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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 4GB Sep 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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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. When compared to other laptops that are a comparable age to the G500 that we have assessed the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of, the Lenovo G500's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We checked 4,358 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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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 are a similar age to the G500.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_2035415_price], or the HP Probook 450[plb_1558662_price].

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo G500[plb_2213578_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G500 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_1732926_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo G500[plb_2213578_price], or the HP 255[plb_2554114_price] is also worth considering.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G500 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The hard drive capacity of the Lenovo G500 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the G500.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 25GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s. When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the G500 that we have assessed, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Lenovo G500 of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Lenovo G500 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable 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 notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price] (SSD), the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (SSD), or the Asus UX31E[plb_2640626_price] (SSD).

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Portable PCs of this age and type processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a very small L3 cache compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500 have L3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo G500 is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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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 were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The Lenovo G500 has a very small cache memory (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The smallest cache memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of notebook PCs of this age and type is 2.9MB. The Lenovo G500 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 noting that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the G500 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price].

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G500 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The Lenovo G500 is quite heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G500.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the HP Probook 450[plb_1558662_price] (2.3kg and cheaper), or the Asus X55A[plb_1533740_price] (2.5kg and cheaper).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Thick

The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G500 range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. The Lenovo G500 is one of the thicker laptops of this age and spec (34 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G500.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the G500[pl_1991254_price] (2.3GHz), the G500[pl_2213578_price] (2.4GHz), or the G500[pl_2248852_price] (2.4GHz) all from Lenovo.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo G500 has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this notebook PC and we think the Asus X55A[plb_1533740_price], and the HP Probook 450[plb_1558662_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

Alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo X220[plb_1520710_price].

If this Lenovo laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus R512CA[plb_2213523_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the ProBook 450[pl_2353308_price] (5.5h and cheaper), or the 250[pl_2512329_price] (6.5h and cheaper) both from HP.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic 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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep 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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
L2 Cache

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 59370254, 59377574
Barcodes 00887942126360

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