"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!!!"
Pros: Weight, Processor, Included software, Durability, Software compatibility, Memory, Video card, Keyboard/peripherals, Screen size, Build Quality, Storage, Display performance, great looks
"I bought Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 few days back and i am simply amazed by its looks, features, performance. I always had in mind that if i am going to buy a Laptop then it has to be Lenovo but i never knew i would get such a great value for my money. Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 has some of the best features available. 6 GB RAM so guys just do not worry about performance, Windows 8 compliments it well. 2 GB graphics card which i think is awesom. so guys if you are trying for a Laptop then go for it and do not think twice."
Cons: Video card, Display resolution, Build Quality, support solutions that are avaulable, cannot set f-keys to work as f-keys for windows!!
"The laptop generally is good performing but I have it 3.5 months now and I have features that stopped working like keyboard lighting and in some cases the screen brightness goes dark if i try to readjust it. The problems seems not to be important for core function but cause serious problem when you do something important."
"I was considering getting a Macbook as I was an avid Apple fan until I was at the IT Fair and was caught by surprise at the specifications on this laptop. I needed a big laptop suitable for school and this met my requirements to a T. To add on, it was super affordable! I happily switched to Windows 8 and had high expectations for it and indeed, it did not let me down. It is fast, smooth, reliable and efficient. It has a good keyboard (although with no lighting) and runs faster and more smoothly than other big brands such as HP. I'm very very happy with this and my doubts towards Lenovo have vanished."
"I bought this laptop a few days ago. I'm a web developer, so I needed a high performance laptop. My previous laptop was a MacBook, but I couldn't afford to spend so much money on a new MacBook Pro now, so I chose Lenovo. I'm very pleased with it so far, crystal clear HD display, good sound, dual video card, programs are running without any trouble, battery last for about 6,5 hours and I even got a 3 year limited warranty. The only thing I'm not happy with is that the cooling fan is a bit noisy but otherwise it is a great laptop."
"When I went to Chroma showroom, I seen almost all brand laptop. Even I seen this product also during visit to all other product and it got place in my mind. After viewing all the laptop I decided not to purchase the laptop because products are lacking some feature. But when I was coming out of the showroom this product was in my memory. It cached me and persuade my interest and finally I got it. If this product, could have i7 core 3rd gen and 8GB RAM, It could have great somehow I compromise this feature. Mine is i5 third gen and 6GB RAM. Even I am satisfied with the product."