Go for the Lenovo essential G400 (59-409085) if you need a laptop that scores well in terms of multimedia but comes at a decent price. The combined action of Intel Core i3 processor and 4GB RAM makes it a handy business partner as well. It boasts of rich graphics accompanied by powerful Dolby speakers. It also has an impressive battery, nice webcam and an optical drive.
Display and Design
The Lenovo essential G400 (59-409085) carries a HD LED backlit Anti Glare display which is designed to protect the userÂs eyes from getting strained under reflective rays and allow him to work for long. The black colored outfit looks quite dull but doesnÂt ask for much maintenance by preventing scratches and fingerprints. It has a thickness of 33.4mm and a weight of 2.2kg.
Processor and OS
Under the hood, it is loaded with a 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processor racing at 2.5GHz and built on HM76 Express chipset. It is assisted by a typical 4GB DDR3 RAM which can be upgraded up to 8GB via 2 user accessible DIMM slots. The 2GB AMD Radeon HD 8570M graphics card makes sure that the user can run high quality movies and games without any stutters. It is devoid of any preloaded OS which is acceptable considering its price.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Lenovo essential G400 (59-409085) flaunts a 1MP webcam coupled with analog microphone for crystal clear online video calls. It has a 500GB SATA HDD for storage purposes. It even features a DVD RW Drive with dual layer support so that you can stream your favourite movies and software without any trouble. The stereo speakers powered by Dolby Advanced Audio v2.0 provide theatre like ambience.
Battery and Connectivity
The Lenovo essential G400 (59-409085) carries a 6 cell Li-ion battery which promises up to 5 hours of nonstop service. Connectivity wise, it has features like digital media reader, 2 USB 3.0 slots, 1 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out, Bluetooth v4.0, WLAN and Ethernet port.