Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Intel Core i7 3630QM £599.99 @ amazon
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Intel Core i7 3630QM £599.99 @ amazon

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Found 23rd Jun 2013
Lenovo IdeaPad Z500
Has a 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Dark Chocolate) - an (Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows

seems to be a great deal as the i5 version is £674 says dispatched within 2 to 4 weeks however mine was dispatched the next day. select from options on right hand side direct from amazon

the graphics it comes with are Nvidia GeForce GT740 also is touchscreen as well (handy for windows

Brand Lenovo
Item Weight 2.2 Kg
Product Dimensions 37.5 x 2.5 cm
Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Item model number 59367151
Color Dark Chocolate
Form Factor Portable
Screen Size 15.6 inches
Resolution 1366*768
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Type Intel Core i7
Processor Speed 2.4 GHz
Processor Count 4
RAM Size 8 GB
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size 1 TB
Graphics Card Description Nvidia GeForce GT740
Graphics RAM Type VRAM
Graphics Card Ram Size 2 GB
Operating System Windows 8
Lithium Battery Energy Content 62 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Weight 145 grams

113 Comments

at PC World as well similar processor

I was excited at first when I read the post but the I found some bad reviews of this laptop...mainly poor screen but even worse unremovable battery and you cant upgrade any parts..what a shame? nice looking laptop at a very good price

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sam1970

I was excited at first when I read the post but the I found some bad … I was excited at first when I read the post but the I found some bad reviews of this laptop...mainly poor screen but even worse unremovable battery and you cant upgrade any parts..what a shame? nice looking laptop at a very good price

I just checked on crucial site and they do upgrade ram and ssd, ram upgradable to 16gb
Edited by: "1apple" 23rd Jun 2013

Thank OP have heated and Ordered. I think its a really good buy. Just been reading some forums, small chance Lenovo might even be shipping these with better screens (Am not counting on that, at this price but got peace of mind with amazon) I really wanted a good 2gb graphics card and an I7 and was never going to go win 8 without a touch screen.

Just been watching a video on You tube yes are not so easy just to upgrade the RAM or change the HDD. But for me thats do able, not that I see any reason yet. 8GB Ram is good enough for my uses and the video editing I want to do. I will game on this too ok not on max setting but have a gaming PC already.
Great Buy

Shows up as £849 not £599?

CosmicTrader

Shows up as £849 not £599?


You want to choice the option on the right hand side, More Buying Options and pick from Amazon its self. They will then place an order as its out of stock, and expect delivery soon or in couple of weeks.


alexus

You want to choice the option on the right hand side, More Buying Options … You want to choice the option on the right hand side, More Buying Options and pick from Amazon its self. They will then place an order as its out of stock, and expect delivery soon or in couple of weeks.


I see it now. Thanks.

thegreat

at PC World as well similar processor


If you are talking about This then its not same. Processor is 3632QM with 2.2 GHz rather then 2.4 on amazon.

1apple

I just checked on crucial site and they do upgrade ram and ssd, ram … I just checked on crucial site and they do upgrade ram and ssd, ram upgradable to 16gb



It looks a bit more difficult to upgrade than on a Y570/580 etc but it's not too difficult. youtube.com/wat…96c

Jiwani80

If you are talking about This then its not same. Processor is 3632QM with … If you are talking about This then its not same. Processor is 3632QM with 2.2 GHz rather then 2.4 on amazon.


Yeah it's about ~10% slower. Weaker prev gen gpu too.

Jiwani80

If you are talking about This then its not same. Processor is 3632QM with … If you are talking about This then its not same. Processor is 3632QM with 2.2 GHz rather then 2.4 on amazon.



you got me confused now...isnt the 3632 processor more recent so should be better performing? please excuse my ignorance

I'm in the market for a new laptop to replace my ailing one. This looks like a really good spec but would be interested in views on whether to buy this now at this price or wait for the haswell refreshes that are coming in the Autumn?

I am torn between this one and a 13 inch Macbook pro (i7, 2.GHz, 8GB Ram, 750GB HD) which I can get for £900...decision time

sam1970

you got me confused now...isnt the 3632 processor more recent so should … you got me confused now...isnt the 3632 processor more recent so should be better performing? please excuse my ignorance



Think this amazon is actually the newer chip, but benchmarks show the one being sold on Amazon is about 10% faster. The PC world one would use a little less power as its a less powerful chip (but if it takes longer to get job done while you wait guess the screen will eat more power while you watch the hour glass spin). If where buying the chips separate the amazon chip appears to cost about $30 more. The graphics card is a generation later and for me as am going to game some looking at benchmarks for games that matters for me as allows game on a little higher settings and gives more frames per second. I still think its a great buy.

sam1970

you got me confused now...isnt the 3632 processor more recent so should … you got me confused now...isnt the 3632 processor more recent so should be better performing? please excuse my ignorance


You won't notice any speed difference in everyday usage, main difference being 3632 will run slightly cooler and it's soldered to the MB.

cojack

it's soldered to the MB.



Unlikely.

alexus

Think this amazon is actually the newer chip, but benchmarks show the one … Think this amazon is actually the newer chip, but benchmarks show the one being sold on Amazon is about 10% faster. The PC world one would use a little less power as its a less powerful chip (but if it takes longer to get job done while you wait guess the screen will eat more power while you watch the hour glass spin). If where buying the chips separate the amazon chip appears to cost about $30 more. The graphics card is a generation later and for me as am going to game some looking at benchmarks for games that matters for me as allows game on a little higher settings and gives more frames per second. I still think its a great buy.



Both chips cost the same from Intel, but the 3630 is faster. The chances are they're both the same silicon, just at different clocks. The PCW one still has the disadvantage of having a much weaker gpu.
Edited by: "nublets2k" 24th Jun 2013

nublets2k

Unlikely.


See the package:ark.intel.com/pro…670, it says BGA1224.

cojack

See the package:http://ark.intel.com/products/71670, it says BGA1224.



It comes in PGA too. ark.intel.com/pro…PGA

nublets2k

It comes in PGA too. … It comes in PGA too. http://ark.intel.com/products/71458/Intel-Core-i7-3632QM-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_20-GHz-rPGA


Thanks X)

come on..this one or the Macbook pro...any advice

the only thing I dont like about the lenovo is that you cant replace the battery? whar will i do in a couple of years if the battery dies out?

Original Poster

doesnt the macbook pro though also not have a user friendly battery ? could be wrong as never had a macbook lol

sam1970

come on..this one or the Macbook pro...any advice



What would you be using it for?

sam1970

the only thing I dont like about the lenovo is that you cant replace the … the only thing I dont like about the lenovo is that you cant replace the battery? whar will i do in a couple of years if the battery dies out?

Its a fair question. Having looked at a couple of you tube videos I would be looking to dismantle and replace the part same way I did in my dell when my Keyboard/DVD drive and to fix the fan when that got blocked and was causing overheating. Battery technology has moved on some not looked into it but does this unit have a battery that suffers the loss and battery memory failure of old batteries or is it the newer tech like you get in tablets like an IPAD/Nexus. Just my thoughts should think its a serviceable part.

Also just remembered also had to take to part my Dell to fit the SSD, to extend its life and make it more useable. I don't like to take apart a new laptop with warranty but in a couple of years, can see myself opening fitting a big SSD and maybe even upping RAM.

1366 x 768



What's wrong with laptop manufacturers nowadays? This is a great spec for the price, why skimp on the display when it probably makes a pretty small price difference for the manufacturer?

1366x768. Why?
Because they're idiots.

Good job gimping a great spec'd machine.

Usually dispatched within 2 to 4 weeks.

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sam1970

come on..this one or the Macbook pro...any advice


I am not a professional. I will say MacBook pro for long term performance. I am saying from my experience in using work PC which is windows 8 and Macbook Pro personal use. Windows PC get overheat, more startup time and give less battery back up compared to MacBook.

Jiwani80

If you are talking about This then its not same. Processor is 3632QM with … If you are talking about This then its not same. Processor is 3632QM with 2.2 GHz rather then 2.4 on amazon.



Pretty sure I said similar and not the same

GT740 is ok for gaming, slower though than a GT650. Touchscreen you don't need, ok for novelty value.

I have given Lenovo another chance, the optical went when I inserted a flash drive (NO I dont know either) so got my money back, got another one Friday, you will not get a better laptop from a high st retailer at this price.

sam1970

the only thing I dont like about the lenovo is that you cant replace the … the only thing I dont like about the lenovo is that you cant replace the battery? whar will i do in a couple of years if the battery dies out?



Take it to a decent PC shop, it shouldn't cost too much to replace. I like Macs, however the price of them is a bit ridiculous. Ignore that this has a touchscreen, Windows 8 is more than usable with touch gestures from the touchpad, who really wants to be reaching out to the touchscreen all the time. I use Windows 8 and 99% of the time, I'm using the desktop and I DON'T need a start menu! Who uses the start menu to run programs nowadays anyway. Windows 8 has a vastly superior way of finding all your apps and settings, just by going to the modern interface with one button press and start typing. Windows 8 has some horrible design flaws and stupidity, but MS will sort it out eventually.

This is a really nice spec but i just couldn't bring myself to spend that kind of cash on a lenovo. I know, i know I am a total snob !!

sam1970

the only thing I dont like about the lenovo is that you cant replace the … the only thing I dont like about the lenovo is that you cant replace the battery? whar will i do in a couple of years if the battery dies out?

masai

This is a really nice spec but i just couldn't bring myself to spend that … This is a really nice spec but i just couldn't bring myself to spend that kind of cash on a lenovo. I know, i know I am a total snob !!


But you could already do that with the start menu, and it didn't take up the whole screen doing it. Don't get me wrong though, I use Windows 8 every day and it works brilliantly, but I find the start menu much more practical to metro.



They're actually a lot better quality than they used to be. Not Asus/Apple level, but better than Acer, Toshiba etc.

Edited by: "nublets2k" 24th Jun 2013

Last gen CPU, and latest gen GPU??

I'm confused.

Quicklite

Last gen CPU, and latest gen GPU??I'm confused.



There was a couple of months between the 7xx series release and the Haswell release.
It's a pretty potent cpu, the equivalent Haswell isn't much faster.

I was just about to creme my pants. Then noticed this isn't Haswell.

Cold.

Thanks. Ordered mine. I spotted it before, but didn't realise it was touch as well (they're too many z500s out there). It has also since changed to dispatch 1-3 months for any new orders.

Just started to game more on the PC, due to all the steam sales. Will this laptop be able to play some of the more recent games e.g. FIFA, NFS, Arkham Asylum & City?
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