All purpose notebook under budget
Display and Design
Lenovo Essential G500 (59-380860) notebook sports a 15.6-inch HD LED display. It has Intel HD 4000 graphics to support the high definition screen. It comes in full black colored body. Input devices include standard keyboard and touchpad.
Processor and RAM
The processor of this Lenovo Essential laptop is 2.4GHz Intel Core i3-3110M Third Generation processor with Intel HM76 Express chipset. It comes along with 2GB RAM capacity which is further increasable to 8GB using the DIMM memory slot.
Platform and Memory
The laptop comes along with free DOS but it can be easy installed to other operating systems. It can hold 500GB of data using the SATA type HDD physical storage.
For varied purposes, the Inspiron laptop has many ports including two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, an Audio jack, a RJ45 LAN, HDMI port, a Multi card slot and a port for external mic.
Camera and Entertainment
Lenovo Essential G500 (59-380860) notebook sports a 0.3MP 720p HD webcam for the purpose of video chatting and to take photos and video recording. In terms of entertainment, it has stereo speakers working on Dolby Advanced Audio technology. The graphics processor takes care of gaming needs. For easy disk data transfer, DVD RW driver comes along with the machine.
Communication and Power
The machine consists of Ethernet 10/100, USB ports, HDMI port, Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth for the communication purpose. It is provided with 6 cell Li-ion battery working on 65W AC supply to deliver up to 3 hours of usage.
If versatility is what we are looking for in a laptop then this Lenovo laptop is the one. It has pretty decent configuration for an affordable price. Still has few setbacks like lack of operating system and average battery life.