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Lenovo IdeaPad 500s (13.3-Inch, 2016)

Lenovo IdeaPad 500s (13.3-Inch, 2016)
alaScore 87

41 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad 500s (13.3-Inch, 2016). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability. The design also gets good comments, but some have doubts about the battery.

screen, design, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo IdeaPad 500s (13.3-Inch, 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andreas Kilian (

Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK Subnotebook Review


Eye-catcher. Lenovo's new 13.3-inch subnotebook attracts attention not only with technical highlights such as a current Intel Skylake processor, but also with its red casing. Our test reveals whether the IdeaPad 500S is a practical everyday companion...

base unit's good stability ; decent input devices ; viewing angle stable Full HD IPS screen ; no observable PWM flickering ; cool surfaces ; no throttling in the stress test ; useful speakers ; AC WiFi ; attractive design

screen's low maximum brightness ; slow memory card reader ; no maintenance hatches ; battery not easy to remove ; hardly gaming suitable ; only middling battery life in category comparison

Lenovo's IdeaPad 500S-13ISK would have to possess multiple core virtues, such as useful input devices, robust casing, a decent screen and the longest possible battery life, to pass as the ideal mobile companion. While the first two points can be...

Mar, 2016

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Works like its suppose to


The people that didn't like this probably didn't update anything right out of the box. With any computer product, please update software when you get it.



May, 2016

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Avoid this product like the plague


I would not recommend anybody to buy this product. And with the support I've gotten from Newegg, I would not recommend anybody by ANYTHING from Newegg again. They don't stand behind their products at all. Their feedback forum forces me to give it at...

Video constantly freezes. Applications randomly close. Computer boots out of sleep all by itself.

May, 2016

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I'd rather not...


I will rather buy a slightly more expensive model than to buy this one

lightweight resolution's fine

Loud noise Sleep doesn't work well -it'll boot by itself when the computer is closed -This turns out to spend a lot of battery while you 'think' the computer is in sleep If you play an online game, the graphic card will crash

Feb, 2016

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I do not recommend. The mouse left button is defective and Lenovo will not accept without the box. I had reached out to Newegg but they would not help even though I spend thousands of dollars with them. Disappointed.

lightweight, small, good resolution

video driver constantly crashes out of box. sometimes freezes out of sleep mode. worst of all, left click mouse button gets stuck and you have to wait for it to unstick itself before clicking again.

Dec, 2015

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Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK


often stops working, internet sudenly stops, at some point you can't even check email. Customer support doesn't allow returns or refunds. mause pad is a little hard to click. when turning off, although screens goes off, the pc itself takes longer to...

Dec, 2016

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Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK


The interface is an absolute and utter nightmare and a downgrade is not possible. I was planning to use this for work but it's impossible. I believe the interface is an attempt to make it easier to use for people with less experience of computers,...

Nov, 2016

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Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK


Laptop size & design, Screen is great to look at and i7/SSD combo makes it a fast machine. Battery may be a bit small long term but meets all the specs given.

HD size (128gb) may be a bit low but the deal was good enough to deal with external HD. Windows 10. So much bloat compared to 7 (prev machine)

Nov, 2016

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Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK


Good size laptop, nice finish and great performance

Keyboard press not as nice as high end yoga carbons

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (

Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK


Small, compact, powerful beautiful

Software issue; graphics card crashes.

Jul, 2016

Price comparison for Lenovo IdeaPad 500s (13.3-Inch, 2016)

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