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Lenovo Essential G780

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 reviews of Lenovo Essential G780. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and keyboard. The price and screen also get good views. Views about the battery and durability are mixed, and the touchpad and sound get negative views.

performance, screen, price, keyboard, size

sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Essential G780 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Essential G780

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Lenovo Essential G780 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. People are impressed by the size and screen. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical reviews about the touchpad and sound.

performance, usability, price, screen, size

portability, sound, touchpad

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G780 17.3 inch laptop - Dark Bronze (Intel Core i7 3612QM 2.1GHz, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, Blu-ray, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)Lenovo G780 17.3 inch laptop - Dark Bronze (Intel Core i7 3612QM 2.1GHz, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, Blu-ray, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Essential G780

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Lenovo Essential G780 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The price and performance are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the touchpad and reliability.

usability, performance, price, portability, screen

reliability, touchpad

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo G780 17.3-Inch LaptopLenovo G780 17.3-Inch Laptop

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Benchmarked

 

What a rush. About seven years after the original, the publisher EA is now taking the plunge by releasing a new version of the popular Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The game was no longer produced by the initial developers, but instead by the Burnout...

All in all the hardware demands are more or less on the same level as the aforementioned Frostbite 2 competitors. It is a shame that it can occasionally come to annoying performance fluctuations regardless of the adopted hardware. Even luxury GPUs,...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo G780 Notebook

 

Wasted potential. Lenovo releases a multimedia laptop for just under 770 Euros (~$982) dubbed IdeaPad G780 (M843MGE). The case is the same as in the prior G770 range. Theoretically, the G780 sports strong components but practically, the potent hardware...

Brightness, Faster booting via EE Boot Optimizer, Face detection via VeriFace, Configuration & hardware, Input Devices, The configuration and low temperature development have to be emphasized just as much as the good battery life. The decent input...

CPU's inactive Turbo Boost, Poor contrast & viewing angles, Highly reflective screen, Wobbly casing, Quickly smudging surfaces, Fast Ethernet socket only, An optional matte screen with a higher resolution and better contrast would be great. Also,...

Nov, 2012

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

Great gaming PC when on sale.

 

If you want a computer to take over to a friends house all the time this is a good PC to get.

Mid range graphics card. I've never had any problems with the computer till this year (3-4 years later) when the hard drive died, which was not a big deal. The hard drive was out of warranty by then. This computer can run 99% of my games or programs on...

Its a laptop. It can be moved everywhere but its just not as powerful as a desktop

Jun, 2015

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

lenovo G780 (21823TU)

 

If you want a computer to take over to a friends house all the time this is a good PC to get.

Mid range graphics card. I've never had any problems with the computer till this year (3-4 years later) when the hard drive died, which was not a big deal. The hard drive was out of warranty by then. This computer can run 99% of my games or programs on...

Its a laptop. It can be moved everywhere but its just not as powerful as a desktop

Jun, 2015

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

Would have been a great case!!!

 

If you want a computer to take over to a friends house all the time this is a good PC to get.

Mid range graphics card. I've never had any problems with the computer till this year (3-4 years later) when the hard drive died, which was not a big deal. The hard drive was out of warranty by then. This computer can run 99% of my games or programs on...

Its a laptop. It can be moved everywhere but its just not as powerful as a desktop

Jun, 2015

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

Freezes - Must be hard reset often.

 

If you want a computer to take over to a friends house all the time this is a good PC to get.

Mid range graphics card. I've never had any problems with the computer till this year (3-4 years later) when the hard drive died, which was not a big deal. The hard drive was out of warranty by then. This computer can run 99% of my games or programs on...

Its a laptop. It can be moved everywhere but its just not as powerful as a desktop

Jun, 2015

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

Must use SSD!!

 

I was so surprised at the performance stock with an i5 processor. It was slower than the computer it replaced. After the SSD TOP LINE PERFORMANCE!!!! I was surprised with the Samsung EVO, read great reviews but was skepical. Wow what a difference.

I was not impressed with this computer. Boot times were in the 1 min + range. Read reviews most complained about slow hard drive. I put in a Samsung SSD and wow!!!! Boots in 15 sec and rips through programs. It has the sata 3 so you get max...

The hard drive. Why Lenovo used a 5400 rpm drive is beyond me. The G series is the lowest line, so maybe they wanted to keep the benchmarks down. Buy a SSD and you will be amazed

Jul, 2014

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

You get what you pay for

 

Save up a little more and get something with a better processor. This computer works, it's not a brick or anything, but the technical issues make it extremely frustrating at times to use it. Even as I'm writing this review it's giving me problems. You...

Got it on sale ($350ish) so at least I didn't pay full price for this P O S. Keyboard has a nice feel but does seem a bit cramped

Tends to freeze on Windows 8 login screen, and the bar that should only come up if you put the cursor in the lower right corner (with the search function, settings menu, etc.) comes up at random and stubbornly will not go away. But my biggest gripe is...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Jacob (newegg.com)

Absolutely love it.

 

I've been using this laptop more than my $1k computer over the last month, it holds up great on its own. The graphics card is a bit on the low end so it may not run the newest AAA titles at highest settings, but it's good enough to run most anything at...

Low price for the quality ; Light ; Beautiful finish ; Great specs ; Great screen ; Responsive touchpad ; 4 USB ports, which is great for me ; Overall a great machine

Low battery life (like 2-4 hours idle) ; The hinges feel a bit flimsy. The screen wobbles a bit if moved, and the plastic feels a bit weak even though it isn't

Jul, 2013

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

Lenovo for The masses

 

I installed backtrack on it, took awhile to figure out how to boot from usb/cd. over all I cant complain for the money, its decent and it should last a tad bit.

Large screen ; Large keyboard with num pad ; lighter than previous laptop

trackpad lags ; trackpad does not respond ; you have to lift your finger off the trackpad and wait for a ; few seconds before trying to move the cursor ; windows 8

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1 / 2

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
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:2
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

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4

Processor

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 / DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
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 / 45

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):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel�� Secure Key: Yes
Intel�� Small Business Advantage (Intel�� SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:2020M / 53438 / 53442 / 55627 / 59836 / 63915 / 64893 / 64899 / 64901 / 65700 / 65708 / 69669 / 70927 / 71141 / 71142 / 71458 / 71465 / 72056 / 72060 / I3-2328M / I5-3210M
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B)

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition: Yes