Lenovo IdeaPad S500-59392348
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad S500-59392348
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; good sound system.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/08/2014
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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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