Lenovo G580 59359079
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Wuggee Notes
Sufficient processing power for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), basic photo and video editing
Memory sufficient for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), basic photo and video editing
Memory may not be sufficient for simultaneous editing of large number of photos and videos, virtualization software(parallels), engineering and simulation software, etc
Uses conventional harddrive. Higher power consumption, lower shock resistance and longer startup time compared to solid state drive(SSD).
5 hrs battery life is better than average
Basic GPU allows playing less demanding games (WoW, Sims3, etc) at low detail settings and resolution
GPU is not suitable for demanding games (Assassin's creed, Black Ops 2,) even at lowest settings
15.6" screen provides good tradeoff between desktop replacement and portability
Weight of 5.7 lbs is typical for this screen size
Economy display with resolution of 1366 x 768; screen space sufficient for most purposes but less than ideal for graphics design, gaming, programming etc
Built in CD/DVD drive; allows watching movies and software installation from CD/DVD
No integrated webcam; will need separate webcam purchase for video chat (or camera information unavailable)
Processing power may not be sufficient for computation intensive tasks such as simultaneous editing of large number of photos and videos, virtualization software(parallels), file and harddrive encryption, etc
Basic Specs2.5 GHz Intel Core i3
4 GB RAM
5.7 lbs; 15.6" display; 1366 x 768 resolution
500 GB hard drive
Integrated Intel HD Graphics
 3.70 stars (37 user reviews)
Battery55 hrs
Display
15.6"
1366 x 768
Camera
Other Specs
5.7 lbs overall weight
14.80" x 9.65" x 1.35"
DVDRW
USB 2.0 Ports: 1
Ports
USB 2.0 Ports: 1
Resources
 3.7 stars (37 user reviews)
When my husband's 6 year old Dell Inspiron laptop died, I knew I wanted one of two brands as a replacement: HP or Lenovo. I wanted to spend the least amount of money possible, and that ultimately was... Bought it to be used as a workhorse in molecular cell bio lab. Works reliably interfaced to all kinds of lab equipment. The large screen is a must in such a situation and does not take up bench space ... Sent this to Lenovo:Here is my tirade. From my amazon purchase. As a small business we just don't do business like you guys Lenovo. We would be done. Out of business.From my Amazon review:12 of 12 peo... I purchased this exact model of the Lenovo G580 for $360 on Office Max (Limited time offer) and it came to $390 shipped. I have NOTHING bad to say about this laptop. Many say that "Windows 8 Sucks" bu...
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A core i3 processor is a solid, affordable choice for the heavy majority of people. If you use your computer for basic tasks such as word processing, email, surfing the web, etc., a Core i3 processor is more than enough to handle all of that with ease.
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The i3 offers moderate all-around performance and is often found in budget-oriented systems. Core i3 is suitable for Productivity, Multi-tasking, Basic Graphics, Multimedia.
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