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Great laptop for university, best laptop for the price
on 24 December 2012
Being a first year university student who requires a machine which is able to endure the busy and arduous life of a scholar, consisting of 20% work (lab reports and presentations) and 80% procrastination (games and movies), Lenovo's Z580 seemed like a safe bet.
Although throughout my university, laptops have become synonymous with Apple Macbook Pros and suchlike, it was my intention to break the paradigm, and of course, spend a LOT less money in the process.
This laptop does not disappoint. However, I did have my worries about purchasing a completely new laptop, seeing as the last system I owned was a 4 year old Dell netbook which only had 2GB RAM and a 1.8GHz processor, it had been ''upgraded'' by my school to run Windows 7 so Windows 8 seemed a bit daunting.
The specifications of this laptop are simply amazing, an i7, 2.9 GHz CPU with 8GB RAM is definitely a huge step up from what I had before. Windows 8 is not that bad once you get used to it, and, controversially, is quite fun to use.
Nothing bad to say about it this far, however there is a lot of bloatware which is slightly annoying but is simple to remove. When I first got the laptop and tried to connect to my router wirelessly, I was getting a truly abysmal connection, after some googling it turns out that this is a problem with the McAfee Internet Security program. After uninstalling it I have had perfect WiFi connectivity.
I am a casual gamer, this laptop runs games beautifully and there is no lag whatsoever.
Bottom line: If your looking for a fast reliable laptop, that's a good all rounder with pure speed - go for this.