Ideal combo of elegance and power
Display and design
The Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (59-380463) comes with a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display that looks good while reproducing videos and pictures. The dark chocolate package looks good and compact with a thickness of 25.4mm. However its weight of 2.9kg is slightly on the higher side. It has touchpad and a backlit keyboard letting you work comfortably even in the dark.
CPU and OS
Under the hood, this laptop poses an advanced 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor sprinting at 2.6GHz and coupled with B75 Express chipset. For assisting the CPU in executing functions smoothly, there is a 4GB DDR3 RAM whose capacity can be increased up to 8GB if you want to experience faster response.
An external 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M graphics card enables you to enjoy superior gaming experience. It runs Windows 8 OS out of the box.
Camera and storage
A 1MP webcam capable of shooting HD videos makes the Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (59-380463) offer crystal clear online video calling experience. With a 2.5ÂÂ 1TB SATA HDD, the laptop provides more than sufficient storage space for apps and files. It even has a DVD RW Drive which can be handy if you want to transfer data through disks.
Battery and connectivity
Powered by a four cell Li-ion battery, the Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (59-380463) promises to deliver a mighty uninterrupted service of up to 5.5 hours. Connectivity features come in the form of Ethernet, Bluetooth, WLAN, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 slot, HDMI out, digital media reader, VGA port and 2-in-1 card reader.
The Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (59-380463) is an attractive all round package at a decent price. While its processor gives you fast performance, the sound graphics card keeps you engrossed in the large HD screen. Other positives include HD webcam, backlit keyboard and huge HDD.