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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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14 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other laptops of this age and spec that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of, the Lenovo G580's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 4,876 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs compared to other brands.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G580 has one of the biggest total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the G580 the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 5.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo G580 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the G580 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo G580 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the G580, the Lenovo G580 has a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G580 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G580 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the G580. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the G580 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G580 have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo G580 which has six number of battery cellss.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo G580 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the G580 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G580 is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo G580 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the G580 have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h. 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 that have been around for a comparable time to the G580.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many 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 are a comparable age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo G580 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo G580 has a quite low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G580. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G580 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G580 is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the G580. The average weight of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the G580 is 2.1kg.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo G580 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G580

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the G580.

If this Lenovo notebook PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2949828_price] (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo G580 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo G580 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete 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 Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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 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
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
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)
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
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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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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