Lenovo Y580 Coming Soon, Nvidia 660M Graphics to be an Option

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 has popped up on the Lenovo.com product pages now and is listed as “coming soon”, in addition to that the full specs for the release model are now known.  While Lenovo first revealed this model back in January, it was still up in the air as to what they’d actually jam inside this gaming machine when it hit the shelves.  It appears the standard graphics card will be the Nvidia 650M with an optional upgrade to the more powerful GTX 660M.  The Nvidia 650M graphics are the same as that found in the HP dv6t-7000 Quad Edition we recently reviewed, that graphics card will easily outperform the Nvidia 550M previously available in the IdeaPad Y570. 

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The screen options are still listed to included a 1920 x 1080 resolution upgrade, but a 1366 x 768 screen will be standard.  Unfortunately, there’s no indication the upgraded screen will have a matte finish that we would have liked to have seen.  In terms of processor, the 3rd generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 will be available.   The weight on the Y580 is a little hefty, according to the specs sheet it will be 6.17lbs, not exactly back friendly for lugging miles but not bad if you’re just moving it around a home or office.   The ports selection will include two USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, 6-in-1 media card reader, HDMI, headphone jack, microphone jack and an Ethernet RJ-45 port.

Intel will officially release the 3rd generation Core i5 processors on June 3rd so it could be Lenovo is holding off until that date to make the Y580 available to purchase, that’s our bet at least, we’ll post again when it gets an official sticker price and can be ordered and plan to review this model next month.

Source: Lenovo Y580 Product Page

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