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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 Slots Version

Portable PCs of this spec and age have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z580 that we have assessed the PCI Express slots version of, the Lenovo Z580's PCI Express slots version of 3 is one of the newest.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z580 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec that we have assessed the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of, the Lenovo Z580's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs manufactured by Lenovo.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z580 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Laptops of a comparable age and type to the Z580 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Z580 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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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 comparable type and age to it. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z580 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Z580, the Lenovo Z580 has a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo Z580 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z580. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z580 have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 1.5TB.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards 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 similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Lenovo Z580 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z580. The lowest speaker power of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z580 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo Z580 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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8 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo Z580 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on portable PCs of a similar age and spec 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Z580 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. At 2.7 kilograms, the Lenovo Z580 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z580

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo Z580 has a fairly typical display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 15.6" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T530[plb_1463505_price].

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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 most laptops of this type and age. Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo Z580 has a pretty typical battery life (max) (6 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Z580.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
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Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
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Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
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 Technologies
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® AES-NI)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Security
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Cable Lock Slot
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
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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+- Manufacturer's Description

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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