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Lenovo G505s (59373010) Notebook AMD A-Series A10-5750M (2.50GHz) 6GB Memory 1TB HDD AMD Radeon HD 8650G 15.6" Windows 8

  • AMD A-Series A10-5750M (2.50GHz)
  • 6GB Memory 1TB HDD
  • AMD Radeon HD 8650G
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 8
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Susanne H.
  • 7/24/2014 1:26:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood Laptop

Pros: Good CPU, Okay Graphics, but that is to be expected with a laptop. Also, like the screen. Also, I really like the keyboard.

Cons: Battery life, it does not have the best battery life.

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  • Jong C.
  • 6/6/2014 12:56:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDISSAPOINTED

Pros: 8650 is decent for lit amin

Cons: I tout about replacing tis labtop wen it came wit two usb ports on te left side tat damaed anytin tat was plued in but fiured I could bear wit te reamainin workin one. BI MISTAKE!!!!!!!

Now after merely 5 monts te g, h, up arrow and escape keys ave all simultaneously stopped workin as of yesterday. Probabaly tis as to do wit te cpu temperature tat wen on idle is reported to be 90c and over 110c wen surfin te web. Altou tese temps seem unlikely and ave more to do wit te proram tat is measuring te temps, even after te bios update te labtops cpu trottles to 2.05z due to te eat wen simply openon multiple Wikipedia tabs or playin planetside on all low resultin in major la.

I am ravely regretful for not avin returned te labtop durin te 30 refund since I bout te labtop at ome and was in collee for te following monts. I will provide future updates as I aim to et a replacement from enovo wit te one year warranty. As one poster states, tis labtop for under 500 as te otential, unfortunately te 505s truly is a amble and sould be approached wit caution for future customers.

Other Thoughts: Not sure if tis incident is isolated but tis bein my first labtop purchase from Lenovo as destroyed my confidence in te companys build quality. opefully teir customer service will be of better quality.

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  • Zachary M.
  • 5/20/2014 12:51:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: it does have decent speed and storage and a video card and a lot of memory.

Cons: unfortunately this computer only comes with 30 day trial of anti virus software and as soon as your trial expires the anti virus Mccafee actual becomes a virus. you will have hundreds of popups from this software during any and all use of the computer. movies gaming online etc. it will constantly be popping up. also as soon as the trial ends your computer seemingly picks up dozens of viruses from thin air. also the hard drive went to hell after about 5-6 months. also battery life is terrible. will only last for about 1 1/2- 2 hours.

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  • Sally S.
  • 5/9/2014 10:01:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy it!!

Pros: screen, picture, sound

Cons: lagging keys and pad, sometimes oversensitive to touch and other times non-responsive, both USB ports are faulty and do not charge, sometimes do not recognize devices at all, now experiencing DRIVER STATE FAILURE and crashing numerous times per use, multiple times daily.

Other Thoughts: Windows 8 is a nightmare with pop-ups happening all over the screen getting in the way and then not responding when you need them. I regret this purchase. Can't return to Newegg because it is beyond the 30 day period, and LENOVO has a down system, so can't register my complaint.

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  • Dennis P.
  • 5/5/2014 6:16:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLeNoNot cool.

Pros: A10-5750
1tb hd
design except cooling.
I like the back door. 3 screws and almost the whole back comes off.
I like the look and lack of bright LEDs.

Cons: Lenovo cooling is junk. Cpu cooler is junk.
Temps spike to over 70c running only a web browser on a flat smooth surface. However the temps do not seem too insane but higher then i want any pc i own to run. Temps do reach about 85c testing with Prime95. I turned the CPU down to 2.2ghz with the AMD CCC driver, which says it is running 1.8 in AMD overdrive and then i see comfortable temps.
Processor is locked. Can't try undervolting it to combat heat. At the minimum disable turbo core in amd overdrive to control the heat. With turbo core disabled and a cooling pad i would probably consider gaming with it.
I think the reason everyone says this laptop is so quiet is because the fan hardly runs. And if the fan is on passive in power control setting the fan will be off until over 50c. I don't care for the CPU cooler it is two pieces the fan butts up against the heat sink and seems inefficient.
As others have mentioned poor quality control.
No duel graphics, it has the chip but the heat sink doesn't connect to it like the European versions probably because the heat was too much for g505s cooling and i'm quite sure it is disabled.
I don't care for the screen either.
Not very many Fn buttons.

Other Thoughts: You can check temps with Core Temp 1.0 RC5.
I did the bios update, replaced thermal paste. Tried windows 7, 8 and 8.1. I found all the drivers for windows 7.
I had a Acer A-6 Llano and was way more impressed with that.

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  • DILLON S.
  • 5/5/2014 12:41:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsYou get what you pay for.

Pros: A10, 6GB RAM upgrade to 8GB, Class 3 graphics card, all for under $500. Can play last gen games on med-high, next gen on low. Great value, other laptops with the same specs go for almost $700.

Cons: It's as if Lenovo has no Quality Assurance work center judging by other comments. 2 days of use, the display breaks down. Contant crashing during normal use. Upgraded the RAM out of the box to find both stick unseated. BIOS update too.

Other Thoughts: For the cheap price, and if you're willing to gamble,you will not find a better laptop for $500. Ended up returning this due to its problems out of the box, and the display crapping out.

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  • Haley T.
  • 5/2/2014 4:51:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsuseless.

Pros: Felt much lighter than I thought it would be.

Trackpad wasn't a big deal like I thought it would be.

Cons: Wouldn't even turn on when I bought it.

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  • Donald J.
  • 4/21/2014 10:03:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEggcellent!

Pros: Game-capable
Fast processor
Almost silent fan

Cons: Gets hot fast
BIOS update out of the box

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  • Joseph F.
  • 4/8/2014 11:01:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLenovo G505s

Pros: Decently sized laptop, did the bios update right from the start and it has worked fine ever since. Windows 8 takes some getting used to but I found that it is pretty decent. Not quite as bad as other people have put it off to be. Tried desperately to load Ubuntu onto here and kept running into issues. Found out moving the usb to uefi did the trick and finally was able to do what I wanted to do.

Cons: Hard Drive is pretty slow, but really if your used to a slow computer it's not bad. Eventually plan on upgrading to an SSD of decent size, probably 240 GB, and using a dvd slot to hdd converter for the terabyte seeing as i don't really use the cd drive.

Other Thoughts: Skyrim plays on this computer like no ones business. Didn't install any more ram than what was in there and it has played like butter since i installed the game.

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  • Dennis P.
  • 4/5/2014 9:23:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs4 gig or 8 gig not 6 gigs.

Pros: Nice Laptop.
Looks sharp.
Price on sale.
AMD's best laptop APU out.

Cons: 6 gigs of memory will not run in duel channel which will cripple graphic performance. Unless they started producing lots of 3 gig ram sticks.

Other Thoughts: I would like to see less laptops available that do not take advantage of duel channel especially one that has shared memory. i don't like to have to buy a laptop and change out the memory too. A set of ram with two 2 gig sticks would be an upgrade for this laptop's speed and graphics because only two matching ram sticks will run in duel channel. If you buy this laptop do not complain about the graphics capabilities until you upgrade the ram to an 8 gigs set at 1600mhz.

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