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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 Sep 2013
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11 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z500 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz. The Lenovo Z500 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 5,057 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its laptops. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its many processor cores notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Z500 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Z500.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Z500 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable 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 amongst all laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z500, the Lenovo Z500 has a front camera.

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Light

With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Z500 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z500 amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo Z500 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

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 portable PC. Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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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 laptops of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Z500 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z500 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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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Very Dim Display Brightness

Many processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z500 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m². At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo Z500 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z500.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z500 have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo Z500 which has four number of battery cellss.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z500

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this many processor cores portable PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

The Lenovo Z500 has a fairly average processor frequency (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z500.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Z500 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z500 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Z500 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z500.

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think the Asus N56VZ-S4283H[plb_1467146_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo Z500 has a relatively typical battery life (max) (6 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Z500.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Samsung NP905S3G[plb_1609044_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Integrated 4G WiMAX
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Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
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Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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 Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
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USB 3.0 Port
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TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
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Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
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
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Power
External Power Adapter
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Security
Password Protection Type
Fingerprint Reader
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Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
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Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Hot-Swap
Quantity
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

(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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Manufacturer Part Numbers 55010192, 59362318, lenovo i73632, lenovo i73632q, lenovo i73632qm
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