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Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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Interact with your IdeaPad S500 Touch laptop by using simple, intuitive gestures on the 10-point multitouch display, optimized for Windows 8. Stay unplugged up to 6+ hours with the standard 48wh... More
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14 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the IdeaPad S500 Touch the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the IdeaPad S500 Touch has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and type.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of laptops that are a comparable age to the IdeaPad S500 Touch is 10" and the biggest is 18". The Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the IdeaPad S500 Touch.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The IdeaPad S500 Touch has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the IdeaPad S500 Touch also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The IdeaPad S500 Touch has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the IdeaPad S500 Touch also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the IdeaPad S500 Touch has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad S500 Touch is 8.1GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The IdeaPad S500 Touch is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the IdeaPad S500 Touch have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the IdeaPad S500 Touch do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad S500 Touch is 510MB and the biggest is 4.1GB. The IdeaPad S500 Touch has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

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

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the IdeaPad S500 Touch which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The IdeaPad S500 Touch is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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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.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The IdeaPad S500 Touch has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the IdeaPad S500 Touch the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The IdeaPad S500 Touch is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the IdeaPad S500 Touch has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad S500 Touch. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the IdeaPad S500 Touch have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad S500 Touch. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the IdeaPad S500 Touch the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of laptops of a comparable age and type to the IdeaPad S500 Touch is 590GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the IdeaPad S500 Touch has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the IdeaPad S500 Touch the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the IdeaPad S500 Touch has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad S500 Touch.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (£899.00) (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the IdeaPad S500 Touch.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Samsung NP3530EC (2.3kg), or the Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 (2.3kg).

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the IdeaPad S500 Touch.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The IdeaPad S500 Touch has a fairly average processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the IdeaPad S500 Touch.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Latitude 12 7000 (2GHz), or the Inspiron 15 7537 (2GHz) both from DELL.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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
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
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standard
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
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
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
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 Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00088020686800, 00887770377972, 00887770378030, 00887770679847, 00888772002961, 08877706798478

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