Budget notebook with interesting features
Display and Design
The Lenovo IdeaPad G50-30 (N3530) sports a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display which offers comfortable viewing experience with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a completely black outfit which has an impressive weight of 2.1 kg and a thickness of 25 mm.
CPU and OS
For driving its processes, the machine is packed with a 2.1GHz Intel Pentium Quad Core N3530 processor from the 1st generation series. It draws support from a 4GB DDR3 RAM operating at 1333MHz and expandable up to 8GB through 2 unused DIMM slots. The integrated Intel HD GPU has the potential to handle only simple videos and games without any lag. It runs on 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS which is a huge bonus considering its price.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The 0.3MP webcam placed above the display can be used for making video calls. With a SATA hard disk of 1TB, the Lenovo IdeaPad G50-30 (N3530) provides sufficient space for storing a large number of files and folders. The SuperMulti DVD Drive with dual layer support allows you to transfer files through disks. The dual stereo speakers of 1.5W each provide HD Audio Solution.
Battery and Connectivity
Fuelled by a Li-ion battery comprising of 4 cells, the Lenovo IdeaPad G50-30 (N3530) has been rated to last for up to 4 hours on the trot. The networking and connectivity features come in the form of Bluetooth v4.0, 1 USB 3.0 slot, WLAN, digital media reader, Ethernet port, 2 USB 2.0 ports and HDMI out.
The Lenovo IdeaPad G50-30 (N3530) is a nice entry level package packed with numerous powerful features. It runs on the latest Windows platform and boasts of a massive hard disk, powerful optical drive and reliable battery backup. The maker has saved money by skipping a good processor and a quality webcam.