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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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The versatile and affordable Lenovo G500 laptop PC combines a solid look and feel with the latest all-round features, and performance that will surpass your everyday needs. The 15.6" LED backlit... More
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13 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G500 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of this age and type is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB. The Lenovo G500 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G500.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 15".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" laptops currently available including the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G500 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Lenovo G500 has a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500 has a very big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the G500. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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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 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years 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 released more than two years ago.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops of a similar age and spec 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 that have been on the market for more than two years.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the G500 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)

At only 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops of this spec and age is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h. At only 5 hours, the Lenovo G500 has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G500.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo G500 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo G500 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of portable PCs of this type and age range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo G500 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G500.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Lenovo laptop was released.

Average Processor Frequency

The Lenovo G500 has a relatively typical processor frequency (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G500.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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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
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® 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® 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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual

User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 July 2015 by Rjrdlr
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Capacity is about 1/3 larger than my old dishwasher. Upper level will hold my deep Mixing bowl. Cleans great...

Reviewed 7 November 2016 by J. Warren
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Reasonably happy until recently when the lap top screen started switching off if opened too far, eventually got to the stage that the screen turned off when only open an inch. Usable with an... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Well the laptop is good for working, but not that good what i expected for gaming, to be honest that's why i bought it, to play games. But it's good enough to run League of Legends on highest... Read more…

Reviewed 5 April 2016 by Sriram Bharadwaj

This is my first laptop and I'd like to say it is a good bite. I searched and researched for many months to buy in something good looking and better performance laptop. Pros- Lenovo G500 - Intel... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Reasonable price, but seller not helpful in changing my delivery address, I also found less than satsifactory that there were no instructions or any info to explain how to get things like word and... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

The start up button on the laptop took like 10-15 minutes to load from shut down. I returned the item as I believe it was faulty.

(Verified Purchase)

I have had this around 11 months now and it has been great! Although in the past couple of days it had been struggling to play dvds and now just crashes when i try to play them! Is my warrenty... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Wireless card was garbage. Tried to swap it out for an Intel AC7260 but then when attempting to post it would refuse, citing some error regarding as unsupported hardware detected as it seems... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Mr. A. GIAMBLANCO
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic laptop. This is value for money. It's so quick compared to my old one. Not going to get into tech details but for downloading, streaming, copy files, plugging in my 2TB hard drive it... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2015 by Colbash
(Verified Purchase)

God knows I'd been warned! This is clearly a computer running software intended for a touch screen, but not having one. However by far the worst thing is the diabolically unreliable internet... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i33110, lenovo i33110m
Barcodes 00000059396847, 00888228369914

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