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Lenovo Z500
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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 Mar 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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20 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of Techradar decided that concluded that they would recommend this notebook PC and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and 01net.com this notebook PC has an average expert rating of 75%.

Good for Gaming

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.”.

Good Size

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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8 Reasons Against

Poor Design

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).

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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 notebook PC.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z500

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").

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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 notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Average Weight

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.

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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.

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Specification

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Processor Cores
Processor Family
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Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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L3 Cache
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Processor Threads
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Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Glossy Display
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
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
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
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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

(20)
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 00887770848779, 00887770915761, 00887942520823
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