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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 6GB Nov 2014
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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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10 Reasons For

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 comparable age and spec to it.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G500 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G500 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G500 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G500 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the G500 range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo G500 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 2h to 4,400h. At 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 around for around the same time as the G500.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this age and spec.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo G500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G500.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.6kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the XPS 15[pl_1449794_price] (2.6kg), or the Inspiron 15[pl_2392874_price] (2.6kg) both from DELL.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo G500 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Thick

The Lenovo G500 is quite thick (33.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500. The heights of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G500.

There are a number of alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B590[plb_2211424_price].

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad T540[pl_2746459_price] (2.5GHz), or the T440p[pl_2625194_price] (2.5GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G500 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the G500.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This Lenovo laptop has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo G500 has a relatively standard internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2855453_price] (8GB).

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Specification

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Processor Socket
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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
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
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
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Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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
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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
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Security
Password Protection
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Cable Lock Slot
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 59408538, lenovo 59405999
Barcodes 00000059405999, 00888440076720

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