Just about a year ago we took a look at Lenovo’s Y570 15.6-inch laptop and today we have its successor the Y580. Designed to be an all-around system or even a desktop replacement that can handle HD video, gaming, and other intensive tasks the Y580 features NVIDIA GTX660M graphics, an mSATA solid state drive for fast boot times and application load times, a very fast Intel Core i7-3610QM processor, 8GB of DDR3 and USB 3.0 support. For those who hate the typical dull speakers on laptops Lenovo has outfitted the Y580 with premium JBL speakers with support for Dolby Home Theater v4. Finally just for looks Lenovo has added a backlit keyboard that not only looks cool, but allows you to work at night with ease. Starting at just $849 the Y580 is still very affordable. Is this the laptop for you? Read on as we put it to the test!
Processor: Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor(2.30GHz 6MB)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX660M 2GB
Memory: 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
Display: 15.6″ FHD LED Glare Wedge 1920×1080
Storage: 1TB 5400RPM+32GB SSD
Wireless: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200BGN + Bluetooth
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Prices start at: $839.20
If you don’t know by now Lenovo is not big on flashy packaging and the Y580 comes in a pretty basic Lenovo cardboard box. On the side there is a sticker that shows you all of the necessary information about the laptop.
To give you a good idea of how the Y580 is packaged, what it comes with and for a brief overview check out our unboxing and overview video below.