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Lenovo Laptop G50-70 (59421807) Intel Core i3 4030U (1.90GHz) 6GB Memory 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4400 15.6" Windows 8.1

  • Intel Core i3 4030U (1.90GHz)
  • 6GB Memory 500GB HDD
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 8.1
  • DVDRW

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Dalton D.
  • 6/6/2015 9:14:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome basic laptop

Pros: Great specs for the price

Long battery life for basic tasks

Cons: The left mouse button wore out quckly. It still works but is a definite difference from the less-used right button.

Other Thoughts: I really question how they fit so much laptop into this price range. The HDD is quite slow (like most) so I would recommend picking up an SSD if this will be your daily driver.

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  • Michael L.
  • 5/24/2015 11:37:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNOTHING BETTER IN THE PRICE RANGE

Pros: For the price, nothing compares. Great looking design, very sleek. With new HDD and RAM this machine screams, more on this later. Very good screen for a laptop, good contrast and low glare even from weird angles, which is where most laptops don't compare. Stays pretty cool even when playing games for hours.

Cons: All the left side ports (USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, Ethernet, VGA ports are pretty crammed together, making it hard to occupy many ports simultaneously, especially the 2 USB ports, luckily there is a third USB 2.0 on the right side.
Battery life is nothing to brag about, but it's only 4 cell so kinda knew that going in.

Other Thoughts: I bought the barebones version of this in hopes to upgrade the HDD, the RAM, and the processor with laptop parts I was able to get my hands on.
The HDD and RAM were a breeze, I bought an WD BLACK2 Dual Drive (which I highly highly recommend) and upgraded it to 8GB of RAM as well as a clean installation of windows 8.1 to make this thing screaming fast, the only problem was the processor, after opening the laptop and voiding the warranty, I found the proc to be built into the motherboard and NOT up-gradable at all. this was odd to me, as all my other laptops had removable processors. just an FYI if you are thinking of upgrading. But i got over this, and am sticking with the i3, the other upgrades make this thing still so fast. I love this little machine now.
The last thing is the keyboard may be something to get used to. I bought this for my girlfriend who is used to Acer laptops and it took her a few days or more to get used to the layout of the keyboard.
Overall, I recommend this to anyone who wants a budget laptop (Not for the avid gamer obviously.) WIth the small and inexpensive upgrades, this thing could easily be worth $700+

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  • Thomas M.
  • 4/13/2015 11:51:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat, Inexpensive Laptop

Pros: Light, quick, everyday laptop. Handles normal tasks like web browsing and video or music playback with no issues. 6GB vs 4GB for RAM keeps windows from bogging down.

Cons: None that I can think of. 500GB hard drive is small, but for less than $375, totally expected. Manage your expectations - this is not a gaming laptop.

Other Thoughts: I am deployed to the desert and my laptop met a violent end. I got this one, oriignally as a temporary replacement. I would just get something "better" when I got home and give it to my mom or something. After using it for a few weeks, I think I'll keep it for myself. It does everything I need without a hiccup. Great little (specs not size) machine that doesn't miss a beat. Props to Newegg for being one of the few companies that ship computers to APO addresses. Mine got here 9 days after ordering - Outstanding!

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  • David S.
  • 4/9/2015 7:50:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Budget Work Laptop

Pros: I purchased this laptop to serve as a general use work laptop. I am NOT gaming on it. I have installed my own operating system as well. I am using the laptop for network scanning, programming, general office work, email, skype, and web browsing.

For my uses, this laptop is perfect. It has everything you could need for most computer work. I had it all configured and running exactly how I wanted with all updates installed within a couple hours. It runs smoothly and the extra ram allows for plenty of multi tasking.

Also, experience the wonder that is the Novo Button. I had never heard about it before. You press it when the computer is off and it boots straight to Bios. So nice.

Cons: Note I have had this laptop for 1 day so I cannot comment on its longevity. Although, looking at my friend's ancient and somewhat damaged Lenovo he still uses constantly, I have high hopes.

The battery life is a bit short. You can squeeze out 3 hours at most. Certainly not the worst though, average laptop battery life of a laptop is 3-5 hours.

Installing a separate operating system was a bit annoying due to UEFI, but that is not really the fault of the computer itself. If you're interested, you just need to switch over to legacy booting in the Bios, but make sure you switch it back when you want to boot Windows 8 or you'll get scary errors. The Novo Button makes getting to Bios and doing this a breeze.

Other Thoughts: To answer questions that show up in the Q&A a lot:
This is NOT a touch screen.
This does NOT have a backlit keyboard.
This DOES have a number pad.
This does NOT include a Windows Recovery Disc.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/19/2015 4:44:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice bang for the buck

Pros: Met exceptions with zippy enough mid-range performance @
< $400.

Decent graphics quality.

Nice looking. It looks and almost feels metallic.

Easy access to internal parts for performing a drive swap.

Cons: Re-installed 8.1 to purge the bloatware and install a SSD but the drivers were easy to find so it all went smoothly.

The trackpad is kind of annoying but I expected this after reading the reviews on the Lenovo site.

Other Thoughts: The relatively new Windows 8.1 Media Creation Tool makes rebuilding OEM machines like this fairly easy. Make sure you create the USB with FAT32 for UEFI support.

The previous reviewer buys a Win 8.1 PC and proceeds to complain about it? SMH with bemusement.

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  • Howard S.
  • 10/26/2014 1:19:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLenovo G50

Pros: It is small handy real computer

Cons: I hate Windows 8 and the computer is burdened with it also.

Other Thoughts: turning off the touch pad was a major pain. I'm using a wireless track ball

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