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Lenovo Z580 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 6GB Sep 2012
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16 Reasons For

Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

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.

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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.

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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.

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Good Brand

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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7 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo Z580 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thick

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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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z580

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").

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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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Average Weight

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.

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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).

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
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Processor
Processor Socket
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Processor Cache
L3 Cache
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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Glossy Display
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Interface
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
External Power Adapter
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Display

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Fast dualcore Intel processor
Decent battery life
Generous 750GB hard disk
Optical drive
Excellent performance
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1 366 x 768 resolution screen
Too much crapware preloaded
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Low screen resolution
23 August 2013

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Reviewed 5 December 2012 by Deadlymuffin

Lenovo Ideapad Z580 15.6 inch laptop - Red (Intel Core i7 3520M 2.9GHz, 8Gb RAM, 750Gb HDD, DVD RW, Windows 8) Absolutely brilliant laptop. Lightweight, powerful, fast and great looking. I did a... Read more…

Reviewed 24 November 2012 by WD
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Really struggled choosing between this one at £499 and the one at £549, with 2GB more Ram and a dedicated graphics card. But in the end went for this, as I do not game. Has so far seemed the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 November 2012 by Anthony
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I bought this because I wanted a laptop for University work, I was unsure about Windows 8. I wanted a laptop I felt would last me a few years, so I went for this one. * I was unsure if to go for... Read more…

Reviewed 1 December 2012 by Old Tyke
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I have never had a Lenovo product before so I did not know what to expect. I need not have had any misgivings - it is simply a superb machine, fast and powerful - easily the best laptop of the... Read more…

Reviewed 24 December 2012 by A. AHMAD
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Being a first year university student who requires a machine which is able to endure the busy and arduous life of a scholar, consisting of 20% work (lab reports and presentations) and 80%... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo m81, lenovo m81h, lenovo m81hj, lenovo m81hju, lenovo m81hjuk
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