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Lenovo G500S 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Dec 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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14 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the G500. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 8GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the Lenovo G500's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G500 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G500 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo G500 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Z510 (2.5GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G500 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the G500 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo G500 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G500 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G500.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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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 that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500 the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a quite big maximum 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.

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G500 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo G500 which has six battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

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

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Very Short Battery Life

The Lenovo G500 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 5 hours) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G500 is 8.6h, and the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has a better processor family than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo G500 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G500 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The Lenovo G500 is one of the heavier laptops of this spec and age (2.6 kilograms) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The lightest similar spec laptop that was released around the same time as the G500 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 650GB, and the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 8GB to 1TB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has one of the smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Thick

When compared to other laptops of this age and type that we have assessed, the Lenovo G500's height of 34 millimeters is one of the thickest. The thinnest portable PC of this age and spec is 11mm thick and the thickest is 2,400mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the G500.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo G500 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G500.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 470 (17.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (£884.99) (508GB).

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500.

If this Lenovo laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 (6GB).

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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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo g500, lenovo g500s
Barcodes 00000059384363, 00887942840747, 00887942958183, 00887942958190, 00888228058405, 00888228116617, 00888228550800, 00888631560113

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