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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jun 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

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G500, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Lenovo G500 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G500 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. The Lenovo G500 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by Lenovo have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

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In the last month the price of the G500 has dropped by £10.00.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo G500 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP 2570p[plb_2010074_price] (2.7GHz and cheaper).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500's total storage capacity is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G500.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops to this notebook PC and we think the G500[pl_1590594_price], and the G500[pl_2213578_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop 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 across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the G500.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G500 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G500, the Lenovo G500 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the Inspiron 15[pl_2360347_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2010002_price] both from DELL or the HP 2570p[plb_2010074_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G500 the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo G500 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

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

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G500 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago which have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price] or the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] are also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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 portable PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_1412318_price], and the HP ProBook 450[plb_2350787_price] is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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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 commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the G500. The average weight of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.2kg.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.6kg heavy laptops and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the Lenovo G500[plb_1590594_price] or you might consider a higher scoring portable PC such as the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] are also worth considering.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1481808_price] (2.6kg).

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo G500 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the G500 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G500 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews; or the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_1412318_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3").

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Lenovo G500 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 5h battery life notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the S510p[pl_1609701_price], the G500[pl_1590594_price], and the T410[pl_1629753_price] all from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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

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Intel Identity Protection Technology
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Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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Intel InTru 3D Technology
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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

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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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