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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 6GB Sep 2013
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
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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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G500. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of laptops that are a comparable age to the G500 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs manufactured by Lenovo.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the G500. The average processor frequency of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the G500. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G500 the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G500 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G500.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo G500 is a six number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo G500 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G500 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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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 have been available for more than two years also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the G500 range from 2h to 5,200h. The Lenovo G500 has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 5 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G500.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age. 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo G500 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G500. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo G500 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the G500 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G500. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years 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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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G500 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

Portable PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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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 on the market for more than two years. This Lenovo laptop has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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)
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standards
Data Network
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
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
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
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i33120, lenovo i33120m
Barcodes 00000059367648, 00887770285451

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