Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-20202


Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-20202
Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-20202 (IdeaPad Z500 Series)
Graphics adapter
8192 MB 
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, glossy: yes
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)


Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 70%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-20202

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch review
Source: Techradar English
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 than this, especially if you want real performance. This is a well-thought out system that can play the latest games with a few compromises here and there, and for the money, that's hard to scoff at.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch review: a well-built desktop replacement machine
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch does have some rough edges – we'd happily trade the touch-screen for full-HD screen or a fast internal drive. Even so, the Z500 Touch is a well-built desktop replacement machine that could earn its keep for entertainment at home or more demanding work in the office.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 - na multimédia i hry
Source: CZ→EN
Positive: Convincing performance; excellent speakers; quiet cooling system. Negative: Only 100 Mbit Ethernet; average display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/20/2012


NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M: Higher clocked GeForce GT 640M.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3632QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.2 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller. The speciality of the i7-3632QM is the low TDP of 35 Watt compared to 45 Watt of the other Ivy Bridge quad core CPUs (e.g. 3610QM).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.4 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.


From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.

75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-03- 1 (Update: 2013-03- 1)