G585 a good laptop?

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G585 a good laptop?

#1 Post by hoax32 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:44 pm

I ordered a G585 high end model.
Specs:
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CPU: E2-1800
GPU: HD7340
RAM: 4GB DDR3
HDD: 500GB 5400RPM

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How well is the G585 built?
Does the body scratch easily?
How fast is the E2-1800 model?
Ive heared of Ideapads having problems with their power jacks breakinig physically.
Any oppinions or experiences on that?
TY!!!
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Re: G585 a good laptop?

#2 Post by pianowizard » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:26 pm

hoax32 wrote:I ordered a G585 high end model.
Specs:
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CPU: E2-1800
GPU: HD7340
RAM: 4GB DDR3
HDD: 500GB 5400RPM
Unfortunately, while this is "high end" compared to other configurations of G585, it's VERY low-end compared to other laptops currently in the market. The CPU is comparable to Core Duo and early Core2 Duo and is much slower than what your T61 has. The GPU is about twice as fast as your NVS 140m but is still fairly slow by today's standards. What are you trying to accomplish with this laptop?

Just found a review: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Len ... 194.0.html
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Re: G585 a good laptop?

#3 Post by underclocker » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:07 pm

Well, I personally won't drift below the ThinkPad Edge line, which is a considerable quality step down from any ThinkPad. The benefit of the Edge line is the dual input devices (TrackPad and TouchPad), similar BIOS, some similar parts, similar utilities, the same warranty service and the same AC adapters as the ThinkPad line.

I've owned at least 12 Edge machines and while I like their design and performance, they are not built like ThinkPads. They wear more quickly, scratch easily, and they are made from inferior materials, and with less material, in general, too. While an Edge machine feels fairly solid while assembled, each piece by itself is very thin and flimsy. Just remove the battery and notice the flex across the whole machine and the back of the case in particular. Remove the palmrest and it feels like you can fold the machine in half, like a paper plate. Forget about a magnesium sub-frame!

I've used all in a home or an office setting with zero travel. I don't think they'd hold up to travel. My much thinner and lighter, but stronger T400s is better for travel.

I've seen/held/worked on G-series machines and they feel even lower quality, with flimsy hinges and no TrackPoint. They don't even accept ThinkPad AC chargers.

All that being said, if you can pick up a new, somewhat disposable computer in the $200-$300 range, you don't have that much to lose.

Note: Edge and lower machines often sell in the Lenovo Outlet for sub-$200 to $350. If it's not already clear, I recommend the Edge models.
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Re: G585 a good laptop?

#4 Post by hoax32 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:52 pm

Thanks for the replys!
The laptop WONT MOVE from my desk.
It will be my home entertainment machine.
A E450 model with a HD6320 (both a step down from the E2-1800 and the HD7340) seems to handle latest games like CoD MW3 like a champ with acceptable frames.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe3QaKH1R5g
Im not really planing on gaming on ths thing but some MW2 here and then wold be nice if I do happen to find enough free time! :lol:
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CPU: Intel Pentium III-M Tualatin @1.13GHz
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon 8MB DDR [OC'ed] CORE: @213MHz - MEM: @200MHz
RAM: 640MB 133MHz SD RAM 3-3-3-6
HDD: 30GB ATA 5400RPM 8MB Cache
OS: XP SP3

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Re: G585 a good laptop?

#5 Post by pianowizard » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:29 am

hoax32 wrote:The laptop WONT MOVE from my desk.
Then why did you ask about scratches and power jacks breaking? Such problems happen only to laptops that get moved and handled frequently.
hoax32 wrote:A E450 model with a HD6320 (both a step down from the E2-1800 and the HD7340) seems to handle latest games like CoD MW3 like a champ with acceptable frames.
But you could have spent the same amount of money (how much was it, $350?) to get a much nicer, used Thinkpad that still has at least one year of warranty remaining. All consumer-grade laptops in the $300 range (which sometimes dip into the $200 range during sales) are disposable electronics. In fact, many of them weren't even designed by Lenovo, HP, Toshiba etc., but by Foxconn, Compal, Quanta and other sweatshops; Lenovo and others simply add their brand stickers. These days Lenovo has a good reputation, but that's based mainly on their Thinkpads. Their cheapo consumer-class laptops are just as crappy as other brands' consumer laptops. Another alternative would be to buy a $100 - $150 used desktop that's as "powerful" as this G585, since it's won't move from your desk anyway.

I don't mean to cause buyer's remorse. I am just answering your questions, and giving you some extra words of wisdom that will hopefully help you the next time you shop for a computer. BTW, if you had stated your budget in your other thread, people would have helped you get a much better laptop than this one. When reading that thread, I got the impression that your budget was $200 max.
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Re: G585 a good laptop?

#6 Post by underclocker » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:35 am

After you receive it, please be sure to let us know what you think and how it performs!
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Re: G585 a good laptop?

#7 Post by hoax32 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:54 pm

I defenetly will!!!!
I had a G575 before which was very nice but I only had it for 2 days until I gave it away.
Many reviews of the G585 say that the body has bin improved and that it is alot more sturdy than the one of the G575.
I mean as long as it is better built than those cheap ACER laptops, I will survive. haha
And I forgot to mention the $350 included a extended 2 year waranty.
And I got %10 off.
IBM ThinkPad X22
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CPU: Intel Pentium III-M Tualatin @1.13GHz
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon 8MB DDR [OC'ed] CORE: @213MHz - MEM: @200MHz
RAM: 640MB 133MHz SD RAM 3-3-3-6
HDD: 30GB ATA 5400RPM 8MB Cache
OS: XP SP3

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