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Lenovo G500 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.5GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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STURDY AND AFFORDABLE 15.6" LAPTOPThe 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... More
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15 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G500 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G500.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G500.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 950MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,100 megahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G500.

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Good Brand

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

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the G500 range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the G500.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500 is 32GB and the biggest is 2TB. The Lenovo G500 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 17 5000 is also worth considering.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that have been around for a similar time to the G500 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G500 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G500. The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

Notebook PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17 5000 (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G500 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the G500 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500, the Lenovo G500 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops of this age and type have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo G500 which has six 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 age and type.

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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 released more than a year ago have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

At only 5 hours, the Lenovo G500 has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the battery life (max)s range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than a year. 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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo G500 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This Lenovo laptop has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

Most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G500 have between two and three processor threadss, including the Lenovo G500 which has two processor threadss.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G500 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst laptops of this age. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G500 is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook 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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Heavy

The average weight of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G500 is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. The Lenovo G500 is one of the heavier medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago (2.6 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on laptops of this type and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G500

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G500 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G500.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor 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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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
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 (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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