The gaming laptop
Display and design
The Lenovo essential G505s (59-379987) is a gaming oriented laptop that comes with a 15.6-Inches HD LED Glare display which flaunts a resolution of 1,366 x 768 Pixels. The laptop weighs average at 2.4 Kg and measures 380 x 260 x 26.0 mm. Input has been optimized with a multi-touch gesture supported touchpad and a standard Keyboard. Design-wise, the laptop looks great, extremely slim and portable.
OS and configuration
The Lenovo essential G505s (59-379987) ships with bundled Windows 8 operating system, which is more user friendly and powerful for all kinds of computing. Further you can upgrade it to the latest iteration, Windows 8.1. At its heart, the Lenovo essential G505s has a 2.1GHz AMD quad-core A8 5550M processor, which is supported by AMD Radeon HD 8570 graphic processor and 4 GB DDR3 RAM. The laptop also gets 2GB of graphics dedicated memory, making it a suitable device for the gamers. It has been equipped with 1TB of SATA hard disc drive, which will let you store enormous amount of games and multimedia without worrying about running out of the storage.
Multimedia, connectivity and battery
The Lenovo essential G505s (59-379987) comes with a webcam, which in addition of video chatting supports recording of 720p videos. Ample connectivity ports have been provided including a 10/100 Mbps ethernet port, 1 x USB 2.0 slots, 2 x USB 3.0 slots, 1 HDMI etc. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth. A 4-Cell battery promising 3 hours of battery life accompanies the device.
Lenovo is branding the Essential G505s (59-379987) as a gaming laptop and hence equipped the machine with top of the line configuration. Though, the average battery life might force you to keep the laptop plugged-in usually while gaming.