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Lenovo IdeaPad N581-MBA4YGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad N581-MBA4YGE
Lenovo IdeaPad N581-MBA4YGE (IdeaPad N581 Series)
Processor
Intel Pentium B970 2 x 2.3 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core: 1150 MHz, 8.15.10.2778
Memory
4 GB 
, DDR3
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, LG Philips LP156WH4-TLN1, TN LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM76 (Panther Point)
Storage
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
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
Networking
Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Broadcom 802.11n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 34.3 x 375 x 245 ( = 1.35 x 14.76 x 9.65 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
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
Weight
2.6 kg ( = 91.71 oz / 5.73 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
399 Euro

 

Price comparison

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.
Gummitwist – Preiswertes 15-Zoll-Notebook mit griffiger Beschichtung
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2012
Rating: performance: 50% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

Comment

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.


B970:

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.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.6 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.


Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


81%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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

 

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