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Lenovo S500 SFF 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Aug 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec PCs that have been around for the last year.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months range from 1GB to 64GB. The S500 SFF has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers.

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Lenovo Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

Medium processor core personal computers produced by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Light

At only 4.1 kilograms, the S500 SFF is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the S500 SFF. The average weight of desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the S500 SFF is 6.4kg.

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Very Narrow

The widths of medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the S500 SFF range from 34mm to 7,100mm, and the average width is 250mm. At only 90 millimeters, the S500 SFF is fairly narrow compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the S500 SFF.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The max memory bandwidth supported processor of new medium processor core personal computers range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 34GB/s. At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo S500 SFF has a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other newly released desktop computers.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of recently released medium processor core personal computers range from 2GB to 1.6TB. At only 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo S500 SFF has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other new PCs.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the S500 SFF has one of the smallest internal memory amongst personal computers of this age. The smallest internal memory of PCs that have been on the market for the last year is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB.

We compared this personal computer to all the other 4GB memory personal computers and we think the Acer Extensa M2610[plb_2868255_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the 460-p059na[pl_3700375_price] (8GB), or the 550-251na[pl_3740284_price] (8GB) both from HP or the Alienware Steam Machine[plb_3359792_price] (8GB).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The S500 SFF has a fairly slow memory clock speed supported by processor (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the S500 SFF. The memory clock speeds supported by processors of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the S500 SFF range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,800MHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for the last year the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 3TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the S500 SFF has a very small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released around the same time as the S500 SFF.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the Acer Extensa M2610[plb_2868255_price].

If you want a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to consider the Acer Veriton X2640G[plb_3623416_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The S500 SFF supports a better on-board graphics adapter DirectX version than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it support a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version. The best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version of all PCs that have been around for the last year is 12 and the worst is 11.2/12.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The S500 SFF supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than most desktop computers that have been available for the last year. Most recently released medium processor core personal computers support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version. The worst on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version of all computers that came out in the last 12 months is 4 and the best is 4.4.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports, including the S500 SFF which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the S500 SFF is more than most medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the S500 SFF which has one DisplayPort.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the S500 SFF has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that came out in the last year. The smallest maximum internal memory of new medium processor core personal computers is 2GB and the biggest is 260GB.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The S500 SFF has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months. Most newly released medium processor core personal computers have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the worst internal memory type amongst all personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the S500 SFF.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is the best internal memory type amongst similar types of computer.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of computers that are a similar age to the S500 SFF is 2MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.7MB. With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the S500 SFF has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other new PCs.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most recently released medium processor core personal computers have between four and seven processor threads, including the Lenovo S500 SFF which has four processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of similar spec PCs that were launched in the last year range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 2,000MHz. The S500 SFF has a very slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released around the same time as the S500 SFF.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the S500 SFF has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average system bus data transfer rate of personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the S500 SFF is 7.4GT/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year range from 8.1GB to 790GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 81GB. The S500 SFF has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 32,768 megabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S500 SFF

Released Eleven Months Ago

This desktop computer has been on the market for eleven months.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the S500 SFF has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S500 SFF.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 500GB total storage capacity personal computers currently available including cheaper desktop computers such as the Acer Extensa M2610[plb_2868255_price].

If this medium processor core desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Veriton X2640G[plb_3623416_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many PCs that were released around the same time as it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

We compared all the other HDD personal computers to this PC and we think the Aspire XC-705[pl_2782875_price], and the Veriton M2610[pl_3430067_price] both from Acer which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Desktop computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth looking at include the ProDesk 400 G3 SFF[pl_3187993_price] (SSD), or the 400 G3[pl_3737269_price] (SSD) both from HP or the DELL OptiPlex 3040[plb_3242115_price] (SSD).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo S500 SFF has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Acer Veriton M2610[plb_3430067_price] (3.2GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Family
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Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
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Processor Model
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Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Case Colour
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
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Expert Reviews

(9)
12 September 2013

The Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch. The Lenovo IdeaPad S500 offers a good application performance paired with a gaming performance that should be more than sufficient for casual gamers. The overall...

14 September 2013

Moyen. Avec l'IdeaPad S500, Lenovo nous gratifie d'un nouvel ultrabook à processeur Core i5 et GPU GeForce. En plus de ça, on peut se passer d'utiliser le touchpad et le clavier de cet appareil,... Read more…

19 September 2013

Médio. Com o IdeaPad S500 a Lenovo oferece um novo ultrabook com processador Core i5 e GPU GeForce. Além do touchpad e do teclado, o dispositivo pode ser operado através da tela táctil. A... Read more…

16 September 2013

Lagom. Lenovos IdeaPad S500 är en ny ultrabook med Core i5-processor och GeForce-GPU. Utöver tangentbordet och pekplattan kan även skärmen användas som inmatningsenhet. För det här vill... Read more…

19 September 2013

Nivel medio. Con el IdePad S500 Lenovo ofrece un nuevo ultrabook con procesador Core i5 y GPU GeForce. Además del touchpad y teclado el dispositivo puede funcionar a traves de la pantalla tactil.... Read more…

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User Reviews

(9)
Reviewed 4 March 2014 by Blaine Y.
(Verified Purchase)

This machine is perfect. The hardware is great, it runs extremely fast and quiet, and the touchscreen is superb. For a first time Windows 8 user, I highly suggest watching a Windows 8 tutorial on... Read more…

Reviewed 7 December 2013 by Jonathan G.
(Verified Purchase)

It has some minor flaws but no deal breakers. Definitely not made to play games but can probably run Skyrim at low. Got it on cyber Monday for $399 with a $25 rebate which is an amazing price.... Read more…

Reviewed 1 December 2013 by Anatole K.
(Verified Purchase)

I am enjoying it, the price was outstanding, and I got Targus case for free...

Looks good, it is functional, feels good, and works fine. The sound feature is better than I have seen on any other laptop. The touch screen seems to work fine but I just did not have time to explore
I have owned this laptop for almost two years now and i still love it
The touch screen works great, it's light, it's sleek, and has a big screen
Fast, quiet, Windows 8, touchscreen
Light, powerful for its price. Has touch screen. Good for those who do a lot of work on laptops, and travel
Have to connect to my internet almost every time i turn it on
Barely ever the screen forgets it's touch screen and i have to close it and open it up again
Maybe this is a con but i don't mind it lacking a cd-rom
Touchpad is oriented left of center
Issues staying connected to wifi. Windows 8.1 cannot be loaded without several steps being taken. Not recommended for gamers or those who are looking for more power from their machine
Reviewed 11 February 2015 by Anonymous

If you intend to research or work or light work, this is the right laptop for you. Gamer people better look somewhere else...

Reviewed 6 November 2014 by John C.
(Verified Purchase)

Lenovo deliberately crippled this device to be non-upgradeable. If that doesn't bother you, buy an Apple. Either way, I'm done with Lenovo...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple 10hs0033, apple 10hs0033u, lenovo 10hs0033, apple 10hs0033uk, lenovo 10hs0033u, lenovo 10hs0033uk
Barcodes 00190151321403, 00889955405333, 00889955405487, 00889955405692, 00889955405852

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£ 1,541.70 £385.78
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£ £385.78
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