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Lenovo G580 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Feb 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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13 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Lenovo G580 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G580. Most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G580 only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however this portable PC has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G580 is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Lenovo G580 of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G580.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs produced by Lenovo.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo G580 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G580. Laptops of this age and type have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G580 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of laptops of this type and age is 250GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Lenovo G580 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G580.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo G580 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G580 range from 21GB/s to 26GB/s. The Lenovo G580 has one of the slowest maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 21.3 gigabytes per second) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Lenovo G580 is a laptop that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

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

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

Portable PCs of this type and age have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h. At only 5 hours, the Lenovo G580 has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G580.

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Only HDD Storage Media

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

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the G580 the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz. 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G580.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo G580 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP. At only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo G580 has a quite low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Heavy

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The Lenovo G580 is quite heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G580.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The speaker powers of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the G580 range from 1W to 11W. At only 1.5 Watts, the Lenovo G580 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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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 Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G580.

If this Lenovo portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 7000[plb_2697624_price] (2.3GHz), or the Lenovo X220[plb_1553881_price] (2.3GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo G580 has a fairly typical display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the G580.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B[plb_2471097_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G580.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height
Depth (imperial)
Depth
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Power Supply Type
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Internal Modem
Floppy Drive Installed
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Display
Compliance Industry Standards
Type

1 Award

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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