Lenovo IdeaPad Y580-59-335956

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580-59-335956Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y580-59-335956 (IdeaPad Y580 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Average Score: 81.44% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 84%, features: 83%, display: 67% mobility: 68%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y580-59-335956

100% Lenovo Y580 15.6-inch Laptop Review
Source: Think Computers English
Beyond looks the Y580 is a definite powerhouse. The quad core Intel i7-3610QM can handle pretty much any task a normal user would throw at it and more intensive tasks like video editing and Photoshop. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M discrete graphics will allow you to play pretty much any game out there, but if you want to play them at the full 1920 x 1080 resolution you may need to turn the settings down a bit. For the most part you can play games at high or medium settings and they will be smooth and crisp. Most people gaming on a laptop can accept lower resolutions or settings. For those wanting this to be something like a desktop replacement this is pretty close.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Y580 is not only a beautifully styled laptop, it also offers great performance in just about every area. It feels like it will take a fair amount of abuse, which is what it will get if the laptop is purchased for a student. The discrete NVidia GeForce GTX 660m graphics give the Y580 much more responsiveness in video that would bring the integrated Intel HD 4000 to a crawl, but gamers will not be able to use the full 1920 x 1080 resolution without dropping the frame rate to an unacceptable level.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 stands out as packing a punch while remaining economical. It has the on-the-go power for games, programs, and media. If its short battery life and crushing weight don’t dampen your enthusiasm, the IdeaPad Y580 will make you happy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 review: Powerful—and power hungry, too
Source: PC World English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 stands out as packing a punch while remaining economical. It has the on-the-go power for games, programs, and media. If its short battery life and crushing weight don’t dampen your enthusiasm, the IdeaPad Y580 will make you happy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
Lenovo’s IdeaPad Y580 is unquestionably an appealing, solid performer, particularly if you consume movies and music and prefer a 15-inch display for multitasking—perhaps editing documents while number-crunching with the keyboard’s separate numeric pad. While the Y580’s $1,699 list price may lead some to the comparable Dell XPS 15, which was superlative in our tests, or Apple's $1,799 MacBook Pro (without Retina display), as the song says, you better shop around.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y580
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 gives plenty of bang for the buck and almost entirely eliminates the need for a desktop altogether. It features a dazzling screen with 1080p resolution, a built-in Blu-ray player, and even a full-sized keyboard on top of superlative multimedia and gaming capabilities. While the HP Envy 17 (2012) offers a similar smorgasbord of features, the Y580 nonetheless outguns it while costing nearly $400 less. For these reasons, we're willing to overlook its so-so battery life, and it rightfully earns its place as our Editors' Choice for media laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 15.6-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
With Lenovo dropping out of the larger 17-inch laptop market, they have shifted their 15-inch IdeaPad Y580 to be their high performance laptop. The new Ivy Bridge processor with NVIDIA graphics give it superb performance regardless of the type of application you intend to use. Be warned though, heavy use can cause some excessive noise from the cooling fan.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

92% Heimanwender-Liebling
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%
Alles in einem – Vollausgestattetes 15,6-Zoll-Notebook mit Spieleambitionen
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2012
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90% display: 30% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 50%
81% 15,6-Zoll-Notebook für Spieler mit Geforce GTX 660M
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 - Schnell dank GTX 660M
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
mainstream allround device Positive: understated chassis; chic visual appearance; low price
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2012
Lenovo Y580 – test laptopa z procesorem Core i7-3630QM i kartą graficzną GeForce GTX 660M na pokładzie w przyzwoitej cenie
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Decent performance; good Full HD display; great microphone; good 720p webcam; good speakers; convenient backlit keyboard; quiet cooling system; performance; good price. Negative: Glossy case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/24/2013
Ревю на Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 – най-геймърският лаптоп за цената си
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Touchpad; very nice, sharp and deep color of the display; pretty good performance. Negative: Battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2012

Comment

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.  


3610QM:

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.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.8 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


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


81.44%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-08- 2 (Update: 2012-08- 2)