This business laptop will perform well on the road and in the office. Its advantage is a powerful energy-efficient processor that guarantees smooth operation even with multiple applications running simultaneously. It also attracts with a rather well-made casing.
Lenovo E50-80 from the appearance of a classic in the medium size weighs quite a little, 2.3 kg. Overall it looks quite elegant. After a closer look at the casing, you can see that it was made of not bad quality plastic. The laptop is equipped with a 15.6″ screen with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It has a matte coating making it conducive to working in unfavorable lighting.
The dual-core Intel Core i5 5200U processor with a base clock frequency of 2.2 GHz is a low-voltage unit. It is built on the Broadwell architecture and slightly faster compared to its predecessor. Its capabilities are not limited to office programs, but more demanding applications are also possible.
The integrated graphics chip Intel HD Graphics 5500 allows a smooth multimedia experience, and at the same time provides low power consumption so that it becomes possible to use the device on battery for longer. With its participation we will certainly not play the latest demanding games. Only those really undemanding titles will work smoothly.
The basic amount of RAM is 4 GB. The traditional hard drive has a capacity of 1000 GB. The interface is not distinguished by any shortcomings. There are HDMI, VGA, one USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, a memory card reader. In addition, the laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 8 / Windows 7 Professional operating system.
The device has two built-in speakers, which offer medium volume sound. It is clear, although not very rich in its range. There is a lack of bass, which is practically inaudible at all.
The AccuType keyboard, which Lenovo uses in most of its laptops, is one of the most comfortable solutions. The typing comfort is quite high, so that working with text for hours does not make your hands ache.
The laptop stays cool during operation and does not heat up even under heavy load. The operation is audible, however, not annoying in any way.
The Lenovo E50-80’s battery life may not be particularly impressive, but you can’t complain hard either. Using the Internet via WiFi, we can count on about 4 hours of operation of the device without external power.
Summary of advantages and disadvantages
- not a bad casing
- a decent processor
- satisfactory working culture
- average battery life
The Lenovo E50-80 is a good option for those with around $3,000 and looking for a fairly powerful and durable laptop. Although the E50-80 does not have an additional graphics card, however, the integrated chip works well, and this allows you to save on a card that you do not necessarily need.