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Lenovo Ideapad 500 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad 500-15ISK-80NT00LMMHProcessor: AMD Carrizo A10-8700P, Intel Core i5 6200U, Intel Core i5 6267U, Intel Core i7 6500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R6 M340DX, AMD Radeon R7 M360, Intel Iris Graphics 550
Display: 14 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.542kg, 2.3kg
Price: 599, 799, 999 euro
Average Score: 74.34% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 67%, features: 48%, display: 77%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 90%

 

Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK-80NT00D8GE

Is it a business laptop or multimedia laptop? Maybe that is the question that a possible buyer wants to be answered. What we have here is a device with potential. Having an Intel Core i5-6500U processor with AMD Radeon R7 M360 graphics card supported by 8 GB RAM and a 1 TB HDD, it can handle your daily office tasks as well as some gaming thanks to a Radeon graphics card. But you should not expect a great gaming experience. If you want to play some old games or maybe some online games, this is possible. As expected from all Lenovo devices, this model also has a good keyboard, but it should not be compared with a ThinkPad keyboard. Typing feels good and the key feedback is convincing. Talking about multimedia, what we see here is a nice, matte Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS screen with good contrast ratio and viewing angles. The screen bezel is kept a bit too thick in our opinion, since it takes up to much space. However, this is something you can get used to. Even though the surface is all plastic, it does not feel cheap, since it look like brushed aluminum. This laptop weighs about 2.3 kg. Thus it is not very mobile. In addition, there is only a 4-cell battery, which can provide 4 hours of usage at its best; not something we would want to see in a mobile companion. Another thing to consider is its choice of storage. A good-old HDD with 1 TB storage is what used here. Is it enough for regular user? Sure. But if you want fast opening times and shorter response times, you will have to switch to an SSD disk. Since there is only one 2.5-inch slot, you will have to give away the large 1 TB HDD. Besides the good screen, the sound system is another good aspect of this laptop. A JBL sound system makes for premium sound output and you get your money's worth in this aspect. Since the device does not have any business features and lacks a powerful processor, we can certainly say it is for multimedia usage. You can watch videos, surf online and at least play some not so demanding games. HDMI and VGA allow connecting external screens. In addition, there is a DVD writer. Although it might be considered outdated, it could still be useful for some users. Before you consider buying this model, what you have to think about is your type of usage. If you are thinking of a laptop which you are going to leave at a place such as your desk or TV unit for instance and don't need much of a connectivity besides a screen output and a few USB ports, then this device is for you. You can do your work, watch movies on your TV etc. But if you plan to be mobile and need better connectivity, you are better off looking at other models. Hands on by: Umit Yilmaz Gunes

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK-80NT00D8GENotebook: Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK-80NT00D8GE
Processor: Intel Core i7 6500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M360
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 61.33% - poor

Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

74% Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK Review
Source: Think Digit English
Lenovo IdeaPad 500 is a complete multimedia laptop for users that need a little bit of everything. It does have a powerful hardware inside but lacks in a few important sectors like the average display and battery backup. If features like the RealSense and the JBL speakers coupled with Dolby audio can cover up for what it lacks, this one is definitely worth considering, given its attractive selling price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 74%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad 500
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo Ideapad 500 has enough performance for solid multitasking; a great, responsive keyboard to enable your productivity; and Intel RealSense, which offers a few interesting capabilities now, with more possible in the future. While its display and hard drive speeds aren't ideal, the Ideapad 500's biggest drawback is its short battery life, which detracts from the machine's portability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo IdeaPad 500
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo Ideapad 500 has enough performance for solid multitasking; a great, responsive keyboard to enable your productivity; and Intel RealSense, which offers a few interesting capabilities now, with more possible in the future. While its display and hard drive speeds aren't ideal, the Ideapad 500's biggest drawback is its short battery life, which detracts from the machine's portability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2016

Foreign Reviews

50% Lenovo IdeaPad 500-15ISK
Source: Konsument.at - Heft 06/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
Lenovo IdeaPad 500: мултимедийни лаптопи от най-нoво поколение
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Ехсеllеnt buіld quаlіtу; hіgh pеrfоrmаnсе; flехіblе funсtіоnаlіtу; good рrісе.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2015

 

Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ACZ
Processor: AMD Carrizo A10-8700P
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R6 M340DX 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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72.4% Lenovo IdeaPad 500-15ACZ Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Disappointing. It has been a while since we have had a laptop based on a dual graphics solution by AMD. However, Lenovo seemingly does everything to let the IdeaPad look as bad as possible in our tests.

 

Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK 80NT005WGE

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK 80NT005WGENotebook: Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK 80NT005WGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 6500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M360 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 999 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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75.2% Lenovo IdeaPad 500-15ISK Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Inferior screen. Lenovo has put a price tag of just under 1000 Euros (~$1121) on its IdeaPad. The high price dictates the delivery of an outstanding all-rounder. However, Lenovo cannot serve with this. Once again we found the same issues as those we have recently seen in many Lenovo laptops: Price and performance are not in conformity.

 

Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK-80NT00UDGE

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK-80NT00UDGENotebook: Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK-80NT00UDGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M360
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Lenovo IdeaPad 500-15ISK
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK – С Задатками Лидера
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish appearance, FHD resolution display; excellent JBL speakers; ergonomic keyboard. Negative: TN-matrix.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2016

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-14ISK

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-14ISKNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-14ISK
Processor: Intel Core i5 6267U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Graphics 550
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.542kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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83.5% Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-14ISK (80TK003KGE) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Silver companion! Lenovo presents another 14-inch lightweight that is furnished with a ULV processor and Intel Iris graphics. Its attempt to mingle in the premium range is not completely successful. Our in-depth report reveals why Lenovo's subnotebook fails and how the review sample fares in our demanding test course.

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 500-15ISK-80NT00LMMH

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 500-15ISK-80NT00LMMHNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 500-15ISK-80NT00LMMH
Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M360
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 87% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

100% Lenovo IdeaPad 500 15 80NT00LMMH - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
74% Lenovo ideapad 500 inceleme masamızda
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 76% display: 70%
Lenovo IdeaPad 500-15ISK teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent touchpad. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2016

 

Comment

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, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. 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.


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

AMD Radeon R7 M360: Entry level to mid range dedicated GPU based on a new GCN 2.0 / 1.2 chip in 28nm. Supports DirectX 12, Vulcan and FreeSync.

AMD Radeon R6 M340DX: Dual-graphics combination of an integrated Radeon R6 (Carrizo A10-8700P) and dedicated Radeon R5 M330. As a hybrid Crossfire solution, performance will depend heavily on driver support for the game. Performance may be even faster on a single R6 if driver support is poor.

Intel Iris Graphics 550: Integrated GPU (GT3e) with 48 EUs and dedicated eDRAM memory found on some Skylake CPU models (28 W series).

» 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.  

6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

AMD Carrizo:

A10-8700P: Mid-range Carrizo APU of 2015 containing two "Excavator" CPU modules (with 4 integer and 2 FP cores counted as 4 compute cores). Performance can differ greatly depending on the configured TDP (ranging from 12 to 35 Watts).

Intel Core i5:

6200U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

6267U: Skylake-based dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated Iris Graphics 550 GPU with eDRAM memory and is manufactured in 14 nm.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


1.542 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

2.3 kg:

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


74.34%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Dell Latitude 15 E5570-X2DCY
Radeon R7 M360, Core i7 6600U
HP Pavilion 15-ab111ng
Radeon R7 M360, Carrizo A10-8700P

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