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%
CommentAMD 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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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 ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
69.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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