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Lenovo IdeaPad G505s (59406417) Notebook AMD A-Series A10-5750M (2.50GHz) 6GB Memory 1TB HDD AMD Radeon HD 8650G 15.6" Windows 8.1

  • AMD A-Series A10-5750M (2.50GHz)
  • 6GB Memory 1TB HDD
  • AMD Radeon HD 8650G
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 8.1
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Mr. N.
  • 9/13/2014 2:40:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat deal

Pros: Paid 450$ for a speedy and capable little laptop. I had my concerns about Lenovo brand, but no complaints to date. I needed a laptop to take my work/games with me when I'm out of town and for the price I couldn't be happier. Run smoothly and multitasks with no problems. Runs most games with no problem, however it is not a gaming laptop, so don't plan on playing 12 hours with super graphic intensive games on this rig. Its not that type of laptop. If you plan to do that do the desktop thing or by a legit gaming laptop. Otherwise you'd like this setup for most normal and light gaming users.

Cons: none to date. did buy a coolpad. could use a HD upgrade, but not a deal breaker or all that noticeable unless you're a perfectionist.

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  • Lorna Y.
  • 9/8/2014 6:46:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent!

Pros: The CPU faces DOWN!!!!!!! why am I excited? Because This means I can make water blocks for all the important components and put this baby through the ring.
Can play most of the games I have(on low to medium) after the ram upgrade*
sleek(but not for long)
fast enough for most.

Cons: Can get hot stock. (re-paste and its much better, like 5c better)
keyboard will flex a bit but I'm modding it so no egg off for that and you shouldn't press so hard.
APU needs dual channel ram for best use.
does not have two internal PCI-E 1 slots

Other Thoughts: 16gig of ram may be over kill but I can now use a full gig for video games and editing.

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  • Gavin M.
  • 8/12/2014 9:57:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent so far

Pros: I picked up this laptop because at $460 (on sale) it was the best deal for the price. I wanted a machine that would let me do some decent gaming, and you aren't going to find a laptop under 500.00 with a dedicated video card. The AMD APU is a good compromise. My roommate has been using the desktop version of this APU for a couple years now and it works very well for gaming, even without a dedicated card, so I figured I would give it a shot.

And indeed, the machine is exactly what I wanted. I can play planetside 2 on medium settings with a decent frame rate, as well as guildwars 2 and secret world. It of course runs all the standard applications everyone uses, open office and photoshop, etc.

At no point have I gotten frustrated with the speed. It opens everything near instantly, and the boot time is very fast.

Cons: Well, it comes with 8, which had to go immediately. I tried using it for a day, then came home and reformatted with 7. Windows 8 is the worst. Fortunately this also got rid of all the bloatware lenovo had installed on it. I imagine getting rid of all that would have been a pain if I had done it manually.

It also comes with a 5400rpm hdd, which is your standard mediocre laptop fare. Short of paying a good deal more money, you're just going to end up with a 5400rpm hdd of some kind when you buy a laptop. I plan on replacing it with an SSD at some point in the near future but there is no use getting upset with something that comes standard in budget (and even non-budget) laptops. At least its a TB.

A native resolution of 1366X768 is ridiculous for the size of this monitor. I can just about see individual pixels. I knew going in that was going to be the case, but it's still ridiculous. It should be at least 1600X900.

All of these cons are listed on the specs though, I knew what I was getting. Im not going to drop an egg for them.

The only real complaint I have so far, and the reason I rated it 4 instead of 5 is that the keyboard is pretty mediocre. It's not awful, but it is mushy, especially in the middle, and that is kind of irritating. But its still very usable, and not worth more than a single egg to me.

Other Thoughts: Windows 8 is really terrible. Drop 7 on here as soon as you can, if you plan on buying it. If you do, you will need another computer nearby to get the drivers off of lenovo's website, because win7 does not natively recognize the network or USB3 hardware this machine comes with. Fortunately there is a single USB2 port that will work after the reformat, or I would have been burning things to DVD to copy them over.

I don't think it's worth $800.00, which is what newegg is now charging for it. That is pretty crazy considering the other laptops you can get for $800.00. If you can't get it for around $500.00 I would look for something else.

The ASUS R510DP-FH11 went on sale for around $580 the day I bought this, and it is essentially the same machine except with another couple gigs of ram and a native 1080p resolution. Im not super thrilled about it having a built in battery (!?) but if it's still on sale when you are reading this review, you might consider it instead.

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  • nathan j.
  • 8/8/2014 7:44:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood for the price

Pros: -Quality Lenovo brand
-Price
-Keyboard keys nicely spaced

Cons: -For a Lenovo product the keyboard is pretty flimsy.
-Speakers are garbage but if you're looking for something where sound is important you're in the wrong place.

Other Thoughts: Price to quality I'm not disappointed. I paid $460 and I feel like it was a good deal. As soon as I got it I tried working with 8.1 but I'm not ready to switch over. If anyone else reads this and wants to downgrade to 7 pro use the "Novo" button to get to the BIOS and switch to legacy boot. Took me a couple of days to find out the only way to get to the BIOS was by turning on the computer with that button.

