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Lenovo Ideapad Z580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 835 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z580. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and screen. The design and price also get good comments. Opinions about the image quality and size are different. Some have doubts about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, price, design, screen, keyboard

touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Ideapad Z580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Z580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z580 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and reliability. The price and usability also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the touchpad. Many are critical about the connectivity and energy efficiency.

performance, usability, price, reliability, portability

size, energy, connectivity

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 15.6-inch Laptop (Red) - (Intel Core i7 3520M 2.9GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated GraphicLenovo IdeaPad Z580 15.6-inch Laptop (Red) - (Intel Core i7 3520M 2.9GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphic

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Z580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z580 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and portability. The usability and price are also appreciated.

performance, price, usability, portability, keyboard

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 20135 15.6" HD LED Laptop, 3rd Gen. i5-3210M 2.5Ghz Processor, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, Windows 8 Color; GreyLenovo IdeaPad Z580 20135 15.6" HD LED Laptop, 3rd Gen. i5-3210M 2.5Ghz Processor, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, Windows 8 Color; Grey

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo Z580 review

 

The speakers have a little bit of a metallic edge on higher frequencies, but they produce a decent volume, and they're fine for simply watching streaming video on YouTube or the BBC iPlayer. The only minor disappointment here is that the Lenovo Z580's...

The size and weight of the Lenovo Z580 mean that it’s not the most portable of laptops, and will probably spend most of its time indoors. However, its strong performance and low cost makes it an excellent choice for anyone that needs a powerful...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 review

 

Perfect if you like to watch films or play games, but its poor battery life and touchpad prevent the Z580 from achieving true greatness

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 is a mid-range laptop with 15in widescreen and Blu-ray reader drive.

The Lenovo Z580 is a stylish and reasonably well-built laptop. If you don’t want to play games or other graphically demanding duties there's less reason to spend £200 over the comparable Dell Inspiron 15R, although you do get stronger construction and...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review

 

The IdeaPad Z series packs more powerful processor, discrete graphics, better speakers and, of course, better build.

At Rs. 64,990 (end user price), the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 might come across as expensive. But the quad-core Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive and Blu-ray combo drive quite justify the heavy price tag. If Lenovo would have included a more...

Sep, 2012

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Review Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Notebook

 

Budgetainer. The best way to describe the new Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 might be “a mix of cheap and entertaining”. The plastic case includes a 15.6-inch screen, the latest connections, and attractive hardware. Our test model features the Core i5-3210M and...

Big range of models, Easy to expand, Current wireless technologies, Performance of components, Much storage (HDD), Good stereo speakers, Acceptable battery life, The good performance of the multimedia components, the simple expansion and the various...

Interface arrangement, No Gigabit Ethernet on board, Only 12 Months warranty, Keyboard layout pushed slightly, Cheaper 15.6-inch screen, Temperature development under load, Better positioning of the interfaces, a more efficient cooling system under...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review: Almost The Perfect Budget Laptop

 

This multimedia-friendly 15.6-inch desktop replacement has good looks and a numeric keypad. Is this the ideal budget laptop for families and students? Read our in-depth review to find out.

Nice design ; Good performance ; Solid keyboard ; Well priced

Low screen resolution ; Slight fan whine ; The Z580 represents a great value thanks to a combination of good build quality, good performance, and six hour battery life.

The Z580 represents a great value thanks to a combination of good build quality, good performance, and six hour battery life.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo Ideapad Z580 59-339351

 

The Lenovo Ideapad Z580 59-339351 Laptop is a sleek and stylish device powered with Intel Core i7 (3rd Generation) 2.1 GHz With Turbo Boost Upto 3.1 GHz processors. It has 8 GB DDR RAM and 1 TB HDD. This Lenovo Laptop is meant for personal and...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo Ideapad Z580 59-339354

 

The Lenovo Ideapad Z580 (59-339354) Laptop is powered by Intel Core i7 (3rd Generation) 2.1 GHz With Turbo Boost Upto 3.1 GHz processors and runs on the latest Windows 7 Home Premium OS. Lenovo Ideapad Z580 (59-339354) Laptop has integrated 8 GB DDR3...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

Overall, the Lenovo Z Series Z580 (59-333630) is an excellent laptop for people who want to do basic computing tasks and a fair bit of gaming. Watching movies and videos on this machine also comes easily and you get a good dose of entertainment.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review

 

The IdeaPad Z580 has our recommendation with no hesitation, at this price, and this performance. It has extremely powerful specs nicely held together by a sophisticated looking and reasonably built chassis. It is urprisingly not as heavy as we had...

Excellent performance, Sophisticated looks, Decent battery life (for a desktop replacement)

Too much crapware preloaded, Similar spec Inspiron 15R Special Edition costs less

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v4 / Dolby Home Theatre v4 / HD / HDA
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker power:1 / 2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200 / 4800
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):4400 / 5 / 6
Battery technology:Li-ion Polymer / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Anthracite / Black / Black, Brown / Black, grey / Black, Metallic / Black, Red / Black, White / Brushed steel / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Grey, Silver / Red / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Anthracite / Black / Black, Brown / Black, grey / Black, Metallic / Black, Red / Black, White / Brushed steel / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Grey, Silver / Red / White
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:39.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch technology:Single-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M / Nvidia GeForce GT 635M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1250
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x116 / 0x152 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:German
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Number of hot keys:7
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,1000,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Fast Ethernet, WLAN, BT / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v4 / Dolby Home Theatre v4 / HD / HDA
Compatible operating systems:Windows 8
Display:LCD
Display diagonal (metric):39.6
Dolby technologies:Dolby Home Theater v4
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Y
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 29 / 33
ECC supported by processor:N / No / Yes
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Y / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM75 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.6
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.9 / 3.3
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:B980 / I3-2328M / I3-2348M / I3-2350M / I3-2370M / i3-3110M / I3-3120M / I3-3220 / I5-2310 / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3520M / I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-2300 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / rPGA988B / Socket 1224 / Socket 988 / Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / J1 / L1 / Q0
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.3 / 72.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 55 / 95
Tjunction:105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53438 / 53442 / 53445 / 64893 / 64901 / 65693 / 65700 / 65708 / 69669 / 70927 / 71458 / 71465 / 72056 / 74542 / I3-2328M / I3-2350M / I5-3210M / I7-3632QM
Processor code:SR0DN / SR0DP / SR0J1 / SR0MR / SR0MU / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0TC / SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:HDD, Power on / Supervisor, HDD, User / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Adobe® Reader\nAmazon\nCyberlink YouCam\nGoogle Chrome\nIfliter\nIntel® Wireless Display supported\nKingsoft Dictionary\nKingsoft Office\nLenovo EE Boot Optimizer\nLenovo Energy Management\nLenovo Games\nLenovo ReadyComm (backup only)\nMcAfee® AntiVirus Plus\nMicrosoft Office 2013 (requires purchase of product key for activation)\nOneKey Rescue System\nOneKey Theater\nooVoo\nPoketalk\nPower2Go\nPowerDVD / Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / memory stick (ms), mmc, sd / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD / MMC, Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD / MMC, Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS Pro, xD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:mSATA / SATA / SATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5200 / 5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.5 / 25
Depth (imperial):24.4
Height :3.29 / 3.9
Height (front):2 / 3.27
Height (front) (imperial):3.3
Height (rear):3.29 / 3.41 / 3.43
Height (rear) (imperial):3.56
Weight:2.47 / 2.65
Width:37.6 / 37.7
Width (imperial):37.6