Lenovo G550 Review

August 17, 2009

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 biggest question on our minds is how well this updated budget notebook performs; considering the previous revision earned our Editor's Choice award.

Lenovo Value line G550 Specifications:

* Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4200 (2.00GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
* Microsoft Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (w/ SP1)
* 15.6-inch glossy 16:9 display (1366x768)
* Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
* 3GB DDR3 800MHz RAM
* 250GB Western Digital 5400RPM HDD
* SuperMulti DVD+/-RW Optical Drive
* Broadcom WiFi (802.11b/g), 10/100 Ethernet, Modem
* 6-Cell 11.1V 48WHr Battery
* Limited 1-year standard parts and labor warranty
* Dimensions: LxWxH, 14.9 x 9.6 x 1.4"
* Weight: 5lbs 9.0oz
* Price as configured: $549