Beware: Proprietary box--limits you to Windows 8 -- No Linux
Kurt Muth, Amazon
11 November 2013
Summary: This is a proprietary box--we are not able to load Linux O/S and are forced to run the crappy Windows 8. Also, my wifi connectivity only works if I have my power cord plugged in. Apparently, I'm getting off easy compared to many folks who have written about wifi problems with this lump of coal. We ran Lenovos with Ubuntu for the last couple of years and were really happy--so when we picked up this Lenovo G585 w/Amd E1 chip - we expected the same quality.
Lenovo is a bad product and their support is worse
Fl. Jim, Amazon
8 November 2013
Summary: Shipment: Delivered On July 26, 2013 Lenovo G580 15.6-Inch Laptop (Dark Brown IMR/Metal) After 2.5 months and 1.5 months past the return to Amazon time limit. I started having problems that degenerated till I no longer was able to boot. called the friendly Phillipeno?? warrentee service and after several hrs of trying this and that they said they would just send me the factory reinstal disk's.
Summary: Below comments reflect my initial experience with this laptop, which worked fine for a while. However, in October, after about 2 months, the AC port (where you plug in the power adapter) broke. I sent it to Lenovo (they covered the shipping, but I had to pay $10 to the local FedEx place to package it) to fix under warranty.
Summary: very short battery life less than 2 hours windows 8 is a piece of trash does not work the way the youtube tutorial instructions say cant find a single tech person who can operate windows 8 has windows updates every day cant find any improvement gonna have windows 8 removed from computer and find a working system that is user friendly DO THE WORLD A FAVOR AND SCRAP WINDOWS 8 and everything associated with it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: This was a Christmas gift for a family member. He hates it because the processor's too slow. He hates the sensitivity of the touchpad.. while he's typing and not even touching the touchpad if he rests his hands near it the computer reacts as if he touched the touchpad which can mess up what he's doing. I have a Lenovo laptop that I love that's a lot faster and I also have the touchpad problem but nowhere near as bad as with this computer.
Summary: Let's be straight. I don't have a problem with the hardware. However the Windows 8 Operating System is absolutely the worst piece of garbage in the history of personal computing. I've had over thirty years experience with PCs. I am an electrical engineer. My IQ is high enough for Mensa and I can barely figure this machine out. First in order to watch most videos, I have to use my iPad!
Summary: Horrible. I really don't know what else to say about this piece of trash. It is not just horrible because it has Windows 8 on it (because you can't rate a computer simply based on the operating system it has on it), but because this computer has got to be one of the slowest, most ridiculous little thing I have ever owned. Next time, I wont be cheap and buy a worthless PC, I'll stick to Apple, which never disappoints.
Summary: I bought this laptop because last year I had bought a similar laptop from Amazon for my son and it has worked well for him. This one on the other hand is HORRIBLE!!! I bought it in November to give it to my daughter as a Christmas present. Because we went away for Christmas she didn't actually open it until we got back so she didn't use it until almost mid January. It worked fine for a couple of weeks.
Summary: This product is fine! It starts up really quickly, it's easy to get used to. Windows 8 is really odd and I dislike it. Other than that... my laptop has crashed 4 times in one week! I don't know if it was dropped or something, but something is definitely off. I'm contacting Lenovo about it. So beware.