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Lenovo Z500 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Dec 2012
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17 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo Z500 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Z500. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Z500 range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z500, the Lenovo Z500 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Tecra W50, or the Tecra W50 (£2,258.39) both from Toshiba or the HP ZBook 17.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Z500 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Z500.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z500 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z500 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Z500.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 (16GB), or the Toshiba Tecra W50 (32GB) which is also cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Z500 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Tecra W50, or the Tecra W50 (£2,258.39) both from Toshiba or the HP ZBook 17.

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Light

At only 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Z500 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z500. The weights of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Z500 range from 430g to 4.8kg.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z500 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Lenovo Z500 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z500 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo Z500 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Narrow

The average width of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Z500 is 380mm, and the widths range from 240mm to 430mm. The Lenovo Z500 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of this type and age (only 375 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z500 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo Z500 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Short Battery Life

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h. At only 3 hours, the Lenovo Z500 has a very short battery life compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Tecra W50 (4.5h and cheaper), or the Tecra W50 (£2,258.39) (4.5h and cheaper) both from Toshiba or the Lenovo W540 (6h and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Z500 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Z500. The slowest memory clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z500 is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Z500 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z500

Released Over Four Years Ago

Lenovo released the Z500 over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z500 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the ZBook 17 (2.4GHz), or the ZBook 17 (£2,205.64) (2.5GHz) both from HP or the Lenovo W540 (2.4GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Z500 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z500.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Z500 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z500.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the ZBook 17 (17.3" and cheaper), or the ZBook 17 (£2,205.64) (17.3" and cheaper) both from HP.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the W540, or the W540 both from Lenovo.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Tecra W50 (SSD), or the Tecra W50 (£2,258.39) (SSD) both from Toshiba which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Integrated 4G WiMAX
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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Built-In Microphone
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Audio System
Camera
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Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
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DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
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Keyboard
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel AES New Instructions
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
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Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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Expert Reviews

(25)
14 August 2013

A powerful general-purpose laptop with good gaming performance, but its screen could be better.

14 August 2013

A powerful general-purpose laptop with good gaming performance, but its screen could be better...

24 July 2013

Impressively built with slim profile, Z500 offers a good touch display along with capabilities to handle most of the high end video games. It comes as an interesting mainstream add on for the tech...

27 June 2013

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...

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27 June 2013

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...

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User Reviews

(20)
Reviewed 17 March 2014 by Mike Anderson
(Verified Purchase)

Very good spec for the money. Had it 1 month now and can't fault it. Be warned tho this is not the touchscreen version...

Reviewed 4 June 2014 by Luiz
(Verified Purchase)

DO NOT BUY LENOVO PLEASE. IF YOU LIKE YOUR MONEY AND YOURSELF DO NOT BUY IT. SO MANY PROBLEMS WITH BATTERY NO SUPPORT ETC. Yes but are you going to buy another battery that cost almost another... Read more…

Reviewed 13 April 2015 by Rob Taylor
(Verified Purchase)

Hello reader, Firstly, this laptop seems like a bargain and has very high specs for the price. However, 9 months down the line and I'm having a problem with the battery and the WiFi. If you simply... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2014 by Quinn U.
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing performance/value. Plays The Bureau: XCOM Declassified with all the graphics settings maxed out, with no drop in performance. Note that the processor can clock itself up to 3.1 GHz for a... Read more…

Reviewed 24 February 2014 by Stuart Axford
(Verified Purchase)

Received my new laptop a few days after order, and was disappointed that the laptop did not have the backlit keyboard or 1920x1080 display as advertised. Have returned for refund and awaiting... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 55010192, 59362318, lenovo usb3, lenovo usb3h, lenovo usb3hd, lenovo i73632, lenovo usb3hdm, lenovo i73632q, lenovo usb3hdmi, lenovo i73632qm
Barcodes 00887456249678, 00887456249845, 00887456251978, 00887456437181, 00887619001037, 00887619531558, 00887619565225, 00887619700138, 00887619864144, 00887619867428, 00887770019865, 00887770225556, 00887770225617, 00887770617689, 00887770827835, 04021499194878

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