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Lenovo-ideapad-g505.34073507
8.7 out of 10

Lenovo IdeaPad G505

Great Deal: $599.99

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Marcos Vivas B., Amazon
4 weeks ago
Overall 10
10

Five Stars

luis morocoima, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

J.A.Crumley "JA", Amazon
19 August 2014
Overall 10
10

Got this as a gift for my Mom, she ...

Michael Balagot, Amazon
15 August 2014
  • Summary: Got this as a gift for my Mom, she uses it and hasn't broken it yet so we will call it a success story.
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Overall 2
2.0

had to restore twice already and btw the onekey recovery failed to restore my user backup -- that's pretty bad

gamer dad, Amazon
14 August 2014
  • Summary: Disappointing -- had read the positive specs for a gaming laptop for my son. But the laptop w/windows 8.1 has been freezing up, going to black screen or a blue screen and becoming completely unresponsive. This is a brand new laptop with basically a browser, minecraft, steam, current java. Even so, I have had to completely restore using the onekey backup to its original state twice already.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible and useless

Tank Fordham, Amazon
3 August 2014
  • Summary: This computer is terrible. The tile like interface does not work well and is not intuitive. The system is supposed to link all sorts of email, chat and social media platforms, but it fails spectacularly. This computer is a waste of money. I can barely get it to run word processing. Don't even get me started about trying to play videos or surf the web. Seriously, do not buy this computer it is useless. I take that back, it can be used as target practice or a paperweight.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor Performance

ArjunR, Amazon
1 August 2014
  • Summary: Do not get taken in by the specs on paper. The real-world performance of this laptop is surprisingly bad. Bought this from another site. It was the model with the dual graphics AMD 8650. Theoretically this should have been a top-end laptop with blazing fast speed. But 5-6 months of frustruatingly low performance for no apparent reason led me to sell this off and get an i5-3320M based Lenovo which runs much better.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Computer

Emily B, Amazon
24 July 2014
  • Summary: This is a really great computer. It runs super fast, and has really nice everything. (Even the camera is really good for things like skype, etc.) An absolute steal for the price, (and definitely buy it here because places like best buy or other online stores sell it for $500+) I couldn't be happier. You may want a backlit keyboard if you stay up at night with the light off, like me. But it's not so bad. FOR SETTING UP: 1. CHECK TO SEE IF THE STORE WORKS. This is crucial.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buggy and Bad

person1221, Amazon
22 July 2014
  • Summary: I bought this laptop about 5 months ago and it has been nothing but problems. At first I go the same issue as others with the performance dropping while plugged in, after looking into it i found that there was an update for the bios which solved the issue for a while until a couple months later the CPU would randomly UNDER-CLOCK below its lowest clock of 2.5ghz down yo 2.1ghz.
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Overall 10
10

nice!!

David Geltmacher, Amazon
7 July 2014
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