The Lenovo G450 is a media-centered notebook laptop that hails from Lenovo’s Value Line range of budget notebooks. It offers similar performance as the G550 that is also from the same range. The main difference between the two is the smaller keyboard and display. Besides that, in terms of design, the Lenovo G450 sports a sleek design in hairline and textured. The main cover is made of durable material that can prevent any screen distortion even if the back of the screen is hit or flexed. As for the interior, it is of the same colour as the lid. In terms of colour scheme, the Lenovo G450 sports a classic back-to-basics ThinkPad colour that makes it black inside and out. As for the chassis, it is constructed entirely out of plastic but feels solid enough to be sturdy. The Lenovo G450 also sports a full-sized ergonomic keyboard.
The Lenovo G450 measures 1.41 in x 13.6 in x 9.3 in (H x W x D) in dimension and weighs approximately 4.87 lbs. It comes under a one year limited parts and labour warranty. In general, the Lenovo G450 has a normalized cache size of 1, a normalized display size of 14 inches and a normalized installed memory of 4 GB. In terms of storage, the Lenovo G450 has an internal hard disk drive that has a capacity of 320 GB. It also has a DVD + / – RW DL optical dive. There is also a 14 inch LCD display with glossy screen and LED backlight. Besides that, the display also has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a maximum WXGA resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. In terms of video features, the Lenovo G450 incorporates an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X 4500. The Lenovo G450 operates on a Microsoft Windows 7 Professional operating system. Alternatively, it is also backwards compatible with a Microsoft Windows XP Pro. Additional features include a network card that features Ethernet 10/ 100 Mbps, Wireless Ethernet IEEE 802.11 Draft N, Wireless Ethernet IEEE 802.11 a, Wireless Ethernet IEEE 802.11 b, and Wireless Ethernet IEEE 802.11 g. There is also a built-in web camera situated right above the display. The Lenovo G450 is powered by a 6-cell battery that has the capacity to provide up to 3.8 hours of battery life. Not only that, it is also Energy Star compliant. In terms of memory, the Lenovo G450 incorporates DDR3 memory with up to 3 GB of installed memory capacity. However, it also has the ability to support up to a maximum of 4 GB of installed memory. Input devices consist of a keyboard and a touchpad. Interface connections consist of Audio line in (1/8 inch mini), audio Line out (1/8 inch mini), Ethernet RJ45, HDMI, USB-Universal Serial Bus 2.0, and VGA. Besides that, there are also several slots on the Lenovo G450’s body itself, including an Express Card 34 slot, and a 5-in-1 Memory Stick MultiMediaCard (MMC), SD Card and an xD-Picture Card.
“Its performance is just as beautiful. A high-definition 16-inch screen, along with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD guarantees spectacular visuals. Its Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6500 and 2 GB of RAM offer hitch-free performance. You can open a mountain-load of windows and simultaneously run applications and this laptop will still be going. Saving a ton of files is possible, too, since this laptop has 320GB of hard drive space to spare.
Its WiFi b/g capabilities, LAN port and 56k modem only mean quality Facebook time. Three USB ports, meanwhile, assures you a headquarters of sorts. Plug away your gadgetry and do a big file transfer party. All in one go. Convenient, yes? But the happiest thing about the G450? It takes security concerns seriously. It has a Veriface tech, which lets you use your face as password. At under P33 grand, the G450 is most certainly a value-packed deal.” (FHM, 2009)