Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z580. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Z580 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.
Quite New PCI Express Slot Version
The PCI Express slot versions of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z580 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. 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 medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z580.
Lenovo medium processor core laptops have good ratings on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.
Very Long Battery Life
The Lenovo Z580 has one of the longest battery lifes (4,400 hours) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Z580 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,700h.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this type and age is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo Z580 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this age and type.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z580.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC.
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo Z580 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also have a full-size keyboard.
AC Cable Included
This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on laptops of this type and age.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Lenovo Z580 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Z580 the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The Lenovo Z580 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2,500 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Z580. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Z580 range from 800MHz to 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz.
HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.
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Does Not Have a Front Camera
Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z580 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 frequently found storage medium on laptops of a similar 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.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
The Lenovo Z580 is quite heavy (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. Medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Z580 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo Z580 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z580 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
The average height of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z580 is 28mm, and the heights range from 1.8mm to 300mm. When compared to other laptops of this type and age that we have checked the height of, the Lenovo Z580's height of 39 millimeters is one of the thickest.
5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z580
Released Over Three Years Ago
This notebook PC was released over three years ago.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Z580 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Z580.
If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ENVY 17 (17.3" and higher rated).
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Lenovo Z580 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z580 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Z580.
Average Internal Memory
At 6 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z580 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 850 (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
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
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
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Internal Memory Size
Total Storage Capacity
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, SD
Integrated Card Reader
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 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
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
Discrete 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
Operating System Architecture
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, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 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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