02-08-2013 07:50 AM
Looking to choose between Z580 IdeaPad and T530 laptop.
This will be my first laptop. Been a desktop power user most of my life
The notebook specifications for the Z580 are: I7 3520M, 2.9 GHz, 15”, Win 7 , 4G Ram, 500 HD.
A couple of quick questions on the Z580 notebook:
What would the average battery life, I can expect(from this notebook) given that it has a 6 cell lithium?
My web activities will be: Web surfing, Email, Reading social networks occasionally Watching movies.
Can I buy/replace the 6 cell battery on the Z580 with a 9 cell lithium after I purchase the laptop?
Will a 9 cell fit in this model?
In your opinion is the wireless connection steady i.e. minimal dropping of connection?
Thanks for your help.
02-08-2013 09:42 AM - edited 02-08-2013 09:43 AM
If long battery life and wireless connectivity are most important for you, you should get the thinkpad since their batteries have more WHr than an ideapad for the same 6-cell, though the batteries are heavier. Thinkpads usually have better wifi out of the factory, but you can install a much better wifi if you opt for the ideapad which comes with an entry level wifi adapter. One more thing, the battery with the Z-580 only comes with 6-cell while the thinkpad has the option for 9-cell battery.