Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-M81K8UK reviews and prices: 15.6" Laptop computer

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Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-M81K8UK with Intel Core i5-3230M 2.6 GHz Multi-core Core Processor, 8GB of Memory and 1000GB Storage on Windows 8 64-bit. DVD writer, 5 hours of battery See full product description

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jonny, exeter

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
awesome bit of kit, I was downsizing from gaming rig and the spec on this was perfect , the brushed metal finish is lush.
Bad points:
I hate windows 8 can't find anything.
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Mar 2013

Jamie, Bolton General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I love it, does what it says on the tins and good value. Fast speed and the keyboard is a joy to work with.
Bad points:
I just wish they made these laptops with a backlit keyboard. That would have been a big bonus.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Jul 2013

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.6
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1366 x 768
Operating system Windows 8 64-bit
RAM (Gigabytes) 8
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 1000
Number of cores Multi-core
Processor brand Intel Core
Processor series i5-3230M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.6
Number of USB ports 4
Connections USB 2.0
Connections USB 3.0
Connections Wi-Fi
Connections VGA
Connections Ethernet
Connections HDMI
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 5
Weight (kg) 2.65
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number GeForce GT 635M
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 2048
Type of hard drive HDD
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Manufacturer's Description

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.

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 × 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.

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.


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