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Lenovo Ideapad Y580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews 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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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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touchpad, energy

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 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...

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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) 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

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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