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Lenovo Ideapad Z580 15.6-inch Laptop (Gunmetal) - (Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 1GB, DVD RW, Windows 8)

by Lenovo
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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  • BootShield maintains fast boot performance even after installing multiple applications
  • Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 for Windows® 7 with RapidBoot lets you start 40% faster than a typical Windows 7 computer (Available on certified models with Intel® Core™ i3, i5 or i7 processors)*
  • Dolby Home Theatre V4 audio enhancement & stereo speakers
  • AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys for comfortable and accurate typing
  • OneKey® Theater II – one-touch audio-visual optimization for clearer, brighter images and richer audio
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Technical Details
BrandLenovo
Item Weight2.6 Kg
Product Dimensions25 x 37.6 x 3.3 cm
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Item model numberM81GCUK
SeriesIdeapad Z580
ColorGunmetal
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size15.6 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i5
Processor Speed2.5 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size8 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size1000 GB
Graphics Card Description1Gb Nvidia
Graphics RAM TypeVRAM
Graphics Card Ram Size1024 MB
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Operating SystemWindows 8
Lithium Battery Weight1.4 kilograms
  
Additional Information
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Best Sellers Rank 34,936 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.7 Kg
Date First Available15 Oct 2012
  
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The powerful Lenovo Z580 comes in a choice of stylish and exciting colours.
The powerful Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 comes in a choice of stylish and exciting colours. Click here to see a larger image.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 - Style, Performance and Multimedia All-in-One

Powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop delivers a memorable computing experience to a wide variety of users, with a touch of stylish flair. Filled with fun multimedia features and pre-loaded Lenovo software that provides peace-of-mind, the Z series laptops help users do more.

The IdeaPad Z580 laptops are uniquely available in a range of vivid colours such as; Gloss White, Ruby Red and Gun Metal and offer a perfect balance of affordability, performance, and multimedia features.

Mainstream Performance and Multimedia Features

The IdeaPad Z580 laptops are the perfect computing solution for the user looking for a balance of mainstream performance and multimedia features.

3rd Generation Intel Core Processor Family*

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 features the 3rd generation Intel Core family of processors, including the intelligent Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. When top-of-the-line performance is needed for the most demanding of tasks, the Intel Core i5 and i7 processors are the ideal choice. Users get a laptop with amazing performance and stunning visuals due to Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, and a suite of visual enhancements.

Intel Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology

Intel HT Technology enables each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time; the smart multitasking performance allows the user to move between applications quickly and without hesitation. This is where to start for visibly smart performance.

See the connectivity options available on the Lenovo Z580.
See the connectivity options available on the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580. Click here to see a larger image.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 (i5 & i7 models only)

The next generation of adaptive performance is more intelligent, energy-efficient, and dynamic than ever before. It delivers the automatic speed increase that a PC needs for demanding tasks.

*Available on selected models

Optional High Definition NVIDIA Graphics* and HDMI

Enjoy the best entertainment and gaming with the optional NVIDIA graphics card. This powerful graphics adapter will allow you to experience the very best of DirectX 11 gaming, as well as getting the most out of the large 15.6" HD widescreen display, giving you HD video playback without stuttering.

You can also enjoy your multimedia on the big screen by using the built-in HDMI port to hook your laptop up to a HDTV, monitor or projector - ideal for sharing your favourite videos and movies with friends.

*Available on selected models only

Fast Memory and Spacious Storage

Whichever Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 you choose, inside you'll find fast DDR3 RAM to help your laptop handle the most demanding multitasking. You'll also find a large hard drive perfect for storing your files and favourite multimedia.

The AccuType keyboard is stylish, ergonomic, and will make typing easier.
The AccuType keyboard is stylish, ergonomic, and will help make typing easier. Click here to see a larger image.
Integrated DVD Reader/Writer or Blu-ray Disc Drive

You'll also find that the IdeaPad Z580 features an optical disc drive, to allow you to easily watch your favourite DVD movies, install your favourite games, or transfer files. You can also safely back up precious files onto a blank disc using the writing function, making it easier to protect and transport your media.

