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Lenovo G505
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Lenovo G505 2 Core AMD E 1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD E 1GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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This display delivers bright, crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen format and 1366 x 768 resolution. Move data between the G505 and other devices quickly with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed; it's up to ten times... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G505 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G505.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G505 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo G505 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the G505 is 13GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G505 is 14GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo G505 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo G505 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 4 hours, the Lenovo G505 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G505. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G505 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Toshiba A50[plb_2984407_price] (4.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the G505 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. When compared to other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the G505 that we have checked the processor clock speed of, the Lenovo G505's processor clock speed of only 1 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Only AMD E Processor Family

The Lenovo G505 has an AMD E processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

An AMD E processor family is in fact the worst processor family across all laptops that have been available for a similar time to the G505.

Across comparable types of portable PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G505 is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB. With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Lenovo G505 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo G505 is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G505, the Lenovo G505 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². The Lenovo G505 has one of the dimmest display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Heavy

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G505 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Lenovo G505 is one of the heavier notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G505 (2.6 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Thick

At 34 millimeters, the Lenovo G505 is very thick compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G505. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G505 the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G505

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo G505 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the G505.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 470[plb_2348240_price] (17.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2942103_price] (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G505.

If this Lenovo notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the ThinkPad W550[pl_2783796_price] (508GB), or the X250[pl_2899793_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

User Reviews

(23)
Reviewed 14 July 2015 by Jack
(Verified Purchase)

Sound problems abound on this laptop. Avoid unless you are willing to dedicate days to finding a solution with only the possibility of success. Shoddy product preparation by Lenovo and poor support.

Reviewed 3 January 2015 by B. Collins
(Verified Purchase)

Very good...

Reviewed 4 December 2014 by Andrius
(Verified Purchase)

Thank you...

Reviewed 7 October 2014 by Amazon Customer

The hardware set-up promises a lot on paper, but in practice it cannot handle more than four tabs on Chrome without finding some reason to crash. My issue is not with Windows 8, now I've had the... Read more…

Reviewed 5 July 2014 by PeeDee
(Verified Purchase)

Exactly what we wanted...

Reviewed 15 June 2014 by Computergeek

The space bar is completely unresponsive and meansallyour words end upcoming out likethis. Takes an absolute age to keep going back to change. I would take it back but I've now got all my... Read more…

Reviewed 30 April 2014 by Madame Caramel
(Verified Purchase)

Daughter truly happy.... fast computer with all things that she needed and asked for it. We recommend it and really quick delivery too...

Reviewed 29 April 2014 by Ms. Susan Faller
(Verified Purchase)

Very good quality & good price. I'm rating the laptop only, not Windows 8! Superb service from Amazon when the first laptop ceased working just after the returns policy date. It was replaced... Read more…

Reviewed 30 March 2014 by Jadden

I bought one of these from Tesco, I haven't upgraded the RAM like some reviewers have but it took a complete 9 hours to update, four times as long as a Packard Bell a friend purchased a week... Read more…

Reviewed 24 March 2014 by J. Milligan
(Verified Purchase)

When using the DVD drive to either burn or rip a disc there is a very strong vibration from drive along with very loud noise.

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