One Lenovo Z500 owner who purchased this laptop thought it was good for gaming. Expert review site Expert Reviews said three years ago “A powerful general-purpose laptop with good gaming performance.”.
One Lenovo Z500 reviewer who bought the Lenovo Z500 thought it was thin. Three years ago Expert Reviews said “It’s surprisingly slim for a general-purpose laptop, being 25mm thick”.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Very New PCI Express Slot Version
When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years, the Lenovo Z500's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest. The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z500 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.
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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Notebook PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo Z500 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews
Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.
Quite 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 portable PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Z500 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.
If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T520 (2.7GHz and higher rated).
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z500 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Z500 has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo Z500 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z500.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z500, the Lenovo Z500 has a front camera.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Z500 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z500 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.
Quite High Speaker Power
The lowest speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 1W and the highest is 11W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Lenovo Z500 has one of the higher speaker power amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo Z500 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.
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One person mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was not good looking. Expert website Expert Reviews said “It doesn’t look quite as stylish as other laptops in this price range.” in their review of this laptop.
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Lenovo Z500 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z500 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
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 notebook PC.
Very Short Battery Life
At only 5 hours, the Lenovo Z500 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Z500. The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. 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.
If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the X1 Carbon (SSD) both from Lenovo.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and type.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.
Average Screen Size
The Lenovo Z500 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z500.
There are a number of alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the Lenovo T520 which has better reviews.
If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 (17.3").
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 notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
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With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Z500 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z500.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z500 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
1366 x 768
Contrast Ratio (typical)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Intel HD Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive Type
Number of Built-In Speakers
Dolby Home Theater v4
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
TV Tuner Integrated
Operating System Installed
CyberLink Power2Go 6.0, Dolby Home Theater, CyberLink Youcam, Dolby Home Theater 4, ArcSoft PhotoStudio Paint, Lenovo Ebook and Quick Notes, PowerCinema
DO NOT BUY LENOVO PLEASE.
IF YOU LIKE YOUR MONEY AND YOURSELF DO NOT BUY IT.
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