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Lenovo G580 15.6-Inch Laptop

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  • Intel Core i3-3110M 2.4 GHz (3 MB Cache)
  • 4 GB DIMM
  • 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD 4000 Graphics
  • Windows 8, 5-hour battery life
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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor2.4 GHz Core i3-3110M
RAM4 GB DIMM
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive500 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD 4000 Graphics
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 5 hours
Brand NameLenovo
SeriesG580
Item model number59344050
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 8
Item Weight7.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H20.30 x 12.10 x 2.90 inches
Color Glossy Brown IMR
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDIMM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVDRW
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  
Additional Information
ASINB009AEPKPM
Best Sellers Rank #7,481 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9.2 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 12, 2012
  
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Lenovo G580

THe Lenovo G580 Notebook. PERFORMANCE FOR EVERYONE.

Tough but stylish, and full of the latest features, the affordable G580 laptop will help you and your family meet every challenge.


Lenovo G580

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • Intel® Core™ i3-3110M processor
  • Windows® 8
  • 4GB DDR3 memory, 500GB HDD storage
  • 15.6” HD LED display
  • Integrated Intel® HD 4000 graphics
  • Dolby® Advanced Audio™ for crisp, clear surround sound
  • Integrated DVD reader/writer
  • Integrated 720p HD webcam, HDMI out and USB 3.0 ports

Lenovo G580: Everyday and Beyond

A perfect combination of affordability, reliability, and good all-round features make the Lenovo G580 the ideal everyday 15.6” PC.

The Lenovo G580 represents an affordable solution for your everyday computing tasks. All the essentials are there for you to do your homework, balance the family budget, surf the Web, interact with friends and family, or simply have fun. But we've thrown in some additional touches that make these notebooks more than simply "functional."

The 15.6” G580 boasts amped-up processing with the latest Intel® processors, HD graphics support, and a host of other features not usually found in budget laptops.

  • Windows® 8 the new user interface from Microsoft that is visually rich, optimized for keyboard/mouse input and features a clean and open layout that minimizes distractions.
  • Enjoy intense visuals with integrated Intel® 4000 graphics.
  • Stay connected with high-speed 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi.
  • Dolby® Advanced Audio v2 provides vibrant surround sound and exceptional clarity like you’ve never heard from a laptop before.
  • Plenty of ports, including fast USB 3.0 technology, make it easy to connect to other devices.
  • Lenovo Energy Management protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase time between charges.
  • OneKey Recovery makes data backup and recovery simple.

Affordable never looked so good.

Our G580 laptop features a contemporary design and metallic-finish keyboard all at an affordable price.

  • Subtle horizontal lines keep surfaces looking sharp, clean, and professional.
  • The popular, full-sized AccuType keyboard features island-style, easy-to-press keys with a finger-friendly design and an ergonomic spacebar for safe, comfortable use which is good, considering how much time you're going to want to spend using your new laptop.
  • Plus the G580 has a numeric keypad for easy data entry.

 


LENOVO CLOUD STORAGE BY SUGARSYNC®

  • Share files across all of your devices
  • Automatic syncing feature
    automatically downloads all files from the
    cloud onto every PC
  • Supports most mobile devices


ONEKEY® RECOVERY

An easy-to-use program for detecting and removing viruses, restoring the Windows® operating system, and creating recovery discs.

OneKey Recovery

  • System backup
  • Restore OS partition
  • Create recovery discs

 

 

ACCUTYPE KEYBOARD

  • Cleaner, cooler-looking ID
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Finger-friendly key shape
  • Safer, comfortable use
  • Less mistyping
  • Ergonomic spacebar
  • Comfortable keypress

Description: Lenovo Accutype Keypad

 

INCLUDED APPS

The Lenovo G580 comes preloaded with a package of multimedia and productivity applications that provide a great interactive user experience. You also get many security and support applications that are responsive to your needs, with online help and up-to-date advice.

  • AccuWeather – customized weather reports for the cities you choose
  • Amazon Kindle – buy, download and read books
  • eBay – browse, bid and sell with ease
  • Skype – video and text chat with friends
  • Evernote – take photos, draw and make notes on any PC or mobile device
  • Nitro PDF – create and edit PDF files
  • RaRa – stream music with this subscription service
  • Lenovo Energy Management – easily control your notebook's energy usage
  • Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync – share files across all of your devices
  • OneKey Recovery – quickly backup and restore your system

LENOVO ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Lenovo Energy Management, our advanced power- and battery-management software, helps you easily control your notebook's energy usage with a simple interface and a quiet mode for studying or working.

 

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Product Description

The G580 Notebook. The Perfect Combination of affordability, all around features and smart performance. Built to last and ultimately affordable, the Lenovo G580 notebook makes sure that you have all your essentials in place. It features the smart performance of a 3rd gen Intel Core processor, HD graphics support, stereo speakers and integrated DVD drive delivering excellent multimedia capabilities for your everyday use. Plus, features like OneKey Recovery provide peace of mind by making backup and recovery simple.

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I bought this for my son for Christmas for school, and it is AWESOME!!!!
Gabriele
And remember, Windows 8 is built into the BIOS and you cannot downgrade even with a complete disk format.
Sleepym
I would never recommend a lenove product to anyone after this experience!!!!!
KC

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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Sleepym on December 8, 2012
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The laptop came from Amazon within a couple of days and was nicely packaged. The initial setup for the Lenovo was also nice. That is where nice ended.

