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Lenovo Essential G500S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews of Lenovo Essential G500S. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The durability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity. Comments about the keyboard and portability are different.

performance, price, durability, usability, reliability

connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Essential G500S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Essential G500S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Lenovo Essential G500S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and durability. The usability and price are also appreciated. Views are divided on the portability.

performance, price, usability, durability, screen

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G500S 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Pentium 2020M 2.4GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Intregrated Graphics, Windows 8Lenovo G500S 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Pentium 2020M 2.4GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Intregrated Graphics, Windows 8

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Essential G500S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Lenovo Essential G500S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and durability. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the reliability, and many are critical about the keyboard.

performance, price, portability, durability, usability

keyboard

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G500s 59380376 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel i5-3230M 2.6GHZ Processor, 8 GB RAM, 1TB Hard drive, Windows 8 64-bit)Lenovo G500s 59380376 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel i5-3230M 2.6GHZ Processor, 8 GB RAM, 1TB Hard drive, Windows 8 64-bit)

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo G500s-59367693 Notebook

 

Cheap office notebook. The new models of the Lenovo G500s series

decent system performance; fast disk; 24 month warranty; low energy consumption

low-contrast screen; poor keyboard for Lenovo

A two year warranty is not common for cheap notebooks.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Nick Odzansis (techradar.com)

Lenovo G500s review

 

Lenovo's budget laptop returns for a second time with an Intel processor in tow, offering improved performance

Great price ; Decent performance ; Good battery life ; Well specced ; Slim

Poor keyboard response ; Screen is average ; Too close in abilities to G505

Scores A few months ago we had a look at a budget 15.6-inch laptop from Lenovo, the G505, which offered basic thrills for £350. It was good, though inevitably lacking due to the inadequate performance on tap.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: John (newegg.com)

Not Satisfied

 

Not realized

Very Bad Wireless connectivity and Mouse Touch pad is not responding properly

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Mike (newegg.com)

Above expectations

 

Quick, solid, touchscreen responding perfectly, nice size. Good specs for the price

Windows 8 updates can be a pain sometimes

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: GJ (newegg.com)

Lenovo G500s (59373024)

 

Over the past year or so, this laptop has served me extremely well. As an incoming college student, I needed something powerful enough to serve its day-to-day functions extremely competently while not draining what little money I had. And on that...

Powerful for the price, runs some lesser AAA video games on low settings ; Comfortable keyboard ; Does most all tasks about as fast as you'd need them to ; Low price for what you get

Dreadful build quality, at the time of writing the charger port has completely broken free from the casing, which makes just plugging this thing in a struggle. The case itself is loosely put together and no amount of screw tightening can fix it ;...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: deepak2167094 (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo G500S

 

I bought this laptop almost 2 years ago. At that time it came with 4 gb ram, 500 gb storage. amd radeon graphics card. I bought the intel i5 3rd generation variant. After using almost 2 years it is providing smooth laptop experience to me. The look of...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: MANI456 (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo G500S

 

Hello, I was returned following one day since I couldn't set up a strong web connection through WIFI hotspot, After trying to setup the WIFI connection multiple times, It was not success due to fault in the inbuilt WIFI device. Despite the fact that...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: GauravSS (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo G500S

 

GENERAL Packaged Quantity 1 Notebook type Midsize, Budget, HD display ManufacturerLenovo PROCESSOR / CHIPSET CPU Intel Core i5(3rd Gen) 3210M / 2.5 GHz Max Turbo Speed 3.1 GHz Number of Cores Dual-Core Cache 3 MB 64-bit Computing Yes Chipset Type...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: vivekkarale (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo G500S

 

I have a pc before but in college I have to do some work in the college so I was serching good laptop in budget price. After doing market serve I got a Lenovo G500S laptop. Which is very good suitable to my general use. I have not more knowledge of it...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: ravisaw66226 (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo G500S

 

Kink is the password to you soon I hope it works be Bye bye and useful information for me to wifi in Facebook and brother, the worker is having an affair and useful information about to use it for me to come over and useful information on the password...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 55

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Thermal solution specification:2011C

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500