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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 6GB Apr 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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10 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G500 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the G500.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor cores portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G500 the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 10" to 18". The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger display diagonals (15.6 inches) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the G500 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo G500 has 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 a comparable time to the G500.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G500 have hard drive capacitys of between 180GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G500 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to 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 typical of many portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memorys of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar 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 notebook PC.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the G500 is 26h. With a battery life (max) of only 5 hours, the Lenovo G500 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs 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 typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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 medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the G500 the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7 (best).

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Only Two Processor Threadss

Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G500 have between two and three processor threadss, including the Lenovo G500 which has two processor threadss.

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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 type to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G500. The average processor cache of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500 is 3MB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most laptops of a comparable age and type 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

The average weight of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 240g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo G500 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the G500 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo G500 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable 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

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

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 laptops that were released around the same time as the G500.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the G500.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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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
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
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)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
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AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
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

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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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