Lenovo G510 (59416358) Notebook Review Update

Sascha Mölck (translated by Bernie Pechlaner), 07/08/2014

At home on the desk. The G510 isn't one of the slimmer notebooks on the market. Its advantages are the solid performance, ease of maintenance, and the decent input devices. Equipped with a dedicated GPU from AMD, is the Home Office notebook suitable for gaming as well?

For the original German review, see here.

Inexpensive Home Office notebooks with 15.6-inch screens are a dime a dozen. Every manufacturer offers at least one series with a model that fits the bill. Lenovo is particularly prolific and actually sells models in several different series that meet the above criteria. We've already reviewed one of the notebooks in the G510 series. Our review notebook this time around comes with a dedicated Radeon instead of only an integrated GPU. What the dedicated graphics card brings to the table is the subject of our review.

To get an idea how the G510 stacks up, we will compare it to its competitors Acer Aspire E1-572G (Core i5-4200U, Radeon R7 M265) and HP Compaq 15-a024sg (Core i3-3110M, GeForce 820M).

Since both G510 models are more or less identical as far as their construction is concerned, we are not going to spend any time on the chassis, the connectivity features, input devices, or speakers. Please take a look at our review of the G510-59405554 for more information.

Display

The G510 comes with a glossy 15.6-inch display and supports a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The average brightness of 249.1 cd/m² is actually quite decent and neither the Aspire (231.4 cd/m²; Full-HD) nor the Compaq (200.3 cd/m², HD) can do any better.

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Maximum: 272 cd/m²
Average: 249.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 221 cd/m²
Black: 1.02 cd/m²
Contrast: 264:1
Lenovo G510 vs. sRGB
Lenovo G510 vs. sRGB
Lenovo G510 vs. AdobeRGB
Lenovo G510 vs. AdobeRGB

Neither the contrast ratio (264:1) nor the black value (1.02 cd/m²) are adequate for a modern notebook in our opinion. The Aspire (367:1, 0.67 cd/m²) is unfortunately not much better. The Compaq (586:1, 0.36 cd/m²) on the other hand offers what could be considered "good" performance. The display is unable to cover the the professional colors spaces AdobeRGB and sRGB at 51 % and 69 %, respectively.

As shipped, we recorded an average DeltaE-deviation of around 6.7 (target: DeltaE less than 3) for the  panel , which is certainly acceptable. Most notebooks in this price bracket have deviations of around 10 to 12 units. The display does exhibit a bluish cast, however.

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The G510 can be used outdoors without major problems. The glossy display does make things more difficult, however, and very bright environments are best avoided.

Lenovo uses a conventional TN display panel. Consequently, users have to deal with reduced viewing angles.

The Lenovo G510 outdoors
The Lenovo G510 outdoors
Viewing angles Lenovo G510
Viewing angles Lenovo G510

Performance

Lenovo's G510 series consists of a range of entry-level 15.6-inch Home Office notebooks. The processors are powerful enough to handle most commonly encountered tasks with ease. There are quite a few different models in the series; our review notebook retails for about 530 Euro ($~720). The least expensive version G510 59416359 (Core i5-4200M, no Windows OS) sells for 430 Euro (~$585).

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System information Lenovo G510

