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Lenovo Z580 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Sep 2012
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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 notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,358 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its many processor core portable PCs.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Z580 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z580.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Z580 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z580 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Narrow

At only 376 millimeters, the Lenovo Z580 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z580. Portable PCs of this age and spec have widths of between 240mm and 430mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo Z580 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo Z580 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec which have a front camera.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops of this type and age range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z580 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z580 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Z580 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Thick

With a height of 32.9 millimeters, the Lenovo Z580 is one of the thicker many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago amongst notebook PCs of this age. The heights of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 8.6mm to 180mm, and the average height is 29mm.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.1 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z580 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z580

Released Over Four Years Ago

This laptop was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z580.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP 250[plb_2870649_price] (2.16GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Z580 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z580 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Z580.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Z580 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z580.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the MSI GS70[plb_2308238_price] (17").

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Z580 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the DELL XPS 15[plb_1413060_price] (2.6kg).

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable 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.

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Lenovo Z580 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Supported Number of Colours Display
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt 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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost 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
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
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
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 m81j, z58059339351, lenovo m81jp, z58059339356, z58059339354, lenovo m81jpu, lenovo i73520, lenovo m81jpuk, lenovo i73520m
Barcodes 00887619585520

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