Lenovo Ideapad G580-MAAKBUK reviews and prices: 15.6" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 7 reviews.
Lenovo Ideapad G580-MAAKBUK with Intel Core-i3 i3-3238 2.2 GHz Dual Core Core Processor, 6GB of Memory and 750GB Storage on Windows. See full product description
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Dave, Warminster Business user

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Very smart and well built machine. High spec too.
Bad points:
Problems from day 1 with mouse and audio being corrupted. Have requested a return. Could be a simple fix, but replacing the mouse driver had no impact. Not a fan of the Windows 8 GUI either.
Overall rating 5.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Jan 2013

Stephen, Thomas General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Smart and sturdy machine with a good spec
Bad points:
Windows 8 difficult to get on to start with
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Jan 2013

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.6
Operating system Windows
RAM (Gigabytes) 6
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 750
Number of cores Dual Core
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core-i3
Processor number i3-2328M
Processor number i3-3238
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.2
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Manufacturer's Description

The Lenovo IdeaPad G580 – Affordable and Dependable

Built to last, the Lenovo IdeaPad G580 laptop uniquely combines a solid look and feel with mainstream performance and multimedia features, all at an affordable price.

Built to last and ultimately affordable, the Lenovo IdeaPad G580 laptops, featuring up to 3rd generation Intel Core processors, assure that users have all of their essentials in one place. With stereo speakers and an integrated DVD reader/writer, these laptops are great for basic multimedia and everyday computing tasks. Additional features such as VeriFace Face Recognition Technology and OneKey Rescue System provide additional peace of mind and help you to do more.

The IdeaPad G580 laptop is perfect for home computing and entertainment, and is offered with a convenient display size of 15.6". Accompanied by a smart AccuType keyboard with a beautifully designed body, the IdeaPad G580 laptop delivers a wide range of functionality at an affordable price point.

Mainstream Performance

The IdeaPad G580 laptop is the perfect computing solution for the user looking for a balance of affordable performance and basic multimedia features.

3rd Generation Intel Core Processor Family*

The Lenovo IdeaPad G580 features the 3rd generation Intel Core family of processors, including the intelligent Intel Core i5 processor. When fast performance is needed for demanding tasks, the Intel Core i5 processor is the ideal choice. Users get a laptop with amazing performance and stunning visuals due to Intel’s Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, and a suite of visual enhancements.

*Available on selected models

See the connectivity options available on the Lenovo IdeaPad G580. Click here to see the full image.
Intel Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology

Intel HT Technology enables each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time; the smart multitasking performance allows the user to move between applications quickly and without hesitation. This is where to start for visibly smart performance.

Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 (Core i5 only)

The next generation of adaptive performance is more intelligent, energy-efficient, and dynamic than ever before. It delivers the automatic speed increase that a PC needs for demanding tasks.

HDMI for Big Screen Entertainment

You can also enjoy your multimedia on the big screen by using the built-in HDMI port to hook your laptop up to a HDTV, monitor or projector – ideal for sharing your favourite videos and movies with friends.

The 15.6" widescreen display can display your favourite movies and games in HD 720p resolution. Click here to see a larger image.
Fast Memory and Spacious Storage

Whichever Lenovo IdeaPad G580 you choose, inside you’ll find fast DDR3 RAM to help your laptop handle the most demanding multitasking. You’ll also find a large hard drive perfect for storing your files and favourite multimedia.

Integrated DVD Reader/Writer

You’ll also find that the IdeaPad G580 features an optical disc drive, to allow you to easily watch your favourite DVD movies, install your favourite games, or transfer files. You can also safely back up precious files onto a blank disc using the writing function, making it easier to protect and transport your media.

Integrated Stereo Speakers

Enjoy and share the music and films you love with others, without the need for headphones. The IdeaPad G580 comes with two built-in stereo speakers, allowing you to enjoy great quality sound without wires.

Windows 8 with Lenovo Enhanced Experience 8

Microsoft’s sleekest, most innovative operating system yet. Built around touch technology and tiled applications, Windows 8 takes the PC experience to a new level of customisation, consumption and creation.

Created specifically for the new Windows 8 OS, Lenovo has combined the best hardware and software features to create Lenovo Enhanced Experience 8.

