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Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 Laptop: Core i7 3630QM 2.4GHz, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, 15.6" 1920x1080 LED, 2GB GeForce GTX 660M, Blu-ray Drive, WiFi N, 6-cell, Windows 8 EXPIRED

StrifeX 48 December 22, 2012 at 05:55 PM in Computers (7) More Lenovo Deals
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Promoted 12-23-2012 at 12:00 AM View Original Post
Lenovo has Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 Laptop (59359513) for $1299 - $400 off eCoupon code USPY51321220 = $899 with free shipping. Thanks StrifeX

Specs
  • Intel Core i7-3630QM Quad Core 2.4GHz
  • 8GB DDR3
  • 1TB HDD
  • 15.6" 1920x1080 LED
  • 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
  • Blu-ray/DVD-RW Disc Drive
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200BGN
  • 6-cell Battery
  • Windows 8

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Link: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrar...NZkGnewV8E

Specs:
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor( 2.40GHz 6MB)
8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
1TB 5400 rpm
15.6" FHD LED Glare Wedge 1920x1080
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2GB and Intel HD Graphics 4000
Blu-ray/DVD-RW Disc Drive
2x USB 3.0
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200BGN
Bluetooth Version 4.0
6 Cell Li-Polymer Battery
Integrated HD Camera
HDMI (Out)
Windows 8 64-bit

$899 after using coupon: USPY51321220

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#271
Quote from bladeap View Post :
I had wished that I had seen this thread AFTER I purchased mine (59359513) model. Ugh...an ssd at the same price...that would've made this so much better.

I'm sorry to ask (I assume it's been asked already), but what is the maximum ssd that I can install on this model of the y580 (59359513)? 16gb or 32gb?
The ssd that comes with that is an mSATA, and it takes up the same mSATA slot as you have in yours that is currently unused. Do not fret, I knew about the deal with the 16GB ssd, and I took the other one instead because of shop discover. The HD isn't even large enough to install an operating system unless it's linux, so you lose no funtionality whatsoever, except for a tiny little bit of space

You can in fact fit a 256gb mSATA ssd in this laptop, and that is what I'm planning on doing. Just look a little into mSATA hard drives and figure out what you like best, then get one. The difference in performance is massive.
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#272
Okay, so I just got this in. I'm typing on it right now(love the keyboard), but I have one serious problem. This is the worst trackpad I have ever used. It just doesn't respond well to small movements(yes, I increased the sensitivity a lot). Do not try to use your finger at an angle either. Unless you stick your finger straight down it doesn't seem to recognize it very well.

Tell me there is a way to fix this.
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#273
Quote from JackG8110 View Post :
The ssd that comes with that is an mSATA, and it takes up the same mSATA slot as you have in yours that is currently unused. Do not fret, I knew about the deal with the 16GB ssd, and I took the other one instead because of shop discover. The HD isn't even large enough to install an operating system unless it's linux, so you lose no funtionality whatsoever, except for a tiny little bit of space

You can in fact fit a 256gb mSATA ssd in this laptop, and that is what I'm planning on doing. Just look a little into mSATA hard drives and figure out what you like best, then get one. The difference in performance is massive.
thanks sir, this is brilliant info. very much appreciated!!
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#274
Quote from JackG8110 View Post :
The ssd that comes with that is an mSATA, and it takes up the same mSATA slot as you have in yours that is currently unused. Do not fret, I knew about the deal with the 16GB ssd, and I took the other one instead because of shop discover. The HD isn't even large enough to install an operating system unless it's linux, so you lose no funtionality whatsoever, except for a tiny little bit of space

You can in fact fit a 256gb mSATA ssd in this laptop, and that is what I'm planning on doing. Just look a little into mSATA hard drives and figure out what you like best, then get one. The difference in performance is massive.

where does this msata hd go? i mean does it replace the blue ray tray?
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#275
Quote from kidooo View Post :
where does this msata hd go? i mean does it replace the blue ray tray?
No, the blu-ray uses up a regular SATA slot, so if you wanted to buy a regular SATA ssd and replace the blu-ray player with that it would work (but it would also void your warranty. If you put the blu-ray back before sending it in for work you would probably be alright though).

