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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

£798.00
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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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STURDY AND AFFORDABLE 15.6" LAPTOPThe versatile and affordable Lenovo G500 laptop PC combines a solid look and feel with the latest all-round features, and performance that will surpass your... More
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18 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the G500, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Lenovo G500 of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest. Laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the G500 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 8GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G500 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 2.2GHz. At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729373_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2862103_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper); or the Asus UX303UB[plb_2993330_price] (2.5GHz and higher rated).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Portable PCs of this age and spec processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year range from 11" to 18". The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the Lenovo G500 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the G500, the Lenovo G500 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 8.1GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB.

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops that have been around for more than a year have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo G500 which has six battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

At only 2.6 hours, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly short battery recharge time compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The battery recharge times of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G500 range from 2h to 23h.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo G500 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Not Cheap

We think this medium processor core notebook PC looks expensive compared to other portable PCs of this age and type. The price range of portable PCs of this age and type is from £149 to £3,405.

Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 5 hours, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G500. Laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the G500 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X240[plb_2939879_price] (8.7h and cheaper), or the Toshiba Z40[plb_2984386_price] (9h and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and type. 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2862103_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X250[plb_2928645_price] (SSD and cheaper); or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G500 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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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 that are a similar age to the G500 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Heavy

The lightest laptop of this spec and age is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G500 is one of the heavier comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G500 amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] (1.8kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Thick

With a height of 34 millimeters, the Lenovo G500 is very thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500. Comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the G500 have heights of between 11mm and 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the G500.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (512GB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
S/PDIF Out Port
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style 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 Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(10)
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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo g500, lenovo g500s
Barcodes 00000059384363, 00887942353605, 00887942381356, 00887942687113, 00887942840747, 00887942946388, 00888228423494, 00888228550794, 00888228788586, 00888440034805, 00888440615073, 00888440615110, 00888631090801, 00888631920535, 08886319205358

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