Selected models also come with a Blu-ray Disc drive, allowing you to enjoy the very latest in home entertainment, with powerful sound and amazing Full HD 1080p detail (on an external display).

15.6" LED Backlit HD Display

Movies, Games and the Internet all come to life on the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580. Featuring a 15.6" LED-backlit display, you'll be able to enjoy your favourite films and web videos in HD resolution (1366 x 768) and in glorious 16:9 widescreen.

USB 3.0 for Faster Connections

By connecting the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 to a compatible USB 3.0 device, such as an external drive, 3.0 can offer up to 10 times faster transfer rates than standard USB 2.0. This means that files and folders that took hours to transfer now just take minutes, and you can move whole albums to and from your laptop in just a few seconds, saving you time and making your media much more portable.

The powerful Lenovo Z580 comes in a choice of stylish and exciting colours.
The Z system laptops come with touch sensitive hotkeys to launch applications, including OneKey Theater II. Click here to see a larger image.
Integrated Stereo Speakers

Enjoy and share the music and films you love with others, without the need for headphones. The IdeaPad Z580 comes with two built-in stereo speakers, allowing you to enjoy great quality sound without wires.

These speakers also feature Lenovo's improved speaker design, giving you clearer and richer audio, even from small integrated speakers. Integrated PC speakers are normally limited by their size and surrounding casing. Our improved speaker design generates better frequency response than typical computer speakers. Special rubber vibration isolators remove unwanted vibrations at low-frequencies, greatly enriching sound quality.

Dolby Home Theater v4

Listening to music, movies, and games on your PC will never be the same. With the Dolby Home Theater v4 audio tools, you can experience riveting surround sound on your PC.

Dolby Home Theater v4 fixes all the problems typically associated with PC audio - tinny sound, weak volume, buzzing and rattling. Experience full-impact surround sound anywhere with Dolby Home Theater v4 on your PC. All the power and nuance of the cinema, all the immediacy of live performance - now from a laptop.

The Intelligent Touchpad allows you to perform intuitive multi-finger commands.
The Intelligent Touchpad allows you to perform intuitive multi-finger commands. Click here to see a larger image.
OneKey Theater II

OneKey Theater automatically optimises advanced audio and video settings to provide a richer multimedia experience. Now you can bring your movies and games alive with a single touch - simply press the button to switch between Normal, Movie, and Intelligent mode to automatically get clearer, brighter images and richer audio when you need it most.

Stylish Design and Usability

The IdeaPad Z580 laptops are the perfect computing solution for an user looking for style and just a little more flair than the traditional black or grey machine. You'll find these laptops feature a number of colourful options, all with a premium case and advanced construction, giving you better anti-scratch resistance, a glossier screen and a smoother body with eye catching 3D crystal patterns.

The IdeaPad Z580's stylish design is not the only thing that makes using it a memorable experience. The IdeaPad Z580 laptop comes with multiple features as standard, all combining to make usability as intuitive as possible, including touch-sensitive hotkeys, and Intelligent Touchpad, and an AccuType keyboard.

AccuType Keyboard

The AccuType keyboard you'll find on the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 is designed to help easy cleaning & maintenance and avoid the accumulation of dust and crumbs over time. The finger-friendly curved key shape and ergonomic spacebar will work together to make it easier to type and reduce the number of typos, wherever you find yourself working. Finally, the diamond-cut keypad is the very emphasis of sharp design, giving the whole layout of the IdeaPad Z580 an attractive and pleasing appearance.

Intelligent Touchpad

The one-piece Intelligent Touchpad makes your entire touchpad experience more intuitive. You'll find the freedom to use multi-finger gestures to perform common tasks - whether it's a two-finger movement to rotate an image or a three-finger swipe to move between multiple pages/images.

