Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 (IdeaPad Z500 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 75%, features: 60%, display: 30% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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

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

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


3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


2.3 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.


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 %

Lenovo reviews


80%: 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, 2012-12-18 (Update: 2012-12-18)