Lenovo IdeaPad S500 (59371478)
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Wuggee Notes
Sufficient processing power for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), basic photo and video editing
Memory sufficient for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), basic photo and video editing
Memory may not be sufficient for simultaneous editing of large number of photos and videos, virtualization software(parallels), engineering and simulation software, etc
Uses conventional harddrive. Higher power consumption, lower shock resistance and longer startup time compared to solid state drive(SSD).
6 hrs battery life is better than average
Medium GPU allows playing most demanding games, but only at low detail settings and resolution, and less demanding games (WoW, Sims3, etc) at high settings and resolution
GPU is not suitable for latest, demanding games (Assassin's creed, Black Ops 2, etc) at high or medium detail settings and resolution
15.6" screen provides good tradeoff between desktop replacement and portability
Weight of 5.1 lbs is typical for this screen size
Economy display with resolution of 1366 x 768; screen space sufficient for most purposes but less than ideal for graphics design, gaming, programming etc
No built-in CD/DVD drive; Reduces weight but watching movies or installing software from CD/DVD will require separate purchase of optical drive
Integrated webcam for video chatting
Processing power may not be sufficient for computation intensive tasks such as simultaneous editing of large number of photos and videos, virtualization software(parallels), file and harddrive encryption, etc
Basic Specs1.9 GHz Intel Core i3-3227U
4 GB DDR3 1600 RAM
5.1 lbs; 15.6" display; 1366 x 768 resolution
500 GB hard drive
Intel HD Graphics 4000
 4.00 stars (10 user reviews)
Battery66 hrs
2200  mAH
Display
15.6"
1366 x 768
CameraYes
Other Specs
5.1 lbs overall weight
15.0" x 10.5" x 0.9"
No CD or DVD drive
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
1 x HDMI
1 x Stereo headphones output - mic input combo jack
Ports
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
1 x HDMI
1 x Stereo headphones output - mic input combo jack
Resources
 4 stars (10 user reviews)
Cons: The touchpad may be a half inch too far to the left of the keyboard. I notice my left hand will often rest against it while I'm trying to use my right hand to scroll. Just sort of annoying but I...
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A core i3 processor is a solid, affordable choice for the heavy majority of people. If you use your computer for basic tasks such as word processing, email, surfing the web, etc., a Core i3 processor is more than enough to handle all of that with ease.
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The i3 offers moderate all-around performance and is often found in budget-oriented systems. Core i3 is suitable for Productivity, Multi-tasking, Basic Graphics, Multimedia.
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