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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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12 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Lenovo G580 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the laptops that were released more than two years ago. This Lenovo laptop is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop compared to most of the laptops that are a similar age to the G580 which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years, the Lenovo G580's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G580 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,876 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G580 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. The Lenovo G580 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G580. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which is also higher rated.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G580 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 hard drive capacitys of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo G580 is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the G580, the Lenovo G580's maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 21GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s, including the Lenovo G580 which 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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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 a similar time to the G580 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo G580 has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 5 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The shortest battery life (max) of portable PCs that are a similar age to the G580 is 2h, the longest is 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec notebook PCs 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 are a similar age to 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 around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G580 ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo G580 has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G580. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the G580 have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo G580 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the G580 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

The lightest notebook PC of this spec and age is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G580 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G580.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of laptops of this age and spec is 1.7W, and the speaker powers range from 1W to 11W. The Lenovo G580 has a fairly low speaker power (only 1.5 Watts) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G580.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G580

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the G580.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G580 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B[plb_2471097_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
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
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
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
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® 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
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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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
Barcodes 00887263952129

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