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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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The 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 everyday needs. The 15.6" LED backlit... More
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17 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G500 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Price Drop of £48.00

In the last fortnight the price of the G500 has dropped by £48.00.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo G500 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

Alternative 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the G500[pl_1590594_price], or the G500[pl_2213578_price] both from Lenovo.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this age and type. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo G500[plb_1970446_price], or the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price].

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Lenovo G500 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average screen size of portable PCs of this age and spec is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 15.6" laptops currently available including the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_1412318_price], the Lenovo G500[plb_1970446_price], or the Asus R512CA[plb_2213523_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G500 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G500.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Pavilion 15-n244sa[plb_2171333_price], and the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G500 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP Pavilion 15-n244sa[plb_2171333_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the LifeBook A544[pl_2809610_price], or the LifeBook A544[pl_2508415_price] both from Fujitsu is also worth considering.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G500 the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the G500 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo G500 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the G500 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

Most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the G500 have between one and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo G500 which has six battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

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

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G500. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the G500 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

Other 5h battery life portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the G500[pl_2213578_price], the G500[pl_1991254_price], or the G500[pl_1590594_price] all from Lenovo which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450[plb_2353308_price] (5.5h and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media and we think the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_1412318_price], and the HP ProBook 450[plb_2350787_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this spec and age 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price] is also worth considering.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G500 is one of the heavier portable PCs of this age and spec amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The weights of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg.

We compared all the other 2.6kg heavy laptops to this notebook PC and we think the G500[pl_2213578_price], and the G500[pl_1590594_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper; or the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops that are a comparable 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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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of portable PCs of this spec and age is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo G500 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Thick

The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G500 range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. The Lenovo G500 is one of the thicker laptops of a comparable spec and age to the G500 (33.782 millimeters) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_1412318_price], or the Lenovo G500[plb_2213578_price].

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2949828_price] (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Specification

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Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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Display
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Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
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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
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Execute Disable Bit
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Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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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
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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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
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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
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i33110, lenovo i33110m, lenovo 25947ram
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