Budget laptop basic computing
Display, CPU and Platform
The Lenovo Essential G50-30 (80G001Y2IN) carries a 15.6-inch HD WLED backlit TN Glare Flat eDP display which has a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and is good for gaming.
At the heart of the Lenovo Essential G50-30 (80G001Y2IN), there is a 2.1GHz Intel Pentium quad-core N3540 processor from the fourth generation family. It is assisted by a paltry 2GB DDR3 RAM which operates at 1,600MHz and is further expandable up to 8GB via one DIMM port. The integrated Intel HD GPU takes care of rich games and videos. It runs on 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS which is easy to use.
Camera, Memory and Multimedia
The Lenovo Essential G50-30 (80G001Y2IN) comes with a 0.3 webcam embedded in the bezel above the display and working with an inbuilt microphone. It takes care of the storage needs of the user with a regular 500GB SATA hard disk. It also gets a SuperMulti Tray in DVD Drive so that you can transfer data via different types of disks. The dual 1.5W stereo speakers provide loud and crisp multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
The notebook runs the show with a 4 cell Li-ion battery which claims to deliver undisturbed service for up to 4 hours. On the connectivity front, we have Ethernet port,, one USB 3.0 slot, Bluetooth v4.0, two USB 2.0 slots, WLAN, HDMI out and digital media reader.
The Lenovo Essential G50-30 (80G001Y2IN) can take care of the basic computing needs of the user at office or at home and comes at a reasonable price. It compromises with its configuration for that purposes. The presence of latest Windows OS is commendable though.