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Lenovo G580 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.8GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.8GHz 6GB Oct 2012
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Built to last, the Lenovo IdeaPad G580 laptop uniquely combines a solid look and feel with mainstream performance and multimedia features, all at an affordable price. Built to last and ultimately... More
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo G580 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G580 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this type and age is 370MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G580 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G580 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (1TB).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the G580, the Lenovo G580 has a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G580 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This Lenovo laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the G580 ranges from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo G580 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the G580 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2,500 megahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have processor clock speeds of between 800MHz and 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz.

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Very Big L2 Cache

The L2 cache of the Lenovo G580 of 3 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G580. The smallest L2 cache of portable PCs of this spec and age is 0.5MB, the biggest is 3MB, and the average L2 cache is 1.5MB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs that are a similar age to the G580 is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Lenovo G580 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The Lenovo G580 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 21.3 gigabytes per second) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of laptops of this age and type is 17GB/s, the fastest is 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo G580 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Lenovo G580 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all laptops of this age and type is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo G580 is a two processor thread laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between two and three processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G580.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly small megapixel count compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G580. The smallest megapixel count of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G580 is 0.3MP, the biggest is 2MP, and the average megapixel count is 0.95MP.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo G580 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G580 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the G580 is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. The Lenovo G580 has a quite low front camera resolution (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G580.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Lenovo G580 has a L2 processor cache which is better than the L3 processor cache found on most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

This laptop's processor cache level (L2) is in fact the worst processor cache level across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G580.

The best processor cache level across similar types of laptop is L3.

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Heavy

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Lenovo G580 is one of the heavier comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Vostro 3560[pl_1412318_price] (2.6kg), or the Inspiron 15R[pl_1385146_price] (2.7kg) both from DELL.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G580

Released Over Four Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over four years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G580 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G580.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2404192_price] (17.3").

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G580.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo G580 has a relatively average battery life (5 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G580.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1[plb_1610908_price] (5.2h).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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Expert Reviews

(22)
1 July 2013

At this price range and with the quality and assurance of the Lenovo name, this laptop makes quite a strong case. The superb configuration combined with the elegant yet hardy casing is a huge plus...

Solid Configuration
Colour Options Available
Affordable price bracket
HD LED Screen
Good Graphics
No Windows
500 GB HDD at 5400 RPM
A little bulky
Touch pad could have been better
Device gets warm after some use
23 May 2013

For basics on a budget, the Lenovo G580 gets the job done. Just don't skimp on the configuration...

22 May 2013

For basics on a budget, the Lenovo G580 gets the job done. Just don't skimp on the configuration...

12 May 2013

With its class-leading performance and admirable feature set, the Lenovo G580 is an excellent value for under $500...

10 May 2013

With its class-leading performance and admirable feature set, the Lenovo G580 is an excellent value with an affordable price tag that gives users plenty of bang for their buck...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 12 January 2013 by S. Morris
(Verified Purchase)

We are on our third (free replacement) Lenova which now won't play DVDs. I bought this for my daughter to take to university and the first had sound problems almost immediately, the second just... Read more…

Performs extremely well with FreeBSD. The throughput of this card is what you expect. No issues booting directly from SSD (again, expected)
Wasn't terribly expensive, plug and play in Windows 2012 2, connected to a Norco DS 24E chassis with 15 2TB harddrives, and immediately recognized SMART and for the first time I have run server 2 week
Excellent performance, even in a PCIe 2 8x slot. With 6 SAT 3 drives (WD Red) connected, I can read at 900MBs over 6 channels. Very stable under Linux 3.4 kernel. From what I've read, this HBA can onl
This monitor would be good for daily, social media use, watching movies and video streaming. It feels well built and has a wide range of ports
Watching movies on it is nice, since the wider display let's you watch widescreen movies, natively, without the black bars
None at present, will add another review if this changes
Only has a small passive heatsink that runs very hot. I added a spot cooler to it, to extend it's lifespan. It's probably designed to be run in a high airflow environment, like a 1U server with blower
The 14ms response time makes it really difficult to game on or even edit videos. The overall video editing speed was decreased, the overall in-game accuracy and efficiency was significantly reduced
I also experienced some minor problems while watching movies, sometimes the high response time makes the video feel a bit out of sync with the audio
I bought this planning to try ultra-wide screen gaming and for artwork and editing

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