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Lenovo S500 Touch

Lenovo S500 Touch 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 1.9GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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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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13 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the S500 Touch that we have assessed, the Lenovo S500 Touch's maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 4,358 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its ultrabooks.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 350 megahertz, the S500 Touch has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the S500 Touch.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The S500 Touch has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The S500 Touch has a front camera, as do most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the S500 Touch.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo S500 Touch supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook 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 that were released around the same time as the S500 Touch.

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

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Very Big Screen Size

When compared to other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the S500 Touch that we have checked, the screen size of the Lenovo S500 Touch of 15.6 inches is one of the biggest. The average screen size of ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the S500 Touch is 14".

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo S500 Touch has one of the bigger total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the S500 Touch the total storage capacity range from 64GB to 1.1TB.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2134370_price] (512GB), or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2014592_price] (512GB).

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and 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 frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the S500 Touch which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Lenovo S500 Touch has a touch sensitive screen.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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15 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The S500 Touch is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the S500 Touch have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The S500 Touch is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Short Battery Life

At only 6 hours, the Lenovo S500 Touch has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average battery life of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the S500 Touch is 8.5h, and the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 18h.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Asus UX301LA[plb_3353474_price] (7h).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the S500 Touch has one of the smaller internal memory amongst ultrabooks of this age. Ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the S500 Touch have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB.

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Heavy

The S500 Touch is very heavy (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the S500 Touch. Across all the ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the S500 Touch the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo S500 Touch has a very small L3 cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the S500 Touch the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between two and seven processor threads, including the S500 Touch 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 ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the S500 Touch is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB. The S500 Touch has a very small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the S500 Touch.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the S500 Touch which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Thick

The average height of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the S500 Touch is 19mm. The height of the S500 Touch of 23 millimeters is one of the thickest amongst similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the S500 Touch.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The S500 Touch has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the S500 Touch have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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Very Wide

Ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the S500 Touch have widths of between 280mm and 420mm, and the average width is 330mm. The width of the Lenovo S500 Touch of 382 millimeters is one of the widest amongst ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S500 Touch

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Lenovo laptop was released over three years ago.

Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo S500 Touch has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. Most portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an AMD E processor family.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo S500 Touch has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2014592_price] (2GHz).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo S500 Touch has an HDD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an SSD storage medium. 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 ultrabook is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standard
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI 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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 2127, lenovo 2127u
Barcodes 00000059375108, 00887942036393

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