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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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The 15.6" LED backlit HD display (1366 x 768) delivers bright, crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen on the G500. The acclaimed AccuType keyboard is ergonomically designed to make typing more... More
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC 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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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the G500 is 10" and the biggest is 18". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Lenovo G500 has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop 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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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G500.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most notebook PCs of this type and age 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 Lenovo G500 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G500 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G500 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

Notebook PCs of this age and type have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h. The Lenovo G500 has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 5 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the G500.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the G500. Across all the laptops that have been around for a similar time to the G500 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Acer TravelMate TMP645-M[plb_1875252_price].

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G500 do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo G500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G500 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G500 is one of the heavier comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500 amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo G500 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The Lenovo G500 has a fairly average processor frequency (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G500.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the G500.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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® Smart Cache
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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included

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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo g500, lenovo g500s
Barcodes 00000059384363, 00887942840747, 00887942958183, 00887942958190, 00888228058405, 00888228116617, 00888228550800, 00888631560113

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