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Lenovo Z500 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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A slender 25.4mm profile with a soft touch feel in Enamel White or Chocolate Brown gives the IdeaPad Z500 laptop a bold look that matches its powerful performance. It's also easy to clean, so... More
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this portable PC. This Lenovo laptop received a "Recommended" award from Techradar.

Average Expert Reviews

This notebook PC has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and 01net.com.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Z500 is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo Z500 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Lenovo Z500 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo Z500 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z500 is 380MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

On average Lenovo medium processor core laptops have good reviews as do all laptops manufactured by Lenovo.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z500 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Z500 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. The total storage capacity of the Lenovo Z500 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z500.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Z500 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Z500 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Z500 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 120GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Lenovo Z500 has one of the biggest hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z500 have speaker power of between 1W and 11W. The Lenovo Z500 has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo Z500 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Z500 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Z500 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z500 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z500 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z500 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Z500.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo Z500 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Z500 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Lenovo Z500 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z500 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Z500 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo Z500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Z500. The weights of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Z500 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B[plb_2471097_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Z500 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z500 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z500.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB).

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo Z500 has a relatively standard battery life (5.5 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
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Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
Networking Standard
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
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Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
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Certificates
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
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2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(25)
14 August 2013

A powerful general-purpose laptop with good gaming performance, but its screen could be better.

14 August 2013

A powerful general-purpose laptop with good gaming performance, but its screen could be better...

24 July 2013

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...

27 June 2013

Overall, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch is an interesting mainstream addition to the market place. Admittedly there are better pure-gaming machines out there, but they tend to cost a good deal more...

Techradar

27 June 2013

Overall, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch is an interesting mainstream addition to the market place. Admittedly there are better pure-gaming machines out there, but they tend to cost a good deal more...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 17 March 2014 by Mike Anderson
(Verified Purchase)

Very good spec for the money. Had it 1 month now and can't fault it. Be warned tho this is not the touchscreen version...

Reviewed 4 June 2014 by Luiz
(Verified Purchase)

DO NOT BUY LENOVO PLEASE. IF YOU LIKE YOUR MONEY AND YOURSELF DO NOT BUY IT. SO MANY PROBLEMS WITH BATTERY NO SUPPORT ETC. Yes but are you going to buy another battery that cost almost another... Read more…

Reviewed 13 April 2015 by Rob Taylor
(Verified Purchase)

Hello reader, Firstly, this laptop seems like a bargain and has very high specs for the price. However, 9 months down the line and I'm having a problem with the battery and the WiFi. If you simply... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2014 by Quinn U.
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing performance/value. Plays The Bureau: XCOM Declassified with all the graphics settings maxed out, with no drop in performance. Note that the processor can clock itself up to 3.1 GHz for a... Read more…

Reviewed 24 February 2014 by Stuart Axford
(Verified Purchase)

Received my new laptop a few days after order, and was disappointed that the laptop did not have the backlit keyboard or 1920x1080 display as advertised. Have returned for refund and awaiting... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 59380480, lenovo i53230, lenovo i53230m
Barcodes 00000059372918, 00887770848748, 00887770848779, 00887770915761, 00887942520823
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