SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo G505s-20255
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-5750M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo G505s-20255
Wasted potential. An affordable multimedia laptop featuring a quad-core APU, 16 GB of RAM and Crossfire graphics - that sounds almost too good to be true. In fact, Lenovo's G505s looks like a virtually unrivaled price-performance bundle on paper, but it also has some serious faults.
Source: Think Digit
The Lenovo Ideapad G505s is a great laptop from Lenovo and while we don't have any real complaints about the design and build quality (other than the lack of a touch-screen), we feel that it's let down by its poor battery performance and easily overshadowed by the G500s, which is a much better deal at almost the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 50% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
The limited battery life is disappointing, but that's not a fatal flaw since a large laptop like the G505s isn't going to spend a lot of time out and about anyway. Other features, such as performance, screen quality and the comfortable keyboard, are all good for a laptop in this price range, making the G505s a good option for people who need a reliable workhorse laptop for around £500.00.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M Dual Graphics: Dual Graphics (asymmetrical CrossFire) combination of a dedicated Radeon HD 8570M and a 8650G processor graphics card (in the processor core of the A-Series). Only in some cases faster than one GPU alone and furthermore it sometimes suffers from micro stuttering.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
A10-5750M: Quad-core processor with only two FPUs and an integrated Radeon HD 8650G graphics card. Top model of the A10 series.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
69.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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