The laptop is reasonably priced and seems to be a decent buy as it comes with features like a mammoth 1TB hard disk, decent processor, good connectivity options, large and impressive display with good battery backup. It is best suited for day to day business operations but the NVIDIA GeForce graphic processor included in it makes it a good device for gaming too.
Display and design
The Lenovo essential G500 (59-382993) Laptop arrives with an with an 15.6-inch HD LED Display with a screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels which creates a good visual ambience for you with good clarity and colour ratio. It is a compact laptop encased in a black outfit with a waistline 26 mm and a weight of 2.6 Kg. Below the display unit, the laptop dons features input peripherals such as - a standard touchpad and a AccuType keyboard.
Processor and OS
Acting as the brain of the laptop and driving all its processes is a third generation Intel Core i3-3120M processor clocked at 2.5Ghz. Working in tandem with the CPU is a 4GB RAM built in a 1 x 4 Gigabyte memory layout and with a speed of 1600 Mhz. The laptop also gives you an opportunity to further expand the memory using the two unused DIMM slots. It also houses a NVIDIA GeForce graphic processor that provides a good performance as far as gaming, video and photo editing sessions are concerned. The laptop performs on the 64-bit Windows 8 operating system.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Lenovo essential G500 (59-382993) Laptop is armed with a webcam and digital microphone for providing mesmerizing video calling experience. The primary storage is in the form of a SATA hard disk drive whose capacity is 1TB with a speed of 5400 RPM. The large hard disk space comes in real handy for storing your softwares, games, music , videos and whatever you need to store in your computer. The DVD RW Drive makes sure that you can easily access files from a disc and burn data into it when needed. The good quality stereo speakers running on Dolby Advanced Audio v2 technology gives you a good audio environment with great clarity in your movies and games.
Battery and Connectivity
Keeping the Lenovo essential G500 juiced up for a fair period of time is a 6 cell Li-ion battery. The laptop brags about a multi-faceted connectivity setup. It includes options like Ethernet, Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 2.0 slots, one USB 3.0, HDMI out and Digital Media Reader.