The main attraction of Lenovo G500-59399508 is that buyers will get a core i5-3230M equipped laptop at an extremely affordable price of $400, on Black Friday at Best Buy. Those, who can’t spend a grand for a gaming laptop, can take a look at this laptop. Lenovo G500-59399508 will support almost all current games. However, high end games will run in low details and setting. If you are a beginner to CAD applications, 3D designing and similar other high end applications, you can also consider this laptop. However, you may need to add some extra gigs f RAM for smooth running of such programs. The laptop comes with 1 TB HDD and 4 GB memory. There are 2 USB 3.0 port and the laptop supports Bluetooth as well. On the negative side, the keyboard is not backlit and Lenovo G500-59399508 is not a touchscreen laptop. At this price, it is hard to get a touch screen laptop with all the features mentioned above. With its current features, Lenovo G500-59399508 is a smart buy. Here is a brief review about this laptop.
Lenovo G500-59399508 specification and performance
Lenovo G500-59399508 is powered by Intel core i3-3230M processor which is a dual core processor and comes with 3MB of cache. The processor operates with 2.6 GHz frequency and can overclock up to 3.2 GHz. It also comes with Hyperthreading technology which means two cores can process 4 threads at a time. Thus, it can handle multithreaded and single threaded applications equally well. No matter if you are installing itunes (single threaded application) or working with handbrake, the laptop will deliver decent performance. Intel HD 4000 graphics is integrated graphics and uses system memory but can compete with any entry level dedicated graphics card. Users can play games like Battlefield 3, call of Duty black ops, metro last night, Batman: Arkham Origins, Tomb raider, Skyrim, GTA 4, Bioshock Infinite, Mass Effect 3 etc. in low to medium details and setting.
Lenovo G500-59399508 comes with 4 GB DDR3 memory and the memory can be expanded up to 8GB. 1 TB hard drive operates with 5400 rpm and the hard drive is preloaded with Windows 8. Beside this, it is also preinstalled with Nitro PDF. YouCam. 30-day trial of Microsoft Office 2013.
The 15.6” screen of the laptop features High-definition widescreen LED-backlit display and offers 1366 by 768 pixel resolution. The brightness of the display is 200 cd/m². The laptop can display up to 720p HD content.
When it comes to ports and connectivity features, the laptop offers 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, one HDMI out, one VGA out, audio jack, media card reader and RJ 45 port. Unlike some thin laptops, Lenovo G500-59399508 comes with DVD burner as optical drive. 720p HD webcam comes integrated within top part of the bezel.
Wired network is supported by Fast Ethernet and Wireless networking is supported by 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
6 cell lithium-ion battery offers up to 4 hrs( approx.) of battery life upon single charge.
Pros of Lenovo G500-59399508
1 TB hard drive
2 USB 3.0
Cons of Lenovo G500-59399508
Not a touch screen laptop
Only 4 GB memory