Simple low budget laptop
Display and Design
The Lenovo essential G580 (59-344833) shows off a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display with the standard resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The all black clear IMR colored outfit may look dull but calls for less maintenance as well. However, it looks extremely bulky with a thickness of 34.3 mm and a weight of 2.7 kg thereby preventing you from carrying it around too far.
Processor and OS
Doing the duty on the inside is a 2.1GHz Intel Pentium dual-core B950 processor from the 2nd generation family. It is assisted by a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM whose capacity can be boosted up to 8GB. Rich videos and movies are managed by the integrated Intel HD graphics unit. It lacks any preloaded OS and runs on 64 bit DOS.
Camera and Storage
The Lenovo essential G580 (59-344833) sports a 0.3MP webcam which can be used for making video calls. It will definitely cause shortage of space for the user with a SATA HDD of 320GB only. It also has a DVD RW Drive so that you can keep important files and documents safely on CDs and DVDs.
Battery and Connectivity
The Lenovo essential G580 (59-344833) sips the juice from a 6 cell Li-ion battery which promises to render service for a maximum period of 5 hours on single charge, which is seriously commendable. On the connectivity front, it is equipped with features like Ethernet port, WLAN, Bluetooth v3.0, 2 USB 3.0 slots, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI out, digital media reader and VGA port.
Go for the Lenovo essential G580 (59-344833) if you need a notebook that doesn't ask you to spend much and is good for simple computing needs only. You will have to bear with a bulky body, insufficient hard disk, poor RAM and absence of OS in exchange for the price. However, it impresses with a sound battery backup, optical drive and two advanced USB ports.