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Lenovo Essential G580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 894 reviews of Lenovo Essential G580. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and design. The usability and price also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, price, usability, design, keyboard

touchpad, connectivity

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 user reviews of Lenovo Essential G580 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the durability and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the reliability. Many are critical about the touchpad.

performance, price, usability, portability, durability


77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G580 15.6-inch Laptop (Red) - (Intel Celeron 1000M 1.8GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)Lenovo G580 15.6-inch Laptop (Red) - (Intel Celeron 1000M 1.8GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo Essential G580


alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Lenovo Essential G580 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and reliability. The price and usability also get good opinions. There are some less positive reviews about the portability and touchpad.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

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Sep, 2012

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Review Lenovo IdeaPad G580 Notebook


Energy inefficient. Lenovo offers a simple office notebook with a Pentium dual-core processor for 339 Euro (~$425). The operating system must be chosen for there is none. Our test will show whether Lenovo delivers a cheap office notebook or a weak...

Good interfaces, Quiet, USB 3.0, 24-month warranty, The notebook has two USB 3.0 ports and good input devices. In addition, the notebook works very quietly most of the time. We also like the 24-month warranty

Glossy-Display, Fast-Ethernet only, Modest battery life, Better battery life. The Sony notebook proves that better runtimes are possible

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Lenovo G580 review:


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.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Ahmer Kazi (

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...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Wall (

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.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Lisa Eadicicco (

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

Click to EnlargeFor $469, the Lenovo G580 delivers speedier performance and a brighter, sharper display than similarly priced competitors. However, this notebook's inconsistent touchpad proved frustrating, and its battery life could be better. Although...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Ashima Gupta (

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

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

Lenovo G580 review


A competent budget laptop with a decent specification, but its touchpad can make navigating Windows a bind

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (

Lenovo Essential G580 59-358313


The Lenovo Essential G580 59-358313 laptop runs on Windows 8 (64 bit) OS and has Intel Core i5 (3rd generation) 2.5 GHz processor. It has Intel HD Graphics 4000, 1 TB HDD, 2 GB DDR3 RAM and DVD RW Drive. The Lenovo Essential G580 59-358313 laptop has a...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (

Lenovo G580 59-358263


The Lenovo G580 59-358263 Laptop runs on DOS OS and has powerful Intel Core i5 (3rd generation) 2.6 GHz With Turbo Boost upto 3.2 GHz Processor. It has 500 GB HDD, 4 GB DDR3 RAM and an integrated 8X DVD RW Drive. The Lenovo G580 59-358263 Laptop has a...

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Rear camera: No


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD WRITER / DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:2D / Yes


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / Linux / NO OS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8


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


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM65 / HM70 / HM76 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor:Celeron / Celeron M / Celeron ® / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
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 / N3520 PENTIUM
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B)


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes