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Lenovo ideapad 500 review and specifications
Before starting a review let’s take a look at specifications of “Lenovo ideapad 500”
- Processor Up to 6th Generation Intel Core i3 Processor
- Operating System Windows 10 Home
- Graphics Up to Intel® HD Graphics 520
- Memory Up to 6 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
- Webcam 3D Camera
- Storage Up to 500GB 5400 RPM
- Audio JBL® Stereo Speakers(Optional) with Dolby® Advanced Audio™ Certification
- Battery Up to 4 Hours Local Video Playback
- Display 15.6″ FHD LED Anti-Glare (1920×1080)
- Dimensions 15.12″ x 10.43″ x 0.97″
- Weight Starting at 5.1 lbs (2.3 kg)
- WiFi and Bluetooth® WiFi 2 x 2 802.11 a/c, Bluetooth® 4.0
- Connectors 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, HDMI™-out, VGA, 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC), Audio Combo Jack
In term of design it looks so amazing the build quality of this laptop is pretty good and the weight comes in at 5.1 pounds(2.3 kg). The bottom base is also made out of plastic and it can be removed for future upgrades. Basically this is identical to the lenovo z51 and it comes in two color variant which is black and white.
In ideapad 500 the small shape keys offer good typing experience the key travel is decent and the overall feedback from these keys is great the only complaint is the lack of a backlit keyboard.
On left side of a laptop there is a charging port, exhaust vents, VGA port, Ethernet adapter, full size HDMI 2, USB port and a one key recovery pin on the right side there is a headset microphone jack combo, USB port, an SD card reader,DVD drive and security lock slot.
It has a 1080p screen the color accuracy is very poor but the text is crisp and sharp the viewing angles on it’s screen is just awful you have to adjust screen to get a good picture.
the AMD Radeon r6 offers good performance you can expect to play games like GTA 5, Diablo 3, csgo and dota 2 on low setting.
The trackpad is large and the surface feels solid, it also has a physical button that has been vastly improved over the z51 series the tracking is precise and on point and the two-finger scrolling is smooth the only problem is the multi-touch it can be choppy at times besides that this is a solid window trackpad.
The battery life of this laptop is very poor. If you plan, to take this laptop to your college or office with you then be sure not to forget the battery charger.
The two bottom facing JBL speakers sound pretty good the bass is little on the weak side but the mids and highs do a decent job.
The ideapad 500 has a 15 inch full HD panel an AMD a10 carissa APU and 8 GB of RAM which is very good at 50,000 price point and a design and build quality feels pretty solid. The major issue on this laptop is the short battery life.
Finally I hope guys you find my review of “Lenovo ideapad 500” very useful.
-by Mohammed Bilal Alam