Enhance your Windows 8 experience with the optimised software and hardware features of Lenovo EE8. Click here to see a larger image.
Interact

Type – the legendary Lenovo keyboards are now even better. Lenovo has set a new benchmark for the industry and added simplified controls for Windows 8. These award-winning designs are used across the Lenovo ranges, helping you to enjoy comfortable, convenient keyboard input wherever you are.

Connect

Lenovo Cloud – Imagine your files, everywhere. Lenovo’s online storage and cloud utilities allow you the freedom to choose your device and location. With 5 GB of free storage, you’ll be able to secure and access your files wherever you are, on whatever machine you find yourself on.

Discover

Exclusive Lenovo Content – Discover all the amazing things you can do with exclusive tools from Lenovo. Learn how to get the most from your PC with Lenovo Companion or monitor your system performance with Lenovo Support. Lenovo keeps you up to date and delivers music, game and video content you can’t get from anyone else.

A World of Apps – Discover and download thousands of apps. Choose from Microsoft’s Windows 8 store or Lenovo’s curated collection of optimised apps.

The AccuType keyboard is stylish, ergonomic, and will help make typing easier. Click here to see a larger image.
Stylish Design and Usability

The IdeaPad G580 laptop is the perfect computing solution for a user looking for style and a little more flair than the traditional black or grey machine. With the IdeaPad G580 you’ll find a stylish choice of colours and finishes.

The IdeaPad G580’s design is not the only thing that makes using it a memorable experience. The IdeaPad G580 laptop comes with multiple features as standard, all combining to make usability as intuitive as possible, including an AccuType keyboard.

AccuType Keyboard

The AccuType keyboard you’ll find on the Lenovo IdeaPad G580 is designed to help easy cleaning & maintenance and avoid the accumulation of dust and crumbs over time. The finger-friendly curved key shape and ergonomic spacebar will work together to make it easier to type and reduce the number of typos, wherever you find yourself working. Finally, the diamond-cut keypad is the very emphasis of sharp design, giving the whole layout of the IdeaPad G580 an attractive and pleasing appearance.

Peace of Mind

The IdeaPad G580 laptop not only provides a powerful computing experience, but also provides users with a variety of tools to increase peace of mind.

Back-up and recover valuable data easily with the OneKey Rescue System. Click here to see a larger image.
VeriFace

The Lenovo IdeaPad G580 also comes with VeriFace technology which is a fun and secure way to log into your PC. For the VeriFace technology your face is your password and if you have more than one user for your laptop then the software supports multiple users. The software also allows you to:

Check who has tried to log into your computer
Encrypt and decrypt sensitive files, using your face as the password
Stop unauthorised users from using a photo of the owner to log in
Veriface checks head movement and other characteristics to determine if a real person or a photo is being used to log in. Users can enable/ disable the live detection or set the sensitivity level according to their preference.

Lenovo Energy Management 7.0 will help you get the most performance out of your battery. Click here to see a larger image.
OneKey Rescue System

You can rest at ease knowing OneKey Rescue System is there to simplify data backup and recovery, allowing you to focus on using your computer instead of worrying about its maintenance. With the touch of a button, users can restore the system and recover valuable data – the OneKey Rescue System also recovers essential system files in the event of corruption, and can be used to initiate a virus scan before entering Windows.

You can also ensure that your data is always protected with DirectShare, which easily synchronises your files to another machine without connecting to the internet allowing you to have a copy of your data on another machine.

Lenovo Energy Management 7.0

With Lenovo Energy Management 7.0, users are able to run their machine in a variety of different modes, depending on their needs. Power-Saver mode allows laptops to run exceptionally quietly with reduced fan noise. Balanced mode auto-detects user behaviour and knows when to run in a lower performance mode, allowing increased energy savings. High-Performance mode utilises a combination of high performance and thermal solution to increase performance levels.

Users can also protect and prolong their battery health by using features such as battery protection mode and battery gauge. Lenovo’s energy management system can even monitor laptop behaviour and remind the user to choose battery modes that best suit their style of usage, thus extending the life of their battery.

Thermal Management System

Lenovo’s Thermal Management System makes it easy to monitor the temperature of your laptop and allow it to auto-adjust the fan-speed, assuring your computer iskept at the optimal temperature whilst producing the lowest possible noise. This system also features a de-dusting mode to boost maintenance and ensure the high performance of your laptop continues.

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