The laptop shipped with a malware/spyware package called Nitro. Nitro blocked the Windows 8 updates. There were some Lenovo instructions that said to update Nitro but that crashed too. If you buy this laptop, the answer is easy: UNINSTALL NITRO immediately. It is some buggy emulation software that you will never need. You will also need to disable Nitro's spyware cousin, Nalpeiron. The instructions to do this are on the Lenovo Community Forum for Windows 8. Normally this would have caused me to rate it 1 Star but unfortunately all the laptop makers are taking payola to put spyware on your computer. You will probably have similar experiences with any other Windows machine.

Also, Windows 8 is a major change. Don't buy this for the non-computer savvy person in your family. Buy a Windows 7 PC for them while you still can. And remember, Windows 8 is built into the BIOS and you cannot downgrade even with a complete disk format.

And buy from Amazon because they will stick up for you in these sorry deals. Their hardware, Kindle, just works.
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68 of 78 people found the following review helpful By G. Conner TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 7, 2012
Our daughter needed a new laptop for college. We gave her a budget. She selected this one. It worked great for the entire first semester except for a couple of glitches caused by some third party software she installed.

We got the 2-year service plan with the computer and Lenovo was great about answering all of our daughter's questions.

They resolved the issue in one call, although it took twenty minutes to do it.

( I told her, "twenty minutes is not bad," but when you're a teenager who is missing crucial gossip, it seems an eternity!)

Our beloved daughter types faster than a raging robot, and so, is very hard on keyboards. Sure enough, at the end of the school year while she was visiting home, her keyboard developed a broken key.

"This cheap thing is ^$%%# &&$5 (*#&^$6) "

(She was in the middle of an important discussion with some of her friends about some other friends when it died. From my den downstairs I could hear her hammering away above me (in her room) with the frenetic passion of a Jack Kerouac.)

Two keys had been pressed so hard that they collapsed and wedged in place, rendering all other keys useless as they sent repeating !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! messages. That day I learned that all teenagers believe you can make your point LOUDER if you type harder.

Well, one quick call from momma, and Lenovo sent her a NEW KEYBOARD. They were very helpful both over the phone and by referring us to their excellent repair videos. Momma, (who is NOT particularly good with tools) got the old board out and the new one in in less than a half-hour!

She was so impressed with this service that she bought another Lenovo exactly like the kid's.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By bill faulkner on November 1, 2012
Pros: price, keyboard, power management, screen clarity.
Cons: wifi takes a couple of minutes to start from cold boot; no issues after that.

I've been scouring the internet for a new computer after mine was stolen. I looked at the new breed of instant on, 14 inch display units. But why sacrifice screen space? Real work requires a sizable screen and a 15 inch is my minimum. I tried a 12 inch that I borrowed but that is simply too small.

I had an older g580 variant that I picked up for 500 dollars two years ago. Loud fan, not so great power management. Great keyboard. This is an evolutionary product. The fan noise is gone; at least not as I use it. Power users may find it otherwise.

The keyboard is different, but just as nice as the newer high-end lenovo laptops. Its the best keyboard currently available. So if you are planning to do serious typing, as I do, then this is a major plus. One note on the keyboard/touchpad. The touchpad is the latest variety that is multitouch and very large. It makes typing more difficult. You learn to reposition your hands and most of the time it is a non-issue. To make things easier, I went in and changed the multitouch settings, turning over the perimeter of the touchpad, where you are most likely to have an issue. Works well with that tweak. Others just use a mouse and turn it off altogether. Either way, this is the size of touchpad that's here to stay, so we just have to deal with it.

How is the screen? Those that crave a high resolution will need to cough up more cash for a different model. But let's be practical: you simply do not need it. I've watched netflix movies on here, and its as crisp as an HDTV to my untrained eye, overall excellent.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Nelson on March 16, 2013
First, I have to admit that I am a spoiled rotten Apple fan through and through. I've had a 17" MacBook Pro laptop for the past 4 years, which served beautifully as my work computer, home computer, TV and stereo until an unfortunate incident involving my cat and a space heater caused the display to crack. I'm a public high school teacher, so I have basically no income, and bought this Lenovo G580 because it seemed to offer great value for the price. And in some ways it has, hence the three stars. But there are a couple of significant issues with it that really hamper daily use, things that I wish I had known before purchasing this laptop. I should mention that I use the laptop all day; I primarily use PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Firefox, iTunes, VLC and occasionally play World of Warcraft.

Here are the good things:

1. The price is right. With tax and shipping, I paid around $400 total.
2. The processor is fast enough, and I think that if you were to upgrade the memory to 8 GB it would perform quite nicely. I have the stock 4 GB of memory in it now, and sometimes it'll hang if I decide I want to open up a new program or Word document while I'm waiting for a tab to load in Firefox, but nothing too bad.
3. The hard drive is big and solid, the graphics are fine, and the keyboard is quite nice.
4. It boots up quickly and holds a charge for quite awhile.
5. It's light.

The four bad things are:
1. The wireless internet disconnects every 10 - 15 minutes, guaranteed. At first I thought it was just a bug, and I've tried running every troubleshooter I can imagine. Trued uninstalling and reinstalling and updating drivers. Nothing works. After doing some research, this problem is VERY common with this specific model of Lenovo laptop.
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