The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 is an excellent laptop that completely replaces your desktop PC. With its large screen, a full-sized keyboard and a built in Blu-ray drive- this is a ‘portable monster machine’! It even has some great multimedia and gaming capabilities, where it offers a genuine Windows 7 premium and high-end stuff in a value package.

This ogre, as some suggest, is a step ahead of the revolutionary Ultrabooks. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 is measured 15.2 inches by 10 inches in size. Also, its thickness range is from 0.9-1.4 inches. However, there has been an issue of mobility with this laptop due to its weight of 6.07 pounds, which is almost twice as heavy as an Ultrabook. It has a display size of 15.6in, and has a maximum resolution of 1920×1080 which is a sensation for gamers out there. Together with this, playing videos is a stunning experience on this laptop which offers 1080p crunchy playback and crisp image quality, supported by an internal Blu-ray drive. It even has those breathtaking JBL speakers built right inside them, providing a crystal-clear, distortion-free (with gusto) sound!

People out there usually experience a good performance laptop for either entertainment or work. But the Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 has nailed it for productivity too. With its sufficiently large keyboard, having a numeric pad on it as well, it can be considered a good product for workers. Moreover, it has round-bottomed tiled keys to enhance the experience. It even has a comfortable palm rest, together with a graceful touchpad which features effortless pinch-zooming and two-finger scrolling.

Coming to the ports, critics have found plenty of important ports available inside this mammoth machine. On the front, there is a 6-in-1 card reader (MS, MMC, MSPro, SDHC, SD, xD), while on the right, features include USB 2.0 & 3.0 ports, a Blu-ray drive (as mentioned earlier), microphone & headphone jacks, a VGA port, an Ethernet port and an HDMI output as well! Equipped with the Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology, one can connect his/her laptop with any HDMI display using a particular adapter.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 is well-equipped, indeed! It contains 1TB of hard-disk drive running at 5,400rpm, with a 32GB of SSD. It even has support for Intel Core-i7 and RAM exceeding 8GB, with a 2GB of high-end graphics chipset compatibility. After many tests, we witnessed exceptional performance in gaming with those specifications, but the cons we witnessed were a ‘so-so’ battery life and a question on mobility. Other than that, it has proved itself as an absolute ripper in the market.


Waqas Amir is a Dubai based blogger with passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.