Good for basic computing needs
Display and Design
The Lenovo essential G505 (59-379987) arrives with an HD LED backlit display that poses a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels on a 15.6-inch panel. The 34mm thick black colored body can seem too bulky but looks appealing with a glossy lid on the top and a matte finish on the inside.
CPU and OS
At the heart of the laptop, you have an AMD Quad Core A8-5550M processor running at a speed of 1.5GHz which is further supported by a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM that can be expanded via the single DIMM slot. A rich visual experience is guaranteed by the presence of ATI Sun Pro 8570 graphics processor unit. The laptop sails on Windows 8 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Lenovo essential G505 (59-379987) comes with a VGA webcam that can shoot HD videos and is integrated with a microphone. The availability of 1TB SATA HDD makes sure that the user doesnÂt face problems in storing bulk amount of multimedia files or documents.
The device is equipped with stereo speakers playing Dolby Advanced Audio v2.0 to give a theatre like experience.
Battery and Connectivity
The 6 cell Li-ion battery stores ample power on single charge to run the laptopÂs activities continuously for a fair period of time. Connectivity options in the Lenovo essential G505 (59-379987) come in the form of Ethernet, WLAN, Bluetooth, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI out, digital media reader, VGA port, digital media reader and VGA port.
The Lenovo essential G505 (59-379987) has all the essential features packed within a budget. The absence of a powerful processor can slow down functions but the laptop has some exceptional features like 1TB hard disk, mind blowing speakers and sound graphics. It also gives you the opportunity to perform computing on the latest platform.