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Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and portability. The usability and price also get good opinions. There are some negative views about the sound and battery, while views are divided on the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the keyboard and portability are overall positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the sound and screen, while there are some mixed opinions about the size.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Dark Chocolate) - (Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, WeLenovo IdeaPad Z500 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Dark Chocolate) - (Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, We

Nov, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by: Alan Dexter (techradar.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch review

 

A gaming laptop with a touchscreen that doesn't cost the earth

Strong CPU ; Reasonable gaming machine ; Good value for money ; Responsive touchscreen ; Plenty of RAM

Poor battery life ; A bit heavy ; Low-res screen ; Sluggish drive performance

Despite our initial impressions, which are bound to throw anyone looking at the machine without knowing who or what it is actually aimed at, a lot of careful thought has gone into piecing the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch together. It may not make all that...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch 15-inch laptop pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch adds a touchscreen and Windows 8 to its existing Z-series line, bringing the models bang up to date with the current touch

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch review

 

A powerful general-purpose laptop with good gaming performance, but its screen could be better

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch review

 

Its battery life is not great as a travelling companion, giving us just 4 hours of streaming video and when using the economy integrated graphics. But the size and weight of the Z500 Touch mean that it will probably spend most of its time sitting on a...

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch does have some rough edges – we'd happily trade the touch-screen for full-HD screen or a fast internal drive. Even so, the Z500 Touch is a well-built desktop replacement machine that could earn its keep for entertainment...

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):5 / 6
Battery performance:3400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.4
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance:No / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Chocolate / Chocolate / Grey
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter power:90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce G740M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:I3-3120M / I5-3230M
Processor boost frequency:3.2
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:I3-3120M / I5-3230M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:71465 / 72056
Processor code:SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:Y

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4
Height:1 / 1.13
Height (front):0.378
Height (rear):1
Weight:4.85 / 5.69 / 5.73 / 6.39
Width:14.8