Lenovo essential G505S (59-380131) Laptop (APU Quad Core/4 GB/1 TB/Windows 8/2 GB)

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Lenovo essential G505S (59-380131) Laptop (APU Quad Core/4 GB/1 TB/Windows 8/2 GB) details

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  • Powerful processor
  • Solid graphics
  • Quality speakers
  • Sound HDD
  • HD webcam
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  • Average RAM limit
  • Modest battery backup
Verdict

The Lenovo essential G505S (59-380131) packs a host of features which are hardly seen in gadgets of the same price range. Its powerful graphics combined with Dolby speakers make it ideal for gaming and entertainment. A 1TB hard disk, HD webcam and sound processor make it good for business as well. However, you should skip this if you want the performance of an Intel processor.

Endless entertainment on the go
Display and Design
 
The Lenovo essential G505S (59-380131) sports an HD LED Glare display of 15.6-inches with a native WXGA resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The glare display generally tends to decrease the quality of pictures by changing the brightness, color, sharpness and contrast. It is encased in a 26mm thick body which is neither too glossy nor too dull and looks good. The casing carries a standard keyboard and touchpad with support for multi touch gestures.
 
CPU and OS
 
At the heart of the device, there is a Quad Core A10-5750M processor from APU that is built on AMD A76M chipset and functions at a speed of 2.5GHz. The laptop has the usual 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM which is further upgradable up to 8GB through 2 unused slots. A dedicated and powerful 2GB ATI Sunpro 8570 A10 graphics card makes sure that the user has a great time while watching high resolution videos and playing HD games. It runs on Windows 8 software platform.
 
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
 
The Lenovo essential G505S (59-380131) has a webcam capable of shooting 720p videos integrated with analog microphone to make video chats smooth. Its 1TB HDD relieves the user from storage problems. You can use the Rambo optical drive to playback and write files on all types of disks.
 
The presence of 2 1.5W stereo speakers with Dolby Advance Studio is suitable for creating the perfect ambience for entertainment. To boost your experience, the laptop boasts of solid graphics.
 
Battery and Connectivity
 
The 6 cell battery promises to run continuously for up to 3 hours. From the connectivity front, the Lenovo essential G505S (59-380131) sports Ethernet, WLAN, Bluetooth, 1 USB 2.0 port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI out, digital media reader and VGA port.
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Lenovo essential G505S (59-380131) Laptop (APU Quad Core/4 GB/1 TB/Windows 8/2 GB) Price
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31 User Reviews
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  • 3 USB Ports
  • HDMI Port
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24 Mar 2014 By Aritra Majumdar On flipkart.com

