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Lenovo Essential G500S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the keyboard and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the build quality. Some have doubts about the resolution.

value for money, performance, usability, screen, keyboard

resolution

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 102 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Essential G500S

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 22 user reviews of Lenovo Essential G500S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, performance, value for money, portability, screen

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Lenovo G500S 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Black) - (Intel Pentium 2020M 2.4GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Integrated Graphi

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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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, performance, design, keyboard, usability

reliability

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 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Black)

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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.

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Lenovo G500s review

 

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

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.

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Above expectations

 

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

Windows 8 updates can be a pain sometimes

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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 ;...

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Must have gotten a lemon

 

After days of research and thought, I purchased this computer last weekend. Lenovo has an excellent reputation and this seemed like a great deal for the specs. All seemed well until the apps I had installed (apps like Netflix and Gmail) stopped...

Display, touchscreen, ease of set up

Problem with apps

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excellent!!!

 

excellent laptop, good value, I did look at it at Best Buy was thinking about it at the beginning but now that I have it, it is easy to set up, the touch screen work perfect! so no problem at allThis product is... A touch pad that works great, Big...

Value, price

no lighted keyboard

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great all around for all needs

 

When i first bought i wanted a computer that could be a good school laptop while being able to watch videos. I was pleasantly surprised that it could also handle a good majority of my gaming needs with its massive hard drive and intel 2.4 GHZ...

high performance and long battery life

screen not touchy enough pad is to touchy

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Great word processor or movie computer

 

Initially had planned to just get a computer for word processing and other things for school work, but the massive hard drive, quiet processor, screen size, and audio capabilities are quite impressive. Screen sometimes doesn't recognize when I tap it,...

Price

Touch screen is a little touchy, no back lit keyboard

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Nice for price

 

Best value for the price. Have Lenovo for work and is very reliable. I hope this computer is as good.This product is... easy to set upAbout me... Budget Conscious

Lightweight

No back lit keyboard, windows 8

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / NO OS / Windows 8

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT720 / GeForce GT720M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / Unknown
Processor:Celeron / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:1005M CELERON / 2020M PENTIUM / i3-3110M / I5-3230M / I7-3612QM
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