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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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11 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 4,876 user and expert reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the G580 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G580 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The internal memorys of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB and higher rated).

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The Lenovo G580 has a quite big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the G580. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G580 have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

If this notebook PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G580 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo G580 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the G580 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G580 have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 1.5TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G580 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G580.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo G580 is a six number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the G580 have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 5 hours, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the G580. The shortest battery life (max) of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media 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.

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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 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 an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The worst processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of the Lenovo G580 of only 1,024 megabyte is one of the smallest amongst similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the G580. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G580 is 1.7GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the G580, the Lenovo G580 does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo G580 has a very low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.9MP.

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Heavy

The weights of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 300g to 3.8kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G580 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G580.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo G580 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G580 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G580 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo G580 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G580

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

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Audio
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Camera
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Front Camera
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4G
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DC-In Jack
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel Visual 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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo g580, lenovo g580i

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