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Lenovo IdeaPad P500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and price. The keyboard and performance are also appreciated, but the energy efficiency and battery get negative views. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

screen, performance, keyboard, price, usability

battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Lenovo IdeaPad P500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad P500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on

design, durability, price, performance

portability, energy

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Lenovo - IdeaPad 15.6" Laptop - 6GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - Graphite Gray-Model: P500 - 59345704

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two thumbs up


I like it. Works great for what I need it for. Easy to use and set up. Love the touch screen. Keeps getting better and better the more I use itThis product is... Big screen size, easy to set upAbout me... Budget Conscious, Parent with kids, Social...

touch screen & hard drive

short battery life while gaming

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Screen went dark after 3 days and Poor Wireless Ca


This was the second Lenovo refurbished laptop that I rordered. The first machine had a poor wireless card. The wireless connection did not work unless you were sitting next to the router. Second machine worked great for about 3 days, then the screen...

Backlit keys, weight

Display went dark after 3 days, and could not see screen, wireless card defective


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Great machine, lacks warranty, not for newbies


This would have received 5 stars if Lenovo offered ANY warranty on this refurbished machine.The Outstanding - The Win 8 touch screen is easier for my adult son with Cerebral palsy and a significant shake. This is the first computer he can use. Thank...

Fast, capable, lots of memory and disk, many features, feels solid

No warranty - 15 day return. Win 8 is for phones NOT for real work

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Great laptop for any use!


Lenovo has done it. This laptop offers a lot for the money. It's refurbished by manufactures specs. That and the price takes the concern away. I would recommend this laptop to anyone.This product is... A touch pad that works great, Big screen size,...

Fast, touch screen, windows 8

Speakers are underneath but not a deal breaker

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Wi-Fi out on arrival


This seemed like a good deal, but the Wi-Fi antenna was bad. Showed weak signal and dropped connections often. Could not even get through the setup process. Returned and got a new HP which worked perfectly out of the box. Design seemed good, but...


Wi-Fi not working on arrival

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I returned the product after one week.


Lenovo popup ads very annoying & Lenovo's fix was to complex. After downloading Windows 8.1 I couldn't connect my wireless printer. When I transferred my Office Word files, I was not able to open then, the error message indicated "no such path". Even...

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Failed after 4 months


Computer is only used for Word/Excel a Photo Program & web surfing. Way more powerful than the 2007 Toshiba I have to use now because this computer Crashes on a daily basis after only 4 months. Original didn't he same after only 1 month but thought it...

Good Features

But the features don't work

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Good touch bad screen


Had it for a 4 months and the laptop screen turns really dark, not stopped but too dark. Called Brazil´s Lenovo suport and they said no warranty in Brazil. Pretty disappointedThis product is... A touch pad that works great, easy to set upAbout me......

Good touch, backlit, keyboard

poor Camera should be HD. Display dosen´t works good. disapponited

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Love, love, love it!!


I got this laptop for my birthday about 6 months ago, and I just love it. Windows 8 takes a bit to get used to, but like everything else, it's a breeze when you get the hang of it. I think for the money, this is by far the "best buy". The only...

Fast, and very easy to use

Keyboard can be slow to catch up to a fast typist

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had trouble from start


Had it for month and a half and the laptop screen completely stopped working! it had never worked right from the get go..some other things, like keyboard shortcuts, responded slowly for a i5 unusually slow at times...Companies...

would be ok, if it would work

short battery life