9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Nice laptop for a great price,
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This review is from: Lenovo G580 15.6-inch Laptop (Blue) - (Intel Celeron B830 1.8GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8) (Personal Computers)
I bought this laptop after my 7 year old mac book started to fall to bits somewhat. I wasn't prepared to pay the prices that is asked for a new mac book, so opted to jump back into the world of windows.
The laptop itself seems to be very good, in as much it works efficiently enough for my means, and lets be honest, a great spec for the price.
Im really enjoying using apps from such as windows store and Google Chrome, the browser that I prefer so downloaded, but Ive had to give the product a four stars, purely down to windows 8, and some of its annoying features, like the Charm Bar on the desktop. An annoying thing that keeps popping up when ever you move the cursor too quick. Im hoping that in the update of windows, that is promised for later this year, then this is one of the features that will be changed due to the return of a proper start button.
The issue that a lot of reviewers have spoken about, the fast touch pad and mouse etc, isnt that bad, though I can see where their coming from. Ive purchased a usb mouse to use whilst at a table, and find that better to use than the touch pad, but have to resort to the touch pad whilst using the pc on my lap, but as Ive said, I dont find it to bad to live with, and thats coming from someone who can get annoyed at the littlest of things.
Overall, Im really pleased I went for this laptop. You cant beat it for price and spec. Just wished windows 8 was better.
UPDATE 13th September 2013
Ive now had the laptop a while, and kind of changed my mind to my views above. It is so infuriating, although Im not sure if thats down to the laptop or windows 8, but it now seems so slow that I dare not turn it off, I just leave it on standby because it takes so long to open programmes such as a browser that its painful. Im returning to Apple, and awaiting the arrival of a new ipad, that i just know will do as its asked, without thinking about for a week before hand. Ive had it with pcs and Windows.... sorry, but thats how it is.
UPDATE 24th October 2013
It was windows 8 making it slow. Ive now updated to 8.1 and the laptop is like another laptop, its fast again. All ok.