Processor

The G510 comes with a Haswell Core i5-4200M CPU. The processor has a clock speed of 2.5 GHz but can overclock to 3 GHz (both cores) and 3.1 GHz (single core) using the Turbo. Intel quotes a TDP of 37 watts. The processor develops full power with the notebook plugged in, in which case the Cinebench benchmark tests scores are exactly where we would expect them to be. With the notebook on battery power, Turbo Boost is not active and the processor remains at the core speed of 2.5 GHz.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4528
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
7499 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
12359 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5752 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
7198
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9075
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.2 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.26 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
22.59 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
120 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
300 Points
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Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo G510-59416358
Radeon R5 M230, 4200M, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.2 Points ∼44%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545-20B2000PGE
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics, A10-5750M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
0.84 Points ∼31% -30%
HP Compaq 15-a024sg
GeForce 820M, 3110M, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
0.97 Points ∼35% -19%
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G50Mnkk
Radeon R7 M265, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
0.98 Points ∼36% -18%
Lenovo G510 59-406675
Radeon HD 8570M, 4000M, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1.08 Points ∼39% -10%
Asus X550LD-XX023H
GeForce 820M, 4200U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1.11 Points ∼40% -7%
Asus X550LB-NH52
GeForce GT 740M, 4200U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
1.15 Points ∼42% -4%
Lenovo G510-59416358
HD Graphics 4600, 4200M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1.25 Points ∼45% +4%
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo G510-59416358
Radeon R5 M230, 4200M, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3.26 Points ∼19%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545-20B2000PGE
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics, A10-5750M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2.19 Points ∼12% -33%
HP Compaq 15-a024sg
GeForce 820M, 3110M, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
2.38 Points ∼14% -27%
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G50Mnkk
Radeon R7 M265, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
2.47 Points ∼14% -24%
Asus X550LD-XX023H
GeForce 820M, 4200U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2.48 Points ∼14% -24%
Asus X550LB-NH52
GeForce GT 740M, 4200U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
2.5 Points ∼14% -23%
Lenovo G510 59-406675
Radeon HD 8570M, 4000M, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2.62 Points ∼15% -20%
Lenovo G510-59416358
HD Graphics 4600, 4200M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
3.25 Points ∼18% 0%

System Performance

We can't find any faults with the overall system performance. The notebook works smoothly and without any issues - at least as long as the drivers don't crash (more on that later). Our subjective impression of the performance are confirmed by the good results of the PC Mark 7 benchmark test.

PC Mark
PCMark 72871 points
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PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Lenovo G510-59416358
Radeon R5 M230, 4200M, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2871 Points ∼43%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545-20B2000PGE
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics, A10-5750M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2025 Points ∼31% -29%
HP Compaq 15-a024sg
GeForce 820M, 3110M, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
2464 Points ∼37% -14%
Asus X550LD-XX023H
GeForce 820M, 4200U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2533 Points ∼38% -12%
Lenovo G510-59416358
HD Graphics 4600, 4200M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2738 Points ∼41% -5%
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G50Mnkk
Radeon R7 M265, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
2742 Points ∼41% -4%
Asus X550LB-NH52
GeForce GT 740M, 4200U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
2971 Points ∼45% +3%

Storage Devices

The G510 is equipped with a hybrid hard drive from Seagate with a capacity of 500 GB and a rotational speed of 5400 RPM. The drive has access to 8 GB of integrated SSD cache. The cache ensues that frequently used applications start up faster. The transfer rates are in line with what we commonly see from 5400 RPM hard drives.

Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Transfer Rate Minimum: 11 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 106.4 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 86.8 MB/s
Access Time: 17.2 ms
Burst Rate: 152.6 MB/s
CPU Usage: 4.1 %

GPU Performance

The G510 comes with both an Intel HD Graphics 4600 and an AMD Radeon R5 M230 in a switchable-graphics configuration AMD calls Enduro (equivalent to Nvidia's Optimus technology). The Intel GPU is used for most tasks and when the notebook is running on battery power, while the Radeon GPU is utilized for high-power applications like gaming. AMD's Enduro technology doesn't work quite as smoothly as Nvidia's Optimus counterpart, so the user has to manually intervene at times to make sure that a specific application or a game actually uses the Radeon GPU. The Radeon R5 M230 is an entry-level GPU with DirectX 11.1 support and a clock speed of 855 MHz.

The results of 3D Mark benchmark tests are comparable to previous-generation AMD GPUs like the Radeon HD 8570M up to the HD 8670M. An equivalent graphics card in Nvidia's lineup is the GeForce 820M.

3D Mark
3DMark 06
 1280x1024
5145 points
3DMark 111414 points
3DMark Ice Storm46344 points
3DMark Cloud Gate4155 points
3DMark Fire Strike779 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Lenovo G510-59416358
Radeon R5 M230, 4200M, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1414 Points ∼11%
Lenovo G510-59416358
HD Graphics 4600, 4200M, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
854 Points ∼6% -40%
Asus X550LD-XX023H
GeForce 820M, 4200U, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1302 Points ∼10% -8%
Lenovo G510 59-406675
Radeon HD 8570M, 4000M, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1305 Points ∼10% -8%
HP Compaq 15-a024sg
GeForce 820M, 3110M, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
1351 Points ∼10% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545-20B2000PGE
Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics, A10-5750M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1802 Points ∼14% +27%
Asus X550LB-NH52
GeForce GT 740M, 4200U, Seagate Momentus ST750LM022 HN-M750MB
1819 Points ∼14% +29%
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G50Mnkk
Radeon R7 M265, 4200U, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
2012 Points ∼15% +42%

Graphics Driver Crashes

Our attempt to run the different benchmark test was a frustrating experience since the AMD graphics driver crashed frequently. In some cases, Windows crashed completely as well (blue screen).

At first, we expected an issue with the install of the driver. We tried the most current, official driver (Catalyst 14.4) as well as the current beta version (Catalyst 14.6) to no avail. We then swapped out the hard drive and installed Windows 8.1 on our own, but the situation didn't improve. Last but not least, we tried an install of Windows 7: now the frequency of the crashes was reduced, but we still encountered them every so often.

There is no visible pattern with the crashes, either. If a crash occurs, chances are good that the next attempt works. The game Rome 2: Total War, on the other hand, refused to start under Windows 8.1 but ran fine under Windows 7. Wolfstein: The New Order didn't run on either OS. Although we tried numerous times, we couldn't get the PC Mark 8 benchmark test to complete.

It's hard to imagine that the above issues slipped through the crack during the manufacturer's testing phase, so maybe our problems are caused by a hardware defect.

We encountered this error frequently.
We encountered this error frequently.
Windows 8.1 after a restart.
Windows 8.1 after a restart.

Gaming Performance

The G510 handles most games fluently with the settings on low to medium and at a low resolution. The frame rates are in the same range of as the ones produced by the HD Graphics 4600 GPU in dual-channel mode, however, so we have to question why Lenovo didn't opt for a more powerful Radeon GPU.

3D Mark 2011 benchmark is a good reference test to determine graphics power, since the CPU only marginally influences the result. According to this benchmark, the Radeon and Nividia's GeForce 820M GPU perform at the same level. Gaming benchmarks are a different animal and the GeForce GPU comes out on top.

Users looking for a notebook suitable for gaming are better off with a different system. One option is the HP Compaq 15-a024sg (Core i3-3110M, GeForce 820M), which starts at 399 Euro (~$540) without a Windows OS. The Acer Aspire E1-572G (Core i5-4200U, Radeon HD 8750M) is significantly more powerful than both the G510 and the Compaq. This particular notebook also sells for 399 Euro (~$540) without and about 470 Euro (~$640) with Windows 8.

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World of Warcraft (2005) 10078.8fps
Deus Ex Human Revolution (2011) 49.432.5fps
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) 3825.217.1fps
Anno 2070 (2011) 70.733209.5fps
Alan Wake (2012) 20.913.4fps
Diablo III (2012) 66.841.932.621.3fps
Borderlands 2 (2012) 38.126.21911.9fps
Dishonored (2012) 40.631.327.8fps
Dead Space 3 (2013) 61.930.624.9fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 52.626.716.88.8fps
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013) 91.633.620.1fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 44.424.820.26.6fps
Metro: Last Light (2013) 25.218.5115.3fps
GRID 2 (2013) 68.649.732.6fps
Company of Heroes 2 (2013) 2417.49.44.3fps
Saints Row IV (2013) 31.326.811.4fps
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (2013) 2718.415.1fps
Total War: Rome II (2013) 42.932.227.1fps
Batman: Arkham Origins (2013) 44248fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 38.626.117.4fps
Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013) 32.826.611fps
X-Plane 10.25 (2013) 56.229.211.410.9fps
Thief (2014) 18.211.69.24.4fps
The Elder Scrolls Online (2014) 61.632.517.4fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 116.945.8fps
Lenovo G510-59416358
Intel Core i5-4200M, AMD Radeon R5 M230, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G50Mnkk
Intel Core i5-4200U, AMD Radeon R7 M265, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT0 12-9WS142
HP Compaq 15-a024sg
Intel Core i3-3110M, NVIDIA GeForce 820M, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541010A9E680
Asus X550LD-XX023H
Intel Core i5-4200U, NVIDIA GeForce 820M, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G75Mnkk
Intel Core i5-4200U, AMD Radeon HD 8750M, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
Tomb Raider
66%
42%
27%
76%
1024x768 Low Preset52.674
41%
78.8
50%
70.4
34%
92.6
76%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x26.745.6
71%
39
46%
34.7
30%
45.5
70%
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x16.831.4
87%
22
31%
19.7
17%
30.8
83%
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
55%
17%
55%
1280x720 Low Preset3855.14
45%
43.5
14%
55
45%
1366x768 Medium Preset AA:4x25.238.51
53%
29.5
17%
38.8
54%
1366x768 High Preset AA:8x AF:8x17.128.67
68%
20.4
19%
28.4
66%
BioShock Infinite
63%
16%
1280x720 Very Low Preset44.471.8
62%
51.2
15%
1366x768 Medium Preset24.839.92
61%
28.6
15%
1366x768 High Preset20.233.31
65%
24.1
19%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
61% / 61%
42% / 42%
20% / 20%
66% / 66%

