Whether you're employed in a small firm or slogging over a term paper, a decent business laptop can make you more proficient.
Lenovo's ThinkPad E580 has the solid performance, wide port selection and good build quality you need, without the IT-friendly features you'll never use.
Throw in a best-in-class keyboard and you have a 15-inch productivity powerhouse that even a startup can afford.
It's one of the best Lenovo laptops and the best ThinkPads around.
Design & Display
Lenovo ThinkPad E580 has a Full HD (1920×1080) IPS panel with a 15.6-inch diagonal, a pixel density of 142 PPI, and 0.18 x 0.18 mm pixel pitch.
It is a laptop of generous size, constructed more for life on the desk than on the street, and holds more of a modest look, rather than being eye-catchy.
This device is neither the thinnest nor the lightest but the shape is tempting to business customers.
The chassis is tough enough that it's a challenge to grip the lid and flex it to any substantial degree, and the base feels compact too.
Lenovo’s FHD displays are generally identified at a maximum brightness of 250 nits across all ThinkPad models irrespective of size, and the E580’s BOE panel is no different.
Among their reasonably priced business notebooks that are typically equipped with rather dark panels, the E580 is the brightest of them all.
It is even brighter than its own predecessor.
Webcam & Audio
The E580 offers an outstanding video-conferencing experience, thanks to its dual-array microphone, HD webcam, large 15.6” IPS FHD display, and stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio.
If you're making a video call from your desk, an external webcam is better than any built-in laptop camera, but the ThinkPad E580's shooter is pretty worthy.
Revel in the rich sound and visuals so clear, you’ll feel like you're in the same room.
Keyboard, Touchpad, and Pointing Stick
Even among ThinkPad’s, which are well-known for their industry-leading keyboards, the E580's typing capability sticks out.
Thanks to highly receptive keys, which have a profound 1.78 millimeters of travel and call for a strong 72 grams of force to depress, the keyboard feels alive under your fingers.
The 3.9 x 2.6-inch button less touchpad delivers precise navigation, without a clue of stickiness or edginess. It also responds instantaneously and perfectly to multitouch signals such as pinch-to-zoom and three-finger swipe.
Like other ThinkPad’s, the E580 has a TrackPoint pointing stick located between its G and H keys.
This way, you can get enormously detailed navigation, without ever lifting your hands off the home row.
The ThinkPad E580 got a firm score of 10,712 on Geek bench 4, a synthetic test that estimates complete performance, which is superior to the 9,820 premium laptop category average.
Lenovo's 15-inch laptop took just 1 minute and 19 seconds to match 65,000 names with their addresses in an Excel spreadsheet.
That's quicker than the category average (1:41) and the Aspire E 15 (1:30), but the ThinkPad T480 (12,047) and Latitude 5490 (14,838) were even faster.
The ThinkPad E580 has just a sufficient amount of energy to get you through a workday, as long as you don't drive up the brightness to max.
The laptop can last a modest time length of 8 hours and 19 minutes, which consists of endless surfing over Wi-Fi.
Charging the battery from near empty to full takes a satisfactory time length of 133 minutes.
The Lenovo ThinkPad E580 is a well-built laptop with an exceptionally great keyboard that comprises of a separate number pad.
The display of ports and connectors might not meet all needs, and the entry-level model's screen resolution may have restricted charm.
But with smart configuration, this could prove to be a well-priced laptop for the shrewd business buyer.
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