Lenovo IdeaPad Y580-20994HU


Lenovo IdeaPad Y580-20994HUNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y580-20994HU (IdeaPad Y580 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y580-20994HU

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Serious gamers who want the highest frames rates and graphics details all at full-HD resolution will prefer a dedicated gaming laptop that has a more powerful graphics card. However, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 works very well as an all-round multimedia and entertainment system that can also handle some casual gaming action when it required.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 (20994HU) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 delivers beefy specs and fast performance for a reasonable price. For $1,099, consumers walk away with a powerful Core i7 quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, Nvidia GTX Graphics, a dazzling 1080p display and a Blu-ray drive. While the design doesn't wow, overall this multimedia machine is a steal for gamers on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M:

High-end graphics solution as part of the 600M series and the slowest enthusiast GTX model.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.8 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews

80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-08-10 (Update: 2012-08-10)