MHz which is incompetent to the much powerful AMD namely Radeon R3 and Radeon R4. Hence, we are still unable spot anything extraordinary in the Lenovo G50-30’s performance track. 

Gaming Performance

Gaming might be one of your goals when buying a laptop. Sadly, this laptop is not created for the purpose. It fails to support the latest 3D games and only few games accomplished to work with smooth frame rates but delivering with low resolution. Consequently, we would not recommend to people who are searching for cheap laptops for gaming. This is certainly not the one to get hands on for gaming.

Battery Runtime

Well, finally we have come up with a good news regarding this laptop. Usually the laptops coming in low prices exhibit shorter battery life but Lenovo took good care of this and managed to deliver the user with longer battery life, keeping the machine alive for approximately 5 hours and 11 minutes. This is confidently a good rate but if we talk about one of its rivals such as Packard Bell’s EasyNote, it remains juiced up for 7 hours and 9 minutes. 

Networking and Connectivity 

The Lenovo G50-30 features wide range of connectivity and networking options. It comes with 2 USB 2.0 poerts and 1 USB 3.0 port. You will also find 1 VGA and the essential HDMI. Additionally, the fast Ethernet (10/100MBit), Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 offers you with great networking options you wish for from a small budget laptop.


We have discovered the low-budget Lenovo G50-30 quite suitable for that class of people who desire to own a laptop to carry out their basic computing tasks such as browsing, emailing, skype and videos. Being fanless, this laptop doesn’t make much noise and operates decently if not burdened much. The laptop was found long lived, all thanks to its powerful battery. But Lenovo G50-30 is not all good, it comes with few major short-comings. The display wasn’t found acceptable, even the excuse of being low-budget laptop could not save it. Surprisingly, while other laptops come with normally a 2 year warranty, Lenovo G50-30 comes only with a 12 month warranty.

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