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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 Dec 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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10 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo G580 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (650 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the G580 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 5,057 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores portable PCs range compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

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 are a similar age to the G580. Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the G580 have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 2TB.

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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 laptops of this spec and age. Most laptops of a similar spec and age to it 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 in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time 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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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB. The Lenovo G580 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the G580.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the G580 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo G580 has a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo G580 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have hard drive capacitys of between 180GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the G580 range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G580 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo G580 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo G580 does not have a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the G580 do have a front camera.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo G580 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 5 hours) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the G580 the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 26h.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs of a similar 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the G580, the Lenovo G580 does not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

The Lenovo G580 is quite heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G580. The weights of laptops of this spec and age range from 240g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

We compared all the other 2.6kg heavy portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T520[plb_1500745_price] is also worth considering.

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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 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo G580 has a pretty standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price].

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo G580 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most laptops of this type and age. Most laptops of a comparable age and type to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Specification

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Processor Manufacturer
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Processor Cache
L3 Cache
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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)
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PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
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ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
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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
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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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
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Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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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...

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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 59351251, lenovo g580, lenovo g580i

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