Value for money
Display and Design
The Lenovo essential G50-70 (59-417086) features a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels (WXGA). The Laptop looks compact with a thickness of 25mm which has a weight of 2.5kg.
CPU and OS
On the inside, the notebook carries an Intel Core-i3 processor from the 4th generation with a clock speed of 1.7GHz and loaded on HM86 Express chipset. The laptop has a DDR3 RAM of 2GB for supporting the CPU which is okay with respect to the price. You can even expand it up to 16GB via the two unused memory slots. The graphics bit is taken care by the Intel HD 4600 GPU. It comes equipped with DOS which needs to be replaced by a separate user friendly OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Lenovo essential G50-70 (59-417086) comes with a VGA webcam integrated with Analog microphone gives decent video calling experience while cancelling the noise in the background. The 500GB SATA hard disk provides sufficient space for storing files and loading the OS. You can even play files stored on disks and create them using the DVD RW Drive.
One of the main attractions of the device is the presence of two 1.5W stereo speakers which deliver Dolby Advanced Sound. The input devices come in the form of a chiclet keyboard and a touchpad large enough to support multiple gestures.
Battery and Connectivity
The Lenovo essential G50-70 (59-417086) claims to offer up to 3 hours of uninterrupted service with a four cell li-ion battery. On the connectivity front, the laptop comes loaded with Ethernet, Bluetooth v4.0, WLAN, 1 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x USB 3.0 slots, digital media reader, VGA port and HDMI out.
The Lenovo essential G50-70 (59-417086) is a smartly configured gadget packed with a number of attractive features despite being available at a low price. The absence of OS and only 2GB RAM are justified considering the price. On the positive side, it has features like gesture supported touchpad, amazing speakers, efficient CPU and a notable webcam.