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Lenovo Essential G780

alaTest has collected and analyzed 307 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and performance. The value for money and keyboard also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the touchpad. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

screen, keyboard, value for money, performance, usability

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Essential G780

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 95 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 4.1/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

performance, value for money, build quality, screen, usability

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 i3 2348M 2.3GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, WLenovo G780 17.3-inch Laptop (8GB RAM, 1TB HDD)Lenovo G780 17.3 inch laptop - Dark Bronze (Intel Core i7 3612QM 2.1GHz, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, Bluray, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 7 H

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Essential G780

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, performance, screen, usability, design

keyboard, build quality

78% 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 IdeaPad G780 21823VU 17.3-Inch Laptop (Black)Lenovo G780 17.3-Inch Laptop (Matte IMR/Metal)

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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,...

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Review Lenovo G780 Notebook

 

Wasted potential. Lenovo releases a multimedia laptop for just u

Brightness; Faster booting via EE Boot Optimizer; Face detection via VeriFace; Configuration & hardware; Input Devices

CPU's inactive Turbo Boost; Poor contrast & viewing angles; Highly reflective screen; Wobbly casing; Quickly smudging surfaces; Fast Ethernet socket only

Other manufacturers should take an example on the generous software bundle.

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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...

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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

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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

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lenovo G780 Metal (59359250)

 

I'm a little sore about getting a DOA broken system out of the box. I'm also sore that a holiday weekend is going to basically mean that I am out the computer for a full 8 days since the initial order. It's enough to make you want to buy local. Next...

Looks good. Started up nicely, except see below

Huge star crack on the screen upon opening. Bad handling? The box looked relatively undamaged. I suspect a QA issue

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good, untill issues happened

 

tape. WHY?

a great budget laptop, seriously, does all i need for class, vm wise

it broke... jsut wouldnt start... bezel on screen was broke ut of box, but i didnt care about that. as time went on, it broke, wouldnt start, yada yada... took it apart, and apparently, instead of sodering on a MB connector (as the cord said it was)...

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Charger doesn't work

 

Good looking, solid feeling laptop, good price point

Charger doesn't register when plugged in. Internet shows many issues with the charger on this model, should have done more research. Will be returning

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Terrible display and touchpad

 

I suppose if I didn't have high expectations for a machine, or even medium expectations, it'd probably be OK for a grandparent or a kid.

Not much. The keyboard was fine. The display is very large, but the displays is my biggest complaint

I'm a hardware engineer and design commercial electronics. I have some clue :). The display on this laptop was the worse display I had ever seen in my life. There was less than a zero degree viewing angle. By looking straight at an evenly colored green...

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Not worth Windows 8 headaches

 

fast for price

too many cons created by Windows 8 ; Charms bar continues to come up ; Touchpad is so sensitive that combined with OS make it a huge headache ; I have tried work arounds classic shell Start 8 but still charms shows up constantly.Not worth the...

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / 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

Connectivity

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

Display

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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT630M / GEFORCE GT635M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM65 / HM76 / HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:B950 / B960 / B970 / I3-2328M / I3-2348M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3520M / I7-3612QM
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