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Lenovo G580 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Nov 2013
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The acclaimed AccuType keyboard is ergonomically designed to make typing more comfortable and to reduce errors. You'll enjoy stunning visuals on the G580 with integrated Intel HD Graphics Move... More
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10 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G580 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G580 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G580. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G580 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo G580 has a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo G580 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the G580. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Six Battery Cells

Most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the G580 have between one and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo G580 which has six battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 5 hours, the Lenovo G580 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G580 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo G580 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of this type and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G580 the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo G580 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G580. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.7GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo G580's front camera resolution is one of the lowest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The average weight of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the G580 is 2.2kg. The Lenovo G580 is one of the heavier similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the G580 (2.6 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.6kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T520.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo G500 (2.6kg).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Lenovo G580 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo G580 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo G580 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Thick

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the G580 have heights of between 2.4mm and 300mm. At 34.3 millimeters, the Lenovo G580 is fairly thick compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G580

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G500 (2.4GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire V5-572G.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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PC Mag Editor's Choice

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...

PC Mag

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo g580, lenovo g580i

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