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Lenovo Essential G770

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of Lenovo Essential G770. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and usability. The price and screen are also appreciated. Some have doubts 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 G770 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Essential G770

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Lenovo Essential G770 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 keyboard and usability. The durability and price also get good opinions. There are some less positive views about the design and size, while comments about the reliability and portability are mixed.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G770 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz, RAM 6GB, HDD 640GB, Blu ray, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium) - BlackLenovo G770 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz, RAM 6GB, HDD 640GB, Blu ray, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Black

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo G770 M533AGE Notebook

 

Fast boot times. The 17.3 inch G770 Lenovo notebook is equipped with Enhanced Experience and VeriFace, both of which are intended to improve the performance of the Windows 7 operating system. With EE Boot Optimizer the G770 accelerates from zero to one...

Faster booting with EE Boot Optimizer, Facial recognition with VeriFace, Attractive appearance, Included accessories from Cyberport: RAM module + notebook bag, Low system noise and temperatures on the notebook

Heavy weight, Low contrast and viewing angles, Reflective display, Partially wobbly case, Dust prone surfaces, Only Fast Ethernet port, Better viewing angles for the 17.3 inch display, and a better battery with longer run times, would be welcome...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : James Stables (techradar.com)

Lenovo G770 review

 

A powerful future-proof laptop that will handle anything

Good performance ; Decent battery life ; Dedicated graphics ; 6GB of RAM and 640 GB HDD

Screen could be better ; Portability

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great product, But a few REALLY ANNOYING design issues

 

I would actually recommend this laptop to those who want a system they can use for gaming and watching movies expecially on bluray. My cons are minimal and just things that personally annoy me.

I bought this laptop because I loved the dedicated graphics player as well as the bluray player. I use my computer mostly for playing video games and watching bluray movies and the computer has definitely been all I wanted in these aspects and more....

My cons are very small but very annoying. First, everytime i turn of my computer but keep the power cord plugged in I hear this obnoxious high pitched buzzing comming from the AC to DC converter on the power cord that will not stop until I unplug it....

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very nice

 

A few people made comments about the video card. For me its a non-issue. The graphics are great. If you're running a game thats a serious resource hog than you may want to do a little research. Personally I think its a great machine and well worth the...

Nice display, plenty of power, fast and the Win7 is great. Super fast boot-up, plenty of RAM, and runs really quite and COOL. The only thing missing for us is a slot for Compact Flash cards but it reads all the others (and I knew that when I bought...

Some bloatware but not enough to be a nuisance. Easy enough to remove

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good Value

 

Screen size, performance, construction. Better image quality than a lot of desktop monitors

No low battery warning. The Lenovo power manager overrides the Windows manager and puts it to sleep when the battery is low instead of giving you a visual or verbal warning

May, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great large-screen laptop

 

Note: I got my G770 with slightly higher specs: Intel i5 2430M processor, 6GB DDR 1333 RAM, and a 750GB HDD. I'm dual-booting a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium and Ubuntu 11.10 on it. It meets all my needs for a laptop for internet, music, and...

Enormous screen, impressive battery life (~5 hours when I'm not doing anything intensive, same as my old laptop with a much bigger battery), keys feel nice and aren't squished together, full numeric keypad, boots up incredibly quickly, looks cool and...

It's pretty big and heavy (this is an acceptable trade-off for the screen size), the left mouse button on the trackpad has a little more "give" than the right one, but it works fine

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Value

 

This laptop can't compete with the performance of $1,000+ 'Desktop Replacement' or 'Gaming' laptops, but for just over half the price it shouldn't be expected to.

All expected 17"-class features: Full keyboard w/10-key, etc ; Good fit and finish ; Solid feel ; Reasonable weight for its size ; Minimal bloatware, which can be removed easily ; Powerful enough for all routine productivity tasks and light/casual gaming

None, for the price

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Technological Advancements

 

I personally am going for a Bachelors Degree at the moment and live on campus at my school. This computer easily fulfills and exceeds all of my needs. you may have some initial trouble finding a case if u don't order one off Newegg (17.3 in. is...

GENERAL: First off let me state that this computer is Wonderful. I have gotten more bang for my buck out of this thing than I have with any other computer. I had a tough time deciding between it and another highly rated computer on Newegg but I feel...

I don't know if I would call anything in particular about this computer a con. It had virtually no bloatware, so that will be no real issue. If I had to come up with a few things I would say that the G770 could use a cooling pad. It can get a bit...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

AMAZING Laptop!!!

 

AMAZING laptop!!!

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

So far, so good!

 

I will add that I've owned this thing for less than 24 hours. I just wanted to get a review up here so I can add to it later, but mainly to warn people about something. It's not a HUGE deal, but bugged me. In the tracking section of the website...

This laptop has everything. It looks amazing, it isn't as heavy as most 17 inch laptops, and the bloatware on it is at a minimum. The I3 processor in here is pretty great too, multi-tasking has never been this quick. I don't plan on gaming much on...

None really, so far

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Conexant CX20671 / HD / HDA
Audio system direct 3D sound: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 1.5 / 2 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):4.5 / 5 / 5.5
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Swivel webcam:No / Yes

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Brown / Brown
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6370M / AMD Radeon HD 6650M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.001
Maximum Resolution:1600 x 900
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1300 / 1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network connection type:RJ-45
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150 / 300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 120000
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

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Labelflash: No
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:Conexant CX20671 / HD / HDA
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows 7 Professional\nWindows 7 Home Premium
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / ATI, Intel / Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
LAN controller:Atheros AR8152L
Maximum Resolution:1600 x 900
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:100/240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:6.61
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Y
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Product type:PC
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
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
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:No / Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 16 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 27
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8, 2x16, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:B800 / B815 / B940 / B950 / B960 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / i7-2620M
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.4
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.6 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.7
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:B800 / B815 / B940 / B950 / B960 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / i7-2620M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:D2 / J1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 100C / 85 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
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
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: 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 Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52224 / 52231 / 53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452 / 55626 / 55627 / 59570 / 59836 / 63919
Processor code:SR041 / SR04J / SR04S / SR04W / SR04Z / SR07V / SR0DN / SR0HZ
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B) / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Power2Go 5.6, McAfee, YouCam, VeriFace 4.0, Lenovo ReadyComm 5.1, OneKey Rescue System 7.0, Energy Management, PowerDVD, Bing Bar, Windows LiveTM Essential, Adobe Reader, Lenovo DirectShare
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, xD / MMC, Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD / MMC, Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA II / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA II / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.35 / 10.7 / 16.4
Depth (imperial):10.7
Height:1.77 / 9.13
Height (front):1.42
Height (front) (imperial):1.42
Height (rear):1.76 / 1.77
Height (rear) (imperial):1.77
Weight:4.85 / 6.61 / 6.64
Width:10.7 / 13.4 / 16.4
Width (imperial):16.4