|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||2.3 GHz A-Series Quad-Core A10-4600M|
|RAM||6 GB DIMM|
|Hard Drive||750 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Integrated AMD Radeon HD 7660G|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||5 hours|
Lenovo IdeaPad Z585 261729U 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.3 GHz AMD A10-4600M Processor, 6GB DIMM, 750GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium) Grey Metal
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|RAM Size||6 GB||8 GB||4 GB||4 GB|
|Processor (CPU) Manufacturer||AMD||Intel||Intel||Intel|
|Processor Speed||2.3 GHz||2.5 GHz||2.16 GHz||2 GHz|
|Display Resolution Maximum||1366 x 768 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels||1366*768 pixels||1366x768|
|Screen Size||15.6 in||15.6 in||15.6 in||15.6 in|
|Hard-Drive Size||750 GB||—||500 GB||500 GB|
|Item Dimensions||1.3 x 14.8 x 9.8 in||15.02 x 10.2 x 1.19 in||15 x 9.9 x 1.2 in||15 x 9.9 x 1.2 in|
|Item Weight||5.8 lbs||5.27 lbs||4.7 lbs||4.7 lbs|
|Operating System||Windows 7;||Windows 10||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1|
|RAM Type||DIMM||—||DDR3 SDRAM||DDR3 SDRAM|
|Wireless Compatibility||802.11bgn||802.11 A/C||802.11n||802.11B|
The lenovo ideapad z585 notebook many dimensions of mobile multimedia. The IdeaPad Z585 notebook is all about style, performance and a range of multimedia features at a very decent price. The 15.6" widescreen IdeaPad Z585 is more affordable than others might think. It makes multimedia more realistic with features like OneKey Theater II for optimized audio-visual settings and Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio enhancement with stereo speakers. Plus, you can complete everyday tasks faster, with the latest AMD multi-core processors supporting AMD dual graphics technology.
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I have only 2 negative items on this laptop, that keeps me from calling it perfect (4 1/2 stars not 5 intended):
1.) The manual useful and in only 1 local language (this is the good part). The bad, not enough details in the manual or literature, the worst was the lack of description about the optical drive, i.e. what type of disc formats are acceptable? (Yep, I still use my optical drive on a daily basis.)
2.) Bloatware- Chrome pre-installed!? (IBM/Lenovo, must be getting funds from google, ok, if it keeps down cost of product, supposedly?) Why not just use a desktop icon to install/not install option? I like other Chrom-ium based browsers, minus the spyware. If IBM/Lenovo & google want a pre-installed program, why not Picasa (much better) or something else instead? OK, enough of the rant of the negative (not too bad overall). ;)
Onto the positive (much more and better):
1.)AMD A_Series_Quad_Core_A10_4600M Processor 2.3GHz turbo boosts up to 3.2GHz (I WAS a long time user of PCs' with Intel processors, but since my first AMD processor (Desktop) mid-2010, I have never looked back. Comparing apples to apples, the AMDs' load the OSs' much quicker and overall much-much snappier opening/running proggies, hands down!
2.)6 GB DIMM RAM DDR3=more than enough!
3.)750GB 5400rpm HDD (The biggest I had seen for a laptop...until the updated version of this laptop 1TB HDD(10-12-12 amazon w/Win 8, but 200 bones more?)
4.)15.6-Inch Backlit LED HD display=beautiful!
5.)AMD Radeon HD 7660G graphics=awesome
6.)720p HD webcam+bluetooth+2xUSB 3.0
7.)Dolby Home Theatre v4=exceptional sound for a laptop.
8.)A Lenovo program to boost start-up time+a program for making backup or snapshots(Discs/Images)of the OS.
9.)IBM/Lenovo is ranked very high on various Linux sites, for high compatibility to various Linux distros (in this regard, Dell,Acer/Gateway and HP are noted as well with good results. ;) **Update: As of 8-28-13, only the Ubuntu based distros have worked on this laptop, however the 64amd ISO files hang after initial boot screen, but the i386intel ISO files boot straight to the live environment. Odd since this is a 64 bit machine, hopefully Canonical/Ubuntu will fix this by the time of the next LTS. So, for now I am running Ubuntu 13.10 (testing version) i386 and it find my audio and wi-fi broadcom drivers and installs them proper.
