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Customer reviews for Lenovo IdeaPad Y580

Enhanced amenities from a 15.6" mobile package. Ready for all the latest games and applications.

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89 of 103(86%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for IdeaPad Y580
Review 1 for IdeaPad Y580
OverallOverall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Mobility 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Design 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
SbsFluf
Location:Edison, NJ
Owned Product:Less than a month
Operating System:Windows 7 Home
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

Excellent performance, Okay price and Design

Date:August 2, 2012
Pros: Warranty, Software compatibility, Video card, Wireless card, Screen size, Display performance, Display resolution, Processor, Included software, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, Storage
Cons: Weight, Durability, Battery, Security Features
"First of all, the performance on this computer is great, you get 8 gigs of ram for running several programs in the background and a game along with that.
The lenovo energy management tool allows for quick and easy changes in your performance/battery settings.
Only problems i saw was the trackpad design. It was a bit uncomfortable to move your finger along on it, it is quite large so you can't type on the keyboard without interfering with the trackpad with part of your thumb
Another thing is that the numpad included in the keyboard might shrink some of the buttons like the enter and shift key on the right side.
This computer has a brush finish so there will be fingerprints on your laptop; you cant avoid it. Also large and a bit heavy being over 5 pounds and with 15.6" screen.
The battery is very small as well, it's a 6 cell battery but is very light and small. This won't last you more than 4-5 hours on power saving running basic programs.
Since it's a gaming laptop too, note that the laptop will heat up quite quickly when running intensive games or programs. But there is a way to clear dust from the computer fan in the lenovo energy management program. I found this very useful because my old laptop used to gather alot of dust in it's fan and this hindered the fan's ability to run smoothly. Doing this every couple of days or so will ensure your laptop's fan won't get clogged up or anything.
The build quality is fine, just delete the McAfee antivirus as it'll greatly reduce the speed of your computer in most cases. Replace that with MSE + MBAM and you'll be good.
The model seems durable, a bit flimsy in some areas, but overall strong and i think it'll last.
Overall i like this laptop, it fitted my needs for a gaming computer that i could move around if needed. Personally for me, a desktop would be too restrictive, as i cant move it around to play in different locations, but this computer allows me to do that.
Just the trackpad, the brush finish, and the heat problem a gaming laptop might have should be your main concerns if buying this laptop."
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Review 2 for IdeaPad Y580
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
BigNev
Location:NE England
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Premium
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

Portable gaming – Seriously!

Date:November 5, 2012
Pros: Weight, Video card, Build Quality, Display resolution, Battery, Processor
"I was looking for a new games machine that was seriously more portable than the 18” monster that I’ve been lugging around for three years. Three months looking in every computer shop I could find and I decided on a Lenovo over an Alienware as the marginal difference in spec’ (IMHO) didn’t justify almost double the price. When I went to the shop the guy showed me his latest, just-out special – the Y580.
It’s got it all. 3rd gen QuadCore & 8 Gig makes it mad fast, it’s light, has good battery life, the beautiful screen driven by a GTX 660M is marvellous.
Can you tell I’m a fan of this machine?
I play HoI III a lot even though it burned-out the PCI-Express graphics card in my tower and my old laptop needs external cooling fans! This thing doesn’t even get warm and it runs on full speed at 1 to 2 sec/day.
If there’s anything to criticise about this machine I’ve got two things.
One. The @ & the “ are swapped & I can’t figure-out how to fix the keyboard mapping.
Two. The One-T drive (although awesome in a portable as I don’t need to carry externals anymore) does slow down overall performance. Not that you’d really notice though as it’s still insanely fast.
Three. Not a fan of the touch-pad. But then again, I'm a gamer so I always use a mouse anyway."
1 People found this review helpful.