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Lenovo G505 2 Core Intel Core Duo 1.06GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core Duo 1.06GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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This display delivers bright, crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen format and 1366 x 768 resolution. Thanks to its stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v2, graphics card options up to the speedy... More
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Fairly Big Screen Size

The Lenovo G505 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G505 range from 10" to 18".

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 17 (£838.00) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G505 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G505 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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14 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. 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.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo G505 has one of the slowest processor clock speeds (only 1.06 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G505 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz.

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Only Intel Core Duo Processor Family

The Lenovo G505 has an Intel Core Duo processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an AMD E processor family. The processor family of all laptops of this spec and age ranges from Intel High End Desktop Processors (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this Lenovo notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Asus X75A (£462.59) (6GB).

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec that we have assessed the processor front side bus of, the Lenovo G505's processor front side bus of only 533 megahertz is one of the slowest. The processor front side bus of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average processor front side bus is 1,400MHz.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between two and three processor threads, including the Lenovo G505 which has two processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the G505 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. The Lenovo G505 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Heavy

The weights of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G505 is one of the heavier comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the G505 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.6kg heavy portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M (£314.97).

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops of this type and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo G505 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 590GB. The Lenovo G505 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo G505 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G505 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G505

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo G505 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the G505.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Specification

Design
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
Processor Operating Mode
Processing Die Transistor
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processing Die Size
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
WiFi Certification

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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