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

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 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

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G500. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G500 the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 2TB.

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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 most medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also 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 are a similar age to the G500.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G500 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar 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, as do most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo G500 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G500. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G500 is 180GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly big maximum internal memory 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 portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G500 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

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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 similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the G500 have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G500 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB. At 2,048 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G500.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo G500 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop.

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17 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

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

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 5 hours, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G500. The battery life (max)s of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G500 range from 2h to 5,200h.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type 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 medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the G500 have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. Across all laptops of a similar age and type to the G500 the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The l3 caches of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G500 range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average l3 cache is 3MB. The Lenovo G500 has one of the smaller l3 caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Lenovo G500 is a two processor threads portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the G500 have between two and three processor threadss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the G500 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo G500 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The display brightnesss of portable PCs of this type and age range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age 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

At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average weight of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the G500 is 2.1kg.

We compared all the other 2.6kg heavy laptops to this laptop and we think the Lenovo T520 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G500. Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the G500 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the G500 over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G500.

Portable PCs with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo B590 (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo G500 has a relatively average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G500.

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Specification

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Form Factor
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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
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
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
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
Networking Standards
Data Network
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
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
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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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
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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
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Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Power Cord Included
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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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