"I actually have the P500 but my understanding is that it is the same as this Z500. This is the sleekest, lightest, most powerful, sturdiest laptop for this price I have ever purchased since I started using laptops. I was amazed at the design. I owned a Lenovo laptop in 2011 that had a beautiful design but was heavy and terribly slow for some reason. It had an i5 processor, but it was still super slow. Lenovo - you have definitely done what it takes to meet and exceed my needs and expectations for speed, load as well as design I have been looking for in a laptop. The other company I was stuck on buying just does not meet my expectations with design. There are a few quirks and flaws with this laptop, but I have learned to deal with them so far. I'm not sure if it is the new Windows 8 or the laptop itself. I will address them in feedback for Windows 8 and on your website to see which is which. It could also be that I have not learned to fully use the new format for Windows 8. Overall, I am definitely satisfied with the P500 that I have. If feels so solid when I pick it up. There is none of the bending and weakness of the frame that I have experienced from previous laptops. It feels as if I am picking up a slab of marble when I pick it up. I have not experienced any lag when I have multiple programs open at the same time. When I plug into a USB port, I get instant response. The only thing I wish about the USB ports is that there was at least one on the rear of the unit rather than all on the sides. But, I have learned to be flexible for that because I know all companies are not the same. No major complaints on performance so far Lenovo. Thank you for manufacturing such a stellar innovative laptop. Unless your quality changes, I probably won't ever buy another brand again."
"I just bought Lenovo Z500 59-352523 with windows 8.There are lots of new features.For example thiny design,smart touchpad,720p webcam,one button recovery.... I ve been suprised when i took in my hand,because i didnt expect about product weight and dimension optimized like that. There was a more reason for buy this product,Lenovo Z500 59-352523 got high performance video card,GT645M.It is usable for all new games and software. Also there is no cooling problem,its cool decently what u expect ! I suggest that,if you want to buy this product dont think twice!You will be satisfied!"
"I am 13 years old and am an aspiring producer. I had been stuck with an old refurbished desktop for quite some time and I had gotten very sick of it lagging all the time. But when I got this computer there was no such problem I can produce play minecraft on high settings and run youtube facebook twitter and soundclud all at the same time! I am very impressed with this computer and am thankful to Lenovo for making such an affordable but also reliable laptop! THANKYOU LENOVO!!!"
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Review 4 for IdeaPad Z500
Date:July 5, 2014
"extremely bad battery life (2.5 hours average usage no games and on power saving mode) . very dim screen, low resolution and bad viewing angles. mediocre built quality. horrible flex keyboard. very heavy. software not so good. the only good thing is the laptop's performance."