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

Product information

The Lenovo G505s squeezes essential performance into an affordable, slim package. With a Quad-core AMD A10 processor, dedicated graphics card, stereo speakers and HD visuals, the Lenovo G505s is a powerful notebook for an incredible price.

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.

  • The G505s is packing an AMD Radeon R5 graphics card with 2GB of dedicated graphics memory. The R5 is designed to deliver breathtaking image quality and enhance all of your visual tasks and keep 3D games running smoothly.

  • 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:
Lenovo Companion
Lenovo Support
McAfee Internet Security (30-day trial)
Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync
Internet Explorer 10
Amazon Kindle
Microsoft Office 2013 (30-day trial)
Lenovo Cloud Storage

Accessories Included
AC adapter, user documentation
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
H26 x W380 x D260 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 R5 M230, 2GB
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 may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
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 Slots 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 backlit display
Shop by Type
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.
YES- AMD Wireless Display
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11b/g/n


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Q & As

Lenovo G505s Laptop, AMD A10, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 15.6", Black 1.9 5 7 7
In theory a great laptop In theory and in spec, this is a great laptop. When it works, it's very fast and is great for multi-tasking. However, I've had a number of problems with it, including: The power supply interferes with audio out, so I can't use it with external speakers while it's plugged in. Bluetooth doesn't want to connect to external devices. And worst of all, it no longer wants to turn on (only doing so about 10% of the time, otherwise it overheats before it can load the splash screen). So it looks like I will be returning it for something else. A real shame, as I've only had it for a few months, and it had such great promise. Judging from other reports in the Lenovo support forum, it looks like I won't be taking my chance on another of the same computer, as it's too likely that it will have the exact same problems. 17 December 2014
Terrible laptop and poor customer service Got this as a present for my Girl friends son who has started a graphics design course. ended up having 2 laptops, each one lasted a couple of months, we had a 90mile round trip to take it back to a JL store, we were messed about there, waiting around for hours, whilst they attempted to fix it in the end we asked for a new one. but were given one of an incorrect spec, got the correct one but this one again went faulty, another trip to Exeter ! we stupidly opted for a repair but then this went faulty within a month, asked for refund and waited 3 weeks, nothing! more time spent on the phone asking what was happening, promised a call back that never happened, rang in again... eventually got the promise of a refund. JL did reimburse our petrol costs but not our time or the days leave my girl friend was forced to take. I cannot recommend either this laptop or John Lewis. 28 November 2014
Superb ! I bought two of these Laptops and they have been fantastic. Super fast start up, super fast working and no issues with the internet. Then again I use a proprietary driver updater to keep it up to date, but saying that we should do that with every computer anyway. Really I could not be happier with the two of them, they work so well , they never miss a beat at all. I am running windows 8.1 and for certain things it is great, if you don't like it switch to classic desktop, you can always use both, really do not see what the issue is. There are lots of reported issues with internet connection on the net and below but I had similar problems with my old Dell and I updated the driver manually and changed some settings and it was fine, not had any issues with these at all. Great product and I would thoroughly recommend it, a lot of 'bang' for your pound, nice quality feel to it too, super quality feel of keyboard, light in weight and super fast, I think I would stick with AMD for future , Intel are over rated, the A10 processor is superb. Also I like the charger plug, it never falls out like the round ones on other laptops. Everything you could want in a lap top at a great price 20 November 2014
Thank goodness for John Lewis We had noticed the internet seemed to keep dropping. I thought it was our internet connection. I tried another computer and worked happily for hours without a single drop. I looked on forums and found lots of unhappy lenovo customers with the same issue. Rang John Lewis technical support and within minutes they had arranged to take back the Lenovo and swap it for an HP. I would strongly recommend steering clear of this computer. It will only cause you grief. Message to lenovo - Why are you not sorting this out? 08 November 2014
biggest regret Will start with the fact that I absolutely hate this laptop from the day 1- way too slow, keeps disconnecting from the internet, twice in last 6 months was repairing itself? and all together is an absolute nonsense to use it. Only reason i bought it it's because my good old Gateway gave up after 5 years but there is fun part I have repaired my Gateway by installing new hard drive and it works 10x better than brain new lenovo. Lenovo is definitely going back to J Lewis.... as it cant handle simple household laptop tasks.... 04 November 2014
Waste of time! My husband bought this item from John Lewis a couple of months ago. He went in to buy a Toshiba but was somehow talked in to buying this instead. Really wish he'd stuck to Plan A! This laptop is very sensitive, not to mention temperamental. You only have to look at it to find you've inadvertently booked a week in the Bahamas. But the main problem is that it seems incapable of maintaining an internet connection, while other machines in the house have no such problem. It's been off for over a day now, and there doesn't seem to be anything we can do - aside from returning it to JL in exchange for another make! 14 September 2014
Test before you buy My Toshiba finally gave up the ghost after 5 years, I had a problem finding a replacement as I wanted a cd drive, so my choice was limited and in the end I opted for the Lenovo G505s. When I went in store I was recommended windows 8 by the microsoft rep that was in store, I really do not think it is suited to laptops, it is a pain. Putting that aside the keyboard is horrendous and I waste so much time when typing with going back and correcting mistakes caused by temperamental keys, the right click button has sunken after less than a month and it has crashed on me a couple of times when on battery power. All in all, not very happy and the worst laptop I have ever purchased. Alan 27 August 2014
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