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Lenovo IdeaPad Essential G510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Essential G510. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and keyboard. The usability and price also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the connectivity and touchpad. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

performance, price, usability, keyboard, design

screen, portability, size, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo IdeaPad Essential G510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Lenovo G510 Notebook Review


Fat office worker. Solid computing power, user-friendly maintenance options, and a good keyboard is what Lenovo's G510 offers for 500 Euros (~$681), and only 440 Euros (~$599) is due without a Windows operating system. Our report reveals whether Lenovo...

Good application performance, Large maintenance cover, Quiet operation, Low temperatures, Decent keyboard, 24 month warranty, The good application performance, the low operating noise and the user-friendly maintenance options

Fast Ethernet only, Not very bright screen with bluish cast, A brighter matte screen

May, 2014

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Lenovo Essential G510 59-398530


Lenovo Essential G510 59-398530 laptop runs on Windows 8 OS and has Intel Core i3 (4th generation) 2.4 GHz processor. It has Intel HD Graphics 4600 processor. This Lenovo laptop has a 15.6 inches HD LED Display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. The...

Dec, 2013

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Lenovo Essential G510 59-398343


Lenovo Essential G510 59-398343 laptop runs DOS OS and has Intel Core i5 (4th generation) 2.5 GHz With Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz processor. It has Intel HD Graphics 4600 processor. Lenovo Essential G510 59-398343 laptop has 500 GB HDD, 4 GB RAM and an...

Dec, 2013

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Lenovo Essential G510 59- 398452


Lenovo Essential G510 59- 398452 laptop runs on Windows 8 (64 bit) OS and has Intel Core i5 (4th generation) 2.5 GHz With Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz processor. The laptop has ATI Sunpro 8570 2 GB DDR3 graphics processor. The Lenovo Essential G510 59-...

Oct, 2013

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Lenovo G510


CPU and memory for the price (i7-4700MQ & 8GB for under £470). Much easier than expected to add Debian in a dual boot configuration with Win 8 (although needed a little faffing to get WiFi, power management and sound card working) Performance fine for...

Feels and looks a bit "plasticy" / flimsy but it's a budget laptop. Heavy but not unacceptably so for a 15" laptop with decent battery life. Lots of crapps pre-installed on Windows including the usual annoying McAfee trial

Sep, 2014

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Lenovo G510


Pros: You'll not find a laptop of this high specification this cheap, Great Value for money, processor is fantastic. It will age very well, and i'm contemplating putting an SSD and another 8gb RAM module in there.

Cons: Feels a bit plastic, but i'm okay with that. The Pros outweigh the Cons.

Sep, 2014

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Lenovo G510


Keyboard is good for typing Fast and lots of memory CPU usage rarely goes past 15% Battery life is moderate 4-5 hours Quiet

Screen not very good with daylight Enter key and Backspace could be bigger - its kind of small to my liking Camera not good No Num lock light indicator Caps lock indicator is not on the keyboard-its below touchpad-hard to see at times Sound isnt great...

Sep, 2014

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Lenovo G510


The speed and performance are very good

The battery could be better

Sep, 2014

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Lenovo G510


Exellent for my heating business.

Keyboard and price

Aug, 2014

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Lenovo G510


I use ubuntu and this laptop runs it perfectly

Battery life could be a touch better

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio / HD
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5


Battery Capacity:2800 / 4400
Battery capacity (Watt hours):41 / 48
Battery life (max):3 / 4 / 4.5 / 5 / 6 / 8
Battery recharge time:2.6
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:10.8
Number of battery cells:4 / 6


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:39.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:No / Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8570M / AMD Radeon HD 8750M / AMD Radeon R5 M230 / AMD Radeon R7 M265 / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.7
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 400 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0x416 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:89
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 2438
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio / HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Mouse included:N
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: No
GPS (satellite): No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:135 / 65


Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
L3 Cache:3 / 6
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel HM86 / Intel QM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Pentium Mobile
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:3550M / i3-3110M / I3-4000M / I3-4100M / I5-4200M / I5-4200U / I5-4210M / I7-4700MQ / I7-4702MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-4100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 3000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168 / PGA946
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 35 / 37 / 47
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):No / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:3550M / 65700 / 75104 / 75117 / 75119 / 75459 / 76346 / 76348 / 77404 / 81012 / I3-4000M / I5-4200M / I7-4700MQ / I7-4702MQ
Processor code:SR0N2 / SR15H / SR15J / SR170 / SR1HA / SR1HB / SR1HC / SR1L4
Processor package size:37.5 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Supervisor, User


Bundled software:- Lenovo Cloud SugarSync\n- Lenovo Companion\n- Lenovo Support\n- McAfee\n- Amazon Kindle\n- PowerDVD\n- YouCam\n- Evernote\n- Lenovo Cloud Storage\n- Power2Go\n- Microsoft Office 2013\n- eBay\n- IE10\n- Skype
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:DOS License / FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Language:POL
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / Microsoft Office 2013


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC / MMC, RS-MMC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500
HDD interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500
Hybrid-HDD cache memory:8
Hybrid-HDD cache type:SSD
Hybrid-HDD capacity:1000 / 500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:120
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 5000 / 620

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25 / 25.5 / 250 / 34.5 / 345
Height :2.6 / 3.38 / 3.4 / 3.43 / 34 / 34.3
Weight:2.6 / 2.67
Width:37.6 / 37.7 / 376 / 377 / 38.1