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This review is from: Lenovo G500 15.6-inch Laptop - Black (Intel Pentium 2020M 2.4GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 Home Premium) (Personal Computers)
Its okay for the price I paid . Took a while to get it performing as it should. FIRST uninstall all the extra rubbish except Mcafee. SECOND go to Microsoft for the free upgrade to 8.1. Then uninstall Mcafee (Theres lots of different Mcafees depending which Asian Factory uses what) & use Windows Defender (more than adequate on 8.1). The biggest software problem was the Lenovo Solution Center which was run by a Spanish Co. (Most of the preinstalled software was incompatible anyway). Only when I used Secunia PSI did I get Windows up to date. Only after CCleaner install..clean inc registry & wipe blank space did the computer start behaving. Like most modern laptops it will heat, burn,screech etc..I uninstalled Veriface. Disabled bluetooth. Put it in Airplane mode. I don't use wireless. Its a shame that its only calm when NOT signed into a Microsoft Account. But there you go thats modern laptops..cloud computing & 2014 networks for you.
All this took a couple of Restore to Factory Settings.. But if you are prepared to go through all this & want a nice cheap computer then by all means Go For It. I really hope this helps people . Currently £1400 of Mac is thrown in the cupboard in favour of the Lenovo..but we will see...((ps if you want perfection it could really do with some extra memory))