Go for the Lenovo Essential G500S (59-383037) if you want a notebook that is capable of acting as a nice business partner and doesn't ask you to spend much. However, you will have to bear with the slowness of RAM in handling multiple tasks. Otherwise, it has got a DVD RW drive, two advanced USB ports, a nice 1MP webcam and a sound battery backup as well.
Display, Processor and OS
The Lenovo Essential G500S (59-383037) exhibits a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display which offers comfortable viewing experience with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
At the heart of the device there is a 2.4GHz Intel Core i3 processor belonging to the 3rd generation series and based on HM76 Express chipset. It is paired with a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM functioning at 1600 MHz which is nothing abnormal in this price range. For better performance, you can boost it up to 8GB via the 2 DIMM slots. In order to put up better graphic performance, it relies on inbuilt Intel HD 4000 GPU. It runs on 64 bit Windows 8 OS which is undoubtedly its USP.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Lenovo Essential G500S (59-383037) flaunts a 1MP webcam which can shoot HD videos and provide sharp video calling experience. It meets the storage demands of the user with the usual 500GB SATA hard disk. It also has a DVD RW Drive so that you can transfer data via disks at ease. Powered by Dolby Advanced Audio, the stereo speakers can turn any room into a party hub.
Battery and Connectivity
The Lenovo Essential G500S (59-383037) has a replaceable Li-ion battery guaranteeing uninterrupted service for up to 4 hours. On the connectivity front, you can find features like Ethernet port, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI out, VGA port, digital media reader, 2 USB 3.0 slots and 1 USB 2.0 port.