Lenovo E580 Overview
The 15.6″ ThinkPad E580 Notebook from Lenovo is designed for business purposes, featuring the performance, security, and portability users need. Specs-wise, it’s powered by a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7-8550U quad-core processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 500GB 7200 rpm HDD. Should you need more room, you can install an additional storage drive, attach external storage solutions using its USB ports, as well as quickly offload data to other devices with its microSD card reader.
Its 15.6″ display, driven by integrated Intel UHD graphics, features a 1920 x 1080 resolution for crisp and clear Full HD playback. Moreover, it has an HDMI port that you can use for connecting a display for larger viewing and enhanced multitasking. Other integrated features include a fingerprint reader, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.1, a webcam, a microphone, speakers, and an audio in/out jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Pro.
The battery in this system is designed for all-day use to keep up with you while you’re on-the-go. Moreover, it features RapidCharge technology that can provides up to 80% capacity within an hour of charging.
The ThinkPad E580 is equipped with a webcam, a fingerprint reader, and TPM security. With Windows Hello, you can easily log into your system with just a glance or a tap of your finger, even if you forgot your password. Meanwhile, the Kensington lock slot and TPM security keeps your device and data protected.
Windows 10 Pro
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8’s Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft’s digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Laptop, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it’s not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
Windows 10 Pro
The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for business users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.
Keeps IT departments as happy as their users
Simple. Powerful. Compatible. The E580 is easy for IT to deploy, offering the simplicity of Windows 10 Pro, the hardware compatibility of multiple USB ports, and the energy efficiency of 8th Gen quad-core Intel® processors delivering faster performance.
Reliable. Repairable. Secure. The E580 makes IT maintenance easy, too. It’s reliable—as shown by the series of rigorous tests it undergoes against shocks, drops, and other extremes—and secure, thanks to its optional Touch Type fingerprint reader and dTPM 2.0 chip. And IT can rest easy with the Lenovo Sealed Battery Warranty, offering three-year coverage for non-CRU batteries.
Additional details on these features are available below.
Scratch items off your to-do list
The E580 is ready to tackle your tasks, thanks to the latest Intel® Core™ processors, AMD Radeon™ discrete graphics, and more. With up to 2×2 AC WiFi and full array of ports – including USB-C, USB 3.1, HDMI, and more – it will keep you connected to the internet and a variety of external devices.
Working anywhere just got easier
The thin and light E580 was built for the road warrior. The ergonomic keyboard was engineered for comfort and accuracy. Its backlighting lets you use it in low-light surroundings and complete tasks despite the late hours. And with up to 13 hours of battery life, you’ll get a lot of uninterrupted time without worrying about electrical outlets*. Stay one step ahead, no matter where the job takes you.
*All battery life claims are approximate and based on results using both the MobileMark® 2014 battery-life benchmark tests. Actual battery life will vary and depends on many factors such as product configuration and usage, software use, wireless functionality, power management settings, and screen brightness. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use.
Pin-stripe suit optional
The E580 has an impressive design with a narrow bezel and thinner, sleek appearance. Its vivid display completes the look – one that is sure to impress clients and put a memorable face on your business.
Lasts long enough to have its own career
The E580 was built to last and tested for durability. It packs the renowned ThinkPad reliability and is backed by a one- or two-year base warranty, with up to three years total available (see the Services tab for information on Extensions).
Don’t forget to smile
The E580 offers superb video-conferencing experience, thanks to its dual-array microphone, HD webcam, large 15.6” IPS FHD display, and stereo speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™. Revel in the rich sound and visuals so clear, you’ll feel like you’re in the same room.
Let your assistant do the heavy lifting
Start with Windows 10 Pro for your E580, which includes your own personal assistant, Cortana. You’ll never have to hunt for files or photos or meetings again! Integrate Cortana with your calendar and you can even search by when and with whom you worked on a file, rather than having to remember file names.
Laugh at would-be data thieves
We know how important your data is. That’s why the E580 features a discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) 2.0 chip, which works in conjunction with Windows 10 Pro Bitlocker. Together they encrypt all your data, as well as your passwords.
Go ahead – forget your password
With an optional Touch Type fingerprint reader, you’ll never need to remember your password again! Simply touch the fingerprint scanner to access your E580, or use your face with Windows Hello facial recognition software and log in automatically.