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Lenovo Laptop Essential G505 (59371430) AMD E1-Series E1-2100 (1.00 GHz) 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 8210 15.6" Windows 8

  • AMD E1-Series E1-2100 (1.00 GHz)
  • 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD
  • AMD Radeon HD 8210
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 8
  • DVD±R/RW

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Jared S.
  • 10/9/2014 9:08:47 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNo bueno

Pros: This thing "feels" nice. I like the way the keyboard feels and kind of has a sleek look. That is about all i can say nice about it.

Cons: Slower than dirt. I work in IT and I can confess I have tried a lot to get this thing to work faster. However, so far, nothing has come from it. I have tried Ubuntu 14, Windows 7, and Windows 8. All fresh installs, no bloatware. Websites load slow, videos load even slower. Sofware installs slow and this laptop generally just feels very sluggish. Yes it WORKS, but the speed is mind numbing. I purchased this model for about $350 and I feel i have completely wasted my money. If i had not of wiped it clean and tinkered with it, I would have returned it.

Case in point, don't buy a value CPU. Get an i3 or an i5 minimum. I was trying to save money and wanted to test out AMD which i normally avoid, and this just confirmed what I believe about AMD and budget processors.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/25/2014 11:27:20 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNow built to handle Windows 8.1

Pros: Cost and Brand Name

Cons: CPU cannot handle Windows 8.1. This thing lags to open programs, handling moderate internet usage. Forget first person shooters or MMOs, this thing lags with Candy Crush's graphics.

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  • chris b.
  • 9/11/2013 6:54:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the Price

Pros: Lenova is currently #2 in laptops. For $300 you won't get a better built laptop. Its not the fastest but its cheap. You may be able to get a junky brand with more but then you must like buying laptops every year. This has a good specs for a basic laptop. The screen is much bigger than I thought. The Keyboard is nice. Feels Very Solid. The sound us Great for a laptop. Very Solid and good volume with the Dolby. Also the fact it has an AMD Graphics processor instead of Intel means it will play some games. Mostly older but will Play CoD4 at high. Most cheap laptops with an intel won't. USB 3 speeds are awesome and the One key Recovery button makes backup and restore easy

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I've been doing IT support on Laptops for over 15 years. I did a lot of research on $300 laptops. Very hard to find one and even harder to find a good one

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  • Jared S.
  • 9/1/2013 10:59:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome Linux laptop

Pros: Great battery life
Legacy/UEFI BIOS support
USB 3.0

Cons: Touch pad

Other Thoughts: I bought the laptop specifically for Linux, and it's been a fantastic experience. Having said that, for the brief period of time I tried windows 8 on this laptop it did quite have enough resources to keep up with the graphically intense applications (metro).

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  • Vance B.
  • 8/2/2013 6:16:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible

Pros: None

Cons: Possibly the worst thing I have ever bought on the internet. This computer is slow, cheap, most of the features just barely work. Basic tasks seem impossible.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy it.

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  • Teri R.
  • 7/28/2013 2:45:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat a Bargain

Pros: So far, so good. I feel like I got quite a deal. Was at my house in 2 days. Lenovo is a top notch laptop. So far I'm thrilled. Was set-up and running within 20 minutes. Windows 8 takes getting used to. Loving the HDMI hook-up. All around great laptop so far.

Cons: I really have no major complaints. It can be a bit on the slow side but some of that is me not familiar with Windows 8.

Other Thoughts: I feel like I get a very fair deal for a nice laptop.

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  • Eric M.
  • 6/18/2013 12:12:58 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOkay

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Kinda flimsy

Other Thoughts: Bought a few of these laptops for a business. They come with Windows 8 installed, so I need to turn UEFI off and then install Windows 7. Unfortunately, this model, the G505 is not even listed on Lenovo's website. So I will ahve to "guess" at the drivers to use for Windows 7.

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