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Lenovo Z580 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Oct 2012
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19 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z580 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z580.

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Fairly 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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z580. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z580 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo Z580 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z580 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z580, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Lenovo Z580 of 1,250 megahertz is one of the fastest. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z580 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 4,358 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z580 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z580.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo Z580 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 of a similar spec and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z580.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z580 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly 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 have been around for a comparable time to the Z580 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z580, the Lenovo Z580 has a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z580 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Z580. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z580 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z580 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Big L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of 6 megabytes, the Lenovo Z580 has a very big L3 cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z580. The L3 caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z580 range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The speaker power of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Z580 range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. With an speaker power of 4 Watts, the Lenovo Z580 has a very high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Z580.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Z580 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Z580.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo Z580 does not have a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z580 do have a front camera.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that have been around for more than two years. 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 notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The average weight of laptops of a similar age and type to the Z580 is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Z580 is one of the heavier comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z580 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1385146_price] (2.7kg).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z580

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Lenovo released the Z580.

Average Battery Life

The Lenovo Z580 has a relatively average battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z580.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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
Intel Trusted Execution 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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo m81, lenovo m81h, lenovo m81hq, lenovo m81j2, lenovo m81j3, lenovo m81j2u, lenovo m81j3u, lenovo m81hqu, lenovo m81j3uk, lenovo m81hquk, lenovo m81j2uk
Barcodes 00887456772978, 00887619000986, 00887619000993

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