Lenovo G585 Review

Lenovo has done it once more and created yet another laptop made for those on a budget. Now, don’t go assuming that just because they happen to have a few budget laptops made to help the general public (which, let’s be honest, in such economically challenged times isn’t exactly willing to donate an organ just to buy a laptop) that they are automatically bad. This is a common misconception I keep hearing around all sorts of circles, and frankly, it is somewhat bothering. Cataloguing a manufacturer as being “weak” for a few products is just plain stupid. I personally own a Lenovo laptop, and all bragging left aside, it actually topples many professional gaming PCs. You can read the rest of the Lenovo G585 Review below!

Lenovo G585 doesn’t offer too much in the way of performance. If you custom-build it, you can make it a bit more powerful than this particular one, however, the price will be tad higher as well. Lenovo G585 was made specifically for those on a budget, offering all the required hardware strength to do just about any task without actually forcing your wallet to dish out more for a few extra bells and whistles.

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Who is it for? discussing who would benefit most from this laptop...

  • Student
    The life of a student is rarely an easy one. You start weighing the value of each penny and start to see clearly the difference between NEED and WANT. Price considered on one hand, on the other hand you need to see that there isn't a whole lot of spare time for you to use. Therefore, you will find that Lenovo G585 should fit a student in the most perfect of ways.

  • Casual User
    Most casual users I've seen do know how to use the PC at its maximum potential, either that or are unwilling to do so. The activities that most power users do are pretty basic in their nature and do not require a whole lot of hardware strength. Those activities include: listening to music, watching movies or browsing the internet. Therefore, since not a very strong computer is required, I'd say that Lenovo G585 will fit this category perfectly. Not only does it offer exactly what the average casual user needs, but it also comes at a very small price.

  • Business User
    The way I see it, a business user PC is something with a decent amount of hardware strength and performance, but it also comes in a lighter form. That is why an Ultrabook would best suit most business users, however, since those come at a price that's double the price you pay for this laptop, I'd say that the businessman on a budget needs to come up with another strategy. Lenovo G585 could be quite useful for a business user as long as said business user does not have a lot of expectations as far as performance in multitasking is concerned. Oh and... those 5 hours of battery life are sweet to have for your meetings!

  • Power User
    The power user laptop is close to the best laptop out there. I say "close" since it has to have all hardware components in tip-top condition, all save the video card. Needless to say, Lenovo G585 cannot be placed in that category, not by a long shot. The one thing I recommend to all power users is the following: if you want a laptop, build it on a custom order. That way, you'll be able to hand-pick all components.

  • Business User
    The definition of a gaming laptop is pretty much the same as the definition of the power user laptop. The only difference between the two is that the gaming laptop also needs to have a very strong video card as well. Therefore, I think I don't need to point out the obvious here and say that Lenovo G585 isn't fit to be used in gaming (proper gaming, not Solitaire). If you want performance in games, the same advice as the ones given to power users stands valid for gamers as well.


One of the main advantages of this laptop is the fact that it has Microsoft Windows 8 pre-installed on it. Personally, I am not a very big fan of Windows 8. You could say I am slow to embrace new ideas, but I do think that Windows 8 will work better with touchscreens, rather than normal screens.

In case this device has pre-installed software, you may have a problem with them. Basically, most of the pre-installed software on such laptops can be referred to as "bloatware". They mostly consist of trial versions of programs that do nothing but beg you to purchase them.

User Reviews: what others think?

As of yet, I am sorry to say but there are no user reviews at the current time. This laptop is a pretty good one, especially for such a low price, however, nobody has yet to review it. That can be considered a good thing, too. It indicates that out of all the buyers of this laptop, none of them had any complaints. if you want, you could be the first to review this device after you purchase it.


In conclusion, this is more of a budget laptop. It will not be usable by just about anyone. Lenovo G585 is best suited for casual users and the occasional student and business user that doesn't have a whole lot of high expectations from the laptop. Keep in mind that the main thing to remember about this laptop is the following: it is cheap. Please let us know if you enjoyed reading the Lenovo G585 Review. Thank you!
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Technical Details

Processor AMD E-300 1.3 GHz (2 Cores)
Video Card Radeon HD 6310
RAM Memory 4 GB DDR3 @ 1333 MHz
Audio Dolby Advanced Audio with Built-in Stereo Speakers
Operating System Windows 8
Display 15.6-inch 1366 x 768px
Storage Drive 320 GB 5400rpm
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
USB 2.0 Ports 1
USB 3.0 Ports 2
Built-in Camera 0.3 MP
Built-in Microphone Yes
Optical Drive DVD±RW
Memory Card Reader Yes
Bluetooth -
Headphone-out Yes
VGA-out Yes
HDMI-out Yes
LAN-out Yes
Color Black
Width 14.8 in.
Depth 9.65 in.
Height 1.35 in.
Weight 5.73 lbs. lbs.
Battery Life up to 5 hours
Warranty 1 Year

Updated on January 1st, 2013

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