Beauty with good processor, great storage
Design and Display
The new Lenovo G580 comes in a clear black casing that is light, easy to handle and visually appealing. Equally easy to use are the standard keyboard and touchpad. The device sports a large 15.6 inches HD (1366 x 768 pixels resolution) LED display, which is capable of rendering HD videos in breathtaking clarity.
Processor and OS
The laptop is capable of handling moderately heavy workloads thanks to the 2.2GHz Intel 2nd Gen Dual Core processor (B960 variant) and the 4GB of RAM that Lenovo provides. For smooth gaming, the Intel HD GPU has also been included. This excellent hardware configuration is coupled with the latest Windows 8, thus ensuring that one gets the best of both hardware and software performance.
Camera, Storage, Multimedia
For those who love staying in touch with friends and family, Lenovo has given a 0.3MP webcam for video chatting, Skype, etc. Storage, even for large files, is more than sufficient at 1TB. Data backup on optical disks (CD/DVD) is possible using the DVD-RW drive.
Connectivity and Battery
Connectivity is not an issue as all the standard connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth and USB [1x USB(2.0) 2x USB(3.0)] are available. The 6-cell Li-ion battery is capable of providing power backup for five hours.
Coming from a manufacturer known for good specs at great prices, the G580 doesn't disappoint. With its great display, good processing power, latest Windows OS and large storage space, it combines the best of many worlds. If the webcam had been a tad better, it could have been called the best of all worlds. Still, the average webcam does not obscure the fact that with its all-round capabilities, the G580 is among the best laptops in this price category.