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Lenovo G505 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Oct 2013
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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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15 Reasons For

Good Battery Life

A few Lenovo G505 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Two years ago G. A. Kerr mentioned on Amazon “Nice keyboard Big hard drive capacity (1 Tb) Good battery life”.

Good Product Quality

Some Lenovo G505 owners concluded that it was good quality.

Nice Design

One Lenovo G505 reviewer thought it was good looking. G. A. Kerr mentioned “This is pretty standard.” in their review of this laptop.

One Lenovo G505 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was a good design. Huggy300165 scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review two years ago “Bought for our son - a great laptop! Good battery life, sleek design with matt black finish”.

One customer thought it was neat. Mr S. J. Watt said in his review of the Lenovo G505 “Neat machine, but” however despite that he gave the product a score of 3 stars.

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Large Storage Capacity

One Lenovo G505 owner who reviewed the Lenovo G505 concluded that it had a good storage capacity.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Lenovo G505 reviewer who bought it mentioned that it was quiet. Two years ago David Robinson mentioned “First thing I noticed was how quiet it is, like a tablet, shhh very quiet” in his Lenovo G505 review yet he only gave this laptop a score of 2 stars.

Robust

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Amazon Customer wrote “I'd happily trade in my A6 processor for good build quality”.

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo has unexceptional ratings for its portable PCs, however it has good average ratings when measured across its entire laptop range.

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Has a Front Camera

Unlike most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the G505 which do not have a front camera, the Lenovo G505 has a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include the Acer Aspire One AO722, the HP EliteBook 725, or the Lenovo T440 which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G505 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the G505 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujitsu LifeBook E752, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B, or the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Lenovo G505 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G505. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G505 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" laptops currently available including the HP EliteBook 8570p, the Toshiba Satellite C50D-B, or the Lenovo B590 which has better reviews.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition (17.3"), or the Lenovo Y70 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Lenovo G505 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most portable PCs that came out around the same time as it have an 802.11b WiFi standard. This Lenovo portable PC also has an 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the G505.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the G505.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo G505 has more battery cells than most of the laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the G505. This notebook PC is a six battery cell count laptop compared to most of the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G505 which only have between two and five battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The Lenovo G505 has one of the bigger battery capacities (48 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that are a comparable age to the G505 is 30Wh and the biggest is 50Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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8 Reasons Against

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 23 user reviews the average user rating of this portable PC is 68%.

Very Short Battery Life

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have battery lifes of between 3h and 50h, and the average battery life is 9h. The Lenovo G505 has a quite short battery life (only 4 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the G505.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4h battery life notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo G50-45.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Satellite C50-B (6h and higher rated), or the Satellite L50D-B (6h and higher rated) both from Toshiba or the Lenovo Y70 (5h and higher rated).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G505.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the G50-45, or the T530 both from Lenovo or the Asus PU551LA.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300 (6GB and higher rated), the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B (6GB and higher rated), or the DELL Latitude 14 7404 (8GB and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of this age and type 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo Z500, the Sony VAIO Fit 14 SVF1421P2E, or the Asus S400CA is also worth considering.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Laptops of this spec and age have hard drive capacity of between 320GB and 1TB. The Lenovo G505 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G505 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. The lightest notebook PC that has been available for around the same time as the G505 is 210g heavy, the heaviest is 4.5kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo G505 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Thick

At 34 millimeters, the Lenovo G505 is fairly thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G505. The average height of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 51mm, and the heights range from 16mm to 420mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G505

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the G505 over three years ago.

1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of this type 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire One AO722, and the Asus PU551LA is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the EliteBook 725 G2 (SSD), or the EliteBook 725 (SSD) both from HP or the Samsung NP915S3G (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G505.

Alternative 320GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the Lenovo X230, the Acer Aspire One AO722, or the Panasonic Toughbook 53 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (500GB), the Lenovo G50-70 (500GB), or the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300 (500GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
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
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Intel Visual Technology

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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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Slow CPU performance
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo e1, lenovo e1s, lenovo e1se, lenovo e1ser, lenovo e1seri, lenovo e1serie, lenovo e1series, lenovomodelg505 59371430part number59371430qu

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