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Lenovo G580 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Jan 2013
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Tough but stylish, and full of the latest features, this affordable laptop will help you and your family meet every challenge. Built to last and ultimately affordable, the Lenovo G580 notebooks... More
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11 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo G580 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G580 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Lenovo G580 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,358 expert and user reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G580 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G580, the Lenovo G580's total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the G580 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G580 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G580 that we have assessed, the hard drive capacity of the Lenovo G580 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of laptops of this age and spec is 25GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s. At only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

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

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo G580 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the G580.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G580 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G580 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age 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.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo G580 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops that were released more than two years ago is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 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 more than two years. The slowest memory clock speed of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the G580 is 1,000MHz and the fastest is 1,800MHz.

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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 this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo G580 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G580 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the G580 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G580 is one of the heavier comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the G580 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Thick

With a height of 34.3 millimeters, the Lenovo G580 is quite thick compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the G580. Across all the laptops that are a comparable age to the G580 the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G580

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Lenovo released the G580.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the G580.

If this Lenovo laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G500 (2.3GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo G580 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G580.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Asus X75A (£462.59) (17.3").

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5 hours, the Lenovo G580 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 (5.2h).

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Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
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Intel InTru 3D Technology
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Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

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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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19 April 2013

This big bulky brute isn't for everyone. Users who are constantly on-the-go will find the build design a huge liability and the limited battery reserve a hindrance.However, there is a certain...

16 April 2013

The Lenovo G580 offers strong Core i5 performance and robust sound for a very low price, but the touchpad can be finicky...

28 March 2013

As you go through the Lenovo Essential G580 IMR 59-324061 Review, you will notice that this is a good creation from the company. Buyers will find it worth enough as it is bundled with many...

14 February 2013

If you have a limited budget, the G580 is a good choice. Its touchpad is a bit annoying, but in every other respect, it's a capable workhorse...

11 December 2012

A competent budget laptop with a decent specification, but its touchpad can make navigating Windows a bind...

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