The new Lenovo G470 and G570 are on sale now
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The Chinese electronics giant Lenovo decided to refresh its G-series of laptops with two budget models – the G470 and G570, which are now available to order from Lenovo’s website for $699.00 and $749.00 starting, respectively.
The 14” G470 comes with a Core i5-2410M processor with a clock speed of 2.3GHz (reachable up to 2.9GHz with Turbo boost technology) and 3MB of L3 cache. This will be coupled with the Intel Integrated HD Graphics 3000 that should be considerably faster than the older integrated HD graphics cards that used to come with the Arrandale processors. There are 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a hard disc capacity of 500GB. The 6-cell Lithium-ion battery should be good for about 4-5 hrs of conservative use.
There are two variants available in this model – but the only difference I found was the presence of Blu-ray drive over DVD recordable in one of the variants, an expensive addition that makes the Blu-ray variant $100 more expensive at $849.
The bigger sibling of the G470 also has more variants, starting at $699. The G570 sports a 15.6” screen, with an option of the Core i3-2310M or Core i5-2410M. The Core i3-2310M has a slightly slower clock speed of 2.1GHz compared to the faster and newer Core i5-2410M, but has the same amount of L3 cache. The 2310M also comes with the same Intel HD graphics chip as that of the 2410M. All the three variants come with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 500GB of hard disk space, alongwith a 6-cell battery.
The main difference between the $699 variant called 43342JU with the other two is the slightly slower processor, whereas both 43342JU and the mid variant (worth $749) have DVD recordable drive – unlike the high-end variant 43344AU ($849) that come with a Blu-ray drive.
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