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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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The 15.6" LED backlit HD display (1366 x 768) delivers bright, crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen on the G500. The acclaimed AccuType keyboard is ergonomically designed to make typing more... More
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6 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 4,358 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Lenovo G500 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider including the ProBook 650 G1[pl_2949828_price], or the ProBook 650 G1[pl_2059085_price] both from HP or the Lenovo G500[plb_2014473_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo G500 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the G500. Similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the G500 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G500 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the G500 do have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at include the Lenovo G500[plb_2014473_price], the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price], or the DELL Latitude E6430[plb_2045891_price].

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 5 hours, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G500. The shortest battery life of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

Alternative 5h battery life laptops currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo G500[plb_1590594_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the ProBook 450[pl_2353308_price] (5.5h and cheaper), or the 250[pl_2512329_price] (6.5h and cheaper) both from HP.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price] (SSD), the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (SSD), or the Asus UX31E[plb_2640626_price] (SSD).

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all laptops of this age and spec the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo G500 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price].

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Heavy

The weights of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500 range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the G500.

There are a number of alternative 2.6kg heavy laptops currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo G500[plb_1590594_price].

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_1412318_price] (2.6kg), or the Lenovo G500[plb_1970446_price] (2.6kg).

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the G500 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo G500 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G500[plb_2213578_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

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

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP Probook 450[plb_1558662_price], and the Lenovo G500[plb_1590594_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo G500 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G500.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the HP Probook 450[plb_1558662_price], or the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_1732926_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G500[plb_2213578_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory laptops to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo X220[plb_1520710_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Asus R512CA[plb_2213523_price] (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Optical Drive
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture

Expert Reviews

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4 December 2013

Budget laptops were the dogs of the computing world a few years ago, but it's amazing what you can pick up for the cash these days. The Lenovo G500s, with its pokey processor, generous memory...

4 December 2013

Of the budget laptops we've come across recently, the G500s is one of the better-performing examples. For £400 you have in your hands a laptop that can happily handle all your everyday tasks....

3 September 2013

La bureautique mobile à petit prix. Les nouveaux modèles de la gamme G500s series du Chinois Lenovo sont notamment plus fins que ceux de la génération précédente. Les spécifications de... Read more…

24 September 2014

Komputer ju? dawno przesta? by? dobrem luksusowym i trudno wyobrazi? sobie dom bez niego, podobnie jak dom bez lodówki czy pralki. Blisko 2 lata temu opublikowali?my przegl?d laptopów z... Read more…

29 January 2014

Lenovo IdeaPad G500s to jedna z ciekawszych propozycji w segmencie multimedialnych laptopów kosztuj?cych ok. 2000 z?. Ma ca?kiem przyzwoit? specyfikacj? i do?? smuk?? obudow?, która nie?le si?... Read more…

Great price
Decent performance
Good battery life
Well specced
Slim
Poor keyboard response
Screen is average
Too close in abilities to 505
Cran bas contrastes
Pitre qualit du clavier pour un Lenovo
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User Reviews

(411)
Reviewed 22 May 2014 by Sagadolly
(Verified Purchase)

I was impressed with the tech spec of this laptop for the price and have not been disappointed with the performance. As a professional typist I need a good keyboard I can bash away on and this one... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2013 by Tarquin Butterworth
(Verified Purchase)

*Please read Edits 2 & 3* It's a budget entry level Lenovo machine. It's not a mid / top range Thinkpad. Put any thought of that out of your head. Put any thought of a "Lifestyle" product out too.... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2014 by Simon Daultrey
(Verified Purchase)

I've been using an Acer Aspire for a couple of years and when I bought it I was torn between that and a Lenovo. I just bought this Lenovo G500 for my girlfriend and it's been interesting comparing... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2014 by W.F B
(Verified Purchase)

Great product I love it . I bought as a present for a friend for the price and the quality I have no copplains. It is fast and simple. Oh! the numerical key pad made a lot oh difference too. I... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2014 by Bogfairy
(Verified Purchase)

Others have covered the technical aspects better than I would. It is important you know that I had a good look around at many other units bewfore I decided to purchase this as a replacement for my... Read more…

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