|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768|
|Processor||2.3 GHz Apple A4|
|RAM||6 GB DIMM|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Hard Drive||750 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce GTX660M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2 GB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||6 hours|
Lenovo Y580 15.6-Inch Laptop (Dawn Grey)
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Speakers seem to be very loud, probably louder than my alienware was.
Keyboard is a hit or miss, It is smaller because of the added number pad which some people might love and some might not like. I get mixed up hitting things by the number pad on accident but I have to say overall after getting used to it the number pad is great to have. Trackpad seems to work fine, I don't use it much though
Screen is the 1366x768 res which I was fine with, I mean I would prefer the higher resolution but I haven't come accross any time where I miss the pixels really, I would rather use the money towards something else like an SSD.
Software wise there really wasn't much crapware at all thankfully, most of lenovo's software seems to be useful and not interfering.
Battery life seems like to be around 3 hours which isn't to off for a gaming laptop, optimus helps keep it cool too. Weighs a bit over 5lbs and its really not that bad, its comfortable on my lap during normal surfing.
The device never really seems to feel to hot, the vent area is right above the WASD keys which you can feel a bit but not much. According to HWmonitor my temps have reached 90C though when I was playing guild wars 2, though I didn't notice and it didn't slow though it does seem a bit hot, it idles in the high 40's though which is cool enough.
Don't regret getting it one bit though, i've had no real issues at all.
Windows 8: Was my biggest concern because of the new interface
A really neat guide to Windows 8 ---> [...]
Actually really cool. Main thing most people worry about is the new interface and no desktop menu. But I found out that it does indeed have a desktop menu that looks just like Windows Vista/XP/7. It's actually an "app?" on the start menu that opens up a desktop that resembles the interface we all know and love. The taskbar is there, you can still create app shortcuts, there's a recycling bin, everything except the start menu, which you switch to by moving the mouse into the lower left corner and clicking. So, basically, it's still the same desktop from Vista/XP/7 with a start menu that has its own page. And if you put the mouse into the upper or lower right hand corner, it has your system settings, system search bar (formerly the "Run as" search box), devices, etc. Everything is nice and smooth. Actually really good, better than I expected.
Normal Day use: Great all around, could be a replacement desktop
Not much to say, it delivers what you need and more. You'll be set for a while.
Battery: Not great
It is a gaming laptop after all, so battery isn't so reliable. Great if it's gonna be used around your house. Don't expect it to be too portable.
Like how it looks and feels. Touchpad is nice and responsive. Not really any complaints.
Gaming: The fun yet tragic part of this laptop
Ok, read the WHOLE thing. There's a good and bad part. So the bad part of this laptop is the super spectacular GeForce GTX 660M graphics card. Well, it's a hit or miss really.Read more ›
-Battery life is about 3hours.
-The volume is hard to adjust when watching a movie or playing a game(have to press the button twice before you can adjust) or have to exit movie/game and do it from desktop.
-NVidia drivers going to be hard to update (not laptop's fault, it's NVidia's)
-Tons of Bloat ware (Unnecessary icons/programs on desktop)
Pros: - Extremely fast start up (less than 30 seconds)
-Can handle Sims 3 (almost all expansions) / WoW / Saints Row the Third (all DLC w/Directx11) on Ultra Graphics.
-Quickly starts up apps like facebook / Internet / Store / Hulu
-Display is amazing, stunning HD
-Sound Quality is amazing (no need for additional speakers)
-Fast load times
Overall: This is the best laptop you can get for less than 1,000$. I'm not lying when I say this laptop gives Alienware a run for it's money. You will buy this laptop and not regret anything (don't be angry if you get a faulty one, there are mess-ups at the factory) I Got this laptop in 3 days.
P.S. I am getting Fallout New Vegas in a few days, I'll update to tell you how well this laptop can handle it.
G E T T H I S L A P T O P N O W ! ! ! !
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Would've been a great laptop if its hardware could last more than 2 years of regular use. Unfortunately it doesn't, and I don't plan on buying a Lenovo product ever again.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
its the best laptop I've ever owned, it has all the luxary features I'd expect from something in this price range, including a backlit keyboard, brushed aluminum casing and built... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
4 years later it plays games just like it did new. Had a problem upon arrival, lenovo warranty covered it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kamisato
I've had it for a couple years now and it's already falling apart. It started with the cheap plastic grill covering the fan falling apart. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kotton
Despite the internal specs of this machine being pretty darn good, i was very disappointed in a few important aspects. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Adam
I got mine back in 2013 (different seller, same product). It kicked the can today, which is why I'm writing the review. Read morePublished 12 months ago by amivan
my Y580 now trucks along amazingly with windows 8. But it took about 2 years to weed out all the bugs with windows 8. Windows 8. Read morePublished 14 months ago by annettewoods
Very good configuration, but Lenovo should have better quality control as well as they should have had more carefull with the screen in tems of refletions and contrast.Published 16 months ago by Lucas.BR
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