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Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 15.6-inch Laptop (White) - (Intel Core i7 3520M 2.9GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
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- BootShield maintains fast boot performance even after installing multiple applications
- Lenovo enhanced experience with RapidBoot lets you start 40 % faster
- Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio enhancement with stereo speakers
- AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys for comfortable and accurate typing
- OneKey Theater II - one-touch audio-visual optimisation for clearer, brighter images and richer audio
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Lenovo Z580 Laptop
Top customer reviews
It had a small problem with loading updates to W8, hopefully this will go away.
Loaded other MS products, which all went ok.
Overall I would say good value for money.
It is incredibly fast and responsive, and while it is taking me a while to come to terms with using Windows 8 on a non-touchscreen facility, that is my issue, not the laptops!
This Lenovo has basically modelled itself on a mac - the keyboard is mac-like and very easy to use/clean.
The HUGE plus for me is the crystal clear Dolby sound system - playing music and movies is a pleasure. The only down point is the inbuilt microphone is a bit weak - so I have to sit close during Skype calls.
But, the processor / RAM to cost ratio is so excellent that I couldn't not recommend it. For the mac equivalent I would've had to pay £1500 instead of the £580 for the Lenovo!
USB 3.0 ports are very handy.
Impressive speaker system for a laptop.
Can run games like Skyrim at medium settings very smoothly and sports games at high settings.
Takes a long time to heat up even with constant use (e.g. Photoshop, gaming)
Smooth trackpad (though I do use a wireless mouse for most things).
Cons (or things that I would have happily paid more for if they had been included):
Screen resolution could be much better and the screen could have better viewing angles.
Needs higher screen brightness at times.
Lots and lots of bloatware that took some time to uninstall.
this laptop is for gamers
i had an acer laptop before and i had many problems with overheating . i couldnt clean the fans ! with this computer there is an application that clean the fans alone ! (Y)
Excellent deal (499 GBP)
Very good configuration
Excellent audio clarity.
Windows 8 (may be because I am not used to)
Great to have this..
Most recent customer reviews
Win8 is annoying..but thats all. (: