Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 reviews and prices: 15.6" Laptop computer

112 customer reviews

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8.4 out of 10 based on 112 reviews.
Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 with Intel Core-i5 i5-3210M 2.5 GHz Dual Core Core Processor, 6GB of Memory and 1000GB Storage on Windows 8. Built-in disc drive, 3 hours of battery See full product description

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David, Leigh, Lancashire General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Nice design, pin sharp and bright screen, powerful I7 processor, 6 GB memory and 1 TB hard drive, easy to use gesture touchpad eliminates the need for a mouse, backlit keyboard, quiet in operation, NVidia graphics accelerator - all adds up to an attractive specification at a very good price. Took the 2 years warranty extension for affordable piece of mind. No problems.
Bad points:
I have found that the Windows 8 transition from Windows XP takes a little time and patience but it is solid in operation on this laptop with a fast start up.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Dec 2013

heather, General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The soft keyboard is really great and I have been pleased with the connection speed to the internet.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Dec 2013

brett, Often on the move

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good fast laptop, reliable with 3 hours battery life loads quickly and runs like a dream
Bad points:
Windows 8
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Nov 2013

Helen, General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Good value for money, am overall happy with my purchase.
Bad points:
Can be a little slow starting up sometimes, and the keys are not that sensitive
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Oct 2013

Tim, Robertsbridge Often on the move

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Smart & fast
Bad points:
A little heavy
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Oct 2013

A , Plymouth General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Looks lovely
Lightweight
Good price
Bad points:
Battery life only 3 1/2 hours
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Dec 2013

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
bad batery life
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Dec 2013

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Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.6
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1366 x 768
Operating system Windows 8
Operating system Windows 8 64-bit
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
RAM (Gigabytes) 6
RAM (Gigabytes) 8
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 1000
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 1024
Number of cores Dual Core
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i5
Processor series Core-i5
Processor series Core-i7
Processor number i7-3632QM
Processor number i5-3210M
Processor number 3230M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.6
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.5
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.2
Number of USB ports 4
Number of USB ports 3
Connections HDMI
Connections VGA
Built-in disc drive Yes
Card reader Yes
Battery life (Hours) 5
Battery life (Hours) 3
Weight (kg) 2.53
Weight (kg) 2.58
Weight (kg) 2.2
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card brand Intel HD Graphics
Graphics card brand nVidia GeForce
Graphics card model number Nvidia GeForce
Graphics card model number GT 635M
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 2048
Type of hard drive SSD
Release date 2013-04-01

Also known as: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500T, Lenovo Z500

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Manufacturer's Description

Twenty-five percent slimmer than standard laptops, the IdeaPad® Z500 offers a thinner and lighter laptop alternative without compromising processor performance. The Z500’s tactile soft-touch exterior and AccuType keyboard offer consumers a sleek yet sturdy laptop design.

The IdeaPad Z500 combines mobility with power in a sleek design. The Intelligent Touchpad is optimized for the new Windows 8 interface with easyscroll, zoom and rotate functions.

The Z500 features specialized stereo speakers for extra bass with Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio certification for immersive sound. The integrated 720p HD webcam and DVD reader/writer offer a specialist entertainment experience.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 are 25 percent slimmer than a standard laptop, without compromising on processor or graphic performance. Equipped with a powerful third generation standard voltage Intel Core i5 processor, instead of the low-voltage processors used on ultraportable laptops, the Z500 comes in a cool enamel white finish, and a soft-touch exterior and 15.6-inch LED backlit touchscreen display, respectively. With the latest Intel graphics technology, smart features like Intelligent Touchpad and access to Lenovo Cloud, the Z500 laptop offers users a slim laptop with robust performance.


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