Emissions

System Noise

The fan is running most of the time even in idle mode, but remains more or less inaudible. When the notebook is tasked more heavily, the fan noise increases: under medium load levels (3D Mark 06) and full load (stress test, Prime95 and Furmark), we measured 40.4 and 44.1 dB, respectively. Aside from a whooshing sound, the cooling system is quiet and there are no high or annoying frequencies.

Noise Level

Idle 29.1 / 31 / 31 dB(A)
HDD 31 dB(A)
DVD 37.2 / dB(A)
Load 40.4 / 44.1 dB(A)
 
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Temperature

The Lenovo G510 during the stress test.
The Lenovo G510 during the stress test.

A positive side effect of the pretty active fan system are the low temperatures emitted during the stress test. Only one area (near the fan) exceeded 40 degrees C.

During the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark in parallel for at least one hour), the CPU remained at 2.5 GHz no matter if the G510 was plugged in or not. The GPU fluctuated between 785 an 855 MHz on external power, but dropped to 400 MHz with the notebook running on battery. The CPU stabilized at 77 degrees C during the stress test with the notebook plugged in.

Max. Load
 42.8 °C34.8 °C26.9 °C 
 35.9 °C36 °C26.9 °C 
 29.5 °C32.9 °C28.3 °C 
Maximum: 42.8 °C
Average: 32.7 °C
26.8 °C36.4 °C33.4 °C
26.3 °C36.4 °C34.6 °C
26.2 °C29.6 °C28.9 °C
Maximum: 36.4 °C
Average: 31 °C
Power Supply (max.)  44.3 °C | Room Temperature 22.8 °C | FLuke 62 Max

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the G510 is in line with what we normally see from 15.6-inch notebooks with standard mobile processors. The G510 draws a little more power than its sibling, but given that the system is equipped with a dedicated GPU, this doesn't come as a surprise.

Power Consumption

Off / Standby 0.0 / 0.1 Watt
Idle 6.4 / 10.4 / 11.1 Watt
Load 43.6 / 53.7 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Extech Power Analyzer 380803

Battery Life

In idle mode, the G510's battery lasts for 10 hours and 5 minutes. The Aspire (7 hours 52 minutes) doesn't run for nearly as long. To determine the maximum battery life, we use the Battery Eater Reader's Test with the screen brightness turned all the way down, the power saver profile active, and the wireless modules turned off. Under load conditions, the G510 shut down after 1 hour and 8 minutes. The Aspire (1 hour 20 minutes) lasted a few minutes longer before we had to plug it back in. For the minimum battery life, we use the Battery Eater Classic Test with the screen set to maximum brightness, the high performance profile active, and all wireless modules on.

During the WLAN test, the G510 lasted 4 hours and 43 minutes before we had to plug it back in, which is quite a bit longer than the HP Compaq at 3 hours and 5 minutes. For this test, an automated script visits various websites every 40 seconds. We activate the power saver profile and set the display to a brightness of about 150 nits. Watching DVD movies was possible for 3 hours 41 minutes; the Aspire managed 2 hours and 58 minutes. Here, we use the power saver profile unless the movie playback isn't stutter-free, in which case we switch to a different (less frugal) profile. The screen brightness is set to its maximum and the wireless modules are turned off.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
10h 05min
WiFi Surfing
4h 43min
DVD
3h 41min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 08min

Verdict

The Lenovo G510 is a solid notebook. The system is designed for desk use, offers good performance and comes with decent input devices. Unfortunately Lenovo incorporated a glossy display - a matte display would've been a much better choice in our opinion. The panel offers decent enough brightness though, although the contrast is too low. Another positive attribute is the large maintenance cover, which makes it easy to gain access to the hardware components. The battery life is also very good.

