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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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15 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500 is 23GB. The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G500. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We checked 4,358 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G500. The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G500 range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G500 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops of this age and spec range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G500, the Lenovo G500 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the DELL Latitude 3330 (£226.80), or the HP Probook 450 which is cheaper.

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo G500.

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Has a Front Camera

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

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude 3330.

Other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Lenovo G500, or the HP 255.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G500.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, 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 Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the G500 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo G500 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and eight 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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17 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most portable PCs of this spec and age 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 portable PCs of this type and age. 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.

Alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include the DELL Latitude 3330 (£178.80) which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 650 G1 (SSD), the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (SSD), or the Asus UX31E (SSD).

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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 typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo G500 (8GB), or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (8GB).

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The processor family of all notebook PCs of this type and age ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most laptops of this type and age have between two and three processor threads, including the Lenovo G500 which has two processor threads.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500 that we have checked the L3 cache of, the Lenovo G500's L3 cache of only 2 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Lenovo G500 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average processor cache of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the G500 is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo G500 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo G500's display brightness is one of the dimmest amongst laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the G500.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Lenovo G500 has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The lowest front camera resolution of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the G500 is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the G500 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the G500 (2.6kg), the G500 (2.6kg), or the G500 (2.6kg) all from Lenovo.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo G500 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Notebook PCs of this age and type have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 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 portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Thick

The average height of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G500 is 27mm. At 33 millimeters, the Lenovo G500 is quite thick compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G500.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the LifeBook A544 (2.6GHz), or the LifeBook A544 (2.6GHz) both from Fujitsu or the HP ProBook 650 G1 (2.5GHz).

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Lenovo G500 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G500.

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the ProBook 450 (5.5h and cheaper), or the 250 (£219.99) (6.5h and cheaper) both from HP.

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Specification

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Internal Memory
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Display
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Audio
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Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Flex Memory Access
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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

(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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