Lenovo G580 Review, Best Windows 8 Notebook


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The Lenovo G580 is a giant among the notebooks. Its hefty and bulky design might not make it the people’s first choice, but its good performance and high efficiency makes it stand apart. As it is said that “don’t judge a book by its cover”, it holds true for this shoddy notebook. The notebook’s solid and heavy built offsets its remarkable performance and functioning.  It has got amazing solid specifications along with a comfortable keyboard. The Lenovo G580 is priced at $499.99 and can be ascertained to be an affordable device.

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Design

The Lenovo G590 is a full budget machine and possesses a shiny black plastic cover with an overall design having granite texture. The notebook sizes 14.8”x9.65”x1.35” and weighs 5.37 lbs. It has got a bulky chassis design. The device has to encounter many durability concerns which is one reason why people hesitate to buy this. A slight pressure on it could cause  noticeable flex upon the device. The display is also quite fragile and has a poor hinge quality. So the notebook goes along well as a stationary device, but for users travelling with their notebooks would prefer to look for some other much durable device.

Keyboard and Touchpad

The notebook has a Chiclet style solid keyboard that offers comfortable typing experience. The keys are slightly indented and the keyboard comes with a complete number pad making typing quicker and easy. Along with this impressive keyboard, the notebook has got a highly serviceable touchpad. The touchpad features a textured surface having small braised humps for distinguishing the trackpad area. The touchpad also has the left and the right mouse buttons, but there is no indent for the pad. It offers multi-finger gestures and allows swipes without lag.

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Screen and Speakers

The Lenovo G580 comes in a 15.6-inch LED backlit HD display screen having resolution of 1366×768. It gives a nice clear image along with a strong color contrast as well as a good viewing experience. The image can be viewed well at a horizontal angle o 100 degrees making it appropriate for multiple viewers. The display is glossy and reflective offering good background images. The speakers of this device are placed at the bottom front edge of the chassis. The speakers give a solid sound quality that amplifies enough for a standard sized room.

 

Despite the above mentioned major features of the Lenovo G580, it has got some drawbacks like bulky design, limited battery size and durability that is highly questionable. Still, the cons are overlooked by its solid specifications and high functionality, making it a popular among people.

 

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