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Lenovo Z500 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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25 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at Techradar endorse this medium processor cores notebook PC and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This laptop has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and 01net.com.

Reasonably Priced

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Lenovo Z500 was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Techradar gave the product a score of 4 stars and said four years ago “They tend to cost a good deal more than this, especially if you want real performance” in their review.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Lenovo Z500 was good value for money. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk four years ago “Provides good performance at a decent price”.

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Good for Gaming

One Lenovo Z500 owner who reviewed this laptop mentioned that it was good for gaming. Expert website Expert Reviews wrote “A powerful general-purpose laptop with good gaming performance.” in their review of this laptop.

Good Size

One Lenovo Z500 reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it was thin. Expert review site Expert Reviews wrote “It’s surprisingly slim for a general-purpose laptop, being 25mm thick” in their review of this laptop however they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Z500 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo Z500 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z500.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo Z500 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z500 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

At 3, the Lenovo Z500 has a very new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z500. Portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z500 have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z500 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z500 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z500 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Z500 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z500.

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

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z500 is 10" and the biggest is 18". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Z500 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If this portable PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 17[plb_2497643_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Z500 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo Z500 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z500, the Lenovo Z500 has a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Z500 have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z500 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z500.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Z500 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z500. Notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z500 have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Lenovo Z500 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. The average speaker power of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z500 is 1.7W.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo Z500 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memorys of laptops of this type and age range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the Lenovo Z500 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z500 is 1.7GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One Lenovo Z500 owner who bought the Lenovo Z500 concluded that it was not good looking. Expert website Expert Reviews wrote in their review “It doesn’t look quite as stylish as other laptops in this price range.”.

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Z500 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Lenovo Z500 which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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

The Lenovo Z500 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z500 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Z500 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z500, the Lenovo Z500 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops of this age and spec.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z500

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium processor cores notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Z500 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Z500 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Z500 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Z500.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 6 hours, the Lenovo Z500 has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Z500.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing

2 Awards

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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...

Techradar

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

(19)
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 59380480, lenovo i53230, lenovo i53230m
Barcodes 00887770848779, 00887770915761, 00887942520823

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