Lenovo G580 laptop specifications

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Lenovo G580 laptop specifications
Lenovo G580 laptop specifications

Lenovo is one of the world's leading notebook brands. In the plans voiced by the Chinese corporation, to take a leading position in terms of sales in the segment (while the "peloton" is headed by HP). Experts note the ever-increasing quality and manufacturability of electronics under the Lenovo brand, and laptops are no exception. The company brought productive and competitive models of computers to the market. The Chinese are capturing the market in several segments at once. For example, in the class of premium laptops, the brand's honor is defended by the ThinkPad line, which, according to many experts, comes close to Apple devices in terms of quality.

Lenovo G580 20150 specifications
Lenovo G580 20150 specifications

An example of a successful, according to some analysts, budget model is the IdeaPad G580 laptop. It should be noted right away that this device has a lot of configurations, in some cases very different from each other. Many experts consider the Lenovo G580 (20150) model to be typical, the technical characteristics of which in a specific combination have a high frequency of occurrence in Russia. However, it is quite possiblestudy the features of a laptop without resorting to looking for differences between individual specifications. What are we going to do today. Let's take a look at Lenovo G580 design aspects, device specifications, functional features of individual hardware components.


The laptop is equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor running at 2.5 GHz. The amount of RAM is as much as 6 GB. The RAM technology is DDR3, the clock frequency of the modules is 1.6 GHz. These resources are sufficient for the correct and stable launch of programs of the "home" type (such as, for example, PhotoShop). Ideological gamers probably won't appreciate Lenovo G580's capabilities - technical characteristics in nominal terms are too "office". But if we talk about games, then it is quite acceptable to say that the computer will pull many of today's "bestsellers".

Characteristics of Lenovo G580 laptop
Characteristics of Lenovo G580 laptop

The capacity of the laptop's hard drive is 1,000 GB, while the speed of rotation of the hard drive axis is not too high - 5400 rpm. The hard drive works on the SATA interface. This means that the device is adapted to quickly transfer large amounts of files. However, almost all modern "hard drives" have this property. Therefore, here we fix: the laptop is equipped with a solid hard drive, not inferior to those installed in competing solutions from other brands.

Computer is equipped with WXGA LED technology display. Screen diameter - 15.6 inches, resolution - 1366 by 786pixels. There is a built-in webcam, however, its resolution is very modest - 0.3 megapixels. The video subsystem of the computer is controlled by a "tandem" of video cards Intel HD Graphics model 4000 (in some modifications - 3000) and GeForce GT model 635M (in some models - G710). The first type is the so-called regular video card, the second - "discrete". Running games, as you know, depends not only on the power of the processor, the amount and technology of RAM. The performance of the video subsystem also plays a very significant role. With it, experts believe, thanks to the division of functions between regular and discrete video cards, the laptop is all right.

Notebook Lenovo G580 specifications
Notebook Lenovo G580 specifications

The most important feature of the Lenovo G580 laptop is a wide range of communication options. The brand-manufacturer gave users the device to integrate it with other devices to the maximum - the same computers, TVs, mobile gadgets.

There are DVD-RW, support for WiFi, Bluetooth. The audio system works on Dolby Advanced technology, the computer has 2 speakers. Communication with other devices goes through USB 2.0, 3.0 ports, VGA-slot, HDMI-connector. The network card is equipped with an RJ-45 port. There is an audio slot of the combined type, as well as a card reader. The laptop battery is very powerful, it consists of 6 sections with a total capacity of 47 watts / h.

Medium size laptop. Its length is 376 mm, width - 245, thickness (with closed lid) - 34.3. The device weighs relatively little - 2.6 kg. The laptop is running 64-bit Windows 8 version.


For any modification of the device, including the "typical" Lenovo G580 (20150) laptop for the Russian market, technical specifications are very important. But the aesthetic component, design, is no less significant for device users.

