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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 Nov 2012
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12 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo Z500 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Notebook PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Many processor core portable PCs produced by Lenovo have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Light

The lightest comparable spec laptop that has been available for around the same time as the Z500 is 430g heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Z500 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Z500.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP EliteBook 8470w (2.3kg).

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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 many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Z500 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z500 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Narrow

At only 375 millimeters, the Lenovo Z500 is quite narrow compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Z500. The widths of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 240mm to 430mm.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo Z500 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Z500 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo Z500 does not have a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z500 have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo Z500 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Lenovo Z500 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Z500 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z500

Released Over Four Years Ago

Lenovo released the Z500 over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Z500 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Z500.

If this many processor core laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 15 (2.3GHz and higher rated), or the Asus N56VJ (2.3GHz and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Z500 has a fairly average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z500.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z500 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to 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 many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this laptop and we think the Asus N56 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the MSI GS70 (17").

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. 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.

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Average Battery Life

At 5.5 hours, the Lenovo Z500 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z500.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Toshiba C55D (5.6h).

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Specification

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Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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Optical Drive
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Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
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WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Integrated TV Tuner
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Keyboard
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Operating System/software
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Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
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
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
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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 lenovo i73632, lenovo i73632q, lenovo i73632qm
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