Lenovo G505s Laptop, AMD A10, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6", Black

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£429.92 Save £29.98
Original total price £459.90

Product information

The Lenovo G505s squeezes essential performance into an affordable, slim package. With a powerful AMD A10 processor, stereo speakers and HD visuals, the Lenovo G505s is an entry level laptop packed full of vital features.

Key Features:

  • With an AMD A10 and 8GB of RAM powering the G505s, you’ll enjoy fast and responsive performance, with enough raw power to multitask comfortably.

  • Packing a 1TB hard drive, the G505s will store a vast amount of videos, songs, documents, photos and more.

  • Thanks to the built-in DVD SuperMulti drive, you can still enjoy music and movies straight from a disc. You can also use the drive to back up your important files and folders to a blank CD or DVD.

  • The island-style AccuType Keyboard has been ergonomically designed to make typing more comfortable and help reduce errors, while the responsive multi-touch touchpad makes navigation easy.

  • Lenovo Energy Management is designed to help protect the long-term durability of your battery and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase battery life.

  • The 720p HD webcam and built-in microphone lets you keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues around the world through video calls, and you can ensure they’ll be able to see you at your best.

  • Connect to the internet wirelessly through Wi-Fi and a router, or use an Ethernet cable for a faster, more stable connection.

  • The G505s comes with a number of connectivity options. You can connect to an external monitor, projector or HDTV using the VGA or HDMI ports. Transferring photos from your camera’s SD card is easy, thanks to the 2-in-1 card slot. Bluetooth can be used for connecting to other Bluetooth devices wirelessly, and you can also connect up to three USB devices at once, using the two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 ports.

Software Included:
McAfee Internet Security (30-day trial)
Lenovo Software Suite

Accessories Included
AC Adapter
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 4 hours
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Yes - 4.0
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information Whether this machine can play/burn Blu-ray discs, DVDs or CDs.
CD/DVD Read & Write
Computer Support Helpline Information We offer access to a 90 day helpline when you buy a new laptop or desktop computer from John Lewis. The service is available for a period of 90 days from the date you make your purchase.
Free 90 day computer support
H34 x W377 x D250 mm
Ethernet Port Information Allows a connection to a router via a cable (available separately).
Graphics card Information Generate the images you see on your computer screen
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
Graphics card type Information A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this will already be consumer by pre-installed data. A solid state drive has fewer moving parts so allows for a quicker start up as well as providing more security if your computer is dropped.
1TB hard drive
Headphone socket
Island-style Accutype keyboard
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
Memory Card Slot Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
2-in-1 SD & MMC card reader
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Operating system Information Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
Windows 8.1 (64 Bit)
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
Quad-core AMD A10-5750M
Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
2.5GHz to 3.5GHz with Turbo Boost
Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
1366 x 768 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen Type
HD LED Glare Wedge
Integrated stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio certification
Touch Screen
Voice Recognition
Webcam (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
720p HD High-Sense webcam
Webcam (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11b/g/n


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Lenovo G505s Laptop, AMD A10, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6", Black 3.8 5 4 4
Pleased (after sorting adware and boot-up problems) Overall pleased. Took a while to set up, but that was mostly to do with getting used to Windows 8, which bullies you into opening a Microsoft account which, as far as I can tell, you don't really need. Set-up was hampered by adware attaching itself to downloads for updates that you can't tell whether or not you need. The pre-installed McAfee trial software was a pointless distraction, and I fared better when I uninstalled it. Windows 8 has built-in virus protection, but it is worth using Ad-blocker plus alongside it. Ad-blocker was blocking all ads except annoying pop-ups disguised as weather alerts. It transpired that a programme called Desktop Weather Alerts had installed itself, presumably as an attachment to something else, and since I uninstalled that, I have had no problems at all with pop-up adverts. I had a crisis 10 days after purchase when the computer would not boot up. I was getting a blue-screen error message OXC0000034 saying that the boot configuration data file had missing information. Lenovo help lines are Monday to Friday and this was early Saturday morning. There are no rescue discs and all manuals are online which, when you can't operate your computer, is not very helpful. After a couple of hours worrying that I was going to lose all the data I had been organising and working on - spreadsheets, pictures, music files - I discovered the Lenovo 'OneKey Recovery button', which is a tiny button that sits to the right of the power button. Brilliant. I was able to get into the computer via that route and all my files were fine. I don't know why it happened but it hasn't recurred, and the computer is now working beautifully smoothly and quickly, with no annoying ads. 18 July 2014
Lenovo 505s I bought this product having owned a Lenovo laptop before. That one I was happy with. This is nothing like it. Although it does what it say on the tin, it just does not have the build quality. The keyboard is horrid. It is hard to type as it flexes and the keys are not accurate. The buttons in front of the pad are badly fitted and clunky. Every aspect of using it is not what I would expect for the money. In fact it is the sort of product you hope will go wrong so you can get a refund. If you are thinking of buying one do not buy on line as I did, go and try one in a shop first to ensure it meets you needs. It certainly does not meet mine 03 July 2014
Excellent Kit I bought one of these from JL back in January because it was an excellent price for the specification. Lenovo is the Chinese company that took over IBM's PC manufacturing and the quality is there, they still produce the Thinkpad range. It runs very well and as a test, I installed a 3D animation creation program on it without any problems. Not something I would do normally because you need a far higher screen resolution (bigger), for ease of working but it proved that the underlying hardware was up to a very demanding task. If you need a 'real' laptop with serious grunt, I would recommend this highly, for the money you can't go wrong. 19 June 2014
Great value Had to replace an ageing laptop, spent sometime researching and then saw this model. The specs are fantastic for the price and the machine seems well made, so far have not had any problems, my only gripe is where the power lead enters the PC, I would have prefered it in the back and not on the side. Runs quiet and with 8GB of ram no need to update.A very good machine for the money. 31 May 2014
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