ideapad 500S (13")

Ideapad 500S (13) Laptop

ideapad 500S (13")

• Lightweight design for everyday use
• Fast, efficient, state-of-the-art processor
• 180-degree hinge for flexible sharing
• Choice of integrated or discrete graphics
• Full hi-res display & lightning-fast connectivity

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  • Features

    ideapad 500S (13")Features

    The Latest Intel® Core™ i Series Processors

    Enjoy cutting-edge processing with the latest Intel® Core™ i Series processors.

    Windows 10 Home

    It is the familiar feel of Windows, only improved. The Start menu is back, better than ever. Expand it, customize it, make it yours. Work with more of the devices you care about, such as printers, cameras, and USBs.  Boot up and resume quickly with technologies like InstantGo. And enjoy additional security features that help to safeguard you against device theft and malicious software.

    Slim, Lightweight, & Ultraportable

    Never lug a heavy, clunky laptop around again. At just 19.3 mm (0.76”) thin and weighing 1.5 kg (3.4 lb), the Lenovo Ideapad 500S is perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle.

    180-Degree Hinge

    Open your laptop and share your screen with everyone around you. The Ideapad 500S screen can be opened 180° for impressive viewing angles.

    Customizable Graphics

    Strike your own balance between cost and graphical power. Choose between integrated Intel® graphics or the optional NVIDIA GeForce® 920M graphics processor, giving you a boost when it comes to getting creative with video and photo editing, and assuring a richer visual and faster gaming experience.

    Stereo Speakers with Dolby® Home Theater®

    Get ready for a truly satisfying home entertainment experience. Thanks to advanced Dolby® technology and stereo speakers, your music and movies will sound big and loud on the Ideapad 500S.

    Up to 13.3" Full HD Display

    The Lenovo 500S has the option of a 13.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) display — delivering bright, crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen format.

    Integrated Webcam

    With up to 720p HD video, the built-in webcam and mic lets you enjoy web conferences or online video chats like you're really there.

    Surf the Web at Lightning Speed

    At three times the speed of traditional WiFi, the Ideapad 500S’s 802.11 a/c WiFi lets you browse the net, stream music/movies, and share things faster than ever.

    Fast Data Transfer

    Move data between the Ideapad 500S and other devices quickly with USB 3.0. Up to ten times faster than previous USB technologies, it's also backward-compatible.

    Adaptable Storage

    With up to 1TB HDD or SSHD storage and 128 GB of SSD storage you won't have to worry about where to put all your data, videos, music, and photos. SSD storage drives offer faster boot times, faster application load times, lower power usage, and greater durability, making them an ideal choice for when you want to spend a lot of time unplugged.

    Smile, Swap, and Sort – in Seconds.

    The Ideapad 500S comes with Lenovo® Photo Master 2.0 - a modern photo library with powerful, easy-to-use navigation and editing tools. Now, with features such as Auto Face Swap and Smart Event Sort, you can organize and optimize your photos to perfection.

    ideapad 500S (13) Laptop Keyboard
    ideapad 500S (13) Laptop Display
    Full HD Display
  • Reviews

    ideapad 500S (13")Reviews

    500s 13 Inch reviews verified by reevooReevoo

    42 reviews

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    Scores 8.3 out of 10 based on 42 reviews
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    8 out of 10


    Nottingham GB Often on the move
    Laptop size & design, Screen is great to look at and i7/SSD combo makes it a fast machine.

    Battery may be a bit small long term but meets all the specs given.
    HD size (128gb) may be a bit low but the deal was good enough to deal with external HD.

    Windows 10. So much bloat compared to 7 (prev machine)
    Confirmed purchase: 12 October 2016
    Published on: 07 November 2016

    Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK

    8 out of 10


    London GB General home user
    Small, compact, powerful beautiful
    Software issue; graphics card crashes.
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 06 June 2016
    Published on: 01 July 2016

    Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK

    Hi Adekunle,

    Thank you for your feedback. Sorry for your experience so far, we will find a solution. Please can you send me an email with details of any error messages displayed on-screen.

    Best wishes

    Email: jingram1@lenovo.com

    8 out of 10


    GB General home user
    Good value package if you want a capable machine at a reasonable price and don't mind compromising on internal HDD space.
    Reviewer left no comment
    Confirmed purchase: 05 May 2016
    Published on: 31 May 2016

    Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK

    8 out of 10


    GB Student
    First of all, ratio of performance to price is best I seen on market. And I did quite a lot of research when trying to pick computer.

