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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 4GB Sep 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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13 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 were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G500. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500 is 360MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The total storage capacitys of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G500 range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger display diagonals (15.6 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average display diagonal of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G500 is 15".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G500 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo G500 has a full-size keyboard.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G500 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops that have been available for a similar time to the G500 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G500 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the G500.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500 is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G500.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 12GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, 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

The Lenovo G500 is a six number of battery cells notebook PC.

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18 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 21GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. At only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo G500 has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Lenovo G500 is a laptop that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo G500 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500 is 31h. The Lenovo G500 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 5 hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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 commonly found display resolution on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops that are a comparable age to the G500 the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Very Small L3 Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly small l3 cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the l3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Lenovo G500 is a two processor threads notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between two and three processor threadss.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The average cache memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G500 is 3MB. The Lenovo G500 has one of the smaller cache memorys (only 2 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Small L2 Cache

The average l2 cache of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 2.9MB, and the l2 caches range from 2MB to 4.1MB. The Lenovo G500 has a fairly small l2 cache (only 2,048 kilobytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G500.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G500. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G500 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo G500 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G500 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. The Lenovo G500 is fairly heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around 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 notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the G500.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the G500.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 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
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 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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
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
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® 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
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
L2 Cache

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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Manufacturer Part Numbers 59370254, 59377574
Barcodes 00887942126360

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