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Lenovo Z580 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Dec 2012
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16 Reasons For

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.

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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.

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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.

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Good Brand

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Z580 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Heavy

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).

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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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)
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Quick Start Guide
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Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(29)
18 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Laptops may still be priced more than other devices but the configuration has constantly been... Read more…

Fast dualcore Intel processor
Decent battery life
Generous 750GB hard disk
Optical drive
Excellent performance
Lacks discrete graphics
1 366 x 768 resolution screen
Too much crapware preloaded
Similar spec Inspiron 15R Special Edition costs less
Low screen resolution
23 August 2013

Lenovo Z580's is a great cheap laptop for the back-to-school season, coming in at just under £500. It's not the most portable of notebooks, but it offers good performance. See all budget laptops.... Read more…

14 June 2013

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop is a beast in performance and gaming. It may look like a full size laptop with decent design, but the configuration delivers you top-notch performance and best gaming... Read more…

28 January 2013

An attractive exterior, solid ergonomics and spritely performance combine to create a cracking budget laptop...

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10 January 2013

At £600, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 is not a budget laptop, but it has a few reasons to merit its price. The fast dual-core Intel Core i7 processor and decent battery life make this a good...

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User Reviews

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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
(Verified Purchase)

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
(Verified Purchase)

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
(Verified Purchase)

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
(Verified Purchase)

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo m81, lenovo m81k, lenovo 3230, lenovo m81k8, lenovo 3230m, lenovo m81kk, lenovo m81k9, lenovo m81ka, lenovo m81kku, lenovo m81k9u, lenovo i53230, lenovo m81kau, lenovo m81k8u, lenovo i53230m, lenovo m81kauk, lenovo m81k8uk, lenovo m81kkuk, lenovo m81k9uk
Barcodes 00887619739640, 00887619739657, 00887619739664, 00887770059373, 00887770059397

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