    Display is really good. Reflections are minimal and its not a problem to use it outsides.

    People claim that it has a short battery life. Though, it last at least 4 hours - at least for me its long.

    I can play Civilization V on high details without a problem!
    Quality of enclosure is poor in some places - specially at boundary between two parts. Also, the black frame around display is poor. Its not made precisly, and in some places it sticks out.
    However its minor failure.
    Confirmed purchase: 22 April 2016
    Published on: 13 May 2016

    Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK

  • Ask an Owner

    ideapad 500S (13")Ask an Owner

    Here's a list of the questions other shoppers have asked owners of the 500s 13 Inch

    1. Diana asked on
      Screen is blank; Lenovo is on. It worked perfectly yesterday when I bought it. Please help.

      1. Constantinos replied on
        Is it plugged in. If so can you see a small light indicating that it's charging?
      2. Jonathan replied on
        Connect it to an external monitor and boot it up.
        Then update the display adaptor drivers in Device Manager.
    2. ahmad asked on
      I am been confused about storage of 500s 13 inch
      1)storage consist of 1TB HDD & 128GB SSD
      2)storage consist of 128 GB SSD and adaptive to work with 1TB HDD external
      which one??

      1. David replied on
        My machine only has the 128GB SSD built in.
        You can add any external hard drive via USB.
        You can also add a memory card into the card reader and use this as an additional drive
      2. Jonathan replied on
        SSD only, as delivered.
        Any external drive will work, as David says.
    3. Angelica asked on
      I am looking to buy this laptop, but I am a little bit concerned about the memory.. has 128gb been enough ? Can you upgrade it to 256gb?
      1. David replied on
        128gb is fine for me. However, I only use it for work and don't have loads of films / photos / games etc..
        At present only half the memory is in use with MS Office, Sage + whatever it comes with.
        It can't be upgraded as such but you can insert a memory card and use as another drive
      2. Francis replied on
        For now, 128gb is quite enough. Although I do anticipate that I will have to upgrade to 500gb ssd very soon. You can buy an ssd and install it, so yes it is "upgradeable." I think there is an i7 version with 1TB hard drive. The difference in cost is reasonable in my opinion (cheaper than "upgrade").

        As a desktop replacement; No! 128gb is not enough. Limited to a few applications. No steam/gaming.
        As a work laptop (MS office type stuff); 128gb might be enough.
        As a work laptop (if specialised software required); No! 128gb is not enough.

        Don't forget you don't actually get 128gb, more like 99gb with Windows 10 installed.
    4. Syed asked on
      How is the Battery Life. It is removable?

      1. David replied on
        I easily get 4-5 hours using it in an office environment.
        The battery is not really removable.
    5. Faheem asked on
      Does have backlit keyboard. Usually you can press FN and space bar
      1. Jim replied on
        Yes, the keyboard is backlit and you can turn this off and on.
    6. John asked on
      Can you upgrade the SSD?
      1. Jim replied on
        Yes I believe that would be possible.
    7. Cos asked on
      How many memory slots does it have?
      1. Kelvin replied on
        What USB slots? If so 3-4
  • Tech Specs

    ideapad 500S (13")Tech Specs

    DescriptionLenovo™ ideapad™ 500S-13.3inch
    Up to 8 GB DDR3L
    **Up to 4.5 Hours
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    • (mm) : 323 x 230 x 19.3
    • (inches) : 12.72" x 9.05" x 0.76"
    2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, HDMI™, RJ45, 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC), Audio Combo Jack

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      Intel Core i7-6500U Processor( 2.50GHz 1866MHz 4MB)
      Operating system
      Windows 10 Home 64
      Display type
      13.3" FHD IPS AntiGlare LED Backlight 1920x1080
      System Graphics
      NVIDIA GeForce GT 920M 2GB 2GB
      Total memory
      8.0GB PC3L-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz
      Hard drive device
      128GB SSD SATA III
      Network card
      Lenovo AC Wireless
      Bluetooth Version 4.0
      One year
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      2 Cell Li-Polymer

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      Standard on the Ideapad 500S (13):
      Battery Life
      **Up to 4.5 hours with standard battery
      Starting at 1.5 kg (3.4 lb)
      Integrated array microphone
      2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, HDMI-out, RJ-45, 4-in-1 card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC), audio combo jack