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Lenovo Essential G580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 702 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The keyboard and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the resolution and touchpad.

value for money, performance, keyboard, usability, screen

touchpad, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Essential G580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review Lenovo IdeaPad G580 Notebook


Energy inefficient. Lenovo offers a simple office notebook with a

Good interfaces; Quiet; USB 3.0; 24-month warranty

Glossy-Display; Fast-Ethernet only; Modest battery life

The competitors are the Sony Vaio VPC-EH3C0E/W and the Lenovo G585.

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Lenovo Essential G580 59371414 Dark Brown 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3230M (2.60GHz 1600MHz 3MB)


There is no glory in being basic or entry-level when it comes to laptops. Yet, for many of us, all the computer that's needed is something that spends most of its time in one place and handles Web browsing, social networking, e-mail, word processing,...

The Lenovo G580 provides good processing performance for the money; it boots quickly; it has a full keyboard with number pad and an optical drive; and its speakers and Webcam perform well.

The G580 is thick and heavy. Battery life is less than 4 hours. Navigating Windows 8 with the touch pad takes some practice. There was no Bluetooth in the version we reviewed.

For basics on a budget, the Lenovo G580 gets the job done. Just don't skimp on the configuration.


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Lenovo G580


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.

Affordable. Solid performance. Fantastic keyboard. Removable battery

Chassis smudges easily. Some bloatware

When most people think of budget-class systems, they invariably (and rightfully) think about compromises in looks or performance. The Lenovo G580 does a good job of subverting these preconceived notions, serving up a Windows 8-equipped laptop that...

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Lenovo G580 Review


The Lenovo G580 is a hulking giant with surprising grace. Its bulky design is offset by its strong performance and quality keyboard.

Solid Specs ; Comfortable Keyboard ; Affordable

Bulky Design ; Questionable Durability ; Limited Battery Life

This big bulky brute isn’t for everyone. Users who are constantly on-the-go will find the build design a huge liability and the limited battery reserve a hindrance.

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Lenovo G580


The Lenovo G580 offers strong Core i5 performance and robust sound for a very low price, but the touchpad can be finicky.

Good overall performance; Sturdy keyboard; Quality webcam; Very affordable

Finicky touchpad; Worse graphics than similarly priced AMD notebooks; Below-average battery life

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Lenovo G580 Dark Brown Notebook: Specs, Features and Price


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15.6 inches screen, Display Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels, NVIDIA GeForce GT630 2 GB graphics, Intel Celeron B820/1.7 GHz processor, Windows 7 Home Premium operating system

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Amazon review summary for Lenovo Essential G580


alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of Lenovo Essential G580 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

value for money, performance, usability, design, keyboard

66% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G580 15.6-Inch LaptopLenovo G580 15.6-Inch Laptop (Glossy Brown IMR)

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Great computer except..


Computer is very fast. Storage and memory are great and the price was right

The touch pad and Windows 8. The pointer is constantly moving when it shouldn't because the touch pad is embedded in the plastic and poorly defined and outlined. I've been using an external mouse to avoid frustration. Windows 8 is designed for a phone...

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Power failure at 6 mo


Good feature set ; Speakers had remarkable audio quality, and provided true stereo ; Good keyboard ; High quality display ; Number pad

Unit would shut down if pressure applied to bottom of case, in normal handling. RMA under warranty after 6 mo for replacement value

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / Windows 8


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF 610M / GEF GT610M / GEF GT710M / Geforce 710M / GEFORCE GT635M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM65 / HM76 / Unknown
Processor:Celeron / Celeron M / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:1000M CELERON / 2020M PENTIUM / B820 / B830 / B950 / B960 / B970 / I3-2328M / I3-2348M / I3-2350M / I3-2370M / i3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3520M