Lenovo Essential G580-59354100
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Essential G580-59354100
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, streaming music and movies, and maybe some light photo and video editing.For basics on a budget, the Lenovo G580 gets the job done. Just don't skimp on the configuration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 70% mobility: 60%
Source: IT Reviews
When most people think of budget-class systems, they invariably (and rightfully) think about compromises in looks or performance. 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
With its solid performance, terrific keyboard, and affordable price tag, the Lenovo G580 offers budget-conscious users a great opportunity to enter the Windows 8 fray without having to shell out more than $500 or settle for a ho-hum system. For these reasons, it unseats the Dell Inspiron 17-3721 as our Editors' Choice for budget laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
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. However, there is a certain grace behind this lumbering giant. Excluding the machine's limited portability, it does offer a few great features. The 15.6-inch screen applies solid visuals for a budget device, while the keyboard is comfortable, and the touchpad reads consistently. Additionally, the machine offers an adequate level of performance capable of tackling basic computing functions with relative ease.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 40%
Source: Laptop Mag
For $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 it's not as fast, the $454 HP Pavilion Sleekbook g6z boasts even more robust sound and a more reliable touchpad. But for a notebook that costs less than $500, the Lenovo G580 is a pretty strong value.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Comp Reviews
Lenovo's updated Essential G580 offers some nice fixes to the past version that bring items like HDMI and USB 3.0 that the G570 lacked but it is the performance that really sets it apart. For $500, it comes with a slightly faster processor and 6GB of memory. It also features Lenovo excellent keyboard designs that is a joy to work with.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
72.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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