The Lenovo B50-80 is a budget-class 15.6-inch notebook, aimed at small business users. It lacks some features available on enterprise-oriented notebooks, such as advanced manageability and security, but offers an utilitarian design, business-friendly Professional edition of Windows 7 operating system, and generally lower pricing.
The Lenovo B50-80 is based on Intel’s 5th Generation Core “Broadwell” processor family. Namely, the mid-range Intel Core i3-5010U and i5-5200U, and higher-end i7-5500U. System memory can be either 4GB or 8GB, while for storage there are 500GB and 1-Terabyte 5,400rpm hard drive options. As for the screen, it doesn’t support touch input, but optionally is offered with Full HD 1920×1080-pixel resolution, meaning more room on the screen for side-by-side app use and large spreadsheets. Another advantage is anti-glare coating on both 1920×1080 and 1366×768 screen options. A dedicated numeric pad on the keyboard will help with entering large amounts of numeric data, but there is no keyboard backlight.
Although Lenovo lists DVD optical drive as an option on the G50-80, the feature isn’t available at the time of this writing. However, all necessary stuff an average small business and home/office user might need are included. The laptop has the latest and fastest 802.11AC Wi-Fi support, wired Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth, stereo speakers, a webcam, both HDMI and older VGA video output connectors, three USB ports, a media card reader, and a combo audio jack. A fingerprint reader is visible on images of the laptop, but it is not available as a choice at the time of this writing.
According to Lenovo, the battery life on the B50-80 lasts up to six hours.
The notebook is quite light for a 15.6-incher and weighs in at 4.6 pounds. The chassis is 1″ thick.