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Lenovo G580 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 6GB Oct 2012
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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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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G580 is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the G580.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

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 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G580 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G580 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 10" and the biggest is 18". The Lenovo G580 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M (£314.97) is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have a front camera, however the Lenovo G580 does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G580 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the G580 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable 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 be worth considering 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 typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.95MP. The Lenovo G580 has one of the smaller megapixels counts (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo G580 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolution of the Lenovo G580 of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest amongst notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G580. The lowest front camera resolution of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G580 is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G580 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G580 is 2.2kg.

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Thick

The average height of laptops of a comparable type and age to the G580 is 27mm. At 34.3 millimeters, the Lenovo G580 is fairly thick compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the G580.

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Thick

Notebook PCs of this age and type have heights of between 0.74" and 2.9", and the average height is 1.2". The Lenovo G580 is one of the thicker portable PCs of this age and spec (1.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G580

Released Over Four Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo G580 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo G580 has a pretty typical internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the G580.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Z30 (8GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Lenovo G580 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 (5.2h).

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Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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Intel InTru 3D 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...

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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