You can hardly imagine the availability of Windows 8.1 OS in a laptop available at this price, but the Lenovo essential G505 (59-412293) features it. It also comes with an HD webcam, DVD Drive, durable battery and two advanced USB ports. However, the AMD processor under the hood is good for day-to-day tasks only.
Display and Design
The Lenovo essential G505 (59-412293) comes with an HD LED backlit display that offers comfortable visual experience with the usual resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, commonly known as WXGA. It is housed in a bulky black colored outfit which has a thickness of 34mm and a weight of 2.6kg thereby posing problems in terms of mobility.
Processor and OS
At the heart of the device, there is a 1.4GHz AMD Dual Core E1 2100 processor sitting on AMD A68M chipset and working in combination with a 2GB DDR3 RAM which is justified considering the price. You can increase the RAM's capacity via the 2 unused memory slots. The availability of a AMD Radeon HD 8210 graphics card may not support high resolution gaming but manages decent quality graphics well. It runs on the latest Windows 8.1 OS right out of the box.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Lenovo essential G505 (59-412293) flaunts a webcam capable of shooting HD videos and manages your storage requirements with a 500GB SATA hard disk. It even has a DVD RW Drive which is another plus point of this device. It also boasts of stereo speakers powered by Dolby Advanced Audio that turn your room into a theatre.
Battery and Connectivity
The Lenovo essential G505 (59-412293) scores well with a 6 cell Li-ion battery that promises to run continuously for up to 4 hours. On the connectivity front, it possesses Ethernet port, WLAN, Bluetooth, HDMI out, 1 USB 2.0 slot, 2 USB 3.0 slots and digital media reader.