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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.9GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.9GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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This display delivers bright, crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen format and 1366 x 768 resolution. Thanks to its stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v2, graphics card options up to the speedy... More
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12 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G500 range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Lenovo G500 of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the G500.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo portable PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the G500 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500 has one of the biggest total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U410[plb_2650433_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G500 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G500 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G500.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G500 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the G500 also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo G500 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G500 the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of this spec and age.

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15 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo G500 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the laptops of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Short Battery Life

The Lenovo G500 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 4 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The battery lifes of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[plb_2418547_price] (4.45h).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops that have been around for a similar time to the G500 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most laptops of this type and age have between two and three processor threads, including the Lenovo G500 which has two processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB. With a cache memory of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a quite small cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of this type and age is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the G500.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo G500 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 510MB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Lenovo G500 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the G500 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB. The Lenovo G500 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo G500 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G500.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (17.3").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G500.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2142770_price] (2.4kg).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G500.

Other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the Acer Aspire E1-570[plb_2078839_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo G500 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G500.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2528163_price] (2GHz).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
L2 Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture

User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 July 2015 by Rjrdlr
Rjrdlr would recommend the Whirlpool Gold WDT720PADM (Verified Purchase)

Capacity is about 1/3 larger than my old dishwasher. Upper level will hold my deep Mixing bowl. Cleans great...

Reviewed 7 November 2016 by J. Warren
(Verified Purchase)

Reasonably happy until recently when the lap top screen started switching off if opened too far, eventually got to the stage that the screen turned off when only open an inch. Usable with an... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Well the laptop is good for working, but not that good what i expected for gaming, to be honest that's why i bought it, to play games. But it's good enough to run League of Legends on highest... Read more…

Reviewed 5 April 2016 by Sriram Bharadwaj

This is my first laptop and I'd like to say it is a good bite. I searched and researched for many months to buy in something good looking and better performance laptop. Pros- Lenovo G500 - Intel... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Reasonable price, but seller not helpful in changing my delivery address, I also found less than satsifactory that there were no instructions or any info to explain how to get things like word and... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

The start up button on the laptop took like 10-15 minutes to load from shut down. I returned the item as I believe it was faulty.

(Verified Purchase)

I have had this around 11 months now and it has been great! Although in the past couple of days it had been struggling to play dvds and now just crashes when i try to play them! Is my warrenty... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Wireless card was garbage. Tried to swap it out for an Intel AC7260 but then when attempting to post it would refuse, citing some error regarding as unsupported hardware detected as it seems... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Mr. A. GIAMBLANCO
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic laptop. This is value for money. It's so quick compared to my old one. Not going to get into tech details but for downloading, streaming, copy files, plugging in my 2TB hard drive it... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2015 by Colbash
(Verified Purchase)

God knows I'd been warned! This is clearly a computer running software intended for a touch screen, but not having one. However by far the worst thing is the diabolically unreliable internet... Read more…

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