Laptop for entertainment
Display and design
The Lenovo essential G500 (59-380722) comes in a black coloured body, featuring a 15.6-inch HD LED display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 Pixels. Weighing around 2.5 Kg, it carries a dimension of 380 x 260 x 25.80 mm. Input to the laptop is supported by a standard touchpad and an AccuType keyboard.
OS, configuration and storage
The Lenovo essential G500 (59-380722) comes with DOS operating system out-of-the-box, which means you need to upgrade it with an OS of your choice. At the heart of the laptop, clocks a 2.4GHz Intel Pentium dual-core 3rd Gen 2020M processor. The processor has been accompanied by an Intel HD graphic processor and 2GB of DDR3 RAM. To store your files, you get a decent 500GB of SATA hard disc drive.
Multimedia, connectivity and battery
The Lenovo essential G500 (59-380722) packs a 0.3MP webcam to support video chatting. You can connect it to internet using the 10/100 Mbps ethernet port or Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. For connectivity with other devices and data transfer, it has features like Bluetooth, 1 x USB 2.0 slots, 2 x USB 3.0 slots, 1 x HDMI, DVD RW Drive etc.
The laptop is fuelled by a 6 Cell battery which claims to deliver a 3 hours of backup. A 48 W AC Adapter has also been provided with the laptop.
The Lenovo essential G500 (59-380722) comes as an entry level laptop, suitable for people who need a personal computer for day to day stuff. The laptop also serves as a great entertainment device, thanks to the LED display and stereo speakers. However, in case you are looking for a laptop for a laptop with resource intensive activities like gaming and multi-tasking, this isn't your stuff.