Lenovo G505


The 15.6" Lenovo G505 laptop PC combines top-notch essentials – such as cutting-edge AMD Quad Core processors – with a price you can afford. This ideal entry-level PC also boasts solid multimedia features like stereo speakers, HD visuals and up to the latest AMD Radeon™ Graphics.

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  • Features

    15.6" HD Widescreen Display

    This display delivers bright, crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen format and 1366 x 768 resolution.

    Multimedia Extravaganza

    Thanks to its stereo speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2, graphics card options up to the speedy AMD Radeon 8570M with 2GB DDR3 VRAM, and optical disk drive options up to a Blu-ray Disc™ combo, the G505 offers stunning, stutter-free visuals and immersive sound for a fuller, more satisfying home entertainment experience.

    Fast Data Transfer

    Move data between the G505 and other devices quickly with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed; it's up to ten times faster than previous USB technologies.

    AccuType Keyboard

    This spill-resistant, island-style keyboard is ergonomically designed to make typing more comfortable and to reduce errors.

    Battery-Saving Technology

    Lenovo Energy Management protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase time spent between charges.

    Simple Maintenance

    With OneKey Recovery, recovering from viruses or other technical difficulties is a snap.

    Connectivity Options

    With 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connectivity, 10/100 LAN, and Bluetooth®, you'll be able to connect to the internet wherever you go.

    Integrated Webcam

    The 720p HD High-Sense webcam will help you enjoy web conferences or online video chats like you're really there.

    HDMI Output

    For easy connection to a television or other display.

    Lenovo Cloud Storage

    Protect your important files and data, while also making access to information and file-sharing quick and convenient. Automatically back-up and synchronize data across your home, while enabling access from multiple devices. Data is encrypted on transfer for an extra level of security.

    Lenovo G505 Laptop
    Lenovo G505 Laptop
    Lenovo G505 Laptop
    Lenovo G505 Laptop
  • Reviews

    Lenovo G505Reviews

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    93 reviews

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    Scores 8.3 out of 10 based on 93 reviews
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    8 out of 10


    Crewe, Cheshire. GB General home user
    Good battery life, nice keyboard,easy to use on windows 8, once you get used to it, plenty of features. All in all a good buy!
    Not come across any as yet !
    Confirmed purchase: 18 July 2014
    Published on: 23 August 2014

    Lenovo IdeaPad G505 Laptop, AMD A6-5200M 2GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 15.6" TFT, DVDRW, AMD, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, Windows 8.1 64bit

    8 out of 10


    GB General home user
    good keyboard good to use

    good steady machine like it lots
    only issue is the software ( windows 8 )very pleased with the laptop
    Confirmed purchase: 18 June 2014
    Published on: 06 August 2014

    Lenovo IdeaPad G505 Laptop, AMD A6-5200M 2GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 15.6" TFT, DVDRW, AMD, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, Windows 8.1 64bit

    8 out of 10


    huddersfield GB General home user
    windows 8.1
    Confirmed purchase: 16 April 2014
    Published on: 01 August 2014

    Lenovo IdeaPad G505 Laptop, AMD A6-5200M 2GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 15.6" TFT, DVDRW, AMD, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, Windows 8.1 64bit

    9 out of 10

    John (but I have always been called Ray)

    Sunderland GB General home user
    Very portable. Exceptional performance and reliability at a brilliant price. The Lenovo Solution Centre is a real bonus and very useful.
    I am being honest, there are no bad points and nothing I could think of that could be improved upon with the specification and price of the laptop I purchased. I knew what I was getting and i am totally satisfied.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 13 March 2014
    Published on: 31 July 2014

    Lenovo IdeaPad G505 Laptop, AMD A6-5200M 2GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 15.6" TFT, DVDRW, AMD, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, Windows 8.1 64bit

    9 out of 10


    Newton Abbot GB General home user
    The great screen size and brightness
    The synaptic pointing device is a neusance
    Confirmed purchase: 09 May 2014
    Published on: 31 July 2014

    Lenovo IdeaPad G505 Laptop, AMD A6-5200M 2GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 15.6" TFT, DVDRW, AMD, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, Windows 8.1 64bit

  • Ask an Owner

    Here's a list of the questions other shoppers have asked owners of the G505

    1. warrior asked on
      could put windows 7 in it
      1. Malcolm replied on
        Yes but why would you want too
    2. rasool asked on
      I've installed the Windows 10 laptop
      Wireless laptop when I turn on the blue screen error after a while I encounter
      I request you to tell me how I solve this problem
      1. rod replied on
        get rid of windows 10 !! It is rubbish - go back to 8.1
    3. Maura asked on
      1. John (but I have always been called Ray) replied on
        Unfortunately not. I have had no problems with the laptop. It is well built and reliable.
      2. Malcolm replied on
        I use a Sumvision Remote Keyboard and that has an indicator light but there is not one on the laptop.
      3. FRED replied on
        There are small lights showing the state of the CAPS LOCK in the case in the front of the laptop
    4. Clive asked on
      Hi can any one tell me if the Lenvo G505 has a disc drive so that I can install my camera etc.

