This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and spec.
Very New PCI Express Slot Version
The PCI Express slot versions of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Z580 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z580, the PCI Express slot version of the Lenovo Z580 of 3 is one of the newest.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the laptops of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Very Long Battery Life
When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z580 that we have assessed the battery life of, the Lenovo Z580's battery life of 4,400 hours is one of the longest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z580 the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Z580 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.
If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the T440p (£665.28) (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Tecra A50 (2.6GHz).
+12 More reasons for
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 a similar age and type to it. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z580.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.
Quite Big Screen Size
The Lenovo Z580 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z580 range from 10" to 18".
16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display
This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most commonly found supported number of colours display on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Lenovo Z580 has a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Z580, the Lenovo Z580 has a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo Z580 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the Lenovo Z580 has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memory amongst notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z580 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs of this age and spec.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
6 Reasons Against
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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 be worth considering include the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this spec and age.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z580 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo Z580 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
+3 More reasons against
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
The height of the Lenovo Z580 of 39 millimeters is one of the thickest amongst notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Z580. The heights of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.
5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z580
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when Lenovo released the Z580.
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 portable PCs of this age and type.
The Lenovo Z580 has a fairly typical weight (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z580.
+3 Other reasons
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z580 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops to this portable PC and we think the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M (£314.97) which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£2,116.07) (512GB).
Average Internal Memory
At 6 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z580 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z580.
If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the X1 Carbon (£900.63) (8GB), or the ThinkPad X240 (8GB) both from Lenovo.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 2, 1 x 4, 1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, SD
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
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
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
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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
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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-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
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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