The case of the laptop is characterized by the absence of sharp corners. The main parts are made of high-quality plastic, partly metal is used. The body design, according to experts, is very reliable. No backlashes, gaps and creakings are observed. An elegant touchpad can be seen from the front. Air vents, like many laptops, on the bottom.

Lenovo G580 WiFi Specifications
Lenovo G580 WiFi Specifications

Many specialists perceive the appearance of the device as strict and somewhat conservative. At the same time, experts believe that just such a design can suit more buyers than if it had some unusual elements adapted to a specific style, gender or age of the user.

Now we will study the most important characteristics in terms of consumer properties of a laptop in more detail, as well as other features of the device.


First in importance for a device like the Lenovo G580 laptop, specifications are, of course, the properties of the processor. What is the main chip of a PC, so is a laptop, say experienced IT specialists. The performance of the i5 processor installed in most modifications of the G580 with a 3 MB cache, running on two cores, is slightly higher than that of the "brother"with the i3-3210M index (typically a budget microcircuit), but at the same time inferior to the i7-3520M (closer in performance to "premium" chips). Although there is an opinion among experts that there is not much difference which processor is on the Lenovo G580. The technical characteristics of the Core i3, according to some experts, are fundamentally not behind analogs and are not ahead of them.

It should be noted that depending on the modification of the laptop, the brand manufacturer can install a variety of processors. That is, do not be surprised if we find a computer of this line in the catalog of our favorite online store, where there is a Celeron chip. An interesting fact is that this brand of processors is more than 15 years old, and it, apparently, is not going to give up its positions in the market.

Some users can draw a conclusion, seeing how "average" the level of the processor is equipped with Lenovo G580 - the technical characteristics of the laptop are much inferior to those possessed by counterparts. But this conclusion would be premature. If only because in modern computer technology the role of the processor is not the most decisive. Even if the processor brand is 15 years old on the Lenovo G580, Celeron specifications in modern modifications make the chip quite competitive.

It may well turn out that with an average performance chip, this or that laptop will be able to perform more tasks than another company's model with a more powerful processor. Why? It's simple: by better optimization of other hardware components.

Therefore, without paying significant attention to what chip the laptop is equipped with - i5 or Celeron, we will study other technical characteristics that are no less important for determining the real capabilities of the Lenovo G580.


The display of the laptop is equipped with LED-backlight, providing high quality pictures when viewed from any angle. Screen brightness is rated by experts as sufficient for the user to perform everyday tasks. The screen is glossy, which contributes to the high quality of color reproduction (but there is also a minus here - glare will be noticeable). The type of display surface, as most experts believe, is not the most important characteristic of the Lenovo G580 laptop. In the user environment, the opinion is generally similar. Moreover, in case of emergency, the laptop can be connected using numerous connectors to an external device with a more powerful display (for example, to an HD TV).

Lenovo G580 specifications Core i3
Lenovo G580 specifications Core i3

The aspect ratio of a laptop display is 16 to 9, which allows you to view widescreen video on it, which is considered the typical multimedia standard today. In the horizontal plane, the visibility of the screen, according to many experts, is slightly better than in the vertical one.


Each of the two built-in speakers has a power output of 1500 watts. They are located very well - in front. Therefore, the entire sound stream is directed towards the user. With the pre-installed Dolby Advanced Audio software module, you can flexibly adjust audio settings (such as, for example,frequency range). You can use third-party software equalizers (at least the one that is in Windows Media Player). The opinions of experts differ greatly in sound quality. There are opinions that there are "drawdowns" for individual frequencies. However, if the user is not a professional musician, then the sound quality of the melodies, experts believe, should be quite satisfactory.

