Despite being easily purchasable, the Lenovo essential G505 (59-379528) comes with some features which are hardly seen in many higher priced notebooks. Some of them include a solid battery backup, 2 high speed USB ports, DVD RW Drive and latest Dolby speakers. Its poor configuration is justified considering the price and is fit for simple tasks only.
Display and Design
The Lenovo essential G505 (59-379528) comes with a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display that poses the standard WXGA resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Encased in a 34 mm thick black colored body with a weight of 2.6kg, this package does look good with a slightly glossy finish but can create troubles when you carry it over a long distance.
Processor and OS
The core of the laptop is configured with a 1.5GHz AMD APU Quad Core A4-5000 processor functioning along with 2MB of cache memory. The CPU is assisted by a meagre DDR3 RAM of just 2GB whose capacity can be expanded up to 4GB. The AMD Radeon HD 8330 graphics card gives you an audio treat while playing games and videos. It comes with DOS so that you can install an OS of your choice.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The presence of a VGA webcam with the ability to shoot 720p videos makes the Lenovo essential G505 (59-379528) good for clear video calls. You can store all kinds of apps, documents and media files in the 500GB SATA hard disk. You can even use the DVD RW Drive for transferring data through discs.
A normal touchpad and a keyboard have been seen as the input controls of this device. The support for Dolby Advanced Audio makes the stereo speakers gift you theatre like surround sound.
Battery and Connectivity
The Lenovo essential G505 (59-379528) gives a continuous service of up to 4 hours with its 4 cell Li-ion battery. The ports spotted in the device are Ethernet, 1 USB 2.0 port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI out, digital media reader, VGA port and 2 in 1 card reader. Wireless options include Bluetooth and WLAN 802.11 b/g/n.