Enhance your Windows 8 experience with the optimised software and hardware features of Lenovo EE8
Enhance your Windows 8 experience with the optimised software and hardware features of Lenovo EE8. Click here to see a larger image.

Windows 8 with Lenovo Enhanced Experience 8

Microsoft's sleekest, most innovative operating system yet. Built around touch technology and tiled applications, Windows 8 takes the PC experience to a new level of customisation, consumption and creation.

Created specifically for the new Windows 8 OS, Lenovo has combined the best hardware and software features to create Lenovo Enhanced Experience 8.

Interact

Type - the legendary Lenovo keyboards are now even better. Lenovo has set a new benchmark for the industry and added simplified controls for Windows 8. These award-winning designs are used across the Lenovo ranges, helping you to enjoy comfortable, convenient keyboard input wherever you are.

Click - Many Lenovo laptops feature intelligent touchpads optimised for Windows 8. Designed with one clean, smooth surface for uninterrupted navigation, you'll be able to intuitively control your Windows 8 experience with easy scroll and zoom functions.

Connect

Lenovo Cloud - Imagine your files, everywhere. Lenovo's online storage and cloud utilities allow you the freedom to choose your device and location. With 5 GB of free storage, you'll be able to secure and access your files wherever you are, and on whatever machine you find yourself on.

Back-up and recover valuable data easily with the OneKey Rescue System
Back-up and recover valuable data easily with the OneKey Rescue System. Click here to see a larger image.
Discover

Exclusive Lenovo Content - Discover all the amazing things you can do with exclusive tools from Lenovo. Learn how to get the most from your PC with Lenovo Companion or monitor your system performance with Lenovo Support. Lenovo keeps you up to date and delivers music, game and video content you can't get from anyone else.

A World of Apps - Discover and download thousands of apps. Choose from Microsoft's Windows 8 store or Lenovo's curated collection of optimised apps.

Peace of Mind

The IdeaPad Z580 laptop not only provides a powerful computing experience, but also provides users with a variety of tools to increase peace of mind.

VeriFace

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 also comes with VeriFace technology which is a fun and secure way to log into your PC. For the VeriFace technology your face is your password and if you have more than one user for your laptop then the software supports multiple users. The software also allows you to:

  • Check who has tried to log into your computer
  • Encrypt and decrypt sensitive files, using your face as the password
  • Stop unauthorised users from using a photo of the owner to log in

Veriface checks head movement and other characteristics to determine if a real person or a photo is being used to log in. Users can enable/ disable the live detection or set the sensitivity level according to their preference.

Lenovo Energy Management 7.0 will help you get the most performance out of your battery
Lenovo Energy Management 7.0 will help you get the most performance out of your battery. Click here to see a larger image.
OneKey Rescue System

You can rest at ease knowing OneKey Rescue System is there to simplify data backup and recovery, allowing you to focus on using your computer instead of worrying about its maintenance. With the touch of a button, users can restore the system and recover valuable data - the OneKey Rescue System also recovers essential system files in the event of corruption, and can be used to initiate a virus scan before entering Windows.

You can also ensure that your data is always protected with DirectShare, which easily synchronises your files to another machine without connecting to the internet allowing you to have a copy of your data on another machine.

Lenovo Energy Management 7.0

With Lenovo Energy Management 7.0, users are able to run their machine in a variety of different modes, depending on their needs. Power-Saver mode allows laptops to run exceptionally quietly with reduced fan noise. Balanced mode auto-detects user behaviour and knows when to run in a lower performance mode, allowing increased energy savings. High-Performance mode utilises a combination of high performance and thermal solution to increase performance levels.

Users can also protect and prolong their battery health by using features such as battery protection mode and battery gauge. Lenovo's energy management system can even monitor laptop behaviour and remind the user to choose battery modes that best suit their style of usage, thus extending the life of their battery.

