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Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Series

Lenovo Ideapad Z500AProcessor: Intel Core i3 3110M, Intel Core i5 3210M, Intel Core i5 3230M, Intel Core i5 3320M, Intel Core i7 3632QM, Intel Pentium 2020M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.3kg, 2.4kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 75.71% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 70%, features: 63%, display: 60%
mobility: 76%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 80%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Z500 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 (59-341235) Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 is an excellent laptop to consider if you do not want to go much beyond the Rs. 50,000 price bracket. It offers very good performance and is very well put together. It just looks and feels a lot better than most of the alternatives available for that much money. The slim profile adds to that. Factor in the fairly robust gaming capabilities into the mix, and you begin to wonder what Lenovo were doing all along, when they can actually make a laptop as good as this!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Unterhaltsam – 15,6-Zoll-Notebook mit GeForce GT 645M für Office und Multimedia
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-20202

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-20202Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-20202
Processor: Intel Core i7 3632QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Z500 (Series)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 - na multimédia i hry
Source: Notebook.cz 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

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59-366644

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59-366644Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59-366644
Processor: Intel Pentium 2020M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Z500 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59351733

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59351733Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59351733
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Z500 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 (59351733)
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59351745

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59351745Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59351745
Processor: Intel Core i3 3110M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Z500 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 (59351745)
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 83% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%
Przyzwoite 15 cali w dobrej cenie
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good performance; good quality materials; good price; decent microphone. Negative: Low brightness of the display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2013

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59367049

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59367049Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59367049
Processor: Intel Core i5 3320M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Z500 (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 : un bon PC portable pénalisé par son écran
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59367598

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59367598Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59367598
Processor: Intel Pentium 2020M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Z500 (Series)

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/14/2013

 

Lenovo Ideapad Z500A

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad Z500ANotebook: Lenovo Ideapad Z500A
Processor: Intel Core i5 3230M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Z500 (Series)

 

Lenovo Ideapad Z500A – Красота И Мощь
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish aluminium case; good performance; good connectivity. Negative: Not good color of the glossy display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2014

 

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Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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

NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M:

Rebranded GeForce GT 645M/640M with minimal improvements to power consumption. Can also be based on the slower GK208 chip (only 64 bit memory interface).

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

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

NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M:

Essentially a renamed GeForce GT 555M available in two or more variants with 96 or 144 shaders and 128 bit / 192 bit  DDR3 or GDDR5 memory.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge): Processor graphics card which is integrated in the Sandy Bridge Pentium and Celeron processors. Similar to the desktop HD Graphics 2000 and not related to the old Arrandale processor graphics with the same name.

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


Intel Core i5:

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz

3320M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 Graphics, core clock 2.6 - 3.3 GHz

3230M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.6 - 3.2 GHz

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).

Intel Pentium:

2020M: Dual-core processor based on the Ivy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Pentium brand, many features of the Sandy Bridge core are deactivated.

Intel Core i3:

3110M: Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, 2.4 GHz core clock (no turbo), includes HD 4000 GPU


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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


2.2 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


75.71%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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