I am partial towards Lenovo because I had the Lenovo G530 earlier, which lasted over five years on heavy usage. I chose AMD processor this time around because - nnAMD offered a cheaper option with Windows 8nAMD iGPU is better than Intel's nAMD Crossfire has a good reputation amongst gamers nnI've had the device for around a month now, and here are my observations - nnLooks - 1/5 - The device doesn't just has a body, no looks. It has a textured back and a polished look of the area around the keyboard, but that is it. If you're looking for a beauty, head to Apple, HP or Dell (or even Sony if you fancy it). Build quality is decent, though I haven't really sent it (or intend to send it) tumbling down the stairs. There is a little extra space at the keyboard/chassis junction, but I don't know if its a manufacturing defect or not. Why do I give it a 1 point ? The device is slim, which makes it a little more portable. nnDisplay - 4/5 - It is a glare display, which means reflections will be an issue. However the visuals are smooth and crisp at the same time, with full HD videos appearing perfect. VIsuals in games also appear good, though (as I mention below) I've only played a limited number. To be honest going for 15.6 inches was perhaps overkill, since you don't really need such a large display on a mobile device. Then again, to each his own. nnI/O - 3/5 - The keyboard feels a bit flimsy, which I guess is my own perception. Like every laptop worth its salt, the touchpad is big, overtly responsive, and interferes every time you type hard and fast. Most of my day is spent typing out documents, so I'm currently placing a piece of cloth over the touchpad and typing over it. Disingenuous, but that's a sureshot working answer to this problem. Camera is decent, and the USB?HDMI/Ethernet ports doing well. Mind you, the arrangement of USB ports is assymetrical, with two on the left and one on the right. nnProcessor - 5/5 - I didn't buy this device for looks or (for that matter) excessive comfort. Processing was my No 1 priority, and the AMD Quad Core delivers with a score of 7.1 on the Windows Experience center. Boot up takes five seconds, and loading any simply program even less time. I am not a developer/programmer so I can't speak for highly demanding stuff. Overall though, crisp and smooth. nnRAM - 5/5 - 4 gigs does fine, with nothing lagging. Try to keep the running programs to a minimum and you'll do just fine (even with heavy games).nnGaming - I love gaming, so a Radeon HD 8570 or roundabouts was needed. Specifications are actually confusing, since the 8570 + 8650G together show 4GB of graphics memory with 1378MB shared. Flipkart says 2GB, so where does the rest come from ? Anyhow, I've played Assassins' Creed Brotherhood, Revelations, III and IV Black Flag without any lag (with progressive decline of settings ofcourse). Up till AC III though, I could play on rather high settings without lag. I noticed another user complain that the device is poor for gaming. I won't disagree in absolute terms, but dude this is a laptop at 40 grand, what more do you expect ? Get an Alienware if you're a gaming pro. nnPS - Call of Duty Black Ops II and Diablo III running great as well on moderate settings. nnHeating 1/5 without update, 4/5 with update- The device doubled as a frying pan (figuratively) when I first got it. Thanks to some of the users here I updated the BIOS to 2.05 using the 3MB update file. Mind you the update took about 5 minutes, so you have to be patient. Things have now improved, though I'm still getting a cooling pad (suggestions ?) nnSound 2.5/5 - The rig boasts of Dolby v2, but I didn't really find anything breathtaking. Its okay, and perhaps good for a laptop, but I still prefer my Plantronics headset for THE audio nirvana. nnValue for Money ? - The keyboard and the looks aren't exactly the stuff of dreams. Otherwise, the device is great for average tasks and moderate gaming. I'll update this review as and when I push the G505s to new limits, but right now I'm satisfied. nnOverall rating -4/5

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Lenovo G505s Automatic shutdown and heating issue resolved
13 Dec 2013 By Ravi Kiran On flipkart.com

There is a known issue with this laptop "Overheating causes Automatic System shutdown" . But this issue can easily be resolved through a simple BIOS Update.nLenovo G505s shuts down automatically when CPU temperature rises too high (sometimes 90 centigrade) without FAN running.This happens only with Laptops running with Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit and Windows 8.1 64-bit.nnSolution: Updating the new BIOS to version 2.03 (Currently laptops will be shipped with 2.02 Version) can solve this issue.You can download and update the Latest BIOS from Lenovo Support Section

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Lenovo essential G505S (59-380131) Laptop (APU Quad Core/4 GB/1 TB/Windows 8/2 GB) Specifications

General Information
Brand Lenovo
Model G505S (59-380131)
Dimensions(WxHxD) 380 x 260 x 26  mm
Weight 2.4 Kg
Colors Black
Operating System Windows 8
Operating System Type 64-bit
Display Details
Display Size 15.6 Inches (39.62 cm)
Display Resolution 1366 x 768 Pixels
Display Type LED
Display Features HD LED Glare Display
Display Touchscreen no  No
Performance
Processor APU Quad Core A10-5750M
Clock-speed 2.5 Ghz
Chipset AMD A76M
Graphic Processor Radeon HD 8570
Graphics Memory 2 GB
Memory
Capacity 4 GB
RAM type DDR3
Memory Slots 2
Expandable Memory 8 GB
Memory Layout 1 x 4 Gigabyte
Storage
HDD Capacity 1 TB
HDD Speed(RPM) 5400 RPM
HDD type SATA
Battery
Battery Cell 4 Cell
Battery type Li-Ion
Power Supply 65 W AC Adapter W
Battery Life 3 Hrs
Networking
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth yes
Ports
USB 3.0 slots 2
USB 2.0 slots 1
SD Card Reader yes
Headphone Jack yes
Microphone Jack yes
VGA Port yes
Multimedia
Web-cam yes
Video Recording 720p HD
Secondary cam(Rear-facing) no  No
Speakers 2 x 1.5 W Stereo Speakers
Sound Technologies Dolby Advanced Audio
In-built Microphone yes
Microphone Type Analog Microphone
Peripherals
Optical Drive Rambo Drive
Pointing Device Touchpad with Multi-touch Support
Keyboard Standard Keyboard
Others
Warranty 1 Year
Lockport yes
Sales Package Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guide
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