Thermal Management System

Lenovo's Thermal Management System makes it easy to monitor the temperature of your laptop and allow it to auto-adjust the fan-speed, ensuring your computer is kept at the optimal temperature whilst producing the lowest possible noise. This system also features a de-dusting mode to boost maintenance and ensure the high performance of your laptop continues.

Sculpt Touch Mouse
Windows Reimagined

Because Windows 8 can run on low-power CPUs, you can work much longer on a single charge. That means you can stay connected so your PC is ready when you are. Battery life is longer and connections are stronger so you’ll be able to find a device to suit you for work or play.

Comfort and portability

  • Windows 8 Live Tiles provide real-time updates from your Facebook, Twitter and email accounts

  • Integrate your online favourites, such as Facebook, Hotmail and Flickr, with content from your PC, such as photos and contacts.

  • Browse faster with Internet Explorer

  • Stay safer with Windows Defender

  • With thousands of apps to choose from, there's something for everyone. Once you buy an app from the Windows Store, it's yours to use on up to five Windows PCs or tablets.

  • Plus Mail, Photos, SkyDriver and more built-in

Box Contains

1x Z580
1x AC Adaptor
1x User Manual

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Laptop 27 Dec 2012
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I have done plenty of research to find the best laptop for this price and now it has arrived i am pleased with the result.

pros -
Very quick and powerful
Great graphics for the price
Nice keyboard that has raised keys
Plenty of hard drive
a good looking laptop. The metallic has a hint of purple that stands apart from the average laptop

cons -
The touch pad - it is sensitive but this should not affect your opinion of buying this laptop. Some practice and it will prove beneficial.

In connection to some of the negative remarks;
So far i have encountered no problems with the wifi, and concerning windows 8, it is tricky to begin with and i agree that it is probably more beneficial on a touch screen but i would say it has grown on me and i like it.

overall, it would be very hard to find a better laptop in this price range, i am very happy with this purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars At the very least, an effective laptop. 23 Sep 2013
By Cr3Ator
I have been with my Lenovo Z580 for just over a year now. It cost £550, and for that price, I had high expectations.
On opening the box and turning the laptop on, I found a single dead pixel. Seemingly I was "too slow" in my return, so that was the first issue I had to learn to live with. That's a manufacturer's fault, but as only one pixel, Lenovo refused to replace it.
I was instantly happy with the specs of the laptop. The GT630M 2GB makes most games play buttery smooth, the 1TB has ample space for all my university projects, and the i5-3210M makes light work of the Photoshop & 3DSMax.
But then the year slowly passed...
I use my laptop an awful lot - I'd say it's on between 12 and 20 hours a day. And in that year I have made some observations:
I hate the speakers with those tiny holes all over - it's a crumb and dust trap and I'm annoyed every time I see those little white flecks all over my laptop -.- The speakers themselves sound tinny and cheap.
The strange touchpad/mousebuttons combo that they've got going on frustrates me. Sometimes when I right-click, it is permanently right-clicked until I either bash both left and right buttons until it un-right-clicks, or reset the laptop.
The "R" key on the keyboard has become loose... That's probably due to my typing style, but as far as the keyboard itself goes, that is my only complaint. Oh, and those touchkeys above the keyboard - they only work about 10% of the time. They're unnecessary anyway...
Sometimes when I turn the laptop on, the screen goes black and I have to Ctrl+Alt+Del the screen and remove this Lenovo Touch process for the screen to return to normal. The first time I saw it, I was scared out of my mind that the screen had died, but it's just Lenovo's terrible software.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lenovo Laptop 7 Mar 2013
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Great laptop with Windows 8. Once you have worked your way round it it is easy to use. Fast enough for the home user. I am using it for home video editing and the 1T HD and 8 RAM copes with this brilliantly, along with the NVidea graphics. Sound not too bad for a laptop. Battery life could be better, only 5 hours <, would have liked 8 hours but I suppose for the price that is not possible. Excellent price for the quality of the laptop. Would recommend Lenovo.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Laptop 2 Feb 2013
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I brought this laptop to replace my existing one which is 4 years old. It looks great with the metal finish. The processor, RAM and Hard drive are all huge and it runs like a dream. Windows 8 is fine once you take the time to get to know it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good performer but display could be better 9 Dec 2012
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This laptop has a very good performance, you can do video editing and play games (like assassin II) with really fluent graphics due to the GT635M graphics card. Windows 8 needs some time to get used to. I still don't get the special audio features as the sound from the computer is as expected, not very good. The problem with the screen is that there seems to be a quite narrow viewing angle and the display is not very crisp compared to an i-pad or my television screen. But still a very good value machine as long as you get the cash back offer. Plenty of memory and RAM too, USB-3 ports 1Tb hard drive so I am happy! Windows experience 5.8
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but issue with Windows 8 11 Dec 2012
By flauta
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First I have to say that the delivery from Amazon was very quick. I ordered the item on Thursday and received it on Saturday with Super Saver delivery.

