Excerpt: The Lenovo IdeaPad Z series is a rung higher than the Essential series. The latter features entry-level hardware that is ideal for those who need a basic laptop for home or office for a low budget. The IdeaPad Z series packs more powerful processor, discrete graphics, better speakers and, of course, better build. So, it is clearly for those who need a laptop to run demanding applications, entertainment and gaming.
Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Review: A Functional Mainstream Laptop
24 August 2012
Excerpt: Lenovo has become an important player in the mainstream laptop market. Five years ago the offerings from Lenovo were not great, but today the IdeaPad line has matured. This has been reflected in Lenovo’s growth. The company has posted gains in global market share over the last few years.
Conclusion: As you can probably tell by now, we liked this notebook. It's a great companion for the home and light business users who need to occasionally carry a machine, as well as students—as long as you don't care about games. We found the IdeaPad Z580 attractive, well-built, loaded with useful multimedia and other features, and a great performer, making it a great all-around value and a good deal.
Pros: Attractive price for the hardware, Strong performance, Impressive Dolby sound, Removable battery
Cons: Low resolution for its screen size, Insufficient graphics processing for gaming
Summary: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Conclusion: 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 all-rounder, although discrete graphics would have made it a true jack-of-all-trades. For similar money, you could also purchase Asus's more Ultrabook-styled S56CA . But the Z580 is faster, with better battery life.
Pros: Fast dual-core Intel processor, Decent battery life, Generous 750GB hard disk, Optical drive
Cons: Lacks discrete graphics, 1,366 x 768 resolution screen
Conclusion: All in all, the Lenovo Z580/59-333647 laptop offers a good configuration, top class connectivity features and comes as a solution for your entertainment and casual computing requirements. Yes, some of you may find it a tad expensive on the price it has been offered.
Conclusion: 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.