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Lenovo Ideapad Y580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and design. The keyboard and performance also get good reviews. Many are critical about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad Y580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y580-20994BU Laptop Review

 

A Good Idea? The $1000 you'll put down for a Y580 will net you hi

Excellent CPU and GPU performance; Sleek aesthetics; Great screen quality; Good battery life; Relatively quiet fan; Easy-to-reach ports and HDD/RAM/PCIe slots; Backlit keyboard

Lid and touchpad feel cheaply made on an otherwise sturdy base; Slow HDD performance; mSATA upgrade expensive; High-gloss and reflective display (no matte options); Tight port placement; Poor outdoor usability

The great display quality of the 1080p model and the keyboard backlight are both welcomed additions. The price premium for a pre-configured mSATA SSD, however, is a bit harder to swallow.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 Review

 

The IdeaPad Y580 is not only a beautifully styled laptop, it also offers great performance in just about every area.

Great casual gaming machine with discrete graphics ; Good battery life ; Blu-Ray optical drive ; Good keyboard and touchpad

Heavy ; Click pad layout takes a bit of getting used to ; No docking socket or wedge battery

The Y580 is not only a beautifully styled laptop, it also offers great performance in just about every area. It feels like it will take a fair amount of abuse, which is what it will get if the laptop is purchased for a student. The discrete NVidia...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y580

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 ($1,099 direct) is, quite literally, a big idea. In addition to its large physical frame, it almost completely eliminates the need for a desktop PC, sporting a huge screen, built-in Blu-ray drive, and a full-sized keyboard....

Excellent gaming and multimedia capabilities. Bountiful port selection. Built-in Blu-ray player. Fantastic display. Solid speakers. Full-size keyboard. WiDi

Bulky. Some bloatware. So-so battery life

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 is a robust desktop replacement laptop, displaying exceptional gaming and multimedia capabilities while packing a dazzling screen with 1080p resolution, a Blu-ray drive, and even a full-sized keyboard.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 (20994HU)

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 delivers a powerful quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, Nvidia graphics and a full 1080p display.

Click to EnlargeThe Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 delivers beefy specs and fast performance for a reasonable price. For $1,099, consumers walk away with a powerful Core i7 quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, Nvidia GTX Graphics, a dazzling 1080p display and a...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y580

 

You know that laptops today are getting remarkably skinny when you can say things like this: At 6.2 pounds, Lenovo's IdeaPad Y580 weighs twice as much as the typical ultrabook. Sometimes heft has its perks, though: In this case, the Y580 more than...

Fast performance ; Vibrant speakers and display ; Sleek, backlit keyboard ; Prompt-responding touch pad

Stiff touch-pad buttons ; Touch pad off center due to numeric keypad ; Too heavy for daily commutes

The IdeaPad Y580 is an admirably fast 15-inch laptop built for entertainment as well as work or school. It's a bit bulky for commutes, but a good deal at around $1,200.

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Amazon review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Y580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Y580 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Y580 15.6-Inch Laptop (Dawn Grey)Lenovo Y580 15.6-Inch LaptopLenovo IdeaPad Y580 20994KU 15.6-Inch Laptop (Dawn Gray)

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Excellent Laptop

 

Too bad its obsolete now!~

Laptop has thoroughly met my expectations, the screen is great, the power is awesome, and I love playing games on it

No battery life, but I'm not using it unplugged

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Great Laptop

 

The addition of a mSata drive put this laptop into a whole different league. For me at least, having a professional looking laptop was paramount. It would be very embarrassing to attend conferences and pull out some behemoth with crazy paint and...

Best performing laptop you can find under $1000 ; Screen looks great (even though its not 1080) ; 10key ; Simple and professional looking ; Speakers surprisingly good ; mSata port

Screen isnt 1080p ; can get a bit hot when running games/large programs. This isnt really a con as it is expected, but prepare to get a cooler-stand for it

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Excellent Performance per Dollar Spent

 

If you're looking of an inexpensive performance and reliable system that has good driver support and settings control, then this is the platform for you.

Stable fast platform with excellent architecture for the price point. I purchased this computer to work with VMWare Workstation 9. It is exceptionally fast. I can run full OS installations of many popular desktop, mobile, and server platforms while...

The memory configuration is irregular at 6 GB (1 x 2 GB and 1 X 4 GB), which could be better if both sticks of the installed DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM were identical. Also, the HDD could be a little better, but for the cost of the base unit, not bad

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WiFi makes it a DOG

 

Lots of good specs

The WIFI alone means this is a very poor purchase. Not only is this one of the few + $1000 laptops that doesn't have dual band WiFi, Lenovo is the only major maker that makes it impossible to install a dual band ; Single band on a $300 to $500 laptop...

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:6 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEFORCE GTX660M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-3120M / I5-3210M / I7-3610QM / I7-3612QM / I7-3630QM
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