The laptop itself looks good, in fact better than I expected. I like its keyboard - excellent, its silence and no heat. The touchpad is good, but it is something which one has to get used to. At first, it was annoying me, but after few days, I am getting use to it.

The screen is not the best quality I have to say. The viewing angles are not very good. Also, the bottom of the screen is more lighted than the top. However, I think that is the issue of most of the laptop screens in this price range in general. It is very glossy and after some time of using it I felt that my eyes do hurt. I decreased the brightness which helped, but I think some anti-glare filter will be needed as I am going to use the laptop for work.

Another thing is the Windows 8. I do regret that I did not buy a laptop with Windows 7. I am getting used to it, and in some respects it does have common sense navigation. Once you familiarize yourself with it, you will find your way around quite easily. Still, there is the anoying bit, when you scroll document or a page on the internet and your pointer happens to be in the upper or lower right corner, the toolbar on the right pops out and because the touchpad is sensitive it switches the screen where is your work to the Start screen. That is very annoying!

Overall the machine is good. Works fine. It looks like it can take a fall. It is noiseless. I am starting to really like it. Value for money.

Update:
I have managed to find out on the Lenovo website, the solution for the windows failure update. It worked for me, I configured the PC finally and all is working perfectly. So hopefully no more need for return.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money
I purchased a Z580 and have had nothing but trouble, it works OK for a few days then starts to crash, always the same problem! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
I brought this laptop for only £333- refurbished and the condition was rated as "Acceptable" which was the lowest of the 6 conditions rated by Amazon. Read more
Published 2 months ago by sara1606
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money
This laptop was exactly what I needed.
I struggled at first with Windows 8, but I you get used to it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Efficient laptop
I have major trust issues with laptops because a lot of mine have failed, crashing and graphics card issues so I researched as much as possible to find one that worked for me. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Theo Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Good thing
Windows 8 sucks but other is working. My son can even play games and other staff. Only the machine comes hot too soon!
Published 9 months ago by Valdeko Laats
4.0 out of 5 stars Good machine
Bought as a present for my father in law. It has a good spec and is near perfect apart from the flaky touchpad. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Weezy's dad
5.0 out of 5 stars It does what it says
A well built laptop which looks stylish, if that interests you!.Massive 1tb hard drive and excellent graphics card. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Steve nicholls
5.0 out of 5 stars good buy.
Windows 8 is taking a bit of getting used to.The laptop is great,Its quiet,im really happy with my buy.The computer is wicked.
Published 13 months ago by karen howard
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good machine overall
The machine's performance is high rated and it is the window 8 system and mouse tracker that is causing most of the issues. Read more
Published 13 months ago by gurkhayung
1.0 out of 5 stars Broken, and Amazon will not replace it
Arrived and seemed to work ok, but network driver kept losing internet. Installed replacement driver and it worked ok. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jack Radikov
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