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Lenovo G580 15.6-inch Laptop (Dark Brown) - (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

by Lenovo
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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  • VeriFace face recognition software gives customers a cool and fun way to log on
  • Not only affordable but also peace-of-mind - an easy-to-use system to help you detect and remove viruses, restore Windows system and create recovery discs
  • A solid look and feel
  • A user-friendly AccuType keyboard for a great typing experience
  • Powered by 3rd generation CPU and GPU with good all-round features
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight2.7 Kg
Product Dimensions24.5 x 37.6 x 3.4 cm
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Item model numberMBB4HUK
SeriesEssential G580
ColorDark Brown
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size15.6 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i5
Processor Speed2.6 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size8 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size1 TB
Graphics Card DescriptionIntegrated
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Operating SystemWindows 8
Lithium Battery Energy Content90 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Weight290 grams
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 32,576 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.6 Kg
Date First Available1 May 2013

Product Description

Product Description

The Lenovo IdeaPad G580 combines a solid look with mainstream performance
The Lenovo IdeaPad G580 combines a solid look with mainstream performance.

The Lenovo IdeaPad G580

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

The Lenovo IdeaPad G580 laptops, featuring up to a 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 do more.

The IdeaPad G580 laptop is ideal for home computing and entertainment, and is offered with a convenient display size of 15.6-inch. 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.

The G580 offers fast performance for demanding tasks and features up to a 3rd generation Intel Core processor
The G580 offers fast performance for demanding tasks and features up to a 3rd generation Intel Core processor.

Mainstream Performance

3rd Generation Intel Core Processor Family*

The Lenovo IdeaPad G580 features a 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 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

The G580 features an integrated webcam, OneKey Rescue system and buttonless multi-touch clickpad
The G580 features an integrated webcam (1), OneKey Rescue system (2) and buttonless multi-touch clickpad (3).
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.

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 with friends.

The 15.6-inch widescreen display can show your favourite movies and games in HD 720p resolution
The 15.6-inch widescreen display can show your favourite movies and games in HD 720p resolution.
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 for storing your files and multimedia.

Integrated DVD Reader/Writer

The IdeaPad G580 features an optical disc drive, to allow you to easily watch your favourite DVD movies, install 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

Created for Windows 8 OS, Lenovo has combined 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
Enhance your Windows 8 experience with the optimised software and hardware features of Lenovo EE8. Click here to see a larger image.

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


Exclusive Lenovo Content -- 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
The AccuType keyboard is stylish, ergonomic, and will help make typing easier.

Stylish Design and Usability

The IdeaPad G580 laptop is ideal for a user looking for style. The gun metal finish adds more flair than the traditional black or grey machine. With the IdeaPad G580 you'll find a stylish choice of colours and finishes, including gun metal.

AccuType Keyboard

The AccuType keyboard is designed to help easy cleaning and 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.

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

VeriFace technology 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
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 back-up 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 is kept at the optimal temperature whilst producing the lowest possible noise.

Box Contains

Lenovo G580 Laptop
AC Adapter
User Documentation

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS if in your budget 25 Sep 2013
By K Z
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In past years I have had several IBM laptops all reliable. (T SERIES). Suited my needs perfectly.

I decided to stick with the brand. Bought this i5 Lenovo laptop. Spent all day with it checked EVERYTHING OUT, and with a few software tweaks bymyself it is ALMOST flawless!!''
The laptop operates as you would expect and does it fairly quickly. The color is almost BLACK, if take it towards the light a slight tinge of chocolate brown. I really really like it. More colors like these should be introduced!

I bought this as a business computer not a gaming one. It has a standard HD 4000 graphics card. Been playing DeadSpace 2 on HIGH settings and no slow down! very smooth.
Just one minor issue with the mouse touchpad, sometimes does not respond to my finger movement properley. Clicking on the buttons is fine. I had same issue with past laptops no worries.

Windows8 is sleek and fast. Not much lag or waiting time. However I found going BACK AND FORTH between screens a real ANNOYANCE!!
Those with TOUCH SCREEN computers should have no issues.

This is a good buy for the specification. Nice color and well worth the price for an everyday quality laptop!!! BUY!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I didn't have the opportunity to push it to limits of processing with heavy programmes (Autocad Inventor, Patran...), but it has been perfect for simple multi-tasks as browsing, watching hd movies, skype, office.

This laptop is very well finished. Webcam, keyboard and pad are very good. The only negative point until now is the lack of SD slot. It would be easier to transfer pictures from my camera.

