The Lenovo essential G505 (59-380131) is built to meet all the essential expectations of the user in style. The large HD display backed by sound processor and RAM and a massive hard disk is good for business as well as gaming requirements. On the underside, the device lacks a good webcam and any kind of CD Drive.
Display and Design
The Lenovo essential G505 (59-380131) features a HD LED backlit display with ClearSuper View and a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels offering a sharp and crystal clear visual experience on a large 15.5-inch panel. It is encased in a plastic body made up of dull black color and carrying a weight of 2.3 kg which can become a headache if it needs to be carried over long distances.
Processor and OS
The gadget is powered by an AMD Quad Core A-10 5750M CPU sprinting at a speed of 2.5GHz along with a 4GB DDR3 RAM which is upgradable up to 8GB using the single unused DIMM memory slot. The Lenovo essential G505 (59-380131) carries a 2GB ATI SP8570 graphics card which provides the strength to handle high resolution games and videos smoothly.
It runs the Windows 8 OS which is loaded with all the latest apps and features so that users can access the web or execute important activities instantly.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The laptop comes integrated with a VGA webcam for taking care of the video calling needs of the user. The 1TB of SATA HDD functioning at 5400 rpm not only provides more than sufficient space but also opens files without any lags. The stereo speakers delivering HD audio solution is good news for entertainment freaks.
Battery and Connectivity
According to Lenovo, the 6 cell Li-ion battery installed in this laptop can run continuously for a maximum period of 3 hours. In terms of connectivity features, the Lenovo essential G505 (59-380131) is equipped with Ethernet 10/100, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, HDMI port, VGA slot and digital media reader.