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Lenovo G780 17.3 inch laptop - Dark Bronze (Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5GHz, 8Gb RAM, 750Gb HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)
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- VeriFace Face Recognition - face recognition software gives you a cool and fun way to log in
- Affordable Peace of Mind - an easy-to-use system to help you detect and remove viruses, restore Windows system and create recovery discs
- Energy Management - uses advanced energy-saving techniques to protect the long-term durability of the battery and increase the time spent between charges
- User friendly Accutype keyboard for a great typing experience
- Powered by new generation processors and graphics with good all-round features
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The Lenovo IdeaPad G780 - Perfect Desktop PC Replacer
The Lenovo 17.3" IdeaPad G780 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 G780 laptop packs a punch. Featuring up to 3rd generation Intel Core processors for great multitasking and visual performance, optional HD graphics support, stereo speakers, and an integrated Blu-ray Disc Drive on selected models, these laptops are great for entertainment and everyday multimedia 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 Lenovo IdeaPad G780 laptop is perfect for home computing and entertainment, and is offered with a HD display size of 17.3" which is ideal for watching your movies, playing games or viewing your photos. Accompanied by a smart AccuType keyboard with a beautifully designed body, the IdeaPad G780 laptop delivers a wide range of functionality at great price.
The Lenovo IdeaPad G780 laptop is the perfect computing solution for those looking for a balance of affordable performance and multimedia features in a large laptop screen format.
3rd Generation Intel Core Processor Family*
The Lenovo IdeaPad G780 features the 3rd generation Intel Core family of processors, including the intelligent Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. When top-of-the-line performance is needed for the most demanding of tasks, the Intel Core i5 and i7 processors are 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
Intel Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology
Intel HT Technology enables each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time, giving you smart multitasking performance 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 & i7 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.
High Definition NVIDIA Graphics* and HDMI
Enjoy the best entertainment and gaming with the NVIDIA GT630M graphics card with 2GB of dedicated memory. This powerful graphics adapter will allow you to experience the very best of DirectX 11 gaming, as well as getting the most out of the large 17.3" HD widescreen display, giving you Full HD 1080p video playback without stuttering.
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.
*Available on selected models
Fast Memory and Spacious Storage
Whichever Lenovo IdeaPad G780 you choose, inside you'll find fast DDR3 RAM to help your laptop handle the most demanding of multitasking tasks. You'll also find a large hard drive perfect for storing your files and favourite multimedia.
Integrated DVD Reader/Writer or Blu-ray Disc Drive
You'll also find that the IdeaPad G780 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.
Selected models also come with a Blu-ray Disc drive, allowing you to enjoy the very latest in home entertainment, with powerful sound and amazing Full HD 1080p detail.
Integrated Stereo Speakers
Enjoy and share the music and films you love with others, without the need for headphones. The IdeaPad G780 comes with two built-in stereo speakers, allowing you to enjoy great quality sound without wires.
Fast Booting with Enhanced Experience 3
Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 for Windows 7 with RapidBoot lets you start 40% faster than a typical Windows 7 computer (available on certified models with Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors )*. BootShield helps maintain fast boot performance even after installing multiple applications. Find out more at: www.lenovo.com/ee3
*Available on certified models with Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors. Claim is calculated by taking the average of Lenovo EE3 laptops and desktops, and compares it with averaged data from 49 competitor products of similar configuration (Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 PCs only). Testing conducted by CNET Labs, Beijing in December 2011, using the independent VTS tool to measure start-up time and other performance measurements. Performance will vary by model and configuration.
Stylish Design and Usability
The Lenovo IdeaPad G780 laptop is the perfect computing solution for those looking for style, performance and larger viewing size. With the IdeaPad G780 you'll find a stylish but understated dark metallic colour with a new matte finish. The smooth and cool top design is complemented by the real metal cover.
The Lenovo IdeaPad G780's stylish design is not the only thing that makes using it a memorable experience. The Lenovo IdeaPad G780 laptop comes with multiple features as standard, all combining making usability as intuitive as possible, including an AccuType keyboard.
The AccuType keyboard you'll find on the Lenovo IdeaPad G780 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 G780 an attractive and pleasing appearance.
Peace of Mind
The IdeaPad G780 laptop not only provides a powerful computing experience, but also provides users with a variety of tools to increase peace of mind.
The Lenovo IdeaPad G780 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.
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 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 for increasing energy savings. High-Performance mode utilises a combination of high performance and thermal solution to increase performance levels.
Users also can protect and prolong their battery health using features such as battery protection mode, and battery gauge. Lenovo's energy management system can even monitor the laptop behaviour and remind you to choose battery modes that suit their style of usage best, to extend 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 optimised temperature at 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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I have the option through Microsoft to upgrade from Windows 7 to 8 for £24.99, so that's a nice option to keep up my sleeve.
Screen - size and quality
Sound could be louder
Nice design but it isn't really a looker - it's black not bronze and loves fingerprints
Battery life could be improved upon
Conclusion. You can buy the value for money Lenovo G780 (IBM) with assured confidence. You'll be glad you did. Highly recommended!
Sent it back for a full refund due to an increasingly slow performance. For example, a three minute you tube video would buffer for an eternity. Lenovo customer support also turned out to be a disaster. I won't miss it.
We booted up the laptop when it arrived, configured the user and network settings and that was it, everything worked perfectly 'right out of the box' with the minimum of fuss. I know some reviewers have had minor complaints with Lenovo computers, but my experience with the brand has been extremely good and I have nothing but positive things to say about their products.
The laptop was bought for use in a college environment and is used for a combination of office type activities, gaming, net surfing and watching videos. The NVIDIA GT630M graphics card with 2GB of dedicated memory is more than adequate for the bright 17 inch HD widescreen and easily handles online game environments like World of Warcraft. The inbuilt DVD writer makes the laptop an excellent substitute for a DVD player. The internal speakers are okay, but I'd suggest adding externals for anyone wanting to enhance their listening experience if sound & vision is really your thing. The full size keyboard/alpha numeric pad make document writing and date entry a doddle.
Obviously I'm not the person using this laptop on a daily basis, but I've received no complaints and assume it is performing as well now as when it was bought. I'd highly recommend this product to anyone seeking a good all round substitute for a desktop computer.
I highly recommend this laptop at the price.
I did have one grievance though Amazon sold it as colour Bronze and when it arrived it was black, I would have liked the Bronze one but got no Joy from my call.
A D Bowman
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