Lenovo IdeaPad S500-59392348

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S500-59392348Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S500-59392348 (IdeaPad S500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.3kg

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad S500-59392348

Foreign Reviews

Представяне на Lenovo IdeaPad S500 – удобна мултимедийна машина на бюджетна цена
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; good sound system.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/08/2014

Comment

Model:

With the IdeaPad S500-59392348, Lenovo wants to stay top of their game in the gadgets industry. It comes with an Intel Core i3 3217U with a clock rate of 1.8 GHz clock without turbo boost. The processing power of this laptop is sufficient only for basic usage and several advanced applications. The laptop also features an integrated graphics card, the Intel HD Graphics 4000, which gives rather good display quality. The majority of games can be played on this card with moderate settings.

The screen is sized at 15.6", which puts it in the medium sized laptops category. With a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1366 x 768 resolution, the display capabilities of this laptop are just average. Colors, balance and contrast are all good, but nothing spectacular here. With a weight of 2.3 kg, it is lighter than most laptops, but it is still not light enough to be used as a replacement for tablets or phones. As such, the laptop would be best suited to replace a home desktop.

In conclusion, the Lenovo IdeaPad S500-59392348 is a laptop suitable for those who do not use any heavy load applications. It is ideal for internet browsing, watching videos and playing middle requirement games.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


3217U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 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. However 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.


2.3 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 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 %

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-04-16 (Update: 2014-04-16)