Low end gadget built for simple usage
Display and Design
The Lenovo essential G580 (59-351467) has been spotted with a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display which has a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels which can make it a bit dull but is good for watching movies or playing games.
With a thickness of 34.3mm and a weight of 2.7kg, you can hardly carry the gadget. The casing comes in a dull Black Clear IMR color which maintains the same look of the laptop without damaging it with scratches.
Processor and OS
The heart of this Lenovo Essential gadget is configured with an Intel Pentium B960, a Dual Core processor sprinting at a clock speed of 2.2GHz. Although it has only 2GB DDR3 RAM to support the CPU, you can expand it up to 8GB in case you want a better performance. It depends on Intel HD graphics processor for taking care of high resolution media files without draining the battery too much. It comes with 64 bit DOS so that you can replace it with a user friendly OS easily.
Camera and Storage
It meets the video calling requirements of the user with a VGA webcam and sports a SATA hard disk with a capacity of 500GB. The laptop also houses a DVD RW Drive which can come handy if you want to playback disks or store info on them. A standard touchpad and a chiclet keyboard act as the input devices.
Battery and Connectivity
The Lenovo essential G580 (59-351467) has been loaded with a 6 cell Li-ion battery which boasts of running continuously for up to 5 hours. On the connectivity front, it has features like WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, Ethernet, 1 USB 2.0 port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI out, digital media reader and VGA port.
The Lenovo essential G580 (59-351467) is an attractive low end gadget which is good for simple needs. Several features like 2 high speed USB ports and a mighty battery are unseen in many high end gadgets. The presence of an outdated configuration and absence of any separate OS can be justified considering the price.