Lenovo G505 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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Lenovo G505
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Bigger total storage capacity Edit
The Lenovo G505 has a total storage capacity of 320GB, but the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is only a 256GB total storage capacity laptop (64GB smaller). Read more

The storage capacity of a computer is the amount of permanent storage space available on the computer for saving data, such as photos, applications and documents. The storage may be provided on a hard disk (slower) or on flash or solid state drives (faster).

A bigger storage capacity will allow you to store more applications, documents, photos and music on the computer.

Bigger display diagonal Edit
The Lenovo G505 is a 15.6" laptop. That's 3.6" bigger than the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (12"). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the computer screen. The display diagonal is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal will allow you to fit more information on the screen, making it better for editing large documents. A larger screen is also makes it easier to appreciate the detail in photos and videos.

One more USB 3.0 port Edit
The Lenovo G505 has two USB 3.0 ports, however the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 only has one USB 3.0 port.
5 Reasons For
50% bigger internal memory Edit
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is an 8GB internal memory laptop. That's 4GB bigger than the Lenovo G505 (8GB). Read more

The internal memory of a computer is the amount of storage space available for the processor to use when running applications.

More internal memory will increase the overall speed of the computer when running applications.

Touchscreen Edit
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a touchscreen, however the Lenovo G505 does not.
Significantly longer battery life (max) Edit
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a 9h battery life laptop, whereas the Lenovo G505 is only a 4h battery life laptop (5h shorter). Read more

The battery life is the number of hours that the computer can be used for on a single charge of the battery.

A longer battery life means you can use the computer for longer when travelling and not able to access a power supply.

3x lighter Edit
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is an 800g heavy laptop. That's 1.8kg lighter than the Lenovo G505 (800g). Read more

The weight of the computer excludes the weight of the power supply and charger, but includes the weight of the battery.

A lighter computer makes a difference to the portability of the computer and will reduce your hand luggage weight when travelling by air.

Much better user reviews
Based on 766 reviews, the average user review score of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is 87%, but the average rating of the Lenovo G505 is 68% (based on 23 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller internal memory Edit
The Lenovo G505 has an internal memory of 4GB, however the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is an 8GB internal memory laptop (4GB bigger). Read more

The internal memory of a computer is the amount of storage space available for the processor to use when running applications.

More internal memory will increase the overall speed of the computer when running applications.

Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Lenovo G505 does not have a touchscreen, but the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 does.
2x shorter battery life (max) Edit
The Lenovo G505 is a 4h battery life laptop. That's 5h shorter than the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (9h). Read more

The battery life is the number of hours that the computer can be used for on a single charge of the battery.

A longer battery life means you can use the computer for longer when travelling and not able to access a power supply.

Significantly heavier Edit
The Lenovo G505 is a 2.6kg heavy laptop, whereas the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is an 800g heavy laptop (1.8kg lighter). Read more

The weight of the computer excludes the weight of the power supply and charger, but includes the weight of the battery.

A lighter computer makes a difference to the portability of the computer and will reduce your hand luggage weight when travelling by air.

Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Lenovo G505 only has an average user rating of 68%, but the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has an average user rating of 87% (based on 766 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Smaller total storage capacity Edit
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a 256GB total storage capacity laptop. That's 64GB smaller than the Lenovo G505 (256GB). Read more

The storage capacity of a computer is the amount of permanent storage space available on the computer for saving data, such as photos, applications and documents. The storage may be provided on a hard disk (slower) or on flash or solid state drives (faster).

A bigger storage capacity will allow you to store more applications, documents, photos and music on the computer.

3.6" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a display diagonal of 12", but the Lenovo G505 is a 15.6" laptop (3.6" bigger). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the computer screen. The display diagonal is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal will allow you to fit more information on the screen, making it better for editing large documents. A larger screen is also makes it easier to appreciate the detail in photos and videos.

Only one USB 3.0 port Edit
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has one USB 3.0 port, however the Lenovo G505 only has two USB 3.0 ports.
Not currently available
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Older by three months
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is three months older than the Lenovo G505.

