This laptop with an impressive battery life scores high in business applications, watching movies, playing good music with its stereo speakers, making video calls, etc and seems to be a good buy even if it compromises a bit on the processor to keep its price low.
Display and design
The Lenovo essential G505 (59-347133) Laptop features a 15.6-inch HD LED display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The display architecture renders good colours with great clarity. The durable laptop weighs 2.7 Kg and is encased in a chassis with a waistline of 34.3mm and thus it feels a bit bulky when you carry it. Below the display, the laptop houses input devices such as - Touchpad and a Standard Keyboard.
Processor and OS
The Lenovo essential G505 laptop derives its power to run all the processes, from a AMD Dual Core E1-2100 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz and aided by a 4GB DDR3 RAM set in a 1 x 4 Gigabyte memory layout. The RAM can be further increased up to 8GB using a DIMM memory slot. To provide a decent graphic environment when you watch movies or play games, the laptop comes equipped with an integrated Intel HD graphic processor. It runs on the 64-bit Windows 8 Operating System.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
A 0.3MP webcam has been spotted set on the bezel just above the display. The webcam along with an inbuilt microphone gives you a smooth and noise-free video chatting. The camera can also click still photos. It takes care of the storage requirements of the user with a regular 500GB SATA HDD. The DVD RW Drive included in the laptop has the ability to run all kinds of CDs and DVDs. Using it you can easily copy files from a CD as well as burn data on it. The stereo speakers provides sound with good clarity in your movies and games.
Battery and Multimedia
The laptop when not plugged can run the show for 5 long hours, thanks to the 6 Cell Li-Ion battery. Lenovo essential G505 comes with a good connectivity framework whic includes options like - Ethernet, Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, two USB 2.0 slots, one USB 3.0 slot, HDMI port, Digital Media Reader and VGA port.