The fact that the AMD driver crashes frequently remains a significant drawback. We can only hope that these crashes are an isolated occurrence which only affect our particular review model.

The entry-level version of the Acer Aspire E1-572G, which offers much better gaming performance, sells for 399 Euro (~$540) at the time of writing. The  HP Compaq 15-a024sg also sells for the same price.

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In Review: Lenovo G510 (59416358). Test model courtesy of Cyberport
In Review: Lenovo G510 (59416358). Test model courtesy of Cyberport

Specifications

Lenovo G510-59416358

:: Processor
:: Mainboard
Intel HM86 (Lynx Point)
:: Memory
4096 MB, DDR3, single channel, two slots (one open)
:: Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R5 M230 - 2048 MB, Core: 855 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, 13.200.0.0, Enduro
:: Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, Samsung LATLTN156AT32L01, TN LED, glossy: yes
:: Harddisk
Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive, 500 GB 5400 rpm , 390 GB free
:: Soundcard
Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
:: Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audiokombo, Card Reader: SD,
:: Networking
Atheros AR8172/8176/8178 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (10/100MBit), Broadcom BCM43142 (b g n ), 4.0 Bluetooth
:: Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8E1
:: Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 34 x 377 x 250
:: Weight
2.5 kg Power Supply: 0.332 kg
:: Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion, 10.8 V
:: Price
599 Euro
:: Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
:: Additional features
Webcam: HD webcam, Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink PhotoDirector 3, Cyberlink PowerDirector 10, Cyberlink PowerDVD 10, Cyberlink Power2Go, McAfee LiveSafe Internet Security, Microsoft 365 (trial version), Nitro Pro 8, 24 Months Warranty

 

The input devices.
The input devices.
The DVD burner reads from and writes to all types of DVDs and CDs.
The DVD burner reads from and writes to all types of DVDs and CDs.
The hinges...
The hinges...
...are able to securely hold the display lid in any position.
...are able to securely hold the display lid in any position.
...the user has to remove two screws in the battery compartment.
...the user has to remove two screws in the battery compartment.
The G510 comes with two RAM slots.
The G510 comes with two RAM slots.
A swap of the hard drive shouldn't be a problem.
A swap of the hard drive shouldn't be a problem.
The fan could be removed for cleaning purposes.
The fan could be removed for cleaning purposes.
The CPU is theoretically swapable as well.
The CPU is theoretically swapable as well.
Nice: two WLAN antennas.
Nice: two WLAN antennas.
The BIOS battery is also easy to access.
The BIOS battery is also easy to access.
The battery weighes 294 grams...
The battery weighes 294 grams...
The power adapter weighs 332 grams....
The power adapter weighs 332 grams....
The Lenovo G510 outside.
The Lenovo G510 outside.

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Pro

+Good performance
+Large maintenance cover
+Low temperatures
+Decent keyboard
+24-month warranty
+Good battery life
 

Cons

-Only Fast Ethernet
-Display lacks contrast and has a bluish tint
-Frequent driver crashes

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What we like

The good system performance, ease of maintenance, and the good battery life.

What we'd like to see

A matte display panel with better contrast.

What surprises us

Even in the year 2014, Lenovo still equips notebooks with a Fast-Ethernet port.

The competition

Acer Aspire E1-572G, Asus X550LB-NH52, HP Compaq 15-a024sg, Asus X550LD-XX023H, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545-20B2000PGE, Lenovo B5400

Rating

Lenovo G510-59416358
07/01/2014 v4
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
72 / 98 → 73%
Keyboard
75%
Pointing Device
78%
Connectivity
64%
Weight
60 / 67 → 85%
Battery
81%
Display
69%
Games Performance
66 / 85 → 78%
Application Performance
76%
Temperature
90%
Noise
86%
Audio
50%
Camera
38 / 85 → 45%
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-4%
Average
64%
72%
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Author: Sascha Mölck, 2014-07- 8 (Update: 2014-07- 8)