Budget laptop for daily use
Display and Design
The Lenovo essential G400 (59-383679) comes with a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display which offers decent visuals with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It looks professional in its completely black outfit which has an impressive thickness of 26.9 mm and a weight of 2.5 kg.
Processor and OS
At the heart of the laptop there is a 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processor racing at 2.5GHz. The CPU works in combination with a paltry 2GB DDR3 RAM which has to be accepted in this price range. For better performance, you can expand it up to 8GB via the single user accessible memory slot. It manages graphics with the inbuilt Intel HD GPU. It comes preloaded with 64 bit MS DOS.
Camera and Storage
The Lenovo essential G400 (59-383679) has been spotted with a simple webcam embedded above the display to support video calls. To deal with the storage needs of the user, it houses a 500GB SATA hard disk. It also has a DVD Writer enabling you to store vital files on CDs and DVDs and retrieve them whenever necessary.
Battery and Connectivity
Packed with a 6 cell Li-ion battery, the Lenovo essential G400 (59-383679) is capable of delivering uninterrupted service for a maximum period of 4 hours which is pretty impressive. The connectivity and networking features loaded in the device come in the form of VGA port, digital media reader, HDMI out, WLAN, Bluetooth, Ethernet port and USB ports.
The Lenovo essential G400 (59-383679) is apt for those who can't afford to spend much for buying a laptop but need one for simple computing tasks. It has an impressive Intel Core i3 3rd gen processor but slows down tasks with a poor RAM. It is also devoid of any preloaded OS and sports a VGA camera. However, it offers a DVD Drive and a sound battery backup which is appreciable.