Lenovo certainly isn’t lacking for laptop offerings, but one thing the market is in sore need of is a few more budget friendly mainstream sized laptops that offer touch screen. And as such, Lenovo has decided to roll out the G400s and G500s to its G-series of “Essential” (aka, budget oriented) laptops. The G500s is a 15.6” slimmed down version of the G500 and the G400s is a 14” screen slimmer version of the G400. Both the G400s and G500s will have options for a touchscreen displays with 10-point touch.
Not all of the internal specs have been revealed for the G400s/G500s, but there is a Lenovo page up that touts the Nvidia 720M as a feature for the G500s. It is assumed that some models of the G500s will offer a lower end Core i3 or i5 4th generation processor, while the most budget oriented options might stoop as low as offering an Intel Celeron processor as is often the case with the G series. Other concrete specs listed on the G500s landing page that has been setup is the 1366 x 768 resolution screen (yuck, but expected for budget), optical drive with DVD burner or Blu-Ray, HDMI out, integrated web camera and up to 1TB of storage. The port selection includes the following: 2 USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI-out, 2-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC), headphone/mic combo, VGA. Weight will come in at 5.5lbs for the G500s, and battery life is estimated at about 4 hours. The all important consideration of price is not mentioned yet, and since this product is not yet released, but if you keep an eye on this G500s page at Lenovo.com the availability (other than “Coming Soon” we see now) and price should soon appear.