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Date Released

40 months Ago 43 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

No data 1 Year

Design

Form Factor
 Clamshell
 Clamshell
Market Positioning
 Business
 Business
Housing Material
 ABS synthetics
 ABS synthetics
Colour of Product
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver
Product Type
 Notebook
 Notebook

Processor

Processor Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data Intel Core? I7 Processor
Processor Manufacturer
 Intel
 Intel

Memory

Internal Memory
4GB 8GB
BEST
Memory Form Factor
 SO-DIMM
 SO-DIMM
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Internal Memory
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
 2x SO-DIMM
BEST
 2x SO-DIMM
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
 1 x 4
 1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
1,600MHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Memory Type
 DDR3-SDRAM
BEST
 DDR3-SDRAM

Storage

Total Storage Capacity
320GB
BEST
256GB
Storage Media
 HDD
BEST
 HDD
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 MMC+
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 SD
 MMC+
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated
Hard Drive Size
2.5" Unknown - Click to provide data
Hard Drive Speed
5,400 RPM Unknown - Click to provide data
Hard Drive Capacity
320GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Hard Drives Installed
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Memory card slot(s)

Display

Display Diagonal
15.6"
BEST
12"
Display Resolution
 1366 x 768
BEST
 1366 x 768
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Brightness
200 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
LED Backlight
 LED backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Manufacturer
Unknown - Click to provide data LED

Graphics

Maximum Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 2160 x 1440

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
 DVD±R
 DVD±R

Audio

Audio System Manufacturer
Unknown - Click to provide data Dolby Advanced Audio
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Audio System
Dolby Advanced v2 Dolby Advanced Audio

Camera

Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
Front Camera
 Front camera
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

4G
 4G
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Version
 4.0
 4.0
BEST
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
10,100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11a
BEST
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11a
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Integrated Wireless LAN, Type of Network I/F Chip
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Ports & Interfaces

Wireless Communication Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 802.11 a,b,g,n
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
SmartCard Slot
 SmartCard slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
ExpressCard Slot
 ExpressCard slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Docking Connector
 Docking connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Combo Headphone/mic Port
 Combo headphone/mic port
Unknown - Click to provide data
S/PDIF Out Port
 S/PDIF out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPorts Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
ESATA/USB 3.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 Port
2
BEST
1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Keyboard

Full-Size Keyboard
 Full-size keyboard
Unknown - Click to provide data
Spill Resistant Keyboard
 Spill resistant keyboard
Unknown - Click to provide data
Island-Style Keyboard
 Island-style keyboard
Unknown - Click to provide data
Numeric Keypad
 Numeric keypad
Unknown - Click to provide data
Keyboard Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Available separately
Windows Keys
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pointing Device
 Touchpad
 Touchpad

Software

Operating System Installed
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8
 Windows 8 Pro

Processor Special Features

Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
 Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® VPro™ Technology
 Intel® vPro™ Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
 Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
 Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
 Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Smart Response Technology
 Intel® Smart Response Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
 Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Smart Connect Technology
 Intel Smart Connect Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
 Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
 Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
 Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
 Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life (max)
4h 9h
BEST
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
48Wh Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Battery Cells
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium

Power

External Power Adapter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External power adapter
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Power
45W Unknown - Click to provide data

Security

Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.6kg 800g
BEST
Height
34mm 292mm
Depth
250mm 9mm
Width
377mm 201mm

Packaging Data

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Stylus Pen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Stylus pen
Power Cord Included
 Power cord included
 Power cord included
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Display Type
 LED
 LED
BEST
Wireless Features
Unknown - Click to provide data 802.11 a,b,g,n

Other Features

Stereo Sound
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Wireless Standard
Unknown - Click to provide data 802.11 a,b,g,n
Number of Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Storage Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 256GB
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Audio Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 mm jack
Compatible Operating Systems
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows 8 Pro
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30.48cm
Wireless Transmission
Unknown - Click to provide data 802.11 a,b,g,n
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 201 x 9 x 292
Main Camera Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5MP
Display Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data Backlit
Wireless Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data 802.11 a,b,g,n
Display
 LED
 LED
Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data Integrated stereo speakers
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8
Type
 PC
 PC
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