The Lenovo IdeaPad Z500
Premium Performance, Slimmer Style
25% slimmer than a standard notebook, the IdeaPad Z500 notebooks come with a tactile soft-touch exterior and deliver a range of multimedia capabilities. While 3rd-generation Intel Core processors ensure top performance, utilising the same technology found in thicker notebooks, smart features like Intelligent Touchpad makes it perfect for the new Windows 8 interface.
3rd Generation Intel Core Processor Family
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 features the 3rd generation Intel Core family of processors, including the intelligent Intel Core i5 processor. Featuring the same technology as you'll find in full-size notebooks rather than the low-power processors you find in ultraportable devices, you'll be able to enjoy uncompromised performance. This CPU is 15% faster than the previous generation, with the processor, graphics, and memory controller all sitting on one 22nm die.
High Definition NVIDIA GeForce GT630M Graphics
Accelerate your notebook's performance by up to 3.5x with the cutting-edge NVIDIA GeForce GT630 graphics card with 2 GB of VRAM**. This powerful graphics adapter will allow you to experience DirectX 11 gaming, as well as getting the most out of the 15.6" HD widescreen display, giving you 720p video playback without stuttering.
You'll also be able to get great performance and great battery life with NVIDIA Optimus technology. NVIDIA Optimus is the only fully automatic switchable graphics technology for your PC, giving you the performance of dedicated graphics when you need it, and conserves your battery when you don't. Whether you're editing a video, surfing the web, or playing a 3D game, NVIDIA Optimus technology selects the perfect balance of performance and battery life.
You can also enjoy your multimedia on the big screen by using the built-in HDMI port to hook your laptop up to a HDTV, monitor or projector - ideal for sharing your favourite videos and movies with friends.
USB 3.0 for Faster Connections
By connecting the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 to a compatible USB 3.0 device, such as an external drive, 3.0 can offer up to 10 times faster transfer rates than standard USB 2.0. This means that files and folders that took hours to transfer now just take minutes and you can move whole albums to and from your laptop in just a few seconds, saving you time and making your media much more portable.
15.6" LED Backlit HD Display
Movies, Games and the Internet all come to life on the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500. Featuring a 15.6" LED-backlit display, you'll be able to enjoy your favourite films and web videos in HD resolution (1366 x 768) and in glorious 16:9 widescreen.
Specialised Stereo Speakers
These speakers also feature Lenovo's specialised speaker design, giving you clearer and richer audio, even from small integrated speakers. Integrated PC speakers are normally limited by their size and surrounding casing. Our improved speaker design generates better frequency response than typical computer speakers. Special rubber vibration isolators remove unwanted vibrations at low-frequencies, greatly enriching sound quality.
Dolby Home Theater v4
Dolby Home Theater v4 fixes all the problems typically associated with PC audio - tinny sound, weak volume, buzzing and rattling. Experience full-impact surround sound anywhere with Dolby Home Theater v4 on your PC. All the power and nuance of the cinema, all the immediacy of live performance - now from a laptop.
Other benefits include:
- Conveniently maintains volume level across applications - no more loud surprises when switching applications
- Experience less audio distortion at higher volumes with the built-in speakers
- Easily connect your PC to your home theatre system
- Enhances music, movies and gaming
Lenovo Energy Management 8.0
With Lenovo Energy Management 8.0, users are able to run their machine in a variety of different modes, depending on their needs. Users can also protect and prolong their battery health by using features such as battery protection mode and battery gauge. Lenovo's energy management system can even monitor laptop behaviour and remind the user to choose battery modes that best suit their style of usage, thus extending the life of their battery.
WiDi allows you to quickly and easily begin viewing and sharing content from your hard drive, home network or anywhere a browser can take you on the biggest screen in your home.
Slim, Fashionable, and Comfortable to Carry
25% slimmer than a standard notebook* (from just 25.4mm), the attractive IdeaPad Z500 is designed to give you the performance of a full-sized notebook, while being slimmer, more fashionable and comfortable to carry. Perfect for frequent travellers, the soft-touch exterior provides a comfortable and better grip when on the move. You'll also find a comfortable keyboard and an Intelligent Touchpad. Optimised for use with the Windows 8 UI, you'll be able to scroll, zoom, rotate and more without a mouse, meaning you can travel light.
Backlit AccuType Keyboard
The AccuType keyboard you'll find on the IdeaPad Z500 is designed with dual layer rounded keys for more comfortable and accurate typing, even in the dark. The finger-friendly curved key shape and ergonomic spacebar will work together to make it easier to type and reduce the number of typos, wherever you find yourself working. Finally, the diamond-cut keypad is the very emphasis of sharp design, giving the whole layout of the IdeaPad Z500 an attractive and pleasing appearance.
The one-piece Intelligent Touchpad makes your entire touchpad experience more intuitive. You'll find the freedom to use multi-finger gestures to perform common tasks - whether it's a two-finger movement to rotate an image or a three-finger swipe to move between multiple pages/images.
* The phrase 'standard notebook' refers to products such as Lenovo G470/570/480/580, IdeaPad Y470/570/480/580, Z470/570/480/580 which have maximum thickness ranging from 32-35mm.
** Compared to Intel HD 4000 Integrated Graphics.