Summary: This is the story of a defective support service, 6 hard disk drives and an empty box. Back in April 2013, I acquired a Lenovo laptop (about $900), directly from the Lenovo.com site. Everything works satisfactorily until 4 months later. The laptop wouldn't boot and the error message points at a hard disk drive failure. Request #1: A quick and pleasant call to Lenovo and, two days later, I receive a replacement drive and reinstallation DVDs.
Summary: At age 82, I am not prepared to learn how to navigate this software when the laptop is not even touch screen equipped. I just use it as a replacement for a 8 year old early windows model that they no longer support . I wish I had it back.
Summary: The touch-pad is the most constant irritating thing I have ever had to work with. When using the scroll pad, if you move to the left it will pop-out a right-side tool bar that then has to be closed before you can do anything else. When you use the scroll pad you must raise you finger/thumb off of it, move to the left and then you can use the touch-pad. Constant and constantly irritating.
Summary: I had an issue with this laptop where the screen went dim when the adapter was plugged in. After much searching online i find out it's a rather common issue with Lenovo Laptops and had to use a workaround fix because even Lenovo doesn't know whats wrong with their product. Stick with Toshiba.
Lenovo G580 - Nice Celeron B830 CPU but poor LCD Screen, Touchpad, and Ergonomics.
Another Movie FAN, Amazon
9 February 2013
Summary: First off, be aware that when buying ANY laptop labeled as 'G580' by Lenovo, as they say, "Your mileage may vary". I say this because Lenovo changes up specs on the fly without bothering with the formality of changing the model number - so 'G580' can refer to just about anything from an under-powered Celeron CPU to a higher end I3 CPU versions - as well as models with major feature changes such as those with and/or without HDMI video outputs, etc.
Summary: I would not recommend this to others because the touch pad is awful, it send the mouse all over the screen and on occasion does not work. I have had to purchase an external mouse to operate it. The windows operating system is awful (not the fault of Lenova but still irritating.