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Lenovo 3000 N500

Specifications

Lenovo 3000 N500Notebook: Lenovo 3000 N500 (3000 N Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 71.25% - average
Average of 12 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 62%, features: 60%, display: 63% mobility: 45%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Lenovo 3000 N500

60% Lenovo 3000 N500 review
Source: Techradar English
A good laptop from Lenovo, but lacks adequate performance and features compared to rivals. While the 3000 N500 offers quality and affordability, it's lacking in performance and features compared to other machines around this price. Ultimately, this makes it hard to recommend and, at this price, we'd suggest looking elsewhere.
60
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Lenovo 3000 N500 review
Source: Techradar English
A great all-rounder, boasting superb quality, usability and performance. While Lenovo's ThinkPad range is aimed at business users, its cheaper N-series is a better choice for small businesses and users on a budget. The 3000 N500 is a great example of this design philosophy. Overall, the Lenovo 3000 N500 is a fantastic all-rounder. Quality matches that of laptops costing twice as much and, despite the use of a budget Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor, performance also proved outstanding.
80, Leistung 90, Verarbeitung 90, Ergonomie 90
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%

Foreign Reviews

70% Lenovo 3000 N500
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
61% Für eine Handvoll Euros
Source: PC Magazin - 9/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 61% price: 70%
73% Gute Notebooks bis 500 Euro
Source: c't - 8/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 77% display: 75% mobility: 28% ergonomy: 79%
83% Test: Notebooks mit 15-Zoll-Display
Source: Com! - 8/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 70% performance: 16% features: 23% mobility: 25% ergonomy: 19%
84% Vergleichstest
Source: Computerbild - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 90% performance: 84% features: 84% display: 88% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 93%
60% Lenovo 3000 N500
Source: Chip.de German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 80%
69% Lenovo 3000 N500 (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 88% performance: 60% features: 74% display: 77% mobility: 57% ergonomy: 80%
80% LENOVO N500 NS737GE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
80% LENOVO N500 NS739GE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
55% Lenovo N500
Source: Laptopy.info.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 55% performance: 30% display: 80% mobility: 40%
Lenovo 3000 N500 teszt - Best Buy?
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2009
Rating: price: 90% emissions: 70%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T5800: Entry level dual core processor based on the Merom core without Virtualization support and a low maximum temperature.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


71.25%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-12-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)