At a glance, Lenovo H50 (90B700EEUS) looks like a good bang-for-the-buck desktop. It costs less than 500 dollars yet offers a solid combination of Core i5 processor, strong 8GB RAM and huge (albeit slow) hard drive. But what other useful features you’ll get, and would it be a recommended choice by our review team? Let’s find an answer to those questions below!
If you’re a home user or even some kind of power user, you should be happy with the processing power of Lenovo H50 (90B700EEUS). The processor here is Intel Core i5-4460, a quad-core chip featuring a high 3.2GHz clock speed with turbo up to 3.4GHz. CPU Mark score it gets is over 6600, not bad considering this thing is a budget desktop. Be it Photoshop, web browser, a Full HD video, pretty much every app and program should work lag-free.
The desktop has 8GB memory available. It can surely be upgraded, as far as I know there are two memory slots in this model so maximum RAM would be 16GB. Also, the current memory should come in one 8GB stick, so the other memory slot on the motherboard is unoccupied.
There’s nothing exciting about the hard drive: of course it gives you a nice 1TB storage but in exchange offers nothing but a 7200RPM spindle speed. True, it’s tad faster than those basic 5400RPM units, but still inferior to solid-state drives. Considering upgrading this drive to SSD if speed is what you want.
Can I play games?
Some games are surely playable here, but don’t forget the graphics engine is just Intel HD 4600, a feeble processor-integrated unit. You can get at least 25-30FPS even with newer games, but in exchange you have to use lower settings and resolution around 1366×768 (this applies, for example, to GTA 5). Some of the easier-on-the-system type titles, like Counter-Strike: Go, League of Legends and World of Warcraft are very playable with higher settings.
Connections and ports
Lenovo H50 (90B700EEUS) includes enough ports to plug in all the essential devices. To begin with, there are six USB ports in total, two of those are USB 3.0. For video connections, the desktop offers VGA and HDMI-out – hence, a dual monitor setup is supported as well.
You don’t need to rely on cable to get Internet access, the Lenovo has a built-in 802.11A/C Wireless + Bluetooth card (of course a Gigabit RJ-45 port is there, too).
DVD burner and memory card slot (MS/MMC/SD) are available.
Anything else I should know?
As usually, also Lenovo H50 (90B700EEUS) comes with keyboard and mouse – but don’t forget to get monitor separately, that is not included! Operating system is pre-loaded, it’s Windows 10 (64-bit edition).
Lenovo H50 (90B700EEUS) is not full of cutting edge features, but there are certainly good enough components and connections for the home/office user available. You can run most kinds of programs here, and plugging in extra stuff like printer, HD television or external storage drive is effortless as all the important ports are located in front or back panel. Playing games will be challenging thanks to the slow graphics engine solution, but other than that, there should be no lag and troubles using this simple Lenovo computer.