10.) A nice full and roomy touch/track pad, very comfortable.
11.) Battery- 15 minutes to do a full charge, for 5 to 6 hours of usage=good stuff. ***Update: as of 8-28-13 the 15 minutes full charge, it only worked the first initial charge. I do believe the manufacturer must have done an initial pre-first charge before shippping. Anyway, subsequent charge take about 30 minutes, still not bad at all.
12.)Of all the various laptops, I have used/tried before, this Lenovo is really solid and sturdy. In fact the only other one I can think of that felt more solid/sturdy, was a Panasonic brand laptop, from a few years back, but it was built extra rugged, even for in a combat situation.
13.) The look of the lid/back of the screen, in a word "cool". It has a brushed metal, medium2dark lavender (The descript. says "Gray Metal".) look to it, unique and nice.
14.) The fan is very quiet and Lenovo added a program to run the fan in a "maintenance mode" to clean any dust out. Nice touch.
15.) Temperature- The keyboard area and the bottom, stay very cool to touch. The main vent area (left side), only when really pushing it really hard (intense graphic games and video editing+over a dozen other proggies running browser/flash, MS office, email, messaging,video chat, etc.), the vent area gets only slightly (I do mean slightly.) warmer than room temperature. Very nice!
16.) 15 bones refund Visa card (Win 8).
17.) Optical drive-burns at good to excellent speeds (I have only used DVD+R, thus far)
18.) Keyboard-perfect for composing letters, documents or whatever. Overall it is great (for me anyway).
Summary: For a 500 bones laptop, it is very impressive, solid built, a real "workhorse", fast, more than efficient and high quality. The best thing, I can say about this Lenovo product is, IBM/Lenovo now has 1 more built in future customer. Keep up the great work and high quality. Cheers and enjoy. :)
My original concerns with this laptop were the follwing:
1. Cramped keyboard. As I am typing, I am sometimes hitting the numlock key instead of backspace because the keyboard is a little closer together than what I am used to on my Dell Inspiron. However, I'm sure it just takes some getting used to. The keys click quietly and has a very light feel to it.
2. The brand - Lenovo? Had essentially never heard of it nor used it, so I was a little reluctant to make such a big and blind internet purchase. I'm liking it, though, and it is a classy looking laptop. Very solid feel and good design.
3. Not many reviews - It looked like no one had been buying this laptop. There were only a few reviews here on Amazon, and 2 others I found on OfficeMax's website. On NewEgg the Z585 was listed as "discontinued", only adding to my concern. Have no fear, though, it's a nice little machine. Turns out there is a new version coming out this next week (and the specs aren't even as good...) which explains why it is discontinued.
I can already feel the difference in the bright, LED backlit screen. Looks nice and crisp. Already installing a couple of games and the IdeaPad is handling the graphics nicely.
For any Linux users who may be out there wanting to dual boot: The IdeaPad will come with 4 partitions already installed (2 of them being Lenovo recovery partitions). To safely installed a dual boot, you will to create backup DVDs through Lenovo's OneKey-Recovery system, so that you can safely restore your windows install should you accidentally erase it while installing partitions or what-have-you. So, if you're bucking to install Ubuntu on your first day, make sure you have your DVDs ready when the laptop arrives!
The product description said this laptop comes with Windows 7, but upon booting it up I find out it uses Windows 8... Kind of annoying.
Laptop fan is already quite loud! On par with the laptop it's meant to replace. Not sure how to go about making it quieter.
I see the gripes with the touchpad, but that seems easily fixable.
Not much bloatware on it to start with, at least that I could find. That's pretty nice.
Haven't yet tried to play any games on it... I have to do some homework and such before I try any games and I don't really feel like buying Office quite yet!
As of right now, I'm feeling very uncertain about my purchase, but I think I probably just have to use it a little more and get used to it...
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