Lenovo G580

Basic Specs

Laptop type Budget
Thickness 1.35 inches
Weight 5.73 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 15.6 inches
CPU brand Intel
Graphics type Optional
Optical drive type Tray-loading

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Laptop type Budget
Width 14.8 inches
Depth 13.58 inches
Thickness 1.35 inches
Weight 5.73 pounds
Color Brown

Software

Operating system Windows 7

Display (base)

Screen size (diagonal) 15.6 inches
Technology LCD
Resolution (X) 1366 px
Resolution (Y) 768 px

Keyboard

Type Chiclet
Number pad Yes

Mouse

Type(s) Trackpad

Processor (base)

CPU brand Intel

GPU (base)

Graphics type Optional

GPU (max)

Discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Discrete GPU model GeForce GT 630M
Dedicated VRAM size 2 GB

Memory

Base RAM size 2 GB
Max. config RAM size 8 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1600 MHz
RAM slots 2

Storage

Options HDD (5400RPM), HDD (7200RPM)
Base drive type HDD (5400RPM)
Base drive capacity 320 GB
Max. config HDD 1 TB
Card reader Yes
Card reader support SD, MMC

Optical Drive

Optical drive type Tray-loading
Compatible media DVD±R/RW, BD-ROM

Audio

Speakers 2

Webcam

Effective pixels 0.3 megapixels

Port options

USB 2
USB 3.0 1
Ethernet 1
Ethernet type 10/100
VGA 1
HDMI 1
3.5mm headphone 1
3.5mm line-in / microphone 1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Optional
WiMAX Optional

Battery

Size 6 cell
Quoted time 5 hr

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by clappboard (Currently owns)

    This review is for the Lenovo G580 with Intel i5-3210M core processor, Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics, 1TB HDD, and 8GB RAM.

    Overall, the experience with this laptop is very good. The build quality is solid, but not indestructible. It's all plastic, and does flex a moderate amount in some places. Don't expect anything spectacular, but it's good for the price.

    Intel's i5-3210M is a solid midrange processor, clocking in at 2.50 GHz with the option to turboboost up to 3.1 GHz. For moderately heavy use and all the multitasking you could want the processor will perform admirably. The same is true for the Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics (as long as you aren't planning on any heavy gaming). The best part about the processor is that, even when it's being heavily taxed, the laptop runs cool and quiet. You can't even tell that it's running if the screen isn't on, which leads to the next point: the complete lack of sense in the placement of the indicator lights. The power, battery, and caps lock key are placed inconveniently on the front of the laptop. This sometimes makes it difficult to tell what's going on, especially with the caps lock thing.

    8 gigs of RAM is 8 gigs of RAM, and 1TB of storage is a lot of space; there's not much else to say there.

    The screen quality (1366x768, 15.6", glossy) isn't bad, but it could be better. I found myself cranking up the font size on my 1366x768 13.3" Acer subnotebook, so any higher resolution on the G580 would be pretty taxing on my eyes. YMMV though. The hinge is sturdy, almost surprisingly so. I'm VERY pleased with it. Holding the computer on my lap, the screen doesn't bounce around at all.

    Touchpad isn't the best, but if you turn the sensitivity down it's usable (and I've used a lot of much worse touchpads). I almost immediately wiped Windows 8 off it and replaced it with Ubuntu 12.10, on which I found the touchpad to be much more usable than on Windows -- surprisingly enough.

    I get about 5 hours of battery life on Ubuntu, and can't comment on the Windows side of things. However, I'd imagine that it's probably about the same, maybe less.

    The verdict: a very good general use laptop. The price is fair (I also got $320 off due to a holiday sale on top of the low price), and the stats are good for that price. I would recommend this laptop for anyone who needs a reliable, standard performance laptop.

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    • Performance 9
    • Heat / noise 10
    • Battery life 6
    • Software 6
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