"I scoured the internet and tech stores on the ground for a cost-effective, yet well stocked, and cool looking laptop for my soon to be college freshman son and I couldn't have found a better fit. Really shocked to find a laptop that has so much memory, hard drive, 3rd generation i5 chip, other great features and is designed to look much more expensive at this price. Only lacking feature that would have been good is no backlit keyboard but on the other hand this is an excellent tactile keyboard design."
"I like almost everything about this computer. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the built-in mouse. It does not seem to move fast enough. It can get pretty annoying. The keyboard is also very spread out, but I can adjust to that. This laptop will do for now."
"Bought this to replace an aging G560. My next laptop will probably be a different brand unless Lenovo fixes the awful touchpad. Also, the glossy surface shows every fingerprint.
Seriously, the touchpad is a nightmare. Despite trying every setting, and turning off the extra features, 6/10 times, what should be a normal swipe of the mouse ends up being misinterpreted as a click. If I hadn't already given my G560 to my wife, I'd take it back.
Also, I cannot use my DirecTV2PC app to watch my recorded TV programs, as the application tells me that the video card/driver cannot play/display protected content. I can if I roll back the video driver to an older version and change my display color depth to 16-bit. This is a minor annoyance, however."
"First off, let me say that I am an avid computer nut. I've been dealing with computers since 1995, and I am no stranger to them!
I've had multiple brands, and the Lenovos are the best bang for your buck. The G580 is a solid, well built machine compared to to others in the segment. Other brands can't compare. The G580 has minimal flex and feels super solid, almost like the ThinkPads! The screen is crisp and vivid, and the battery lasts a LONG time. Windows 8 takes some getting used to, but once you play around with it, it's not so bad. The keyboard is wonderful as well. It is very tactile. Overall, if you are looking for a nice laptop that will last, the G580 is the way to go!"
"I purchased the G580 in December 2011 for my daughter. The whole family uses it and I have absolutely no negatives to say about it. Here we are almost a year and 1/2 later and still works flawlessly with no issues. Highly reccomended especially for the low entry level price. The only thing I don't like (small thing) is the outside is a shiny surface and so it shows all the finger prints. Oh well, just wipe it off and looks like new again. Really 5 stars on this unit."
"I am HAPPY, CONTENTED & INLOVE with my LENOVO.. & WINDOWS 8:) i loveee windows 8...It doesn't overheat too even if i had it one for more than 18 hrs a day...Memory might be a little too small but you can always get an external hard drive to add up to your laptops memory or a USB where you can just put some of your important docus. just saying:) don't judge my pro's.. the laptop always DEPENDS on the user & how its being used."
"Pros: Price (bought some place else, but still, this laptop has a good price). Everything works in Linux Ubuntu 12.04.2. You can even install it with the UEFI secure boot BIOS option on (in other distros you may not). Other distros may need two extra drivers, the wl broadcom driver and the alx atheros driver. Ubuntu gives you the option to install the wl driver automatically after installation, the alx driver gets installed automatically during installation. Cons: Windows 8. In W8 the pad has a mind of its own. No led light for the num lock, and the other indicators for power, capslk, and batt are in a bad location instead of being right in the upper part of the keyboard/laptop, plenty of space there. Screen is so-so, not the best, but for the price everything is OK."
"This is a great laptop! (Celeron B830 1.8 GHZ processer and 4 GB of installed ram)
Good res screen (not the best, but decent for cost) Fast/efficient processing Great power options! Good keyboard (the number pad is a nice plus) Decent graphics (it will play most games well and it depicts movies in good resolution The speakers are also decent (Again, they are not astounding, but I paid less than $500 for this model) Amazing wifi (I have picked up signals from two/three blocks away)
Lenovo Specific Mouse Drivers
CD/DVD Player and Case are a little flimsy.
All in all it is a great package for what I paid and I would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice work horse, light gaming, and/or entertainment computer!"
Pros: Input/Output compatibility, Weight, Processor, Included software, Durability, Software compatibility, Memory, Video card, Wireless card, Keyboard/peripherals, Screen size, Storage, Display performance, i look cool sitting in the coffee shop
Cons: Display resolution, Battery, wish i would have gotten it sooner!
"I wanted a laptop for music production so I had purchased another laptop. But the processor didn't cut it. I took it back and got this bad boy. The processor handles everything I throw at it and 6 gigs of Ram....,Highly nice. the design is sleek/comfortable, not big and bulky. I never use touchpads anyways, I just use a mouse, If you want something for schooling or surfing the web this comp will really get the job done. Also I didn't like windows 8 but I learned how to use it. The included software is good, really depends on personal preferences, The battery is cool, just gotta adjust energy saver settings.wish the resolution was higher, but...., really, cant complain. This comp is great for the price."
"Had this for a little less than a month and already recommended to a friend. Windows 8 is incredibly simple and super easy to use. Track pad is not that good but is solved very easily with a mouse. All in all one of the best laptops ever for the price!"
"First the trac pad ! I didn't buy a laptop thinking I need a wireless mouse to go along with it because the touchpad just does not cut it ! This is a brand new laptop the touch pad has a mind of its own. There is a big software issue with the hardware running Windows 8. Second Lenovo take a look at your laptop running Windows 8 notice the power button you guys built in LED lights so when you press the power button it lights up. Well did you guys check to see if that was the case running Windows 8 ? This is making your company look bad I'm positive these are not hardware issues."
Cons: Memory, Included Software, Software compatibility, Processor, windows 8
"I wanted to love this laptop, it was a great deal for its specs. But there were several performance issues that couldn't be overlooked, and I didn't know if it was an issue with Windows 8 or the laptop itself, so I ended up returning it. The Adobe flash plug-in crashed anytime I opened up a YouTube video. Tried to update flash player, but the installer would never open. Trying to adjust Norton antivirus settings proved just as futile. Firefox kept freezing 2-3 minutes at a time. I checked the CPU usage, but the computer never even hit 30%. Even something simple like Minecraft would take about 15 minutes to open. Lastly, I don't care for Windows 8 and their weird app system. If Lenovo sold this same laptop with the option for Windows 7, I would get it in an instant."
"I have rented this Netbook from school for the whole quarter since my notebook has been getting repaired. I have had great use out of it!! It is very convenient to go to starbucks or a public library have internet access very quickly and get all my school stuff done. All you reviewers complaining about the mouse pad get a MOUSE!!"