Lenovo B50-80 Budget-Class 15.6″ Business Laptop

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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.

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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.

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Specifications of the Lenovo B50-80

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Screen Size


Screen Resolution

1366×768 pixels (HD)
1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)



Other Display Specs

TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i3-5010U 5th Gen dual-core 2.1GHz 3MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 32)
Intel Core i5-5200U 5th Gen dual-core 2.2-2.7GHz 3MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 37)
Intel Core i7-5500U 5th Gen dual-core 2.4-3.GHz 4MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 42)

Graphics (GPU)

Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics (User Benchmark GPU score: 6)

System Memory (RAM)



1000GB (1TB) HDD

DVD Optical Drive



Non-backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with physical buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers





Ethernet LAN


Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G LTE)





2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI + 1 x VGA

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)


4 Cell 32 Whr
"up to 6 hours" battery life


4.7 pounds







Windows Version

Windows 7 Pro (Eligable for free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. Check Windows.com for more info.)



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Written by on July 22, 2015

User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the Lenovo B50-80

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  1. albert duenkel

    i am trying to find the cost of a battery for a model # B50-80 Laptop B50-80 Laptop
    L1314AQ1 also is it a idea or think pad model

  2. steee

    How can I get the version of this notebook that has optical drive and Windows operating system in Dubai?

  3. shubham

    I bought a b50-80 with 8 GB RAM ,1TB HDD and i3 5th gen , I want to know is it newer than g50-80 …and also want to know its actual MRP because I bought it from a store coz I checked it is not found online on any ecommerce website.

    • Danijel Z

      The B50-80 and G50-80 are from the same generation of Lenovo laptops. The B50 is a kind of business-oriented version of G50, while having very similar specs and design. On the software side, the B50 comes with Pro versions of Windows 7 and 10, whereas the G50 comes with Win 10 Home.

      I don’t know their current prices, but they should be very similar, with the B50 being slightly more expensive due to Windows Pro editions.

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