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Lenovo IdeaPad N581

alaTest has collected and analyzed 431 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad N581. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the portability and durability. Some have doubts about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad N581 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad N581

 

The budget-friendly Lenovo IdeaPad N581 is a competent system with solid performance, and a decent selection of features.

Solid performance from Intel Core i3-3210M offers a competent Windows 8 system for less. Decent port selection

Sound has wimpy bass. Bulky design

The Lenovo IdeaPad N581, for sale in Canada, is a 15-inch desktop replacement with a price that's hard to beat, making it a top pick for value-priced laptops. With a design that looks understated rather than cheap, and performance to get work done or...

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
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: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed: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
Keyboard backlit: No

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type: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:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:I3-2328M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 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): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:31 / 37.5