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Lenovo G505 4 Core AMD a 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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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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4 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo has good average ratings for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G505 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G505 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

At only 4 hours, the Lenovo G505 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average battery life of notebook PCs of this type and age is 6.9h.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the G505 is 2.2GHz. The Lenovo G505 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.9 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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 many processor core portable PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the G505, the Lenovo G505 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 laptops of this type and age.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Lenovo G505 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G505 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The Lenovo G505 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G505 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m².

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo G505 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G505. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo G505 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the G505 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo G505 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G505.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G505 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB. The Lenovo G505 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G505.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo G505 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G505 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Thick

Across all the similar spec laptops 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 quite thick compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G505

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

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

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 17[plb_2689135_price] (17.3").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G505 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the G505.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 15[plb_2075046_price] (2.6kg), or the Acer Aspire V3-551G[plb_1540242_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 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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

Design
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Market Positioning
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
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Expert Reviews

(21)

Are you a keen gamer but do not have a huge budget to spend? Well there are many great laptops on the market featuring dedicated graphics for optimal gaming performance, which can perfectly handle... Read more…

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Capacious hard drive
Low price
Impressive battery life
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Unexciting screen
Poor memory configuration
Slow CPU performance
Limited gaming capabilities
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17 February 2014

The Lenovo Ideapad G505s is a great laptop from Lenovo and while we don't have any real complaints about the design and build quality (other than the lack of a touch-screen), we feel that it's let...

26 November 2013

Ever since the launch of Windows 8 , PC manufacturers have been trying to sell us expensive Ultrabooks and tablets , and convertible tablets that think they're Ultrabooks. However, the top-selling... Read more…

29 October 2013

Lenovo G505s-20255 More would have been possible: Lenovo's G505s-20255 cannot keep the promise it makes on paper in practice. Particularly aggravating is the CPU's obvious faulty clock management,...

27 September 2013

Overall, the Lenovo G505 shows potential, but it's let down by some odd decisions ? notably on the memory and screen front. The core performance is fine for most general tasks, and the capacious...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 11 September 2013 by Chris b.

I've been doing IT support on Laptops for over 15 years. I did a lot of research on $300 laptops. Very hard to find one and even harder to find a good one...

Lenova is currently 2 in laptops. For 300 you won't get a better built laptop. Its not the fastest but its cheap. You may be able to get a junky brand with more but then you must like buying laptops e
Cheap
Great battery life
LegacyUEFI BIOS support
USB 3.0
Kinda flimsy
Touch pad
I really have no major complaints. It can be a bit on the slow side but some of that is me not familiar with Windows 8
Possibly the worst thing I have ever bought on the internet. This computer is slow, cheap, most of the features just barely work. Basic tasks seem impossible
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…

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4 core AMD A 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
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4 core AMD A 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
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