The Lenovo essential G500 (59-380706) packs several attractive features within a nominal budget. Although Lenovo has packed an average CPU to account for the price, the laptop doesn't function too slowly.
Display and Design
The Lenovo essential G500 (59-380706) is designed to give a pleasurable viewing experience with a wide 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display having a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. Encased in a 25.8mm thick body, this black colored gadget may not look attractive but is built for robust performance and easy portability.
Processor and OS
Under the hood, this machine features an Intel Pentium Dual Core 2020M processor from the 3rd generation family running at 2.4GHz. This is the area where Lenovo has decided to account for the average price. The CPU is however supported by a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which is again expandable up to 8GB. The Intel HD graphics unit manages the powerful graphics needs to the best extent possible in the absence of any external support. It runs on 64 bit Windows 8 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Lenovo essential G500 (59-380706) scores well in the camera department, thanks to a quality HD webcam on its front. For storage purposes too, it impresses with its 1TB of SATA HDD which is huge. It also features a DVD RW Drive to burn data on disks easily.
The laptop has been loaded with a touchpad and an AccuType keyboard for serving input purposes. With stereo speakers supported by Dolby Advanced Audio, the gadget is designed to give you powerful offering, especially while watching movies.
Battery and Connectivity
The 6 cell Li-ion battery equipped in the Lenovo essential G500 (59-380706) promises to run continuously for up to 3 hours. The features handing the connectivity needs are Ethernet, Bluetooth, 1 USB 2.0 port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI out, digital media reader and VGA port.