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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The Lenovo G500 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 2, 1 x 4, 1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Dolby Advanced v2
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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