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Lenovo G580 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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15 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of a similar spec and age to the G580 range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo G580 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G580.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Portable PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the G580.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs manufactured by Lenovo.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of this spec and age is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G580 that we have assessed, the Lenovo G580's total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G580 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the G580.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the G580 range from 1GB to 16GB. The Lenovo G580 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G580 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G580.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G580 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G580.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G580 is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the G580.

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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 on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo G580 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G580 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G580.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo G580 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G580.

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Very Short Battery Life

The average battery life of portable PCs of this spec and age is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. At only 5 hours, the Lenovo G580 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G580.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

Laptops 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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo G580 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the G580. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G580 is 510MB and the biggest is 4.1GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the G580, the Lenovo G580 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of laptops of this age and spec is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo G580 has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Heavy

The lightest portable PC that was launched more than two years ago is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. The Lenovo G580 is one of the heavier notebook PCs of this spec and age (2.6 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Thick

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G580 the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm. With a height of 34.4 millimeters, the Lenovo G580 is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G580

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo G580 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the G580.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Asus X75A (£462.59) (17.3").

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo G580 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
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
3G Network Access Module
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo g580, lenovo g580i

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