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Lenovo G505 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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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9 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G505 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years do not have a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G505 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type do not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the G505. Portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G505 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Y70[plb_2964651_price] (17.3").

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Lenovo G505 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11b WiFi standard found on most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G505.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the G505 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo G505 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years only have between two and five battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the G505 the battery capacities range from 28Wh to 50Wh. With a battery capacity of 48 watt-hours, the Lenovo G505 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst laptops of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

The average battery life of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the G505 is 8.8h, and the battery lifes range from 3h to 50h. At only 4 hours, the Lenovo G505 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Y70[plb_2964651_price] (5h).

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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 similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the G505 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.4GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo G505 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that have been available for more than two years have hard drive capacity of between 320GB and 1TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 520GB.

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Heavy

Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the G505 have weights of between 210g and 4.5kg. The Lenovo G505 is one of the heavier portable PCs that came out around the same time as the G505 (2.6 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age.

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Thick

The Lenovo G505 is quite thick (34 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years. Across all the laptops that are a comparable age to the G505 the heights range from 16mm to 420mm, and the average height is 49mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G505

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec 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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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo G505 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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USB 3.0 Port
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
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User Reviews

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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 e1, lenovo e1s, lenovo e1se, lenovo e1ser, lenovo e1seri, lenovo e1serie, lenovo e1series, lenovomodelg505 59371430part number59371430qu

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