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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 6GB Apr 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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15 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo G500 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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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 that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the G500 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. 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 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. 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.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the G500 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,100 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G500.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G500 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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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 that have been on the market for a similar time to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

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

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 (£512.70) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the G500, the Lenovo G500 has a full-size keyboard.

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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 a comparable time to the G500 also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500 the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched 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 notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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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Very Short Battery Life

The Lenovo G500 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 5 hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G500 the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time 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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G500 is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G500 have between two and three processor threads, including the Lenovo G500 which has two processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the G500 is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB. The Lenovo G500 has a quite small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G500. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G500 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15 7537 (£629.00) (2.6kg).

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo G500 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

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

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Thick

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the G500 the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm. The Lenovo G500 is fairly thick (34 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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3 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 relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (£449.90) (2.5GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G500.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 July 2015 by Rjrdlr
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Capacity is about 1/3 larger than my old dishwasher. Upper level will hold my deep Mixing bowl. Cleans great...

Reviewed 7 November 2016 by J. Warren
(Verified Purchase)

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
(Verified Purchase)

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…

(Verified Purchase)

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…

(Verified Purchase)

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.

(Verified Purchase)

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…

(Verified Purchase)

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
(Verified Purchase)

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
(Verified Purchase)

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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