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Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 268 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. Comments about the keyboard and portability are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the touchpad and image quality. Views are divided on the battery.

performance, usability, price, portability, keyboard

screen, reliability, 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 164 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. Views about the portability and keyboard are overall positive. The usability and price also get good reviews. The image quality and reliability get less positive opinions. The touchpad and battery get mixed opinions.

performance, price, usability, keyboard, portability

reliability, image quality

85% 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 (Dark Chocolate) - (Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia

Aug, 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: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 59-341235

 

The Lenovo Z500 is a stylish mainstream laptop that can handle everyday tasks with ease. This sleek device is powered with Intel Core i5 (3rd generation) 2.5 GHz With Turbo Boost upto 3.1 GHz processor and runs on the latest Windows 8 OS. The Lenovo...

Jul, 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: gyanaranjanmahapa (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo Ideapad Z500

 

Hiii friends.i have a lenovo laptop and I also use in 3 years.in my opinion lenovo is the best of market to another laptop.in this laptop high specifiction is there.high featers.its color also a browen chocalate color.and its bettry back up is very...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: tumpachowdhury (mouthshut.com)

Lenovo Ideapad Z500

 

Lenevo Ideapad z500 is a best laptop ever. I always use to with one brand, that is Lenovo. This laptop is very friendly to use. Màinly I like its technical side. It has some outstanding colors. According to its features, price is not very high. Anybody...

Feb, 2016

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

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Unknown / Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / 5 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Panel Type:TN
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT630M / GEF GT740M / GeForce GT 740M / GEFORCE GT635M / Geforce GT645M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / HM77 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:I3-3120M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-4200M / I7-3520M / I7-3612QM / I7-3630QM / I7-3632QM
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:31 / 37.5

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000