Lenovo Thinkpad E580-20KS003GHV
Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad E580-20KS003GHV
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Positive: Nice ergonomy; nice performance; decent display. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2018
The Lenovo Thinkpad E580-20KS003GHV is a business-ready laptop designed to maximize productivity while ensuring the best value. The E580 is easy for IT to deploy, offering the simplicity of Windows 10 Pro, the hardware compatibility of multiple USB ports, and the energy efficiency of 8th-Gen quad-core Intel® processors delivering faster performance. The E580 has an impressive design with a narrow bezel and a thinner, sleek appearance. The graceful design has resulted in a much more compact solution than ever before, and the frame does not include an overly thick lining in the circle, thus the look is much more sophisticated. Thanks to its 2.1 kg, it is portable, and the 19.95 x 369 x 252 mm dimensions are also very good. As for the display, the Lenovo ThinkPad E580 is not much different from the E570 or E480. The 15.6-inch IPS panel is matte, which is fortunate not only indoors but mainly outdoors, because it is not reflective. The brightness is also good at an average of 267 nits and a maximum of 290 threads, so users can safely work outdoors. The E580 offers a superb video-conferencing experience, thanks to its dual-array microphone, an HD webcam, a large 15.6” IPS-FHD display, and stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio.
Since this is not the most expensive business machine, the Lenovo ThinkPad E580 has limited security features. As a business laptop, the E580 features a discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) 2.0 chip, which works in conjunction with Windows 10 Pro BitLocker. Together they encrypt all user data as well as passwords. There is a fingerprint reader under the numeric part that works flawlessly. The heart of the Lenovo ThinkPad E580 is an Intel i5-8250U. The 14-nanometer CPU has four cores that run at 1.6GHz at idle, but can clock up to 3.4GHz. The integrated graphics card, an Intel HD Graphics 620, benefits from two-channel 8GB DDR4 RAM. There are two RAM slots, one is empty for an upgrade opportunity, but there is also an M.2-2280 slot for an SSD or HDD. The ergonomic keyboard was engineered for comfort and accuracy. Its backlighting lets the user use it in low-light surroundings and complete tasks despite the late hours. And with up to 13 hours of battery life, users will get a lot of uninterrupted time without worrying about electrical outlets. Aside from that, the battery can rest easy with the Lenovo Sealed Battery Warranty, offering three-year coverage for non-CRU batteries. Furthermore, the Lenovo ThinkPad E580 is good for ports. On the right, users will find a microSD-card reader, a USB-2.0 Type-A port, Ethernet, and a Kensington lock. On the left side are a USB-3.1 Gen2 Type-C port, HDMI, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and a 3.5-mm audio port.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. 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.
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