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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.9GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.9GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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15 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The Lenovo G500 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. The Lenovo G500 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G500.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 4,876 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G500 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. When compared to other notebook PCs of this spec and age that we have assessed, the total storage capacity of the Lenovo G500 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G500 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The Lenovo G500 has a quite big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest display diagonal of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 10" and the biggest is 18".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G500 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the G500, the Lenovo G500 has a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G500 have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of laptops of this type and age range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 27GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G500 have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo G500 which has six number of battery cellss.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Lenovo G500 which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 4 hours, the Lenovo G500 has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average battery life (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 31h, and the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G500 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the G500 have between two and three processor threadss, including the Lenovo G500 which has two processor threadss.

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Very Small Cache Memory

Portable PCs of this type and age have cache memorys of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB. With a cache memory of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a quite small cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo G500 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the G500. The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500 range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the G500 is 3MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G500.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the G500, the Lenovo G500 does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo G500 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G500 the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m².

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this spec and age is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Weight

The Lenovo G500 has a pretty average weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the G500.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G500.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Lenovo G500 has a fairly typical processor frequency (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L2 Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standards
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

Expert Reviews

(10)
4 December 2013

Budget laptops were the dogs of the computing world a few years ago, but it's amazing what you can pick up for the cash these days. The Lenovo G500s, with its pokey processor, generous memory...

4 December 2013

Of the budget laptops we've come across recently, the G500s is one of the better-performing examples. For £400 you have in your hands a laptop that can happily handle all your everyday tasks....

3 September 2013

La bureautique mobile à petit prix. Les nouveaux modèles de la gamme G500s series du Chinois Lenovo sont notamment plus fins que ceux de la génération précédente. Les spécifications de... Read more…

24 September 2014

Komputer ju? dawno przesta? by? dobrem luksusowym i trudno wyobrazi? sobie dom bez niego, podobnie jak dom bez lodówki czy pralki. Blisko 2 lata temu opublikowali?my przegl?d laptopów z... Read more…

29 January 2014

Lenovo IdeaPad G500s to jedna z ciekawszych propozycji w segmencie multimedialnych laptopów kosztuj?cych ok. 2000 z?. Ma ca?kiem przyzwoit? specyfikacj? i do?? smuk?? obudow?, która nie?le si?... Read more…

Great price
Decent performance
Good battery life
Well specced
Slim
Poor keyboard response
Screen is average
Too close in abilities to 505
Cran bas contrastes
Pitre qualit du clavier pour un Lenovo
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User Reviews

(411)
Reviewed 22 May 2014 by Sagadolly
(Verified Purchase)

I was impressed with the tech spec of this laptop for the price and have not been disappointed with the performance. As a professional typist I need a good keyboard I can bash away on and this one... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2013 by Tarquin Butterworth
(Verified Purchase)

*Please read Edits 2 & 3* It's a budget entry level Lenovo machine. It's not a mid / top range Thinkpad. Put any thought of that out of your head. Put any thought of a "Lifestyle" product out too.... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2014 by Simon Daultrey
(Verified Purchase)

I've been using an Acer Aspire for a couple of years and when I bought it I was torn between that and a Lenovo. I just bought this Lenovo G500 for my girlfriend and it's been interesting comparing... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2014 by W.F B
(Verified Purchase)

Great product I love it . I bought as a present for a friend for the price and the quality I have no copplains. It is fast and simple. Oh! the numerical key pad made a lot oh difference too. I... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2014 by Bogfairy
(Verified Purchase)

Others have covered the technical aspects better than I would. It is important you know that I had a good look around at many other units bewfore I decided to purchase this as a replacement for my... Read more…

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