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Lenovo G550

Lenovo crafted the Lenovo G550 15.6-inch laptop to offer reliable, affordable and straightforward PC technology. The laptop expands upon this value br...

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Review of "Lenovo G550 "

published 02/05/2010 | stephenh12
Member since : 18/02/2009
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Pro fastish, stylish and crystal clear screen
Cons no hdmi connection and no card reader
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"Lenovo, who"

I bought this laptop from Tesco Direct for £329 on the bnpl (buy now pay later) 0 percent finance for 6 months (you have to have or get a Tesco credit card for the bnpl plan which when you get you’re balance at the end of the month you can pay all or some of the balance left, up to the 6 months then its 16.9 percent on it all, that’s the way I read it) and I also had £21.50 worth of Tesco vouchers, which put the price down to £307.50. Not so bad for a reasonable laptop. I must admit I have never heard of Lenovo before this laptop and after going on there web site and reading some other reviews it seemed to be ok. The spec was not bad for that price though, the processor was a C900 Intel® Celeron®, which is 2.2ghz speed which is quite fast well fast enough for me. It has 2GB of ram, 160GB HDD. It has 3 usb ports a vga connector an Ethernet port. It also has a Dual Layer Rewriter. I was hoping it had a card reader and a hdmi connector but beggars cant be choosers for the money I paid. The screen is a 15.6" WXGA LED Backlight TFT 1366x768 which is crystal clear and really enhances you’re pictures.(I went on EBAY to try and find this laptop and thought I had found one for £181 but this was just for the screen itself, so look after it.) What I also liked about it was that it came with numbers at the side like a conventional keyboard with number lock and not just along the top like other laptops. The casing of the laptop is also stylish as well, which has a built in web cam that when you turn the laptop on it has a face recognition facility instead of a password if needed, its also fast and not like some web cam slow and jerky. The operating system is Win7 home premium which is also fast you do however get Macafee security trial and not Norton as advertised but this came off as soon as I got it running and put Microsoft security essentials on, which is free from the Microsoft website (I used it on my last laptop and it got rid of some Trojans I had on it where Norton missed them) and again its free. You also get office 2007 trial that also came of as I still have office 2000 and that went on happily. The only email facility that was on there was Microsoft mail but not really a problem. It also has all you’re gadgets and games as usual. All in all very pleased with my buy.

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Product Information : Lenovo G550

Manufacturer's product description

Lenovo crafted the Lenovo G550 15.6-inch laptop to offer reliable, affordable and straightforward PC technology. The laptop expands upon this value bringing users extra features, like style and design, making it ideal for personal computing too. The redesigned, thinner and lighter G Series laptops feature choices of either a hairline-like silver finish or a smooth and glossy slate-colored finish.

Product Details

Product Description: Lenovo G550 2958 - 15.6" - Pentium T4200 - Vista Business - 3 GB RAM - 250 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Vista Business

Processor: Intel Pentium T4200 / 2 GHz / 1 MB Cache

Memory: 3 GB DDR3

Storage: 250 GB HDD

Optical Drive: DVD-Writer

Display: 15.6" LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD

Graphics: Intel GMA 4500M

Networking: 802.11a/b/g/n (draft) , 10/100 Ethernet

Colour: Grey, black

Dimensions (WxDxH): 38.1 cm x 24.5 cm x 3.6 cm

Weight: 2.7 kg

Localisation: English / United Kingdom

Manufacturer Selling Program: TopSeller

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Gold

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Manufacturer: Lenovo

Long Name: IdeaPad G550



Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Business

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Pentium T4200 / 2 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Cache: L2 - 1 MB

64-bit Computing: Yes

Front Side Bus: 800 MHz

Chipset: Mobile Intel GL40 Express

Features: Enhanced SpeedStep technology, Execute Disable Bit capability, Intel 64 Technology


RAM: 3 GB ( 1 x 1 GB + 1 x 2 GB )

Max RAM Supported: 4 GB

Technology: DDR3 SDRAM

Speed: 1066 MHz / PC3-8500

Form Factor: SO DIMM 204-pin

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots:


Main Storage: 250 GB HDD

Interface: SATA 3 Gb/s

Optical Drive: DVD-Writer - fixed


Type: 15.6"

LCD Backlight Technology: LED backlight

Resolution: 1366 x 768 ( HD )

Widescreen: Yes

Colour Support: 16.7 million colours

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: Intel GMA 4500M

Memory Allocation Technology: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0

Camera: Integrated webcam

Resolution (MP): 0.3 Megapixel

Sound: Stereo speakers , microphone

Codec: CX20561

Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio


Type: Keyboard, touchpad

Features: Built-in numeric keyboard


Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n (draft)

Wireless Controller: Intel WiFi Link 5100

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet

AC Adapter

Input: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 2 x memory ( 0 free )

Interfaces: 3 x USB 2.0 ¦ VGA ¦ LAN ¦ Microphone input ¦ Headphone output


Colour: Grey, black

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, hard drive password, power-on password

Compliant Standards: FCC Class B certified, CISPR 22 Class B, IEC 60950, UL 60950, CCC, RoHS

Localization: English / United Kingdom

Manufacturer Selling Program: TopSeller

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 38.1 cm

Depth: 24.5 cm

Height: 3.6 cm

Weight: 2.7 kg

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: EPEAT Gold

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year


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