Lenovo Starts Shipping IdeaPad Y580 Laptops, Ivy Bridge and Kepler Hitch a Ride

Paul Lilly

You might have forgotten all about Lenovo's IdeaPad Y580 line of laptops, which the OEM first introduced to the world way back at CES in January of this year. Well, here we are six months later and you can finally order one. Lenovo's Y580 notebooks pack a one-two punch that consists of an Intel 3rd Generation Core i7 3610QM processor (Ivy Bridge) and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 660M graphics (Kepler) with 2GB of video memory.

Web pricing starts at $1,299, though Lenovo is waving around an eCoupon that drops it down to $1,039 and change. That gets you the above mentioned CPU and GPU combo, along with 8GB of DDR3-1600 memory, 500GB 7200RPM hard drive, DVD burner, HD webcam, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit all wrapped in a 15.6-inch chassis with a 1366x768 screen resolution.

The most expensive model starts at $1,549 ($1,239 after coupon) and bumps up the storage to a 1TB 5400RPM + 32GB SSD combo, the optical drive to a Blu-ray reader, and the screen resolution to 1920x1080. All models come with HDMI output and USB 3.0 support.

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