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Lenovo G500s 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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This display delivers bright, crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen format and 1366 x 768 resolution. Thanks to its stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v2, graphics card options up to the speedy... More
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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo G500s has one of the biggest maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo G500s has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G500s have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 4,358 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G500s supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G500s.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G500s has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G500s has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G500s.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G500s, the maximum internal memory of the Lenovo G500s of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 12GB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo G500s is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo G500s has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500s.

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Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the G500s range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Lenovo G500s has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G500s.

We compared all the other 4h battery life laptops to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] is also worth considering.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[pl_2418547_price] (4.45h), or the 15[pl_2656558_price] (4.5h) both from HP.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to 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 medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G500s the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500s has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G500s.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo G500s does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the G500s also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of laptops of this spec and age is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500s has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G500s.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Across all the laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G500s the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The Lenovo G500s has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500s

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the G500s.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo G500s has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If this Lenovo laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T440p[plb_2625194_price] (2.5GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G500s has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the G500s.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo G500s has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo G500s has a fairly average weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo S510p[plb_1609701_price] (2.4kg), or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2142770_price] (2.4kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500s has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G500s.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
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 VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo g500, lenovo g500s
Barcodes 00000059384363, 00887942476786, 00887942840747, 00888228600499

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