Top positive review
Value for money
on 26 April 2014
I bought this for my 9 year old daughter, to use for homework and skype her friends and play minecraft on. So I wanted a bargain laptop that performs quite well.
Yes the lid is plastic and flimsy but the G500 is also reasonably light. Which means we will be taking this with us on holiday this year instead of having to drag my Alienware M17 as we did last year. It weights nearly three time as much as the G500.
The keyboard layout is good and Windows 8 is ok when you get used to it. The screen has good vibrant color for high res pics, 3D and HD movies. Ok you cannot see squat, if not reasonably square on to the screen but is was £300.
The Lenovo (with the I3 processor) has bags more performance than the Dell my Farther in law got himself three months ago and the G500 was much less expensive. Running identical programs the the difference in speed is surprising.
I am sure I could pick fault with the G500, however for the price it is a very good all rounder and we are very pleased with the purchase, unlike my farther in law who is now very disappointing with the laptop he brought.