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Lenovo Ideapad 500S Series

Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISKProcessor: Intel Core i5 6200U, Intel Core i7 6500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520, NVIDIA GeForce 940M
Display: 13.3 inch, 14 inch
Weight: 1.52kg, 1.562kg
Price: 799, 999 euro
Average Score: 75.9% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 64%, performance: 61%, features: 62%, display: 82%
mobility: 71%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 90%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK

The Lenovo IdeaPad 500S is a thin and light high-performance laptop designed for everyday use. Its chassis is largely from metal and it is lightweight at merely 1.52 kg. Beneath the hood, it is powered by an Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3 GHz processor, 8 GB RAM, and a 500 GB hybrid drive. Together with an Intel HD Graphics 520, the Full HD IPS panel (1920 x 1080 pixels) makes for rich graphic experience. Standard connectivity is available on this machine with three USB ports (two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port), a Gigabit Ethernet port and an HDMI port for video output. These ports are strategically located on the sides with no interface both on the front or the rear of the machine. Networking is supported by both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. The white-backlit keyboard provides light for use under low-lit conditions and the ClickPad is equally responsive. Sound quality is loud and clear on its stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater. The Windows 10 system delivers a decent battery life of up to 7 hours.

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISKNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK
Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.52kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 71% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

81.5% Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK Subnotebook Review | Notebookcheck
Eye-catcher. Lenovo's new 13.3-inch subnotebook attracts attention not only with technical highlights such as a current Intel Skylake processor, but also with its red casing. Our test reveals whether the IdeaPad 500S is a practical everyday companion beyond that.

Foreign Reviews

71% Starkes Display in schicker Verpackung
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 64% performance: 55% features: 73% display: 84% mobility: 68% ergonomy: 68%
71% Starkes Display in schicker Verpackung
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 64% performance: 55% features: 73% display: 84% mobility: 68% ergonomy: 68%
Lenovo IdeaPad 500S 13 – практичный компаньон
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good processor; hybrid drive; quite comfortable keyboard; good IPS-display; good autonomy; light weight. Negative: Poor cameras; low brightness.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2016
Lenovo IdeaPad 500S 13 – практичный компаньон
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good processor; hybrid drive; quite comfortable keyboard; good IPS-display; good autonomy; light weight. Negative: Poor cameras; low brightness.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2016
Đánh giá Lenovo IdeaPad 500S: thiết kế bắt mắt, hiệu năng khá, pin trung bình, giá 13 triệu
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; relatively light weight; good sound; fairly performance; decent cooling system. Negative: Average display; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2016
Đánh giá Lenovo IdeaPad 500S: thiết kế bắt mắt, hiệu năng khá, pin trung bình, giá 13 triệu
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; relatively light weight; good sound; fairly performance; decent cooling system. Negative: Average display; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2016

 

Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISKNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14ISK
Processor: Intel Core i7 6500U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2048 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.562kg
Price: 999 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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80.1% Lenovo IdeaPad 500s-14ISK Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Pushing its luck? Lenovo has presented us a 14-inch lightweight laptop, that aims to be an ultra-mobile high-end device with a ULV Core i7 and GeForce 940M. On the whole, the plan proves to be successful - however, the display does not meet this claim at all.

 

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.

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

NVIDIA GeForce 940M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture.

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


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.

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.

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


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


1.52 kg:

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

1.562 kg:


75.9%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2016-04-26 (Update: 2016-04-26)