Anyway, I'm very happy with this pucharse. Totally worth it for the money.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love it 9 Sep 2013
By val
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after been on my old laptop this one is out this world very fast speed at a very good price recommend to anyone who wants a fast speed laptop
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Laptop. A must have! 3 Nov 2013
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This is my first laptop I have had but I must say it works and performs better than my pc. The fans are brilliant as they can't even be heard. Windows 8 isn't a problem. I had very negative reviews about windows 8 but after 1 weeks getting used to it I started to love it. This computer is great also for gaming as I have had the chance to play heavy games that would overload my pc such as Grand theft auto 4. The Laptop's colour is unique, It says its dark brow but it is almost fully dark (black) it has a hint of brown which can be seen in the light which makes it even better. I have had however some minor problems which accured such as the Dolby Digital Audio V2 programme stopped working for windows 8.1. I didn't worry as I fixed it immediately.

The only downside to the laptop for me is the graphics card. it is only an SD whih means you dont alwyas get a perfect HD quality when playing games. Other than that the quality on everything else such as images things on the internet like movies is HD so it makes up for it.

I would recommend this laptop as it is brilliant and worth the money you pay.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing for gaming 25 Oct 2013
By Scadey
This laptop is amazing. Super fast. Holds all the stuff that i want with the 1tb hard drive and with windows 8 it is super fast when you switch it on.

I know laptops are not really for gaming but as I travel a lot i do believe getting a laptop was worth it and it really was at it handles most games pretty well on decent graphics. Especially Planetside 2 it runs almost flawlessly!

I would recommend this for a person that has a tight budget for a PC to run games.


As their is only one headphone socket and this is known as the Combo Audio Jacket. I have a turtle beach X12 and i just bought a microphone and headphone splitter and it works amazingly so i would highly recommend this laptop
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Laptop needed Urgently 21 Oct 2013
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I needed a new laptop in a hurry I had looked at the local sheds but no real help there so I reluctantly decided to buy one on line. I choose Amazon as I trust them as a retailer, other people have recommended them to me as well. I searched Amazon for laptops in my price range and selected the Lenovo G580. I am very pleased with the responsiveness, I was unsure about Windows 8 but I have been using it for a few months and I am beginning to get to grips with it. I love the look and feel of the laptop and I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an i5 based laptop.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Spec wise this is a fine laptop that at the price it was on,480, very good value for money. Less so then than at the time of this review it has gone up to 560 but you can still get it cheaper elsewhere. As I say spec wise this is the best value you can get but the real cost is the time effort, research and committment, in my experience, you need to put in to get it to work the best.
And this isn't just an issue for this particular model. Check out other Levono models and you will find reviewers posting similar comments to mine. Levono support is a premium rate telephone number and again my experience, after dragging out the conversation,kerching, shrugged shoulders are they are so unable to help. Their default is to revert back to factory reset.. not helpful at all.

So it has taken me three days of updating drivers direct from software companies as the Levono site and preloaded ones are out of date. Even registering the product proved glitchy and use of the signed in part of the site continues to be a trial and error exerience. So lots of exploring techy websites and good advice and support on the forums has meant that 90% of what the lap top should be doing it is now doing. 10% is still not and no matter what the laptop still has it's glitches. Some of this undoubtedly is conflict issues stemming from windows 8.1 update but you pay for it all to work and when you go the extra mile, do the research and put the fixes in yourself, you feel shortchanged when things are still not perfect.

So a great spec lap top...get it for the right price, shop around, and put the work in yourself and, as long as the particular glitches that seem to be unsolvable don't affect you, you will have a decent product. If though you want a laptop that performs from the off and you can rely on ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best laptop I've had
6 months on and its still fantastic, great quality product at an amazing price.
Published 5 days ago by KimL
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good bits but ...
I hate win 8 but will leave that bit out as it has little to do with the capabilities of the laptop. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Steve R
5.0 out of 5 stars New workhorse
This laptop was bought to replace my old Toshiba after a break in, not disappointed with the upgrade, in fact I am delighted. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Lenovo G580 15.6-inch Laptop (Dark Brown) - (Intel Core i5 3230M...
Quality product, would recommend to anyone. would be better with touch screen, good all round performance. Good value for the money.
Published 3 months ago by Kenneth Linaker
1.0 out of 5 stars I don't i have ever used such a piece of s*** in my life
enough said.
there is literally nothing positive i can say about this piece of s***. it is slow, crashes often, the mouse cursor moves randomly. Read more
Published 3 months ago by The Baker Shop
5.0 out of 5 stars It worth it .
I bought this laptop for my son's birthday.It is really a fast and efficient laptop.It is really worth it & for a good price.Both my son & myself love it.
Published 4 months ago by Mintdor
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars
Came on time and does the job well. I've got used to windows 8 and the computer runs smoothly- I'm a happy customer!
Published 7 months ago by Rachel Toase
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Laptop
Excellent value for money, only gripe I have with it is that it comes pre loaded with Windows 8 and they make it a hassle to dual boot with any Linux operating system, which is a... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Che
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I was hesitant when buying this laptop because even though the reviews are good, 'Lenovo' isn't as well known as HP (etc...). Read more
Published 8 months ago by Linkinpark97
4.0 out of 5 stars Lenovo G580
The laptop feels well built, the startup and shutdown time is quick, under 20 seconds for each currently. Read more
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