The Lenovo Essential G505 (59-406489) is a good performer laptop with sound battery backup. However, the price falls on the higher side as the laptop has less storage in this price range. In addition, a dedicated GPU or a Full HD display was clearly expected in this budget.
Display and Configuration
The Lenovo Essential G505 (59-406489) features a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display which has a screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It runs on Windows 8.1 Professional operating system sailing upon 64-bit architecture. Driving the system is a 1.5GHz AMD APU Quad Core A4-5000 processor paired with a 4GB of DDR3 RAM and ATI Radeon HD 8400 graphics card.
Camera and Storage
A 720p HD webcam is armed above the display screen which is a common feature in all laptops. The user can make video calls or shoot recordings during leisure hours or when needed. On the storage ground, the Lenovo Essential G505 (59-406489) houses a 500GB SATA hard disk which revolves at a speed of 5,400 revolutions per minute.
Connectivity and Battery
On the networking front, the Lenovo Essential G505 (59-406489) features a lot of options such as Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, two USB 2.0 slots, an SD card reader, a headphone jack, a microphone jack and a VGA port. The laptop gets its energy from a 3 cell Li-ion battery which keeps the show running for long hours.
Input Devices, Sound and Body Looks
The input devices present in the Lenovo Essential G505 (59-406489) are - a touchpad and a standard notebook keyboard.The stereo speakers output good quality sound wave, pleasant to the ears. Design-wise, the laptop comes in a black coloured body measuring 381 x 254 x 25mm and weighing 2.7Kg