Lenovo Essential Series G580 Notebook Overview

Lenovo G580

The 15.6-inch Lenovo G580 belongs to the company’s most affordable Essential notebook series, but with some features this model enters higher-end territory. That’s mostly thanks to a wide CPU options range from the Intel Celeron to the Core i7 “Ivy Bridge” and dedicated Nvidia GeForce video card options, up to the GT 630 2GB.

RAM and HDD choices aren’t low-end only either. You can get the G580 with up to 8GB DDR3 memory and up to 1TB hard drive, while optical drive options include Blu-ray combo. Another nice touch is inclusion of Dolby Advanced Audio technology on otherwise mediocre sound system with 2 x 1.5W stereo speakers.

G580 Display Angle

The display is a regular 1,366×768 TN panel with glossy coating and there is no higher-res option available, so in this field the G580 is just an average cheap laptop. A 0.3MP cam is located above the screen.

Keyboard, Trackpad, and Palmrest

AccuType isle-style keyboards are now standard across the whole Lenovo laptop range and the G580 is no exception. Backlight is missing, even as an option. The trackpad is accompanied by physical click buttons. Although the palmrest looks great with its brushed metal texture, it’s just a texture. The whole body is actually made of stiff and high-quality plastics. Select G580 models don’t have the brushed metal appearance and offer plain glossy plastics as well as a different trackpad. The color of the chassis is somewhere between brown and black and the notebook is also available with brown, red, and blue glossy finishes.

Left Side

On the left side, the system has VGA, LAN, HDMI, and two USB 3.0 ports.

Right Side

On the right, there are a mic/headphones combo audio jack, optical drive, and a USB 2.0 port. A 2-in-1 card reader is located on the front side.


This is the plastic lid of the Lenovo G580.

Here are some model examples:

Model CPU RAM GPU HDD Bluetooth Color
21898CU Celeron B820 4GB Intel HD 500GB No Dark brown
21898AU Celeron B820 4GB Intel HD 750GB No Dark brown
218988U Celeron B820 6GB Intel HD 1TB No Dark brown
268938U Core i3-2370M 4GB Intel HD 3000 500GB Yes Brown (Glossy)
26893DU Core i3-2370M 4GB Intel HD 3000 500GB Yes Blue (Glossy)
218982U Core i5-3210M 8GB Intel HD 4000 1TB Yes Dark brown
218933U Core i7-3612QM 8GB Intel HD 4000 750GB Yes Dark brown
59334669 Celeron B820 4GB 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 750GB No Dark brown

I haven’t spotted any Blu-ray equipped configuration yet.

Prices currently start at as low as $400.


    1. Any other laptop with the same Core i7 model you have and 8GB of RAM will have similar performance to your Lenovo G580.

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