mSATA is completely different and it uses an a different slot that is not utilized in this version of the y580. As far as I understand it most(all?) ultrabooks now have one of these slots. mSATA is much smaller than a typical SATA, and it's what makes it useful. So no, it doesn't replace the blu-ray.
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#276
Quote from JackG8110 View Post :
No, the blu-ray uses up a regular SATA slot, so if you wanted to buy a regular SATA ssd and replace the blu-ray player with that it would work (but it would also void your warranty. If you put the blu-ray back before sending it in for work you would probably be alright though).

mSATA is completely different and it uses an a different slot that is not utilized in this version of the y580. As far as I understand it most(all?) ultrabooks now have one of these slots. mSATA is much smaller than a typical SATA, and it's what makes it useful. So no, it doesn't replace the blu-ray.
Thanks for answer, so where exactly do i find this mSata slot
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#277
Quote from kidooo View Post :
Thanks for answer, so where exactly do i find this mSata slot
It's hard to miss

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/image...bl-1&px=-1

Just unscrew the bottom, plug the ssd into the slot, and wala. Very easy.
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#278
I'm having a big PITA trying to install and boot from my msata. Got the y580 during the thanksgiving weekend sale. Doing a clean install from an original OS .iso. Windows installer says my computer doesn't support booting from my msata. Pretty frustrated at this point. Refuse to use my 1tb but its currently a paperweight without it.
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#279
Quote from JackG8110 View Post :
It's hard to miss

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/image...bl-1&px=-1

Just unscrew the bottom, plug the ssd into the slot, and wala. Very easy.
Thanks
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#280
Quote from Tmsmith616 View Post :
I'm having a big PITA trying to install and boot from my msata. Got the y580 during the thanksgiving weekend sale. Doing a clean install from an original OS .iso. Windows installer says my computer doesn't support booting from my msata. Pretty frustrated at this point. Refuse to use my 1tb but its currently a paperweight without it.
Yeah I've heard of this. I googled it and there are a lot of explanations on the lenovo message boards.

I found this [150.202] page that I think can help you in this [lenovo.com] thread.

If thats not what you're looking for then just google "how to boot from msata y580," and look around a little more. Shouldn't be too tough to figure out.
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#281
Quote from JackG8110 View Post :
Yeah I've heard of this. I googled it and there are a lot of explanations on the lenovo message boards.

I found this [150.202] page that I think can help you in this [lenovo.com] thread.

If thats not what you're looking for then just google "how to boot from msata y580," and look around a little more. Shouldn't be too tough to figure out.
What a nightmare. I'm intimately familiar with both of those threads and many more. These threads are from the win 7 models of the y580. Seems the new bios for the 3630QM processors and windows 8 has locked me out of booting to an msata. I've basically ruled everything else out. Both links are useless because I didn't start with a cache drive and I don't want a cache drive. Plus those threads are both windows 7 threads.
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#282
Quote from Tmsmith616 View Post :
I'm having a big PITA trying to install and boot from my msata. Got the y580 during the thanksgiving weekend sale. Doing a clean install from an original OS .iso. Windows installer says my computer doesn't support booting from my msata. Pretty frustrated at this point. Refuse to use my 1tb but its currently a paperweight without it.
Did you make sure to enable legacy support and disable secure boot in bios?
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#283
Quote from Tmsmith616 View Post :
What a nightmare. I'm intimately familiar with both of those threads and many more. These threads are from the win 7 models of the y580. Seems the new bios for the 3630QM processors and windows 8 has locked me out of booting to an msata. I've basically ruled everything else out. Both links are useless because I didn't start with a cache drive and I don't want a cache drive. Plus those threads are both windows 7 threads.
Sorry that was of no help. I bought this laptop from this deal and I just ordered the 120GB Mushkin Atlas mSATA ssd today that should be coming in a week or so, and I'll be dealing with the same problems you're having then. Please let me know how you figure out this problem; I will definitely be having the same trouble.
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#284
Quote from kidooo View Post :
Did you make sure to enable legacy support and disable secure boot in bios?
There should be no reason to do so. Windows 8 is uefi compatible and should be installed in uefi for best performance. Legacy support is for old operating systems. Secure boot is not an obstacle because the install disk is designed to be recognized as secure along with the install it creates.
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#285
Quote from Tmsmith616 View Post :
There should be no reason to do so. Windows 8 is uefi compatible and should be installed in uefi for best performance. Legacy support is for old operating systems. Secure boot is not an obstacle because the install disk is designed to be recognized as secure along with the install it creates.
Makes sense, didn't realize you were trying to install windows 8

let me know if you find a solution as i would like to do the same
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