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Lenovo Ideapad Y580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 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 are impressed by the usability and keyboard. The design and price also get good views, whereas opinions about the size and portability are mixed. Some have doubts about the touchpad.

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 86/100 = 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. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The keyboard and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the touchpad. Views are divided on 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)

Dec, 2017

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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the durability and usability are generally positive. The price and screen also get good reviews. There are mixed views on the reliability and portability, and there are some negative opinions about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

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

Dec, 2017

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 (techadvisor.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

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery Capacity:72 / 7200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):72
Battery life (max):5 / 9.7
Battery performance:7200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey, Metallic / Brown / Grey
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic, Polycarbonate
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business / Gaming
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Clickpad / ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type I
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 / Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 / Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:I3-3110M / I5-3210M / I7-2630QM / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-3110M / I5-3210M / I7-2630QM / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / E1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 105 C / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 64899 / 65700 / 65708 / 71459
Processor code:SR02Y / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0UX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:HDD / HDD, Supervisor / Y / Yes
Password protection type:HDD / HDD, Supervisor / Y

Software

Bundled software:Lenovo OneKey Recovery, Lenovo OneKey Theater, Lenovo Cloud Storage, PokeTALK, CyberLink YouCam, Exent Games Portal, Lenovo Energy Management, Cyberlink Power2Go, Cyberlink PowerDVD, Intel AppUp
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Nitro Pro, Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDIO / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:750
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1016 / 1032 / 1064 / 500 / 750 / 766 / 782

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.13
Depth (imperial):10
Height:1.18 / 1.41
Height (front):0.866
Height (imperial):1.4
Height (rear):1.41
Weight:4.78 / 5.95 / 6.17
Width:13.8 / 15.2
Width (imperial):15.2