- Good design, lightweight
- Slightly pricey
While the LGE LS50-8 is light, looks great and has good battery life, is it slightly overpriced.
Price$ 3,999.00 (AUD)
The LS50-8 is a great-looking slim (2.7kg) silver machine with great battery life (worst-case scenario of 85 minutes). It features a 15" display capable of a maximum on-screen resolution of 1400 x 1050. This crisp display and the 128MB ATI Mobility 9700 graphics controller combine for an ideal after-hours gaming experience. The system scored 10,141 on 3DMark 2001 (a very good result), and Unreal Tournament 2004 testing returned average frame rates of 67 and 131 on the demanding Inferno and Face3 maps.
The weight, battery life and well-constructed design of the LS50-8 make it perfect for the corporate road warrior, and this is backed up by a strong performance result of 278 in the SYSMark 2001 productivity application benchmark.
A 1.8GHz Intel Pentium M processor is matched with 512MB of PC2700 333MHz DDR SDRAM and a large 80GB hard disk.
Unlike earlier and more expensive LG models, this machine also includes a multiformat DVD burner.
A multi-card reader is integrated into the right side of the notebook just above the bay supporting one Type I or II PC Cards. The port complement comprises three USB 2.0, FireWire, S-Video TV-out, VGA-out, parallel, microphone and S/PDIF line-out. The Ethernet capability is 10/100, the modem is a V.92 56Kbps model and an Intel Pro/Wireless 802.11b mini-PCI mini-LAN card is pre-installed.
LG Electronics provides a warranty of one year, of which the first six months include free on-site repair or pickup.
Join the PC World newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei P10 smartphone review
- 2 Huawei P10 Plus phone: Full, in-depth review
- 3 Motorola Moto G5 smartphone review
- 4 Oppo A57 phone: full, in-depth review
- 5 Moto G5 Plus phone: full, in-depth review
Latest News Articles
- MSI Wins Computex Best Choice Award 2017 for a Record-Breaking 5 Products
- Surface Pro is Microsoft's long-awaited Surface Pro 4 upgrade, restyled as a laptop
- Google explains why Android apps still aren't on Chromebooks
- HP's Spectre x2 may be the Surface Pro killer we've been waiting for
- Asus ROG teases the world's first AMD Ryzen laptop
PCW Evaluation Team
A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.
I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.
As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.
I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.
Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!
For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.
- Asus launches laptops to start Computex 2017
- LG 2017 OLED TV range full review: W7 Signature Wallpaper, G7, E7 and C7 UHD TVs
- Huawei P10 Plus phone: Full, in-depth review
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- FTSocial Media Executive / Specialist (Facebook) - online gamblingNSW
- FTBusiness Development ManagerNSW
- FTSenior Front End DeveloperQLD
- CCSolution DesignerNSW
- FTSystems EngineerNSW
- FTIT Command Centre Support EngineerVIC
- FTSenior Drupal DeveloperQLD
- CCSalesforce Marketing CloudNSW
- CCImplementation Manager/PlannerQLD
- FTBusiness Process ConsultantNSW
- FTSenior Business AnalystACT
- CCIT Security Risk AnalystVIC
- TPICT Customer Support Officer - MurwillumbahNSW
- FTSenior Security Engineer x 3NSW
- FTSenior Technical Consultant - RELOCATE TO CANBERRANSW
- FTSenior System AdministratorNSW
- FTDIRECTOR PROJECT DELIVERY, WELLINGTONNZ
- CCSplunk - Technical AnalystVIC
- CCInfrastructure Business AnalystNSW
- FTSupport Analyst - TallymanVIC
- FTAppian DeveloperQLD
- FTTest AnalystACT
- FTData Analyst | $51 p/hrVIC
- TPProgram Governance Lead (PMO)VIC