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Lenovo Ideapad Z580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 668 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z580. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and image quality, and many are less positive about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, usability, price, screen, design

touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad Z580 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 Z580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z580 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and reliability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and energy efficiency get less positive opinions, while reviews are divided on the touchpad.

performance, usability, price, reliability, portability

size, energy, connectivity

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 15.6-inch Laptop (Red) - (Intel Core i7 3520M 2.9GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated GraphicLenovo IdeaPad Z580 15.6-inch Laptop (Red) - (Intel Core i7 3520M 2.9GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphic

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Z580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z580 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and portability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

performance, price, usability, portability, keyboard

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 20135 15.6" HD LED Laptop, 3rd Gen. i5-3210M 2.5Ghz Processor, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, Windows 8 Color; GreyLenovo IdeaPad Z580 20135 15.6" HD LED Laptop, 3rd Gen. i5-3210M 2.5Ghz Processor, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, Windows 8 Color; Grey

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Notebook

 

Budgetainer. The best way to describe the new Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 might be “a mix of cheap and entertaining”. The plastic case includes a 15.6-inch screen, the latest connections, and attractive hardware. Our test model features the Core i5-3210M and...

Big range of models, Easy to expand, Current wireless technologies, Performance of components, Much storage (HDD), Good stereo speakers, Acceptable battery life, The good performance of the multimedia components, the simple expansion and the various...

Interface arrangement, No Gigabit Ethernet on board, Only 12 Months warranty, Keyboard layout pushed slightly, Cheaper 15.6-inch screen, Temperature development under load, Better positioning of the interfaces, a more efficient cooling system under...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review: Almost The Perfect Budget Laptop

 

The Z580 represents a great value thanks to a combination of good build quality, good performance, and six hour battery life.

Nice design ; Good performance ; Solid keyboard ; Well priced

Low screen resolution ; Slight fan whine

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 represents a great value thanks to its combination of good build quality, a solid keyboard and touchpad, good performance, and six hour battery life. The only areas that need improvement are the screen — 1366×768 is low and hard...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 is a capable multimedia laptop that combines solid construction, impressive sound and strong overall performance. At $679, this notebook is reasonably priced, though the design feels a bit chunky. Consumers for whom a...

Solid performance and graphics, Sturdy construction, Comfortable keyboard, Stays cool

On the thick side, Relatively dim screen

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review

 

The IdeaPad Z580 has our recommendation with no hesitation, at this price, and this performance. It has extremely powerful specs nicely held together by a sophisticated looking and reasonably built chassis. It is urprisingly not as heavy as we had...

Excellent performance, Sophisticated looks, Decent battery life (for a desktop replacement)

Too much crapware preloaded, Similar spec Inspiron 15R Special Edition costs less

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Ashima Gupta (technostall.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review: Specs, Features and Price

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 ReviewLenovo IdeaPad Z580 is the latest multimedia notebook launched by Lenovo. Equipped with many of the advanced configurations such as 15 inch display, 2.5GHz Intel core i5 processor, Dolby enhanced ...

15.6 inches display screen, Display Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels, 1MP webcam, Camera Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels, 2.5GHz Intel i5-3210M CPU, Intel HD 4000 GPU graphics

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: PC Perspective (pcper.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review: A Functional Mainstream Laptop

 

Lenovo has become an important player in the mainstream laptop market. Five years ago the offerings from Lenovo were not great, but today the IdeaPad line has matured. This has been reflected in Lenovo's growth. The company has posted gains in global...

Aug, 2012

GOOD FOR GAMING!

Expert review by: William Harrel (computershopper.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 (215127U)

 

Finding the best all-around notebook for home, school, and light business use—you know, a machine that displays photos, plays music and videos, and runs mainstream office applications well—can be daunting. There's just so many of them, and they vary so...

Attractive price for the hardware ; Strong performance ; Impressive Dolby sound ; Removable battery

Low resolution for its screen size ; Insufficient graphics processing for gaming

This sleek, modern-looking laptop has many valuable features, including a latest-gen Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, and it performs well. It's a solid pick for students and business buyers on a budget. (Don't run resource-intensive games on it, though.)

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 has a lot to offer, even compared to the best new laptops. The memory and the excellent performance features are a few of the advantages to using this computing device. It does have a short battery life and larger dimensions,...

You have up to 8GB of RAM and 750GB of hard drive space on this laptop

This laptop offers a measly five hours of battery life

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 offers a variety of features but needs a few upgrades before it can be a top laptop computer.

Expert review by: Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review - Tech2

 

The IdeaPad Z series packs more powerful processor, discrete graphics, better speakers and, of course, better build.

At Rs. 64,990 (end user price), the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 might come across as expensive. But the quad-core Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive and Blu-ray combo drive quite justify the heavy price tag. If Lenovo would have included a more...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z series is a rung higher than the Essential series. The latter features entry-level hardware that is ideal for those who need a basic laptop for home or office for a low budget. The IdeaPad Z series packs more powerful processor,...

At Rs. 64,990 (end user price), the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 might come across as expensive. But the quad-core Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive and Blu-ray combo drive quite justify the heavy price tag. If Lenovo would have included a more...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1
Rear camera: No

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
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:0x102 / 0x116 / 0x152 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:

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 / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-2300 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 55 / 95

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:0.00 / 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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Thermal solution specification:2011C

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

Operating System Language: