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Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500
alaScore 87

158 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 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. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the image quality and screen. Many are critical about the battery.

performance, price, usability, design, keyboard


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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the reliability and screen are mixed, while some have doubts about the touchpad and image quality.

performance, price, usability, design, portability

battery, image quality, touchpad

88% of the reviews on 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

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (

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: (

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: Pocket Lint (

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


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 trend. The 15-inch Z500 Touch - which joins the 14-inch Z400 Touch - fuses simple, elegant design...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: TechSmart (

Lenovo Z500 Touch screen

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Laique Khan (

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Review


A well-built touch laptop, Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 is a perfect desktop alternative that has earned its keep for entertainment as well as in work. Available for Rs. 54839 price bracket, Z500 feels a lot better compared to other laptops available at the...

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 (

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 59-341235


Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 (59-341235)

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 (

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: thebookperson (



wife uses it for internet

Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use","Fast","Powerful

Disappointed It Wasnt Tou

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

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: Confirmed purchaser (

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500


bad batery life

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications


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


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED
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


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


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I3-3120M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-4200M / I7-3520M / I7-3612QM / I7-3630QM / I7-3632QM