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  • Douglas F.
  • 8/7/2014 8:46:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCustomer service is a myth.

Pros: It looks great, is light, bright screen (when it's working) and battery life is pretty good.

Cons: Well, the screen started to go out in flashes until it would just shut off, and this was a week into using it. I tried to get it fixed online with a Lenovo rep but that didn't work. I finally mailed it back to them, at a cost of $25, for service and they kept it for a week or so. When I got the machine back after a new mother board, LED screen and wiring, it still had the same problem, only now it was worse. I decided it was time for a new computer, which I requested. They granted my request and we agreed upon a new machine with an Intel i-5 processor, rather than the AMD A-10 that I had originally purchased. Well, the new machine arrived yesterday in the mail and I was quite excited, right up until I opened the new computer and saw that it had an Intel i-3 processor... a significant down-grade from the original A-10, quad-core, and not what was agreed upon. They got so close to winning my respect after the original problems, then they blew it. So disappointed. Still waiting for an email from the rep on what she plans to do and where I should mail this paper weight.

Other Thoughts: The customer service at Lenovo was professional and helpful and I really thought that they cared that my machine was not working properly, then they stepped on my hopes for a better tomorrow in the world of PC manufacturing. Major dropping of the ball on this one. Steer clear.

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  • Christian C.
  • 8/5/2014 11:29:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Laptop

Pros: The laptop has many high-level specs that make it a great computer:
- It's GPU is beautiful but the monitor downgrades only slightly
- 1TB HDD is more than enough storage but it's not like SSD
- The CPU processes above average at the least
- 6GB of RAM for the discounted price I got is incredible
- As a regular computer, it runs like a dream
- The keyboard feels natural, not too bulky or too tiny

Cons: There are a couple cons however:
- The monitor isn't perfectly complimentary to its GPU
- HDD is becoming arcane and changing that in this laptop is a pain (impossible) without having a Windows 8 CD
- It's somewhat flimsy, but Lenovo's hold up quite well. I personally like the sleek, thin feel.
- Bloatware does exist
- There's roughly an hour's worth of updates at first
- Running high-end PC games isn't a great idea, the laptop does get a little hot

Other Thoughts: The pros totally outweigh the cons for the price of this laptop, it was $450 when I bought it.

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  • Fernando M.
  • 7/31/2014 6:15:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat deal

Pros: Processor speed and memory are enough if you are using it for productivity (Visual Studio, MS Office, Photoshop, etc). Good ventilation for AMD processor which tend to get hot. Overall specs are satisfactory.

Cons: Battery does not last long. I personally don't like Windows 8 but that can be fixed.

Other Thoughts: Newegg customer service is great. the don't hesitate to help you with any issue. Thank you Newegg.

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  • Bradley M.
  • 7/29/2014 4:22:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent for the price I paid for it.

Pros: Good processor
Decent Internal Graphics for some light gaming
Good keyboard
Nice, thin size

Cons: Some parts feel a bit cheapish, but not a huge deal.
HDD is a bit slow, but also not a big deal.
Runs a bit hot when doing intensive activities like.

Other Thoughts: I bought this as an everyday laptop for any and all activities and for when I go back to school. I wouldn't pay for this at full price, but the discount price for this machine was very attractive. I've had it for a few weeks now and it does everything I've expected it to. No real complaints.

The internal graphics solution is good enough to do some light gaming (I can run stuff like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games at medium settings), but don't expect this thing to run Battlefield 4 or Crysis 3 at anything playable.

I can think of few negative aspects about this laptop other than a few questionable things about the build quality. Some parts feel a tiny bit cheapish, like the plastic surrounding the keys in the keyboard, but other than that, everything feels relatively solid (as long as you're not treating it rough).

Overall, I'm satisfied enough with my purchase and I would recommend getting this laptop at it's current discounted price.

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  • Michael M.
  • 7/21/2014 10:30:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUpdated Review

Pros: Laptop hardware is still running smoothly.

Cons: Purchased an SSD to put into this. Upon realizing that the OneKey Recovery software does not have the option to burn recovery discs, unlike the Windows 7 version which gave you the option, I discovered the only way to get recovery discs is to get them through Lenovo. Once I contacted Lenovo and getting transferred 5 times, it turns out that the discs cost $70.00. Dropped to two eggs for this. PLEASE be warned that if you're planning to put another Hard Drive in here that you'll need to be savvy enough to clone the drive, or sink another $70.00 on top of the cost. Shame on you Lenovo.

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  • Jacob B.
  • 7/20/2014 6:32:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsg505s

Pros: The Laptop was shipped quickly, as i've become used to living near one of Neweggs distribution centers. The laptop looks very nice and was very safely packaged.

Cons: The OS is pre-installed and does not come with the installation disc. This makes transferring the OS from the poor HDD to a SSD a pain. Other than that no real con outside the fairly poor HDD only having 5400 RPMs. I am currently trying to figure out how to transfer my OS to my SSD

Other Thoughts: The memory comes in one 4GB and one 2GB ddr3 sticks. There is one hard drive bay and the optical bay can be taken out and replaced with another hard drive bay if necessary.

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