Video card

If we buy a laptop in the modification where the GeForce GT 635M graphics module is installed, then we can consider ourselves lucky. This graphics card has 2 GB of RAM and also supports the latest Direct X11. Although this module cannot be considered a typical gaming module, many gamers will be satisfied with its performance. In particular, such products of the industry as Battlefield 3 will be able to run on a laptop with virtually no slowdowns and freezes (unless, of course, you set the maximum graphics detail). The computer copes well, according to experts, with races (of the F1 level, released in 2012). And if we talk about the "typical" modes of using the Lenovo G580, the technical characteristics of the video card more than correspond to them: you can run a movie, a flash movie, make a presentation or "photoshop" a picture on the device without any problems.

Keyboard, touchpad

The computer is equipped with a branded keyboard with an ergonomic and stylish design, the use of which, according to experts, is very comfortable. The keys have a "long stroke", low noise pressing. The labeling of the buttons is very high quality. There is a block of numbers activated by the NumLuck button. The touchpad of the laptop is not in the central part, but slightly to the left of the axis. It is convenient that its surface has a dotted structure. This has a positive effect on the stability of the cursor. The technical characteristics of the Lenovo IdeaPad G580 in terms of control are very important. They're all right.

According to the observation of a number of experts, the keyboard that the laptop is equipped with is exactly the same as that on the brand's premium devices - ThinkPad computers. The presence of a numeric keypad makes the laptop more preferable than analogues when it comes to use by schoolchildren, university students, in accounting or, say, at some stages of engineering calculations.


6-cell battery provides reliable battery life for 4-5 hours with moderate usage. But under certain load conditions that testers were able to achieve (for example, video processing with compression), the battery barely lasted 60 minutes. If, for example, you surf the Internet without interruption, reading mostly text files and occasionally downloading pictures, then the battery charge will last for about 3 hours.


In most configurations, the laptop is equipped with Windows 8 version, running on a 64-bit scheme. This operating system provides the best support for existing hardware components, so replacing this operating system with other (possibly earlier versions of Windows) is not desirable.

Lenovo G580 Specifications
Lenovo G580 Specifications

It is worth notingthat there are laptop modifications on the market that are supplied without an operating system (or equipped with DOS modules that have extremely limited functionality).


One of the most requested options for today's laptops is wireless connectivity. Lenovo G580 is no exception. The technical characteristics of WiFi in the device are quite standard. The module supports communication in any of today's ranges - "b", "g" and the fastest - "n". It is possible, if there is no router, to organize computer-to-computer (or ad-hoc) communication sessions.

Expert CVs

Specialists praise the notebook for its balance of features and performance. The device is an optimal tool for performing daily user tasks (accessing the Internet, listening to music, creating and editing documents, etc.). The functionality of the laptop is excellent, and regardless of the hardware components installed in one configuration or another. The specification does not matter: whether we are dealing with the 20150 model, or whether we are in the hands of the Lenovo G580 (20157) - the technical characteristics together will give almost identical performance. The difference is in small details regarding the architecture of individual chips. It also doesn't matter which processor is on a specific Lenovo G580 model - i3, the technical characteristics of which are nominally more "budget", or "classic" - Celeron.

Lenovo G580 graphics card specifications
Lenovo G580 graphics card specifications

Experts recognize that the ratio of price and quality of this notebook is one of the best among devices in this segment. The computer is praised for its large number of communication features (including a state-of-the-art USB 3.0 port for extremely fast file transfer), all of which are stable and easy to use.

Lenovo G580 laptop, the technical characteristics of which we reviewed today, is an excellent solution for a relatively low (within 18-20 thousand rubles, depending on a particular dealer) cost.

Laptops, as most experts note, are the technological niche in which the competition between brands is not for design and usability (in this component, this kind of computer equipment loses to mobile gadgets), but in terms of performance and stability. Of course, both are provided by brands in relation to certain segments, and in the case of the Lenovo G580, we are talking about a budget type device. According to experts, the Chinese brand has every chance to retain its place in the group of world leaders in the supply of low-cost computers with the best combination of price, functionality and performance. The G580 is an example of a successful, competitive model that could enable a Chinese company to build on its success in the international market.

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