Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-59351751Processor: Intel Core i3 2350M, Intel Core i3 3110M, Intel Core i5 3210M, Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 2.6kg, 2.7kg
Price: 700, 800, 900 euro
Average Score: 76.63% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 73%, features: 73%, display: 70%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z580
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Z580 (Series)

Average Score: 77.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

83% Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 review
Source: PC Pro English
There’s little missing from the IdeaPad Z580. Our review unit featured an ample 750GB hard disk (although newer models will come with a 1TB HDD), two USB 3 ports, a single USB 2 port, a DVD writer, SD card reader, and D-SUB and HDMI video outputs. Only networking lets the side down, with single-band 802.11n and 10/100 Ethernet looking rather stingy. Whatever you might think of the styling, Lenovo's put together a cracking budget laptop. If you want a fast laptop for everyday tasks and simply can't afford to spend any more, the IdeaPad Z580 won't disappoint.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review: Almost The Perfect Budget Laptop
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 represents a great value thanks to its combination of good build quality, a solid keyboard and touchpad, good performance, and six hour battery life. The only areas that need improvement are the screen -- 1366x768 is low and hard to be productive with -- and speakers, which sound tinnier than expected. The fan also has a slight whine but isn't loud enough to be annoying.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% ergonomy: 70%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 is a capable multimedia laptop that combines solid construction, impressive sound and strong overall performance. At $679, this notebook is reasonably priced, though the design feels a bit chunky. Consumers for whom a multimedia-focused suite of apps is a priority will want to check out the sleeker Sony VAIO E15 ($699), but the Z580 lasts longer on a charge and has a better keyboard. Overall, the IdeaPad Z580 is a very good value.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-M81DFUK

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-M81DFUKNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-M81DFUK
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Z580 (Series)
 IdeaPad Z580-M81DFUK (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
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 powerful graphics processor and full HD display, this laptop would have been a killer deal. Nonetheless, if you want plenty of power for serious multitasking and casual gaming, you should consider the Z580.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 review
Source: PC Advisor English
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 Blu-ray playback.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% ergonomy: 80%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-59-332437

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-59-332437Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-59-332437
Processor: Intel Core i3 2350M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Z580 (Series)

 

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Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Metal case; beautiful design; quality speakers; perfomance; comfortable keyboard; good cooling system; battery life. Negative: Display; touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2012

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-215127U

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-215127UNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-215127U
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Z580 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review: A Functional Mainstream Laptop
Source: PC Perspective English
Similarly priced competitors suffer from similar issues, however. It's just a fact of the budget laptop market. Overall, the Z580 does a better job of minimizing these problems and projecting its strengths than many other budget laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/24/2012
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 (215127U) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
As a moderately priced laptop for multimedia consumption, the IdeaPad Z580 shines. The warranty coverage is merely average, however. (Lenovo backs this machine with an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty, but you can buy extended warranties at the point of sale.) Much else about it, though, stands out for the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-59351751

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-59351751Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-59351751
Processor: Intel Core i3 3110M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Z580 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo Z580 review - a cheap Windows laptop that offers good performance
Source: PC Advisor English
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 desktop-replacement system for use at home or in the office.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 (59351751)
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%

 

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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 %

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M:

Multiple models based on various chips of the Fermi generation. Specifically, the GT 630M exists in GF108/GF106/GF116 variants, but are all essentially renamed GeForce GT 540M or 555M GPUs. A 28nm GF117 variant exists as well with reduced power consumption.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M:

Essentially a renamed GeForce GT 555M available in two or more variants with 96 or 144 shaders and 128 bit / 192 bit  DDR3 or GDDR5 memory.

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


Intel Core i5:

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz

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.  

3612QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller. The speciality of the i7-3612QM is the low TDP of 35 Watt compared to 45 Watt of the other Ivy Bridge quad core CPUs (e.g. 3610QM).

Intel Core i3:

2350M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card.

3110M: Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, 2.4 GHz core clock (no turbo), includes HD 4000 GPU


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.


2.3 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.7 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


76.63%: 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, 2012-07-26 (Update: 2012-07-26)