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Very New PCI Express Slot Version
The PCI Express slot versions of portable PCs of this age and type range from 2 to 3. At 3, the Lenovo Z580 has a very new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Z580. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z580 is 370MHz.
We checked 4,358 user and expert reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
Laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP EliteBook 8470p (2.7GHz).
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The Lenovo Z580 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z580. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z580 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.
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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. In addition, this portable PC 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 across all comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z580 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z580. Portable PCs of this age and spec have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo Z580 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Z580 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Lenovo Z580 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z580 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the Lenovo Z580 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z580.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo Z580 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z580 do have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that have been available for a comparable 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.
If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo Z580 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Z580 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Z580 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Z580.
Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15R (2.7kg).
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this age and type.
4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z580
Released Over Four Years Ago
Lenovo released the Z580 over four years ago.
Average Screen Size
The Lenovo Z580 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
Other 15.6" laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M.
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 of this age and type.
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Average Battery Life
With a battery life of 6 hours, the Lenovo Z580 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
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 (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, MS PRO, SD, XD
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
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 635M
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)
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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
Similar spec Inspiron 15R Special Edition costs less
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