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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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15 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo G500 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G500 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G500 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. The Lenovo G500 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (650 megahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500 that we have assessed, the total storage capacity of the Lenovo G500 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500 is 510GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G500.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G500 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G500 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G500 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the G500 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 comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 8.1GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 27GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Lenovo G500 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the G500. The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G500 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo G500 is a six number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G500 have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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15 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

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

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

Across all the laptops of this type and age the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h. The Lenovo G500 has a quite short battery life (max) (only 5 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the G500.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on laptops that were launched more than two years ago. 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 the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most portable PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Very Small L3 Cache

The l3 caches of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G500 range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average l3 cache is 3.1MB. With a l3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly small l3 cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Lenovo G500 is a two processor threads notebook PC.

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Very Small Cache Memory

The average cache memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 3MB, and the cache memorys range from 1MB to 4MB. With a cache memory of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has one of the smaller cache memorys 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 commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 0.51MB to 4MB. The Lenovo G500 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as 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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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the G500 range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo G500 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the G500. The weights of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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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 the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the G500 over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the G500.

If this portable PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2949828_price] (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G500 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G500[plb_2580491_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
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
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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
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
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
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® 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)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
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
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 59405647
Barcodes 00000059405647, 00887942955380, 00888228057736, 00888228057866, 00888228058160, 00888228335476, 00888228940625, 00888440050690, 00888631476070

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