Good for businesses or gaming
Display and Design
The Lenovo Ideapad Z580 (59-370239) is equipped with a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display which plays media files with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. A thickness of 34 mm and a weight of 2.65 kg make it a bit chunky preventing the user from carrying it around easily. However, it has decent looks thanks to the grey lid made up of brushed gunmetal.
Processor and OS
The laptop ensures smooth performance with the 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3230M processor built on HM76 Express chipset and having a speed of 2.5GHz. It is paired with 4GB DDR3 RAM which can be upgraded to 8GB using the two DIMM slots. The 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT630M graphics processor guarantees rich visual experience. It sails on the latest Windows 8 OS good for business purposes.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
On the top of the front panel, we have a 1MP webcam capable of shooting HD videos. To account for the storage needs, the laptop has a 500GB SATA hard disk. The presence of stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v4 sound offers quality entertainment experience. You can also find a DVD RW Drive and Writer to play and burn CDs and DVDs.
Battery and Connectivity
The Li-ion battery comprised of 6 cells is believed to run continuously for 6 hours which is quite impressive. Out of the four USB ports included in the laptop, only two are USB 3.0. One can also find Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI port, VGA slot, digital media reader and one PCIe slot and multi card slot reader for exchanging files. Access the web through options like Ethernet 10/100M LAN and WLAN 802.11 b/g/n.
The Lenovo Ideapad Z580 (59-370239) comes with a solid build but is extremely thick and heavy to be easily portable. It boasts of a rich HD display backed by a sound GPU and quality speakers thereby acting as perfect for gamers and entertainment lovers. A powerful processor, user friendly OS, a durable battery and HD webcam make it equally good for professional needs as well.