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Lenovo G505 4 Core AMD a 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.5GHz 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

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 4,358 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its laptops. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the G505, the Lenovo G505 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Lenovo G505 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on laptops of this type and age.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the G505 range from 1GHz to 3GHz. At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo G505 has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Microsoft Surface 3[plb_2964542_price] (1.6GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the G505 is 8.4GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo G505 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Lenovo G505 has one of the smallest battery capacities (only 2,200 milliamperes * hour) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The smallest battery capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 45mAh, the biggest is 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,600mAh.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G505 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G505. Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the G505 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo G505 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G505. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G505 is 2.4GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The Lenovo G505 has a quite dim display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the G505. The display brightnesss of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m².

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G505. Portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G505 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB.

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Very Small L2 Cache

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the G505 have L2 caches of between 2MB and 6MB, and the average L2 cache is 3.3MB. The Lenovo G505 has one of the smaller L2 caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has one of the smaller hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the G505 is 8GB and the biggest is 1TB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Thick

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G505 the heights range from 8.6mm to 180mm, and the average height is 29mm. With a height of 34 millimeters, the Lenovo G505 is one of the thicker laptops of this spec and age amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G505

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo G505 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G505.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the MSI GS70[plb_2308238_price] (17").

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G505 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo G505s[plb_2042320_price] (2.6kg), or the Acer Aspire V3-551G[plb_1477480_price] (2.6kg).

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AMD a Processor Family

The Lenovo G505 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6 hours, the Lenovo G505 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G505.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo E545[plb_2857006_price] (6.2h and higher rated).

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Capacity
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF 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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo g505, apple a45000, lenovo g505s, lenovo a84500, apple a45000m, lenovo a84500m, apple g505networkcard101001000gigabitfa, apple g505networkcard101001000gigabitfas, apple g505networkcard101001000gigabitfast, apple g505networkcard101001000gigabitfaste, apple g505networkcard101001000gigabitfastet, apple g505networkcard101001000gigabitfasteth, apple g505networkcard101001000gigabitfastethe
Barcodes 00887942036614, 00887942597177, 00888228057408, 00888440264547, 00888440264561, 00888440759289

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