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Lenovo Essential G500s 59373026 Multi-Touch 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)

B&H # LEG500ST61 Mfr # 59373026
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Product Highlights
  • 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-3230M Dual-Core
  • 6GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 15.6" LED-Backlit Touchscreen
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers
  • Windows 8

The black Essential G500s 59373026 Multi-Touch 15.6" Notebook Computer from Lenovo features a 15.6" widescreen display with LED backlighting for low power consumption. The display is also a touchscreen with 10-finger touch support so you'll be able to utilize the multi-touch gestures of Windows 8. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and its 1366 x 768 native resolution is supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000.

The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-3230M processor. It also has 6GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a 2-in-1 media card reader, 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers.

Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.

Lenovo Essential G500s

Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 Performance
This Lenovo notebook houses an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3230M processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 2.6GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.2GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 6GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, this Lenovo notebook can push its dual cores into 4 virtual cores for an enhanced multitasking experience
15.6" LED-Backlit Touchscreen
The 15.6" widescreen LED-backlit display with true cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio delivers an optimal viewing experience. The display is also a touchscreen so you'll be able to use the multi-touch gestures integrated into Windows 8. This Lenovo notebook boasts a 1366 x 768 native resolution and integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 for smooth streaming of HD content. The HDMI port also allows you to output video to a larger external display, such as a monitor or an HDTV in high definition
Stay Connected
With 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet connectivity, you can access email, browse the web, connect to your social networks and more. This Lenovo notebook also has Bluetooth 4.0 technology so you'll be able to connect wirelessly to peripherals, such as a Bluetooth mouse or speakers. Engage in high-quality face-to-face video chats with the built-in HD webcam and digital microphone
USB 3.0
USB 3.0 can reach a data transfer speed of up to 5Gbps, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Also, USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 so you'll still be able to use older USB-compatible devices

Windows 8

The Redesigned Start Screen
Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen
Seamless Integration of Multi-Touch Gestures
Windows 8 supports multi-touch gestures. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse or the touchpad using simple gestures. Whether you're browsing apps, reading a book or typing on the go with touch, you'll be able to seamlessly switch between all three interactive components. With the touchpad, Windows 8 allows you to use multi-touch gestures, such as swipe, drag, tap, slide, pinch-to-zoom and more
To the Cloud
With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
Windows Store
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it
Performance
Processor 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-3230M
Cache L3: 3MB
Memory Type: 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 6GB (1x4GB, 1x2GB)
Capacity: 8GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display
Type Touchscreen
Size 15.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Not Specified By Manufacturer
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 1TB 5400rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 2x USB 3.0 (A)
1x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x MMC
Communications
Network 10/100Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Webcam Yes
General
Operating System Windows 8 
Security Not Specified By Manufacturer
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device TouchPad & TrackPoint
Battery 4-Cell Lithium-Ion  Providing up to 5 Hours per Charge (2800mAh)
Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.0 x 1.0 x 10.2" / 38.1 x 2.5 x 25.9 cm
Weight 5.9 lb / 2.68 kg
Lenovo Essential G500s 59373026 Multi-Touch 15.6" Notebook Computer (Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 4-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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