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Lenovo Essential G710

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of Lenovo Essential G710. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The screen and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the touchpad and reliability, while there are mixed comments on the battery and portability.

performance, price, screen, usability, keyboard

reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Essential G710 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 G710

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Lenovo Essential G710 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 durability and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability and portability.

performance, price, usability, screen, durability

portability, reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G710 17.3-inch Laptop - Black (Intel Core i7-4702MQ 2.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8.1)Lenovo G710 17.3-inch Laptop - Black (Intel Core i7-4702MQ 2.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8.1)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Essential G710

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo Essential G710 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 really like the sound. The screen is also appreciated.

performance, screen, sound

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad G710 17.3-Inch Laptop (59407729) BlackLenovo IdeaPad G710 17.3-Inch Laptop (59407729) Black

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo G710 59397112 Notebook

 

A lot of notebook for the money. Core i7 processor (Haswell) and a GeForce GPU in a 17.3-inch case suggest a powerful system. Lenovo wants around 720 Euros (~$972) for this package, but Windows is not included. Does Lenovo offer an interesting device...

Very good application performance, Powerful enough for gaming, A lot of storage, Bright and high-contrast display, Free choice of OS, The very good application performance and the high-contrast display

Only Fast-Ethernet, A Gigabit-Ethernet port. We also miss an option for a matte display. The latter would be a nice addition to the G710, especially for the home office

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: harvey (newegg.com)

Good laptop

 

First thing you'll want to do is boot from USB and do a clean install of Windows 8 or whatever OS you want. Just download the drivers you need, or access them on the second drive of the laptop which includes all the drivers. Also get a mouse because...

screen size ; decent hdd space ; good speakers

trackpad ; bloatware

May, 2015

Consumer review by: WolfAlexz (newegg.com)

Lenovo strikes again!

 

High quality, beautiful design, stable and powerful

I dont like the ergonomic of the keyboard and the touchpad

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: youlp13 (newegg.com)

Great Overall Laptop

 

This is where I will clear up a lot of things that I wasn't sure about when I bought this laptop, it may help some one else as well: + It only has one 3.5 mm audio headphone jack, but it connects the microphone too on my Gamecon 380 headset. + The...

I bought this laptop as a cheap gaming computer, and it does phenomenally! I don't play many new, graphically intensive games, but Team Fortress 2 runs at a solid 60-70 fps with high settings, Minecraft at 70-80 fps with Optifine on high settings, but...

The F1, F2, F3 and so on keys can only be used when function is held down, which is annoying for gaming. I haven't had a new laptop since about 2010, so I'm not sure if this is standard or not ; A lot of bloatware ; Probably the biggest, you HAVE to...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Pappy (newegg.com)

Winner

 

You won't go wrong on this Model

This is just an excellent overall laptop, Lenovo leads the pack in my estimation

None

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Pappy (newegg.com)

ATI Radeon 7500 64mb PCI card

 

You won't go wrong on this Model

This is just an excellent overall laptop, Lenovo leads the pack in my estimation

None

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: nick (newegg.com)

good laptop for price

 

i bought this for school to do virtualization with and works great and for what I use it for. I put 16 gigs of G skill in it to help. If you need more HD space just buy an external hard drive and this laptop works great. Also windows boots and shuts...

good for price, nice laptop and a pretty screen

i could say some cons but nothing you can complain about for the price

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Katherine (reevoo.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad G710

 

Very good performance for the money. High spec

the look of it isnt very fashionable, but i am not a person that cares about this.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad G710

 

windows 8 but used classic shell .com to turn back windows 7 now got best both . disappointed no back up disk available and mc aff is rubbish .

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad G710

 

windows 8 but used classic shell .com to turn back windows 7 now got best both . disappointed no back up disk available and mc aff is rubbish

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DAA / Dolby / Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio v2
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):4 / 5
Battery performance:2200 / 4400
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / 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
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 820M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:N / Y
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 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 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:DAA / Dolby / Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio v2
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:N
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM86 / Intel SoC
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:3 / 6
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM86 / Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4, 2x4 / 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:3550M / 3560M / i3-4000M / i3-4100M / i5-4200M / i5-4200U / i5-4210M / i7-4702MQ / i7-4712MQ
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor front side bus:1600
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:3550M / 3560M / i3-4000M / i3-4100M / i5-4200M / i5-4200U / i5-4210M / i7-4702MQ / i7-4712MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 3000 series for Mobile / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168 / PGA946
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 37
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: 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
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): 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
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
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 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75104 / 75119 / 75459 / 76346 / 76348 / 77404 / 78933 / 81012 / 81013
Processor code:SR15J / SR170 / SR1HA / SR1HB / SR1HC / SR1L4 / SR1PS
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 x 4.7 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):No / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Lenovo Companion\nLenovo Support\nMcAfee Internet Security\nLenovo Cloud Storage\nPower2Go\nEvernote\nYouCam\nAmazon Kindle\nPowerDVD\nInternet Explorer 10\neBay\nSkype
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / Microsoft Office 2013 / MS-Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, RS-MMC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDIO, SDXC / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / 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:500
Solid-state drive capacity:8
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 10.9 / 9.76
Height:1.44 / 1.45 / 1.46
Weight:5.6 / 6.39
Width:16.4 / 16.5