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Lenovo Ideapad Y580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Y580. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and keyboard. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the touchpad, while there are some mixed views about the size and portability.

performance, price, design, keyboard, usability

touchpad

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Y580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The keyboard and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the touchpad. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

performance, price, keyboard, usability, screen

touchpad

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 3630QM 2.4GHz, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, Blu-ray, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Y580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Y580 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and usability. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably. The touchpad and energy efficiency get less positive views. Opinions about the reliability and portability are mixed.

performance, screen, price, usability, durability

size, energy, touchpad

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Y580 15.6-Inch LaptopLenovo Y580 15.6-Inch Laptop

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580-20994BU Laptop Review

 

A Good Idea? The $1000 you'll put down for a Y580 will net you high-end performance from some of the top-end Ivy Bridge and Kepler processors. Is this Lenovo best-seller a must-have for gamers and multimedia users on-the-go?

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, The small touches and redesign to the chassis has made the Y580 similar...

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 Y580 lacks matte screen and dedicated...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Ted Needleman (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 Review

 

The 15-inch IdeaPad Y580 is a reasonably priced laptop loaded with great multimedia features. Keep reading to find out if it's a better choice than an Ultrabook.

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...

Oct, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Ahmer Kazi (pcmag.com)

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.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 (20994HU) Review

 

The 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 Blu-ray drive. While...

Powerful performance and graphics, Stare-inducing 1080p display, Comfortable, well-lit keyboard, Loud, rich audio, Good battery life

Plain design, Touchpad a bit stiff

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: AtomicGamer (atomicgamer.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 Review

 

It wasn't that long ago that getting a gaming laptop meant spending two grand and having to lug around a massive slab of plastic and metal that weighed a good ten pounds - twelve if you counted the power brick which you pretty much needed if you wanted...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: ThinkComputers (thinkcomputers.org)

Lenovo Y580 15.6-inch Laptop Review

 

Final ThoughtsThe idea behind the Y580 and previousY570is an all-in-one laptop that can serve many purposes.  Lenovo took what they did right with the Y570 and improved upon it in many different ways and have put together a very powerful machine in the...

Intel i7 processor and NVIDIA GTX 660M graphics, – Backlit keyboard, – Full HD resolution on a 15.6inch screen, – Battery life

Could have been a little more stylish

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580

 

Excellent list of high end features for a relatively low price. Great for gaming performance

Visually boring, not particularly thin or light

Though it's not a high style product, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 is most definitely a performance machine that offers a great deal of performance and quality hardware for the money. From the good 1080p IPS display to the wicked performance in gaming and...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Dave McClintock (computershopper.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 Review and Ratings

 

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.

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

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Y580 is unquestionably an appealing, solid performer, particularly if you consume movies and music and prefer a 15-inch display for multitasking—perhaps editing documents while number-crunching with the keyboard’s separate numeric pad.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 review

 

A great gaming laptop, but its touchpad could be better

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1

Design

Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel�� Secure Key: Yes
Intel�� Small Business Advantage (Intel�� SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 64899 / 65700 / 65708 / 71459
Processor package size:31 / 37.5

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes