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Lenovo G550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 389 reviews of Lenovo G550. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good comments. The connectivity and touchpad get critical views. Views about the sound and energy efficiency are mixed.

price, performance, usability, screen, durability

touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo G550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Lenovo G550 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the durability and screen. The performance and usability also get good reviews, whereas reviews are divided on the portability. There are some negative comments about the reliability and keyboard.

price, usability, performance, screen, durability

keyboard, reliability

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G550 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Celeron Dual Core T3500 2.1GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium)Lenovo G550 15.6 inch Laptop (PDC T4300, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, 6 Cell Battery, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium, Black))Lenovo Value Line G550 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel PDC T4400 2.2GHz, 4Gb, 500Gb, DVD±RW, LAN, WLAN, Win 7 Home Premiu

Dec, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Lenovo G550 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Views about the design and reliability are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. The portability and durability get mixed reviews. There are some negative views about the image quality.

price, performance, usability, reliability, design

image quality

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LENOVO IDEAPAD G550 LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 15.6" WXGA HD LED DIODE (SUBSTITUTE REPLACEMENT LCD SCREEN ONLY. NOT A LAPTOP )Lenovo G550 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)Lenovo G550 15.6-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 3.8 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Martina Osztovits (

Review Lenovo G550 Notebook


Goodbye IBM. Lenovo's G550, part of its 'Value Line' range, was d

Comfortable keyboard with number pad; Casing has a matt finish; Good peformance

Reflective display; Limited choice and poor positioning of ports

Affordable 15-something inch machines like the Dell Vostro 1520 or the HP Probook 4510s, although these are more orientated towards the business market. The HP Compaq 6735s could also be an interesting alternative.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (

Lenovo G550 Review


The new Lenovo G550 is an update to the Value Line G530 with the primary difference being the shift from a 16:10 to a 16:9 screen. This is becoming a common trend for most manufacturers, as they shift to the now more standardized 16:9 screens. The...

Almost tough enough to stand on ; Textured interior and exterior finish hides smudges and fingerprints ; Comfortable and solid keyboard

Missing features from previous revision

Lenovo transitioned to a new touchpad on the G550, switching from the Synaptics model on the G530 to an ALPS pad. The ALPS pad doesn't have as quick of a refresh rate, so at times it feels like the pointer is lagging behind your finger. Another problem...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (

Lenovo G550 review


A fantastic machine that ticks most of the boxes required of a family laptop

Solid performance ; Decent graphics ; Great screen ; Good battery life

No card reader ; Slightly spongy keyboard

A great laptop to suit the whole family or the mobile worker alike.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Will Stapley (

Lenovo G550 review


With a fast processor and good all-round specification, the G550 is a well-built laptop and is reasonably priced

The G550 is a decent laptop with a high specification for the price, but the screen's poor viewing angles detract from it and mean that this model misses out on an award. Asus's K50IJ is a better choice.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (

Lenovo G550


Lenovo's iconic ThinkPad range has become synonymous with high-quality business portables, and with its Value line, it's attempting to recreate that success with keenly priced consumer models such as the G550.

Lenovo's G550 tries to combine ThinkPad build quality with consumer-friendly features, but it's a disappointing mix

Jan, 2010

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Lenovo G550 review


Lenovo's G550 tries to combine ThinkPad build quality with consumer-friendly features, but it's a disappointing mix.

But despite fine performance, Lenovo’s G550 doesn’t deliver the all-round panache of some of its rivals. With a poor display, unremarkable build quality and mediocre ergonomics, it simply doesn’t have what it takes to compete with best in this price...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great Laptop!


I bought this laptop for $399 in the summer of 2010 to use for college, and still using it in 2014. It has been very reliable and hasn't given me any serious problems at all. After a few years it slows down quite a bit, but keeping up with maintenance...

Price ($399) ; good, fast dual-core processor (can run multiple programs) ; good ram (4GB) ; decent storage ; decent keyboard

max ram is 4GB, not expandable ; bad viewing angles ; touchpad good be better ; no HDMI ports, or any other card reader ports ; no bluetooth ; plasticky, a bit cheap on parts... CD drive cover has come off, headphone port is broken, panel over heat...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: patsyd (

perfect laptop for the $$


plus it comes with 9-key pad however total width is not too bulky

great price, ease of setup, all the new features, great for personal facebook account, shopping and paying bills. awesome Lenovo for the price. still can't believe under $400

none. great machine

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Not bad for the price


I should have sent it right back for the cd cover problem but I didn't want to go through the hassle and then not have a laptop while waiting for a replacement.

Runs 64-bit Win 7 nicely ; Dual-boot with Ubuntu is flawless ; Was impressed with the performance for the price

The CD drive cover fell off as soon as I unpacked the laptop. I snapped it back on but it's very loose. Usually picking up the laptop by it's sides causes it to come off again ; The touchpad click buttons are annoyingly loud

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (



Good laptop for the price, worked great for the first 6 months. Ran win 7 64 bit smoothly along with some computational software

After 6 months of sporadic use (2-3 days a week an hr or two a day) it died

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Offer a greater choice to your customers and satisfy the needs of more growing businesses, with the Lenovo G530 notebook. A smart addition to Lenovo range of business notebooks, the G530 notebook is engineered to include Lenovo-unique technologies that reduce downtime, improve productivity and lower Total Cost of Ownership. The Lenovo G530 notebook is a stylish widescreen notebook combining excellent features at a great price. Full-featured, widescreen Lenovo G530 notebooks provide not only the functionality to run a small business but also the features to enjoy computing at home. The same engineers that brought you the legendary keyboard design on ThinkPad notebooks now give you great tactile feel with intelligent layout and performance on other Lenovo notebooks. Thoughtfully designed, the keyboard has specialized keys and buttons for easy access to the Presentation Director application and LenovoCareSM tools, as well as multimedia controls for stop, play, forward, rewind and pause.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3.8hour(s)/5hour(s) / 3.8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.1in/10.1in / 9.6in/9.6in/9.7in / 9.6in
Height:1.4in/1.5in/1.5in / 1.4in
Weight:5.5lbs / 6lbs/6lbs
Width:14.1in/14.1in / 15in/15in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.62cm/39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo G530/Lenovo G530 / Lenovo G550/Lenovo G550

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Color:Black/Black / Gray/Gray/Gray / Black


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.1

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T4200/T4300/T4400/T6500/T6600
Type:Core 2 Duo/Dual Core/Pentium


Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB/8GB / 4GB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500M/Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X4500/Intel GMA X4500 / Intel GMA 4500M/NVIDIA GeForce G105M