The Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch Notebook - Style, Performance and Multi-media All-in-One
Powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors and featuring 10-point multi-touch display, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 notebook delivers a memorable computing experience, with a touch of stylish flair. Filled with fun multi-media features and pre-loaded Lenovo software that provides peace-of-mind, the Z series laptops help users do more.
The IdeaPad Z500 laptops are available in a range of colours, including Dark Chocolate and Gun Metal and offer a balance of affordability, performance, and multi-media features.
10-Point Multi-touch Display
Enjoy greater accuracy with the 10-point multi-touch display, which is optimised to work with Microsoft Windows 8. Easily share files, photos, videos and more with tablet-style display with easy scroll and zoom functions.
Mainstream Performance and Multi-media Features
3rd Generation Intel Core Processor Family*
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 features the 3rd generation Intel Core family of processors, including the intelligent Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. When top-of-the-line performance is needed for the most demanding of tasks, the Intel Core i5 and i7 processors are the ideal choice. Users get a laptop with amazing performance and stunning visuals due to Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, and a suite of visual enhancements.
Intel Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology
Intel HT Technology enables each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time; the smart multi-tasking performance allows the user to move between applications quickly and without hesitation. This is where to start for visibly smart performance.
Optional High Definition NVIDIA Graphics and HDMI
Enjoy the best entertainment and gaming with the optional NVIDIA graphics card. This powerful graphics adapter will allow you to experience the very best of DirectX 11 gaming, as well as getting the most out of the large 15.6" HD widescreen display, giving you HD video playback without stuttering.
You can also enjoy your multi-media 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 with friends.
Integrated DVD Reader/Writer
The IdeaPad Z500 features an optical disc drive to allow you to easily watch your favourite DVD films, install games, or transfer files. You can also safely back-up files onto a blank disc using the writing function, making it easier to protect and transport your media.
15.6" LED Backlit HD Display
Films, 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.
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 seconds - saving you time and making your media more portable.
Dolby Home Theater v4
Listening to music, movies, and games on your PC will never be the same. With the Dolby Home Theater v4 audio tools, you can experience riveting surround sound on your PC.
Dolby Home Theater v4 fixes 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 from a laptop.
The IdeaPad Z500 also comes with two built-in stereo speakers, allowing you to enjoy great quality sound without wires.
Stylish Design and Usability
The AccuType keyboard is designed to help easy cleaning and maintenance and avoid the accumulation of dust and crumbs over time. 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.
The one-piece Intelligent Touchpad makes your 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 Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 also comes with VeriFace technology which is a fun and secure way to log into your PC. For the VeriFace technology your face is your password and supports multiple users. It also checks head movement and other characteristics to determine if a photograph is being used to log-in.
Discover and Share
Lenovo Cloud - Imagine your files, everywhere. Lenovo's online storage and cloud utilities allow you the freedom to choose your device and location. With 5 GB of free storage, you'll be able to secure and access your files wherever you are, and on whatever machine you find yourself on.
The IdeaPad Z500 also offers exclusive Lenovo Content - delivering music, games and videos that is not available elsewhere.
Lenovo Energy Management 7.0
With Lenovo Energy Management 7.0, you can run your machine in a variety of different modes, depending on their needs. Power-Saver mode allows laptops to run exceptionally quietly with reduced fan noise. Balanced mode auto-detects user behaviour and knows when to run in a lower performance mode, allowing increased energy savings. High-Performance mode utilises a combination of high performance and thermal solution to increase performance levels.
Protect and prolong your battery health by using features such as battery protection mode and battery gauge. Lenovo's energy management system can even monitor laptop behaviour and highlight battery modes that best suit your needs.