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Lenovo Essential G585

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Lenovo Essential G585. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and portability are overall positive. The price and usability also get good opinions, but there are some negative opinions about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

performance, usability, price, portability, keyboard

reliability, durability, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Essential G585 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Essential G585

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Lenovo Essential G585 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the performance. Some have doubts about the touchpad and durability.

usability, portability, design, battery

price, screen, reliability, durability, touchpad

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G585 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) - (AMD E1-1200 1.4GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)Lenovo G585 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) - (AMD E1-1200 1.4GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Essential G585

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Lenovo Essential G585 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the keyboard and portability. The performance and price also get good comments. The touchpad and durability get negative comments.

usability, price, performance, portability, keyboard

reliability, durability, touchpad

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G585 15.6-Inch LaptopLenovo G585 15.6-Inch Laptop

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo G585-M8325GE Notebook

 

Netbook in XL. Lenovo packs netbook technology into a notebook casing and delivers the result at a price of 339 Euros (~$428). The operating system can be chosen freely, because there is none installed upon purchase. Whether Lenovo offers an enduring...

Cool Casing, Low consumption, Excellent battery life, Good keyboard, Quiet, USB 3.0, 24 months warranty, The notebook has two USB 3.0 posts and a good keyboard. Furthermore it operates very quietly most of the time. We also like the 24-month warranty

Bad display, Slow hard drive, Only Fast-Ethernet

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: bo (newegg.com)

This computer is weak

 

Keypad and touch pad are pretty good The 10 key is a great plus

The computer is slow with multiple programs open, It is almost impossible to watch any kind of streaming video without the video being choppy, the computer freezes for 5 seconds for no reasons sometimes ; I would not recommend this computer to anyone....

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Dead on Arrival

 

None, computer arrived dead

Dead on Arrival. With battery installed/power plugged in, push the power button, and Hard Drive/Power LED turn ON (white), but I get nothing on the display ; Have left the battery charging for hours, but same issue. I have also taken out the battery,...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Nice looking

 

Cheap

If you want it to look nice and clean you have to touch it with gloves, the material from which is made get the fingerprint extremely easily

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Alex (newegg.com)

real slow

 

Overall I am happy, but the processor needs to be changed out, I should have figured at 279 dollars. However, I didn't want to spend the money and this is what I get

Quick arrival ; quality product

slowwwwww processor ; I was hoping that it would be mildly sufficient, however, doing more than about 3 things at once is near impossible at times

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Koko (officedepot.com)

Great but the Processor is slow

 

I got this laptop for black friday and I absolutely love it. It runs Windows 8 (which is wonderful) but the first thing i noticed was that if i had 2 applications running (ie. internet browser with 2 tabs and windows media player) the computer would...

Value for Money, Features, Battery Life, Quiet, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Design

Performance

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Matt (officedepot.com)

Great for the Money!!!!!

 

My 3 year old Acer was broken during a recent airline trip. So, I was looking for a replacement and since the specs on this one exceed what we had. We took a chance.

Value for Money, Battery Life, Quiet, Easy to Use, Design, Performance

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Hhb2007 (officedepot.com)

Less disk space than advertised

 

I purchased this online and thought it was a great deal. I checked the configuration once I received it, only to find that the hard disk space is 275 GB and not 320 GB as advertised. I will be returning this laptop.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Pywacket (officedepot.com)

Good Value - But Difficult to use with Windows 8

 

It had been a very long time since I have purchased a system, so just about anything would be an improvement. Hardware wise this system is great. I can't hear the fan and it keeps very cool. The large textured mouse pad was very nice. My only compaint...

Value for Money, Quiet, large textured mouse touch pad

Sound Quality, Difficult to Use

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: bigcc (officedepot.com)

Review of Lenovo G585 Laptop Computer

 

I have had this computer since after "Black Friday" the overall quality is excellent though there are a few minor annoyances, minor but still annoying... 1) No indicator lights to show if the 'Numeric' lock is on or off... 2) No indicator light showing...

Value for Money, Features, Quiet, Display Screen, Performance

Dec, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Advanced Audio v2 / CX20671 / Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3
Speakers manufacturer:Conexant

Battery

Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):5 / 6
Battery performance:2200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Brown / Brown
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Nvidia GeForce GT 610M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1250
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / AMD Radeon HD 7000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310 / AMD Radeon HD 7310 / AMD Radeon HD 7310G / AMD Radeon HD 7340 / AMD Radeon HD 7340G / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:German
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:N / No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Advanced Audio v2 / CX20671 / Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / HD
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):N

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:AMD A68M
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):29
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:AMD A68M
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:E-300 / E1-1200 / E1-1500 / E2-1800 / E2-2000 / I7-3520M
Processor boost frequency:3.6
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD E / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.4 / 1.48 / 1.7 / 1.75 / 2.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:AMD / Intel
Processor model:E-300 / E1-1200 / E1-1500 / E2-1800 / E2-2000 / I7-3520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket FT1 BGA
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:N
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® Unite™:N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology: No
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:64893
Processor code:SR0MU
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:N
Поддержка Intel Unite: No

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Pre-installed software:Microsoft Office 2010
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2010

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA II / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA II / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

64-bit computing: Yes
Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.6 / 9.65
Depth (imperial):9.65
Height:1.35
Height (imperial):1.35
Weight:5.69 / 5.73
Width:14.8
Width (imperial):14.8