With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Lenovo Z580 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The oldest PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z580 is 2 and the newest is 3.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Lenovo Z580 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z580 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Very Long Battery Life
The battery lifes of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. The Lenovo Z580 has a very long battery life (4,400 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.
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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z580 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Lenovo Z580 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the T440p (£665.28) (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
Similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Z580 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. The Lenovo Z580 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo Z580 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display
This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most commonly found supported number of colours display on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo Z580 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
The Lenovo Z580 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Z580. The hard drive capacity of laptops of this spec and age range from 180GB to 1.5TB.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 2,500 megahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 800MHz to 3,100MHz.
AC Cable Included
This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.
HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.
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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Lenovo Z580 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.
Does Not Have a Front Camera
Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have a front camera, however the Lenovo Z580 does not have a front camera.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.
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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo Z580 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z580 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age that we have checked, the height of the Lenovo Z580 of 39 millimeters is one of the thickest. The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that was launched around the same time as the Z580 is 2.4mm thick and the thickest is 300mm.
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Released Over Four Years Ago
This medium processor core notebook PC was released over four years ago.
Average Screen Size
The Lenovo Z580 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z580.
Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 (£723.00) (17.3").
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Lenovo Z580 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
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With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo Z580 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z580.
Average Internal Memory
The Lenovo Z580 has a fairly typical internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Z580.
If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook (£630.00) (8GB).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Internal Memory Size
Total Storage Capacity
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, SD
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive Interface
DVD Super Multi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Integrated TV Tuner
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Storage Relative Humidity Range
0 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity Range
20 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
-24 - 45
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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Fast dualcore Intel processor
Decent battery life
Generous 750GB hard disk
Lacks discrete graphics
1 366 x 768 resolution screen
Too much crapware preloaded
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