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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AC Cables Included
This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.
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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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
The Lenovo G580 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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).
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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Colour of Product
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
1366 x 768
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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