      Many thanks
      1. FRED replied on
        Hi Clive
        Yes the 505 has a very efficient disc drive

    5. Bear asked on
      Hi Am really happy with this laptop, but don't know how to access web cam and its settings etc, am only just getting used to not having the normal programs list etc, so can't find? Any if on how to access web cam and mic settings etc, would be very gratefully received,thankyou
      1. rod replied on
        go to:
    6. Paul asked on
      what kind of ram do you have to use and how much can I put in
      1. Malcolm replied on
        Hi Paul,
        I use the RAM it came with and have no need to expand it so I have no knowledge that would
        allow me to help you. I suggest you check out the full spec. just Google "Lenovo IdeaPad G505 Laptop, AMD A6-5200M 2GHz reviews" You should find everything you need and more - otherwise talk to the advisors in Currys or PCWorld. Sorry I cant help more.
    7. A shopper. asked on
      my keyboard stop functioning properly when i press a key things like "ol9" comes up. what could cause this? ps: im using on screen keyboard
      1. rod replied on
        I use a wireless mouse by personal preference and I have never had a problem with the keyboard - sorry but can't say any more really !
    8. A shopper asked on
      are there f keys on the keyboard. I can find no pictures to help. My dad has one is having what I suspect are windows issues and I am 1400 miles away. I tried to get him to restart in safe mode but he says no F8 key. Anybody help?
      1. FRED replied on
        Yes,there is a full set of 'f' keys. They are a little smaller than normal but commence with the 'Esc' key on the very top row nearest the screen. The 'Fn' key is the second key on the bottom row on the left.
        Good luck!

  • Tech Specs
    DescriptionLenovo G505
    • AMD A6-5200 APU
    • AMD A4-5000 APU
    • AMD E2-3000 APU
    • AMD E1-2500 APU
    • AMD E1-2100 APU
    Operating System
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8 Pro
    Hard Disk Drive
    Upto 1 TB HDD storage [320 GB/500 GB/750 GB/1 TB (5400 rpm )] Or up to 1TB SSHD [500GB/1TB with 8GB NAND memory]
    377 mm x 250 mm x 34 mm (14.84" x 9.84" x 1.33")
    15.6" high-definition ( 1366 x 768)/ 200 nit display, 16:9 widescreen
    AMD Radeon™ HD8570M 1GB
    Up to 16 GB DDR3-1600 MHz, 2 SODIMM slots (1 x 2 GB/2 x 2 GB/1 x 4 GB/1 x 2 GB+1 x 4 GB/2 x 4 GB/1 x 8 GB/2 x 8 GB)
    Integrated Communications
    802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 (Optional) 10/100 Mbps LAN
    4 hrs
    Integrated Stereo speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™ certification
    Weight (Net)
    2.6 kg/5.73 lbs
    • USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 1
    • 2x1 (SD/MMC) card reader
    • 2-in-1 audio jack (headphone and mic)
    • HDMI-out
    • RJ45
    • VGA connector
    Integrated 0.3/1.0 MP webcam

    Software Offering

    Security and Support
    • MS Office 2013 (except Japan)
    • Lenovo Cloud Storage
    • Power2Go
    • Evernote

    Internet Solutions
    • IE10
    • eBay
    • Skype
    • YouCam
    • Amazon Kindle
    • PowerDVD
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    Protect Your Laptop With Lenovo Services
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    Why Lenovo Services?

    • Keep it simple, one place for all your PC service needs
    • We know our PCs better than anyone – services performed by Lenovo Certified Technicians using Lenovo-qualified parts
    • Convenient and affordable in-home and 24/7 service options

    Enjoy the Convenience of In-Home Repair

    • Don’t be stranded without your PC — let Lenovo come to you with fast repair services in your own home.

    Protect Your Laptop Beyond the 1-Year Base Warranty

    • Warranty Extensions are available for up to three years (depending on your system).
    • Staying in warranty can help save you from expensive repair costs associated with system components.

    Drops or Spills? No Problem With Accidental Damage Protection

    • Accidents happen, but it’s still possible to protect yourself from expensive, unexpected repairs. Lenovo provides coverage for damage incurred outside of warrantee under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, electrical surges, or damage to the integrated display.

    Convenient Remote Support When You Need It Most

    Lenovo Services Premium Support provides access to expert technicians when you need them most, from the comfort of your home, with convenient over-the-phone or remote session support. We offer you a one-stop solution for issues beyond your standard hardware warranty, including:

    • Table, internet, or network setup
    • Performance tune-up
    • Software setup and how-to tips
    • Security setup
Standard on the G505:
Battery Life
**Up to 6 hours with standard 6-cell battery
Starting at 5.7 lbs (2.6 kg) / 1.34" (34mm)
2 USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI-out, 2-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC), headphone/mic combo, VGA


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