Lenovo H50 (90B7003JUS) Review

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January 29, 2015
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Lenovo H50 (90B7003JUS) is a desktop for some serious use. At least a quick look at its specs suggests so. There’s also one (probably) positive thing software-wise: the operating system is Windows 7. So let me find out if this desktop would be something you should get or stay away from!

Performance

Intel Core i5-4460 is the CPU of Lenovo H50 (90B7003JUS). It runs on a 3.4GHz clock speed (turbo use) and contains four cores. It gets around 6700 CPU Mark grade, whereas slower Celerons and Pentiums get points in low thousands. Core i5 series can indeed be considered a power user friendly processor, and almost no task should be too tough for it.

The desktop has 8GB memory installed. I don’t know if that’s actually on one or two slots, but the motherboard has two RAM slots in total. The system also supports 16GB memory. So you’re free to add more in case you need a RAM boost.

There’s a standard 1024GB hard drive available on this Lenovo. It is rather spacious, with lots of room to grow. Its speed is 7200RPM, a small improvement from the basic 5400RPM.

Briefly on gaming

Intel HD Graphics 4600 is responsible for providing the graphics of Lenovo H50 (90B7003JUS). You should be able to play most new games (Battlefield 4, for example) with at least satisfactory ~20 FPS. Older games (Minecraft, to name one) would do better and you’d be able to increase settings and resolution, too.

Connections

Four USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 are available on this Lenovo. The back panel also features a HDMI out which you’ll use with a monitor.

The desktop comes with a laptop-like networking: A Gigabit Ethernet port and a 802.11b/g/n wireless. Bluetooth is not listed on specifications so I assume it’s not available by default.

DVD writer is installed as well as a 7-in-1 media card reader.

What else to keep in mind?

Lenovo H50 (90B7003JUS) has an interesting OS set. The pre-installed operating system is Windows 7 Professional. But in addition, there’s a license for Windows 8.1 included, so you can upgrade the desktop if you want to.

The computer dimensions are 14″ x 6.3″ x 16.1″ (HxWxD). That’s a rather small case, and to my knowledge there’s no PCI-e x16 slot on the mainboard. Only mini PCI-e and three PCI-e x1 slots should be available. Alas, adding a dedicated graphics card wouldn’t work on this desktop.

Monitor is not included but basic keyboard and mouse are.

Summing it up

Lenovo H50 (90B7003JUS) is a desktop that I’d describe as quite a powerful one. The Core i5 processor together with 8GB RAM keep up with the needs of a power user. The HD 4600 graphics chip should allow for at least rudimentary gaming. Having a wireless in addition to the regular Ethernet port is also useful. Missing Bluetooth might bother some. All in all, this Lenovo is a capable computer from a reputable manufacturer, so I feel I can honestly recommend it to you – especially if you get it on discount.


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2 thoughts on “Lenovo H50 (90B7003JUS) Review

  1. Joseph ahrens

    I am trying to find out if I can add a second hard drive to this system. 90b7003jus

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    1. Tech For Pennies Post author

      Hi Joseph. Might be there’s no space for extra HDD on this model, the unit height is mere 14 inches.

      Reply

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