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Lenovo Essential G500S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews of Lenovo Essential G500S. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and usability. The durability and price are also appreciated, but there are mixed opinions on the keyboard and portability. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

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 are impressed by the screen and durability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments 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 Touchscreen Laptop (Black) - (Intel Pentium 2020M 2.4GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Integrated Graphi

Feb, 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. Reviewers really like the usability and durability. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the keyboard. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

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 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Black)

Feb, 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: YashGupta957 (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo G500S

 

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Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: smatiullah3 (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo G500S

 

Lenovo is the best laptop ever I used many laptops but lenovo is the best. I am very happy because I had a lenovo laptop so I suggest to every one to use it because its very good no great laptopes.Its keyboard, mouse and every function awesome I love...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: sandipmondal010 (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo G500S

 

Best budget laptop created by Lenovo.Its just perfect for a low budget / office use. You will need to get a IT technician to load drivers for rating based on price: built 4/5 processor 2/5 display 4/5 battery 3/5 keyboard 4/5 touchpad 1/5 hard disk 5/5...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: mantesh25 (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo G500S

 

This laptop body is black plastic made.the shining of this laptop very attractive.the processer simply good in working with smart generation intel compny. the gaming experiance is very good and smoothly to work when we play. the multimedai function...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: joyrook (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...

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Graphics

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

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: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:31 / 37.5

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Storage

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