Solid and adaptable but affordable
Display and Design
The Lenovo essential G510 (59-398474) sports a HD LED Active Matrix TFT Color Glare display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels on a large 15.6-inch panel. The display, however, can appear to be too bright for your eyes, especially if you work on it for a long time. Its black outfit is too thick stopping the user from carrying it easily everywhere.
Processor and OS
It has a powerful 4th generation 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-4200M, a dual core processor loaded on the QM87 Express chipset. It has the usual 3MB cache memory and 4GB DDR3 RAM upgradable up to 8GB through 2 memory slots. Rich graphics is ensured by the Intel HD 4600 graphics card. The Lenovo essential G510 (59-398474) runs on Windows 8 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The user can enjoy video calls thanks to the presence of a VGA webcam and an analog microphone above the display. The SATA hard disk has a capacity of 500GB and functions at a speed of 5400 rpm. You can transfer data through disks easily through the RAMBO drive. There is a touchpad supporting multiple gestures and a chiclet keyboard to make typing a lot easier. The Lenovo essential G510 (59-398474) is equipped with two 1.5W speakers offering Dolby Advanced Audio.
Battery and Connectivity
The 6 cell Li-ion battery packed in the Lenovo essential G510 (59-398474) can run for up to 6 hours on single charge. Connectivity features include Ethernet 10/100 BASE-T, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, 2 USB 3.0 slots, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI out, digital media reader and VGA port.
In case you are looking for a notebook offering amazing features without harming your pocket much, the Lenovo essential G510 (59-398474) is the perfect option. A large and rich HD display, sound configuration, touchpad with multiple gestures and durable battery backup are some of the few positives of this gadget. However, its chunky design makes it a bit anti portable.