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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the notebook PCs of this type 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. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo G700 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs
Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.
Quite Big Screen Size
The Lenovo G700 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G700 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G700.
If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo IdeaPad U410[plb_2650433_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo G700 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G700.
Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G700, the Lenovo G700 has a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Lenovo G700 has a front camera.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The Lenovo G700 has a very big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the G700. The hard drive capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the G700 range from 180GB to 1.5TB.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.
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 came out more than two years ago.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G700 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the G700.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
12 Reasons Against
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Lenovo G700 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo G700 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.
Very Short Battery Life
The Lenovo G700 has a quite short battery life (only 5 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The battery lifes of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the G700 range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.
Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (5.4h).
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 have been around for a comparable 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.
Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.
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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The Lenovo G700 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 1.7GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
The Lenovo G700 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the G700, the Lenovo G700 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
The Lenovo G700 is one of the heavier notebook PCs of this spec and age (2.9 kilograms) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G700 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
The Lenovo G700 is very thick (36.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G700 the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm.
Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G700 the widths range from 38mm to 430mm. With a width of 418 millimeters, the Lenovo G700's width is one of the widest amongst similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G700.
4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G700
Released Over Two Years Ago
Lenovo released the G700 over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo G700 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G700.
Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo L540[plb_2564470_price] (2.5GHz), or the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2949828_price] (2.5GHz).
Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family
The Lenovo G700 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
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Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Lenovo G700 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.
If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843838_price] (8GB).
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 2, 1 x 4, 1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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