The Lenovo Z500 with its 3rd generation i5 processor and dedicated 2GB graphics card and 6GB onboard RAM is a perfect gaming laptop and an all-rounder, and should be able to play most of the latest games, given the punch this laptop packs with its hardware. If you are looking for something with elegance and performance together, this is a wise choice.
Display and Design
The Lenovo Ideapad Z500, with its 1,366 x 768 pixels display at 15.6-inches is perfect for reproducing clear and crisp picture quality, making it an excellent display. The lid has been given a soft touch finish to give it a nice premium feel while keeping the laptop as thin as possible at just 2.54 cms. The backlight function ensures typing is easy and convenient.
Processor and OS
The Ideapad Z500 uses the i5-3210M 3rd generation processor clocked at 2.6GHz and turbo boost upto 3.1GHz. It is well suited to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while being economical in guzzling battery. The laptop comes installed with the latest Windows 8 64-bit operating system, giving you the latest Windows experience as an end user.
Camera, Storage, Multimedia
The laptop has an integrated 1MP camera which can record HD videos and can be used for video chatting online. For storage the laptop comes fitted with a huge 1TB hard disk which will enable you to carry all your data wherever you go. The dedicated 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M has more than enough processing and rendering power to provide superior graphics or HD video playback as and when needed.
Connectivity and Battery
The Z500 comes with 2 USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port for high speed data transfer, it also has an HDMI port. The laptop is powered by a 6 cell Li-ion battery which keeps it powered up for 4 hours.