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Lenovo Ideapad Y580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the keyboard and usability. The performance and value for money also get good feedback, but there are some negative views 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Y580

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Y580 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideapad Y580 15.6 inch laptop - Dawn Grey (Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4GHz, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, Blu-ray, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)Lenovo Ideapad Y580 15.6-inch Laptop (Dawn Grey) (Intel Core i7 3610QM 2.30GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 64GB SSD, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, nVIDIA Gra

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Y580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 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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91% 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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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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Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 review

 

A great gaming laptop, but its touchpad could be better

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 review

 

This updated version of Lenovo's IdeaPad Y580 wasn't available in time for our recent round-up of gaming laptops. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 is actually designed as an all-round multimedia and entertainment system rather than as a dedicated gaming machine...

Serious gamers who want the highest frames rates and graphics details all at full-HD resolution will prefer a dedicated gaming laptop that has a more powerful graphics card. However, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 works very well as an all-round multimedia...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y580: Powerful - and power hungry, too

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 delivers serious power at a price that won't break the bank. On the other hand, it might break your back, weighing a hefty 6.2 pounds (not including accessories). But for comfort-be-damned power users, the Y580 will be well...

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 stands out as packing a punch while remaining economical. It has the on-the-go power for games, programs, and media. If its short battery life and crushing weight don't dampen your enthusiasm, the IdeaPad Y580 will make you happy.

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Dissatified first time customer

 

For the first 6 months, this machine made me overall happy. Good hardware with good response time and a solid heft to the unit. Windows 8 was not preferred but begrudgingly learned

The first major point of failure was the WLAN drivers for the Broadcom card after the update to Windows 8.1. The drivers provided by Broadcom and / or By Microsoft rendered the card non-functional. Rolling back to the Windows 8 functioning driver still...

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
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:DVB-T / 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 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Geforce GTX 660M / 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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