Bought it as a basic laptop, fits the bill. Bought it as a basic laptop, fits the bill for what i needed, windows8 took a bit of getting used to but notto difficult.
Others have covered the technical aspects better than i would. It is important you know that i had a good look around at many other units bewfore i decided to purchase this as a replacement for my xp enabled desktop which was beyond upgrading to windows 8. I find this laptop a perfect replacement. I use it with a cordless mouse (purchased separately) and it does everything i want. It has a good enough battery life for my use and my more computer literate friend was very complimentry of it. You get what you pay for in this life, and there are better and more expensive units out there.
A very good laptop for its price. I bought the lenovo g500 as a replacement laptop for a 5 year old laptop. The advancement in technology was expected, but the build quality of lenovo was a surprise to me. Lenovo aren’t very famous as a brand in my country. Acer and asus seem to have taken over the ‘budget’ laptop market. When comparing these three it is clear that the lenovo is of a superior build quality and design. Keeping in mind that this is a basic laptop, and not a gaming / fancy laptop, it looks very professional. The buttons feel good and the trackpad has multi-touch and works as it should. I would definitely buy this again. Here are the specifications for the Lenovo G510 15:
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- HD Graphics Support – good for movies and games
- Dolby Advanced Audio – delivers a premium and immersive surround sound experience
- Accutype Keyboard – individual rounded keys for comfortable and accurate typing
- Energy Management – saves energy and protects the battery’s durability
We had a false start with a unit that was not as expected, but to give amazon there due they swapped it straight out and sent another one before i sent the old one back. Although i was tearing my hair out at the time, i cant fault amazon service at all. We use the laptop for all the usual home ‘stuff’, plus i need to access some quite heavy duty excel spreadsheets and use pivot tables, macros etc. Our previous dell i3 could not cope and this little lovely takes it all in it’s stride. I have used lenovo’s in my work place and have always been impressed with them. Further a friend who is an it manager has an lenovo i7 and would not touch anything else. Whilst i could not afford that level, this does everything i need, day in and out, quickly and reliably.
Plus points:+ good solid keyboard+ screen is good and performs quite well for games like portal 2 (despite only having integrated intel hd graphics card)+ performance is reasonably good (once you cut away the bloatware lenovo think you should want)+ pretty light, given its size+ speakers surprisingly good for a laptop (both for volume and quality)negative points:- poor battery life- a lot of bloatware (but relatively straightforward to remove)- trackpad oversensitive (but i expect i’ll get used to that).
Reviews from purchasers :
- Well the laptop is good for working
- Great value & item as described
- Easy to use, massive storage, wonderful keyboard.
Great hardware, riskysystem for the non- computer-savvy. I’ve been using an acer aspire for a couple of years and when i bought it i was torn between that and a lenovo. I just bought this lenovo g500 for my girlfriend and it’s been interesting comparing the two. The lenovo build quality is much better than the acer. Yes, it’s a slightly thicker and marginally heavier laptop, but it’s much more solid and less bendy, defying the plastics that it’s built from. The layout of connectivity (power, usb2, usb3, hdmi etc) is nice, and as many have commented, the keyboard has a reassuringly good, quality feel and design. For every day computing tasks, the hardware is absolutely capable, and i’d venture that the 1tb of hard disc space is possibly overkill. For those needing some extra memory available, don’t be put off by the 4gb installed – sodimm modules are really cheap on amazon, and an upgrade would be worth considering. Everything else, in terms of hardware (screen, camera, speakers, dvd drive etc), seems to be equal to everything else within the 200£ – £500 price range. My misgivings with the g500 have been entirely to do with windows 8.
I also found less than satsifactory that there were no instructions or any info to explain how to get things like word and etc. Reasonable price, but seller not helpful in changing my delivery address, i also found less than satsifactory that there were no instructions or any info to explain how to get things like word and etc. Or if there was an option to do so, the seller did answer my question after a few days of why the dvd drive didn’t work, but it is one thing that i would expect to work regardless of whether the laptop is old or new. If it has a dvd drive and it is advertised as so – it should be able to play dvds. This has been a bit of a nightmare as i a not a techhie and didn’t expect to be spending time learning how to do this for myself. I just wanted a laptop that worked and was straightforward from the word go.