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Lenovo G500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of Lenovo G500. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and keyboard. The usability and price also get good comments. Many are less positive about the touchpad.

performance, price, usability, keyboard, durability

touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo G500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo G500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo G500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price.

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

This summary is based on the products: IBM Lenovo G500 G505 G510 Windows 8 UK Laptop Keyboard 25210952IBM Lenovo G500 G505 G510 Windows 8 UK Laptop Keyboard 25210952

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo G500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Lenovo G500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The keyboard and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the touchpad.

performance, usability, keyboard, price, durability

touchpad

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G500 59385443 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)Lenovo G500 59385443 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo G500 59-370339

 

Lenovo G500 59-370339 Laptop runs on DOS OS and has Intel Core i5 (3rd generation) 2.5 GHz processor. It has Intel HD Graphics, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD and a DVD Drive. The G500 59-370339 Laptop has a 15.6 inch HD LED Display with 1366 x 768 pixels...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

some nice features for a budget laptop

 

I have this model except for a different CPU. This is a budget laptop and is not super slim or light. I like the fact that, in addition to HDMI, it has a VGA port so you can connect to an older monitor. I really like the solid power port. The typical...

VGA port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, power port, price

none really

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: NorthernTiger (circuitcity.com)

As good As I Expected

 

Everything is fine. This is the first Lenovo computer I ever owned. The touch pad is not as responsive as another brand that I am used to. But the keyboard is good.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Ben (newegg.com)

Not bad

 

I guess I read the description too fast because I thought this came with a touchscreen. Windows 8 is clunky without it, but nobody's to blame but myself. I'm amazed that the free shipping got this PC to me the day after I ordered it. GG Newegg, you're...

Quick little machine, great bang for the buck

PC itself feels a little cheap/plasticky, but can't complain for the price

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system: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:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

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

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
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
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard:Y
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

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

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio v2
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x

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

Accelerometer: No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
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 connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
L3 cache:2
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:2020M / I3-3110M
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Pentium
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:2020M / I3-3110M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
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: 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: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
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
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):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:65700 / 71142
Processor code:SR0N1 / SR0N2 / SR0U1
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:Y

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Language:POL
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2013

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.84
Height:1.34
Weight:5.73
Width:14.8