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Lenovo G500s 15.6-inch Laptop - Black (Intel Core i3 3110M 2.4GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 Home Premium)

by Lenovo
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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  • Uses the same 3rd generation Intel Core technology as thicker laptops, not the low-power versions used on ultra-portable models
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio certification for immersive sound
  • Access to useful apps like Lenovo Companion and Lenovo Support
  • Energy Management - protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses energy-saving technology to increase time spent between charges
  • Lenovo Cloud Storage makes sharing media on any device from anywhere simple
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Lenovo G50-30 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Pentium N3530 2.16 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Integrated Graphics, DVDRW, HDMI, Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Windows 8.1) Lenovo G50-30 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Pentium N3530 2.16 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Integrated Graphics, DVDRW, HDMI, Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Windows 8.1)
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Technical Details
Item Weight2.5 Kg
Product Dimensions26 x 38 x 2.7 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model number59384363
Screen Size15.6 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i3
Processor Speed2.4 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size4 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Graphics Card DescriptionIntegrated
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Operating SystemWindows 8
Lithium Battery Energy Content48 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_contained_in_equipment
Lithium Battery Weight250 grams
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 20,250 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.4 Kg
Date First Available11 Oct 2013

Product Description

Product Description

Lenovo G500s

Lenovo G500s

The Lenovo G500s laptop boasts solid processing and multimedia features. While the 3rd generation Intel Core processor ensures top performance, smart features like Energy Management protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase time spent between charges.

The G500s also features an AccuType keyboard, which allows comfortable, more accurate typing, HDMI output, ample storage and an integrated webcam -- making the laptop ideal for work and play.

At a Glance
  • 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processor
  • Windows 8
  • 15.6” HD display (1366x768) display with IPS wide-view technology
  • Up to 1TB hard drive and up to 16DDR3 memory
  • Up to 4 hours battery life
  • Up to NVIDIA GeForce GT720m discrete graphics with 2GB DDR3
Features up to NVIDIA GeForce GT 720m 2GB graphics
Features up to NVIDIA GeForce GT 720m 2GB graphics
HD Graphics Support

Enjoy your favourite films, games, apps and music with uncompromised quality thanks to the HD graphics support. The G500s comes with up to NVIDIA GeForce GT 720m 2GB graphics for rich responsive multimedia and faster gaming on the 15.6” HD 16:9 widescreen display.

Up to four hours battery life between charges
Up to 4 hours battery life between charges
Extra Long Battery Life

Get the most out of your laptop with the long-life battery -- the Lenovo G500s squeezes every last bit of juice out of its high-capacity battery, providing up to 4 hours of productive life between charges.

Individual, rounded keys for comfortable typing
Individual, rounded keys for comfortable typing
AccuType Keyboard

The finger-friendly curved key shape and ergonomic spacebar of the AccuType keyboard will work together to make it easier to type and reduce the number of typos, wherever you find yourself working. You can also scroll easily between tabs and zoom in and out of images with the multi-touch touchpad.

Ultra-Thin. Ultra-Light. Ultra Responsive.

The ultra-portable design packs in powerful processors and responsive technology, yet only weighs 2.5kg (5.51Ibs) and is just 25.8mm at its thickest.

Fast Memory and SSHD Storage

On the Lenovo G500s you'll find up to 16GB of fast DDR3L memory, up to 1TB of HDD storage and up to 1TB of Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD). SSHDs help you to access your files much faster than traditional hard drives, allowing faster application loading, as well as reduced start-up and shut-down times.

Dolby Advanced Audio v2 delivers a premium and immersive surround sound experience
Dolby Advanced Audio v2 delivers a premium and immersive surround sound experience
Dolby Advanced Audio v2

Thanks to its stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v2, graphics card options up to the speedy NVIDIA GeForce GT720 M with 2GB DDR3, and optical disk drive options up to a Blu-ray Disc combo, the G500s offers stunning, stutter-free visuals and immersive sound for a fuller, more satisfying home entertainment experience.

