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Lenovo G580 Metal (59359079) Notebook Intel Core i3 3120M (2.50GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4000 15.6" Windows 8

  • Intel Core i3 3120M (2.50GHz)
  • 4GB Memory 500GB HDD
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 8
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Jeff P.
  • 8/27/2014 5:18:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAfter 1 year, Blowup

Pros: Nice, but motherboard blew after 1 year

Cons: Motherboard failed just after 1 year

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  • Nathaniel P.
  • 2/10/2014 7:56:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect!

Pros: Great size and great speed. The i3 takes care of most things I throw at it, including games and Autodesk. Great price, and the Metal version is definitely worth spending a few extra bucks on. The laptop has a very sturdy build and feels tough.

Cons: The only con I can think of is that it comes with Windows 8 (or 8.1 with the free upgrade) and does not come with a touchscreen. Windows 8 was made for computers with touchscreens and tablets, so its a little cumbersome to use with this. You can make do though, as I rarely use the Metro Suite.

Other Thoughts: Lenovo is my go-to company for laptops right now. They always have a sturdy construction and have more than adequate cooling. I'm looking forward to having this for quite a while.

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  • Shane W.
  • 1/8/2014 2:24:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat fot the price!

Pros: I bought this for my wife to finish college, it's perfect for every day use, to include long battery life. She plays some games on there from time to time such as plants vs zombies and bejeweled, nothing that would stress it too much. Everyday applications that she uses without any hiccups are MS office, dragon naturally speaking, internet usage and of course at school and whatever programs it is she uses for her courses, lasts her a full class day without needing charging, pretty light weight, doesn't get hot. All in all a good little machine for the price that we got it at.

Cons: Only thing I can think of is that like with most purchased configurations it was cluttered with junkware. She didn't even have it 20 minutes and I was formatting it and doing a fresh windows/office etc. install, not really enough to take an egg off imo.

Other Thoughts: As stated before, all in all a good buy, great price to performance ratio.

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  • William L.
  • 12/27/2013 12:25:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPower failure at 6 mo

Pros: Good feature set
Speakers had remarkable audio quality, and provided true stereo
Good keyboard
High quality display
Number pad

Cons: Unit would shut down if pressure applied to bottom of case, in normal handling. RMA under warranty after 6 mo for replacement value

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  • Jeffrey G.
  • 9/24/2013 6:19:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMom loves it

Pros: My mom loves this computer. I bought it to replace an old HP Mini that I got her several years ago and had finally outlived its usefulness to her.

Cons: Too much bloatware. I wish OEM's would stop creating their own dashboards for updates and backups and turning wifi on and off. I wish they'd stop bundling trials of anti-malware software as well. Bundle the full version with at least 3 years of support or just give me a link to various vendor websites where I can buy it myself. The G580 is a bare bones, low end, value oriented computer... treat it as such and just give me the OS, drivers and a few links to support pages.

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  • Nathan M.
  • 8/31/2013 9:37:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood inexpensive laptop

Pros: An inexpensive, easily upgradable laptop.

I bought this with every intention of putting 4 more GB of RAM and an SSD drive in it, since those 2 things were all it was lacking. Sure enough I now have a good, fast laptop that can compete relitively well agains mid-range laptops for quite a bit less (even considering the extra cost of those parts). Also I bought a caddy for the HDD I replaced since 2 hard drives in a laptop is far more useful to me than a CD-ROM drive (which I almost don't use anymore, since even OS installs can be done from USB or PXE-boot these days).

Cons: It doesn't come with a Gigbit network card, just 10/100 which is unfortunate because it slows down the performance of an iSCSI target I attach it too, from the NAS on my network. I can't imagine a Gigabit NIC would increase the price too much. I would give 5 eggs if it just came with that.

Other Thoughts: I was having issues booting from USB drive in the BIOS (either legacy or EFI mode). I tried with 2 known good bootable USB drives that work in other PC's. This can be an issue for people who need that for any reason. Otherwise it probably doesn't matter for others.

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  • Matt R.
  • 7/30/2013 8:34:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsScreen was DOA

Pros: Looks nice.
Build quality is decent.
It's fairly lightweight.
The touchpad is large.
The mouse clicks quietly.

Cons: The display was DOA. Watch out for this one.

Other Thoughts: I will update following my RMA process.

