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Lenovo Essential G580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 732 reviews of Lenovo Essential G580. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and keyboard. The performance and usability also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the reliability. Many are critical about the resolution and touchpad.

price, usability, performance, keyboard, 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Lenovo Essential G580


alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 user reviews of Lenovo Essential G580 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the screen and keyboard. The usability and performance also get good opinions, but there are mixed opinions on the battery and reliability.

price, performance, usability, keyboard, screen

81% 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 (Black) - (Intel Pentium B960 2.2GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows Lenovo G580 15.6-inch Laptop (Blue) - (Intel Core i3 3110M 2.4GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TBGB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 8)

Consumer review by: review summary for Lenovo Essential G580


alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 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 Reviews about the portability and keyboard are generally positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but the touchpad and reliability get negative reviews.

price, performance, usability, keyboard, portability

reliability, touchpad

68% 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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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


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Guild Wars 2 Benchmarked


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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

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...

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Lenovo G580 Dark Brown Notebook: Specs, Features and Price


Lenovo G580 ReviewLenovo G580 Dark Brown Edition is an al new notebook from Lenovo with some of the technically advanced features. Along with the brand name Lenovo, this notebook comes with enhanced specifications such ...

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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Lenovo G580 review


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

The Lenovo G580 is a competent laptop for those that don’t require much from their everyday computing. Its spacious 750GB hard disk and 6GB of RAM are undoubtedly its biggest highlights for a laptop at this price, but its fiddly touchpad and...

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Consumers are in for a triple whammy with the Lenovo Essential 580 (59-324014) laptop, as it is conscientious, affordable and looks good too! It merges impregnable performance with great aesthetics, thus offering fantastic all-round value. If you wish...

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After 1 year, Blowup


Nice, but motherboard blew after 1 year

Motherboard failed just after 1 year

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
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: 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
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

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 710M / GEFORCE GT635M / HD GPU / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM65 / HM76 / Unknown
Processor:Celeron / Celeron ® / Celeron M / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel ® / 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 / N3520 PENTIUM