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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

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Medium processor core laptops built by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G505 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G505 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the Lenovo G505 has 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 that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G505 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo G505 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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14 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T420s (SSD).

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Only Intel Core Duo Processor Family

The Lenovo G505 has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core Duo processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an AMD E processor family. Across all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G505 the processor family ranges from Intel Pentium M (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speed of the Lenovo G505 of only 1.06 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the G505. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G505 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G505 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G505 have processor front side bus of between 1.3MHz and 1,600MHz, and the average processor front side bus is 1,400MHz. The Lenovo G505 has one of the slower processor front side bus (only 533 megahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo G505 is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the G505 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB. The Lenovo G505 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo G505 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the G505 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G505 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the G505 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra A50 (2.6kg).

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo G505 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the G505 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo G505 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the G505 the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs that are a similar age to the G505 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo G505 has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G505

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the G505.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo G505 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the G505.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the G505.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Memory Card
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Display
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Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
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WiFi Standard
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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
Windows Key
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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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