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Lenovo Essential G500S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 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. People are impressed by the reliability and usability. The durability and price also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed views about the keyboard and portability. Many are less positive about the connectivity.

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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 85/100 = 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 appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about 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

Jan, 2018

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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and durability. The portability and price also get good reviews, but views are divided on the reliability. There are some less positive views 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)

Jan, 2018

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

Provided you can live with certain aesthetic compromises, the G500s could offer you every bit as good an experience that you would get from the likes of laptops £100 more costly, such as the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite, which didn't actually perform as...

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: 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

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:0.5 / 1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:2800 / 41 / 42 / 4500
Battery capacity (Watt hours):41 / 42
Battery life (max):4 / 5
Battery performance:2800 / 4500
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Brown / Red
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8570M / AMD Radeon HD 8750M / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Other Features

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 33
ECC supported by processor:N / No / Y
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Y / Yes
L2 cache:2
L3 cache:2
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:1005M / 2020M / B960 / I3-2348M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-3220 / I5-3230M / I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.9 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 3.3
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:1005M / 2020M / B960 / I3-2348M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-3220 / I5-3230M / I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 1224 / Socket 988 / Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / E1 / L1 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 55
Tjunction:105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:59836 / 64901 / 65693 / 65700 / 71142 / 71458 / 71465 / 72056 / 74542 / 75193
Processor code:SR07V / SR0MR / SR0N1 / SR0N2 / SR0U1 / SR0WX / SR103
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / HDD, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Supervisor

Software

Bundled software:- Lenovo Cloud SugarSync\n- Lenovo Companion\n- Lenovo Support\n- McAfee\n- Amazon Kindle\n- PowerDVD\n- YouCam\n- Evernote\n- Lenovo Cloud Storage\n- Power2Go\n- Microsoft Office 2013\n- eBay\n- IE10\n- Skype
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, RS-MMC / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:8
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1008 / 500

Technical Details

64-bit computing: Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.06 / 10.2 / 22 / 9.65 / 9.84
Height:1.02 / 1.06 / 1.34 / 10.2
Weight:5.29 / 5.51 / 5.73 / 5.95
Width:14.8 / 15