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Lenovo G580 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Apr 2013
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The acclaimed AccuType keyboard is ergonomically designed to make typing more comfortable and to reduce errors. You'll enjoy stunning visuals on the G580 with integrated Intel HD Graphics Move... More
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

The Lenovo G580 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions (3) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The PCI Express slots versions of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the G580 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the G580 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the G580.

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Good Brand

Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo G580 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G580. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the HP 2570p[plb_2010074_price] (2.7GHz and higher rated).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo G580 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo G580 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the G580 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo G580 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G580 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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G580 also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo G580 is a six number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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AC Cables Included

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of portable PCs of this age and type range from 2h to 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 around the same time as the G580.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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 typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

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

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo G580 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the G580 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Lenovo G580 has one of the lower front camera resolution (numeric)s (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst laptops of this age. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the G580 is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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Heavy

The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo G580 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 2.6kg heavy 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], or the Lenovo T520[plb_1500745_price].

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo G580 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the G580 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo G580

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo G580 has a relatively average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the G580.

If you are looking for a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo G580 has a better processor family than most laptops of this type and age. This Lenovo portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it 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 Boost Frequency
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
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
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
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 WiMAX
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
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
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
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing

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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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