Lenovo H50 Desktop Review

By | February 28, 2016

A Review of the H50 By Lenovo

LENOVO 90BG0002USLenovo, a world-class manufacturer of desktops, has recently released a new entry-level series to the market. The computers are designed for normal office and home use, but may have enough capacity to for extended gaming. We’ll focus on the , which features 8 gigabytes of memory and an AMD A10 series processor.


Major Differences Between Lenovo Models

The type of processor that is included is the main difference in the different desktop models offered by Lenovo. This particular model is equipped with an AMD A10-7800, which has a turbo speed up to 3.9 GHz and a quad-core CPU that has registered at 3.8 GHz.

Because of this great performance, this AMD is very similar to the Core i5 models from Intel, so it works great for multitasking and other heavy workloads. The processor is friendly to the budget. In fact, when compared to most Intel processors the price to performance ratio actually makes it a better value.

There are 8 gigabytes of installed on the desktop, which compares favorably with other desktops on the market. Because it has two memory slots available, the RAM can be expanded to 16 gigabytes in total. There was no information available about whether or not a slot was free on the main board.

When it comes to storage on a desktop, most solutions focus on the size followed by the speed. Storage on this Lenovo is provided by a 1024 GB 7200 RPM hard drive. While it isn’t the fastest hard drive on the market (solid state drives are faster), it is huge with plenty room to store pictures and videos. Keep in mind that casual users will find the package to be more than adequate. In addition, there is a graphics engine installed within the AMD A10-7800 APU.

This entry-level graphics chip has some great capabilities and is called the AMD Radeon R7. It is good enough that games such as and other heavy games can be played on low settings while the FPS runs over 25. You can retain playable frame rates and up the settings to medium when you play older games that are less demanding, such as Tomb Raider.

The system comes with Windows 8.1 installed. When an older version of Windows is preferred, either overwrite the current OS with Windows 7 or purchase a different desktop. Or, consider using Windows 8.

Connectivity Options

The Lenovo H50 comes with standard desktop options for connectivity. Two of the six USB ports are USB 3.0. On the front panel, there are two USB 2.0 available for use.

When it comes to output for video, the image of the product suggests that the back panel has a VGA outlet, but expect to find at least an HDMI port. It would be simple to connect with an HDTV using this desktop model.

In some cases, wired networking is the only option for budget desktops. Happily, the wireless option is available here. There is an 802.11b/g/n WiFi adapter in addition to the Gigabit Ethernet port on the desktop. Out of the box, Bluetooth does not appear to be supported.

To transfer data and set up additional storage, a memory card reader (MMC Plus, MMC, SDXC, SDHC< SD, MS Pro, MS) and the 8x DVD burner are available on the front panel.


Is there anything else you need to know?

You have room for some expansions because the box is 14 inches high by 6.3 inches wide by 16.7 inches deep. To make the computer better equipped for gaming, you can install a better graphics card in the free PCI-E x16 slot. Power is always a consideration, but the wattage is not available. It is likely that the PSU is 180 watts since that is what it is in other H50 models from Lenovo.

You will have to get your own monitor since it is not included in the package. However, the mouse and a basic USB keyboard are shipped with the tower.


The Conclusion

We’ve already reviewed other Lenovo H50 models here, and we believe that this one is a beefier version of those. It’s got double the RAM and has a much better processor than its little brother. The other version exclusively uses VGA for connectivity, but this one is much faster with its HDMI output.

Because of the GPU, this Lenovo model is a good idea if you are interested in a computer that will support gaming. Otherwise, the less expensive model will work fine for a  dollars.


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