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  • Andy C.
  • 6/24/2013 5:33:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAdequate but Issues

Pros: 1. Screen is large and looks nice.
2. Quiet operation
3. Keyboard is not my IBM Thinkpad but I am hoping that I can get used to it. It is a full keyboard with a numeric keypad which is nice. It does have a pleasant click and returns with sufficient force for tactile sensation.
4. Sound is much nicer than my old T-60 Thinkpad.
5. Win8 does have nice family controls (but thats all I have found so far).
6. An affordable upgrade from the XP generation.

Cons: 1. The network connection. The RJ45 connector is too close to the front and it gets in the way. A better placement be toward the back or on the back.
2. The touchpad. My palm continuously keeps touching the track pad and the cursor jumps about. Sometimes as I type text is highlighted and then gets deleted as I type. Sometimes the cursor jumps around, inserting text at random places in other sentences. Even worse, is typing away only to have a large amount of text highlighted then deleted as you type. Having an AccuType keyboard is useless if the touch pad continues on with this annoying behavior.
Even after setting the palm tracking to maximum and reducing sensitivity, it still happens. It is very, very, annoying and to add salt on the wound, when I log out then back in, the touchpad settings revert back to their default, active settings The only way to avoid the touchpad is to raise my thumb area of my palm off what is supposed to be the resting area of the keyboard. It is uncomfortable and tiring. I recommend a user test this or a similar Lenovo first to see if this impacts you. I have disabled this track pad and connected a USB mouse, thus losing any gesturing Win8 offers; yes, it is <that> annoying. Lenovo should consider a raised bevel around the touchpad or lowering the track pad to reduce palm tracking in any future designs.
3. Windows 8. I normally would not comment on the OS but it interacts with the hardware and in this case is worth noting. Win8 is not a design flaw per-se but a terrible interface for a non-touch enabled laptop. Yes, there is that annoying touchpad available mentioned earlier that offers gestures but a touchpad is not the same as a touch enabled screen. Unfortunately, the best version of an OS for the hardware is not the cheapest and the cheapest is what we will get. Meanwhile, we must suffer with an OS that does not match the hardware. I have been using every version of Windows since Windows/286 and this is by far the most unintuitive interface I have used whereas I loved Win7 instantly. Note to Microsoft: every single window that opens should have the maximize/minimize button and the close button. Why did you make Windows so non-Windowish? IMO, a non-gesture interface is definitely needed for this OS to work with this laptop.
4. Hard drive access is slow. Yes, I knew the stats of the 5400 RPM HD before I ordered but access to apps seems slower than on my old T-60 Thinkpad with 3GB RAM and running XP. I would have thought a bus or buffer improvement would have improved disk performance on throughput times. I didnt realize how noticeably slow this HD would be. I am just getting things tweaked to my liking and am already thinking of a new HD and maybe more RAM.

Other Thoughts: I have used Thinkpads from the 90's to today and supported them as a tech for years. They were by far the best laptops out there for business - period. Although Lenovo still has some IBM designed Thinkpads out there, Lenovo is a brand of its own. You will be disappointed if you are looking for even a vestige of Thinkpad design or function in this Lenovo machine. This laptop is a little slower than I would have expected for a core i3 with 4GB RAM but I have not tried to tweak anything so far since Win8 is so new. I would have to classify this machine as solidly adequate with a good feature set for the price paid but with some seriously annoying design features.

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  • william y.
  • 5/26/2013 8:20:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsproblem with speaker

Pros: after using ear phone, take it out, speaker do not working.

Cons: no

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  • Damon M.
  • 5/23/2013 1:18:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice budget & gaming laptop

Pros: Just bought this laptop to be more mobile, but needed something that could play LOL (League of Legends) with little difficulty.

This laptop was perfect for what I needed. It is built very well with a nice light metal frame. It comes with two memory slots so you can upgrade to 16GB without a problem. I'm currently running a 12GB memory. I switched out the seagate momentus hdd the laptop came with for an ssd. I must say that the computer is lightening fast.

It definitely handles games. I've already played a Tomb Raider, LOL, Bioshock, and Civilization with no problems at all.

I must say I love this laptop more than I thought I would. So far I am happy to say that it is the best buy, and best laptop I've ever owned.

Cons: The wifi adapter that comes with this computer is not very good. If you want to game I recommend getting a wireless adapter. I have a N300 On Networks adapter and it works very well.

Other Thoughts: A great buy for work and some little play. It is lighter than you would expect it to be. Overall a great buy, don't hesitate at the checkout.

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