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Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Z500. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the portability and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the touchpad and image quality, and the reliability and battery get mixed reviews.

performance, usability, price, design, portability

screen, image quality, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 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. People are impressed by the portability and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the touchpad and image quality, and there are some mixed views about the battery and reliability.

performance, price, usability, design, portability

image quality, touchpad

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 Laptop (Dark Chocolate) - (Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 15.6-inch Laptop (White) - (Intel Core i7 2.2GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows Lenovo Ideapad Z500 15.6-inch Laptop (Dark Chocolate) - (Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Notebook

 

Balanced. The IdeaPad Z500-MBYG2GE is aimed at performance hungry multimedia users in particular. With an energy-saving Quad-Core and a GeForce GT 645M, the 15-inch device offers sufficient power for most (3D) applications. We have reviewed the...

Balanced components, Unique power adapter design, Good bundled applications, Moderate weight, Large hard disk, Slim build, Successful design, Great performance, The case is visually pleasing

Low brightness display with glare and poor viewing angles, High temperature emission under load, Few connection interfaces, No upgrade options, Non-removable battery, Outdated GPU driver, Fast Ethernet LAN only, Loud DVD burner, Unstable keyboard, A...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 (59-341235) Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 is an excellent laptop to consider if you do not want to go much beyond the Rs. 50,000 price bracket. It offers very good performance and is very well put together. It just looks and feels a lot better than most of the...

Very good performance, Well built, Fairly solid gaming capabilities, Better than expected battery life

Keyboard is a little difficult to get used to

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: TechSmart (techsmart.co.za)

Lenovo Z500 Touch screen

 
Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Laique Khan (techmagnifier.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Review

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 is the latest laptop available for purchase in the market. This new laptop comes with gaming capabilities.

• Excellent build quality ; • Value for money ; • High performance ; • Good display

• Lacks Blu-ray ; • No SSD

Impressively built with slim profile, Z500 offers a good touch display along with capabilities to handle most of the high end video games. It comes as an interesting mainstream add on for the tech savvy, especially gaming freaks. Though there are...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Vishal Mathur (digit.in)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 59-341235

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 is an excellent laptop to consider if you do not want to go much beyond the Rs. 50,000 price bracket. It offers very good performance and is very well put together. It just looks and feels a lot better than most of the...

Very good performance ; Well built ; Fairly solid gaming capabilities ; Better than expected battery life

Keyboard is a little difficult to get used to

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Rperez (newegg.com)

Bad Lenovo Service

 

The Machine comes with UEFI secure boot which can be a pain if you wana upgrade the hard drive. To reach the hard drive and ram you have to pretty much unassemble the whole laptop.

Solid build, looks good, nice specs

The machine does not come with the Windows 8 product key that is associated with the license already paid for in the price. The Lenovo Customer Service kept insisting on selling me a new one instead of providing the key the was already paid for

May, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

lenovo Z500 (59361311)

 

UEFI is a huge pain but otherwise it's a good machine

The first thing you notice is how solidly built the laptop is. It also has a beautiful screen

I was unaware that it would contain UEFI instead of a traditional BIOS so I had to boot into Windows and disable secure boot and enable legacy mode to get my Linux partition loaded. There is no way to select which device to boot from anymore which is...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: shubham_bangad (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo Ideapad Z500

 

Lenovo z500 is one of the best laptops I have ever seen. This laptop is mainly known by its lavish design. The color of this laptop is really very unique than any other laptops in the market. Its dark chocolate brown in colour. Lenovo has built...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

 

light weight, good battery life and illuminated keyboard

front edge of laptop is a bit uncomfortable when using it to surf. could do with being more rounded

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

 

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...

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

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2

Processor

Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3

Processor special features

Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No