Lenovo IdeaPad N581-MBA4YGE


Lenovo IdeaPad N581-MBA4YGE
Lenovo IdeaPad N581-MBA4YGE (IdeaPad N581 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core: 650-1150 MHz,
4096 MB 
, DDR3
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, LG Philips LP156WH4-TLN1, TN LED, glossy: yes
Intel HM76 (Panther Point)
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio jack, Card Reader: SD, MMC
Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Broadcom 802.11n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H
height x width x depth (in mm): 34.3 x 375 x 245 ( = 1.35 x 14.76 x 9.65 in)
48 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: Ja
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee Antivirus Plus (60 day trial version), Adobe Reader X, Google Chrome, Cyberlink Power2Go, Cyberlink Youcam, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Windows Live Essentials 2011, 12 Months Warranty
2.6 kg ( = 91.71 oz / 5.73 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
399 Euro


Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 60%, features: 60%, display: 50% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad N581-MBA4YGE

81% Review Lenovo IdeaPad N581 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Good and cheap. We are testing one of the lowest priced members from Lenovo's IdeaPad N581 series with the IdeaPad N581-MBA4YGE. The laptop costs around 400 Euros (~$518), sports a dual-core Pentium processor and relies on Window 7 as the operating system. Our test will show whether the device is worth its money.
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Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2012
Rating: performance: 50% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%


Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge): Processor graphics card which is integrated in the Sandy Bridge Pentium and Celeron processors. Similar to the desktop HD Graphics 2000 and not related to the old Arrandale processor graphics with the same name.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Pentium brand, many features of the Sandy Bridge core are deactivated.

» 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.

2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.


From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.

81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-12-10 (Update: 2012-12-10)