With the Dolby Advanced Audio v2 audio tools, you can experience riveting surround sound on your PC. Dolby Advanced Audio v2 enables your laptop to deliver a crisp, clear cinematic sound experience through the built-in stereo speakers. Play your music louder with less distortion and customise your PC audio settings.

Micro-HDMI for Big Screen Entertainment

You can also enjoy your multimedia on the big screen by using the built-in Micro-HDMI out port to hook your laptop up to a HDTV, monitor or projector -- ideal for sharing your favourite videos with friends.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0

The Lenovo G500s comes with multiple wireless connection options. The built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi adapter will allow you to enjoy reliable connections to the internet, whether at home or on a public network, while Bluetooth 4.0 is available to make it easier to connect and share files with other devices.

3rd Generation Intel Core Processor and Windows 8

The Lenovo G500s features a powerful 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processor -- the ideal choice when high performance is required.

Designed to work with Microsoft Windows 8, the Lenovo G500s is optimised for both work and play. All your favourite apps, sites and people can be accessed straight from the Start screen and you can use all your entertainment with a tap or click.


Lenovo Cloud -- Imagine your files, everywhere. Lenovo's online storage and cloud utilities allow you the freedom to choose your device and location. With 5 GB of free storage, you'll be able to secure and access your files wherever you are, on whatever machine you find yourself on.


Exclusive Lenovo Content -- Discover all the amazing things you can do with exclusive tools from Lenovo. Learn how to get the most from your PC with Lenovo Companion or monitor your system performance with Lenovo Support. Lenovo keeps you up to date and delivers exclusive music, game and video content.

With Lenovo Energy Management 7.0, choose between three main automatic settings - energy saver, normal, and turbo, or access further advanced settings options through the system settings menu. Protect and prolong the battery health using battery protection mode, and battery gauge.

*The phrase 'standard laptop' refers to products such as Lenovo G470/570/480/580, IdeaPad Y470/570/480/580 which have maximum thickness, ranging from 32-36mm.

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Customer Reviews

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83 of 89 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Right Now It's a Decent Buy 12 Dec 2013
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*Please read Edits 2 & 3*

It's a budget entry level Lenovo machine. It's not a mid / top range Thinkpad. Put any thought of that out of your head. Put any thought of a "Lifestyle" product out too. It's not a gaming machine either, or a graphics workstation. It is what it is and aimed at entry to mid level computing.

You get a 3rd generation Ivy Bridge chip (Core i3 3110M) which is a 10 - 12% clock to clock cpu performance improvement over the previous Sandy Bridge equivalent. The bigger bonus is on the integrated graphics side, it gets a 40 - 50% performance improvement (HD4000) from the older Sandy Bridge HD3000.

As of now, writing this, most comparable priced laptops at this price point (< 300 - 330) are shipping (getting rid of) older Sandy Bridge chips with HD3000 graphics. So this Core i3-3110M Ivy Bridge with HD4000 laptop gets the nod over any of those for me. Same for the AMD E series chips that laptops at this price point seem to be using, although if you want energy efficient, low power options things will be different.

Laptop build is reasonable, weight not an issue if you weigh over 50 pounds and have opposable thumbs. Looks are subjective, but utilitarian seems to fit the bill. I don't mind the way it looks personally, it looks understated with a black / carbon faux brushed metal look. Keyboard could be better but it works and like most Lenovo laptop products, most stuff is replaceable if you know what you're doing. Viewing angle is sensitive which is a minus but once you know your working position it's a decent quality screen and the HD4000 graphics do better than anticipated.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for the price 30 Dec 2013
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Loved if from the moment i saw it, i am quite tech savvy and well when i seen this laptop for the price i jumped at the chance to have a new laptop. and for 299.99 it has it,s positives and negatives like other reviewers the screen is most definitely not an ips panel nor is it even an amazing tn panel but the screen is usable and well for 300 what do you want. The keyboard i actually like the spacing seems good for me as i am used to style keys and am very fast typing on them and i hardly make any mistakes until it comes to capital letters due to the shortened right shift key but other than that the only other complaint would be the amount of bloatware it comes with which i instantly Uninstalled. As For the good things Audio was the first really amazing thing i liked it is very loud even without speakers and quality is amazing. next performance is great at this price with the 3rd gen intel core i3 processor with hyper threading which competes with amd true quad cores. look are amazing and slimness is quite something else i didnt imagine it to be quite so thin. As for battery life listening to youtube videos and browsing the net currently 74% and stating 5 hours left in the tank which is amazing compared to my last laptop which was more like 2 hours with a new battery. currently using the laptop for designing with corelDRAW which it runs flawlessly.

