|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||2.4 GHz Core i3-3110M|
|RAM||4 GB DIMM|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Hard Drive||500 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD 4000 Graphics|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||5 hours|
Lenovo G580 15.6-Inch Laptop
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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.
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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It's ok I guess, it held up well for a good two years before it started showing signs of wear or tear, but when it did start showing ware it started rapidly deteriorating. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brenna
Very good laptop. Good quality build. I purchased this laptop in 11/12 and is still in use. Wife uses it everyday and has had no problems with it.Published 14 months ago by brad layne
I wasn't very prepared for the difference between Windows 8 and older versions. This would have been much better if this was a touch screen laptop.Published 20 months ago by Petal Rosita Harris
Hands down the WORST computer I have ever bought. In the three months I have owned this I have spent more time rebooting it after it locks up than I have spent using it. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jack Kennedy
The computer is a great looking computer and has a very vivid screen and many great widows qualities. And great customer support.Published 23 months ago by keifer
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