Summary: 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.
Summary: 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 expected it to be, however, it doesnï¿½t also come with ultrabook-like slimness.
Pros: Excellent performance, Sophisticated looks, Decent battery life (for a desktop replacement)
Cons: Too much crapware preloaded, Similar spec Inspiron 15R Special Edition costs less
Summary: 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 an Nvidia GeForce GT 630M, corresponding to the middle of the pack in terms of both price and performance.
Pros: 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 models.
Cons: 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 load and a high quality screen.
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. 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.
Summary: Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop is a beast in performance and gaming. It may look like a full size laptop with decent design, but the configuration delivers you top-notch performance and best gaming experience. We will test out the machine and check out that is it capable of giving us the best performance and high end gaming output or not. The laptop is loaded with Intel Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 2GB Nvidia GT630M 2GB Graphics card and 1TB Hard Drive.
Pros: Powerful Hardware for gaming, HD LED Screen, Comfortable keyboard and Smart
Cons: Poor Camera quality, No Backlit keyboard, Limited Lenovo Utilities
Excerpt: Lenovo’s Z Series IdeaPad range is designed with affordable entertainment in mind, and the 15in Z580 has several winning features to make it an impressive entertainment laptop. To start, the laptop’s huge 1TB hard disk gives you caverns of space to store your media collection, whether it’s games, movies, or an absolutely enormous music library, and the DVD writer means you can watch films and burn media to disc to share with relatives.
Summary: 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. Read our Lenovo Z580 budget laptop review.