Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Laptop Review

On the retail price comparison site Geizhals, anybody can discover 100 variations with the IdeaPad Z500. DVD burner or Blu-ray Gamer, glare or matte display, with or devoid of Touchscreen: The selection almost seems infinite.

its 2. 2GHz Intel Central i7-3632QM processor along with 8GB of RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY scored the Z500 Touch an extraordinary 77 overall in our multimedia benchmarks, a similar score as Lenovo’s more costly IdeaPad Y580. It’s still toward the fewer end of quad-core model performance, but only the top Buy-winning MSI CX61, that scored four things more, beats this on price.

The other compromise is the use of a slow hard drive, which results in a below-par score of just 3011 points when running the PC Mark 7 benchmark.

The Z500 Touch even scraped through our Crysis 2 test. It managed 15.9fps on Ultra quality at a resolution of 1,366×768, but lowering the settings to High produced a much smoother 32.4fps. It should be able to play the latest 3D games as long as prepared to tailor the graphics for each title.

The Z500 Touch has a good selection of connection ports too, including a DVD-rewriter, one USB3 and two USB2 ports, an SD card reader, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a combined headphone and microphone jack and VGA and HDMI video outputs. Its integrated speakers are better than the average laptop speaker, too. There was a pleasing amount of bass present in our test tracks

This model may also enjoy some game playing action too, mustering a new just-playable 26fps as soon as running Batman: Arkham Town at 1366 a 768 resolution with DirectX 11 along with High graphics adjustments.