Worthy package within budget
Display and Design
The Lenovo Essential G405 (59-415701) arrives with a 14-inch HD LED backlit Glare display which has a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and poses extra brightness to make viewing rich but can be too reflective and strain your eyeballs.
One of the major highlight of this device is its slim and light black colored outfit. It has a thickness of 21mm and a weight of 2.2kg allowing you to tote around with it easily.
Processor and OS
Under the hood of the Lenovo Essential G405 (59-415701), you can find a 1.5GHz AMD Quad Core A4 5000 processor functioning along with a 2GB DDR3 RAM operating at 1333MHz. You can also expand the RAM's capacity up to 8GB using the 2 user accessible DIMM slots.
The discrete 256MB AMD Radeon HD 8330 graphics card provides the muscles for handling decent quality games efficiently. It lacks any preloaded OS.
Camera and Storage
The Lenovo Essential G405 (59-415701) is equipped with a VGA webcam on the bezel above the display which is good for making video calls. It takes care of the storage needs of the user with a standard 500GB SATA hard disk functioning at 5400 rpm. It even has a DVD Writer so that you can transfer data via disks.
Battery and Connectivity
Packed with a 6 cell Li-ion battery, the laptop is capable of delivering service for up to 4.5 hours on single charge. For connectivity purposes, you will have access to features like Bluetooth v4.0, 2 USB 3.0 slots, 1 USB 2.0 port, VGA port, digital media reader, HDMI out, WLAN and Ethernet port.
The Lenovo Essential G405 (59-415701) may be an extremely affordable notebook but flaunts some features which are absent in many higher priced devices. Such features include 2 USB 3.0 slots, optical drive, sound battery and a slim profile. The main reasons for the company being able to do so are the mediocre configuration and the absence of Windows OS license.