Honestly the best laptop in my opinion for the price while it lasts if you are looking for looks, performance and something slimline that's good battery life for on the go.

Also for anyone buying one you should disable bluetooth to save battery and also my battery performance will be better than stock due to the removal of most of the constantly running lenovo apps that are not needed.

also there is a free upgrade to windows 8.1 in the store which i would suggest getting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars quick 10 Jan 2014
By viv
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i bought this for my son as a replacement for a desktop meant for internet general use , it has the same i3 chip but a later generation as my laptop , it is decidedly quicker and more efficient than mine , and for the money is an excellent pc the only let down is it is loaded with that absolute load of rubbish windows 8 ( what an insult !! ) but this can be ameliorated by downloading classic shell ( free and 10 times better than 8 ) also it is applicable for the free upgrade to windows 8.1 ( although i failed to see any difference ), there are no instructions for this but really good tutorials can be found on youtube. an excellent pc let down by the software ( but all new pc's have win 8 !!! )
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good whilst it lasted 31 Dec 2013
By Luke
I bought it in july, and it was a great laptop. Fast, and easy to use. However, out of the blue, I went to charge it and it wouldn't charge. This was only just over two months after I bought it. I Lost all my files and documents, if it wasn't for my relative with the same laptop, I would of been well and truly done for. We discovered it wasn't the charger as it worked in an identical Lenovo laptop, this was very inconvenient for me and amazon could only offer me a refund and not a replacement.
I wouldn't recommend this product as it is not reliable and caused me a lot of stress.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect entry level laptop 14 Dec 2013
Bought this for my mum as her first laptop. 3rd gen i3 processor with 4gb ram is more than enough for the web surfing and basic word processing that she wants to do. Only niggle is that the keyboard lacks a quality feel which let's down an otherwise fine product
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 14 days ago by beverley halfpenny
5.0 out of 5 stars Lenovo G500 Laptop
I bought this for a friend of mine overseas. He was certainly impressed by the specifications and its performance for the price.
Published 1 month ago by Joe Borg-Costanzi
4.0 out of 5 stars Lenovo laptop is great
I bought this as a family laptop. Once we got used to the new Windows set up and the annoying charms icons we disabled, it's a treat. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mrs V Anderson
1.0 out of 5 stars Great laptop if you don't need wifi
I really love this laptop, however I have had to return it as it has major issues connecting and staying connected to wifi. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Philippa Ramsay-Baggs
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible - no warranty for crap computer
Awful - not worked properly in the four months I have had it. No network connection, no email. Its just getting worse. Don't buy as you wont get a replacement or any warranty
Published 3 months ago by sarah
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
as expected
Published 3 months ago by Niels Holleriis-Lassen
5.0 out of 5 stars Value for money
A laptop bought for a student i Tanzania and excellent value for money. I would recumbent to others in Tanzania
Published 4 months ago by Robert Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars good buy.
i love it
i have it for 3 weeks now and works perfectly
no problems with anything
wireless works well on it too
prompt delivery
i'm just very satisfied... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Princess Lexi
5.0 out of 5 stars great machine...pity about preloaded windows 8
I love the machine. But I HATE the fact it comes preloaded with Windows 8, which is a stinker of an OS...the worst in the hostory of the universe.
Published 4 months ago by Mr. Nicholas Russmann
5.0 out of 5 stars great value
Its really good and wonderful value very pleased would recommend, not a lot more I can add worth every penny.
Published 4 months ago by wendy
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