Premium Entertainment. Slimmer Style.

Carrying your entertainment hub with you has never been easier with the slim IdeaPad Z500 laptop. Great entertainment performance powered by up to Intel® Core™ i7 processors, surprising affordability, and a bold new style all combine to keep you smiling.

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15.6" IdeaPad Z500


Slim and Chic Design
A slender 25.4mm profile with a soft touch feel in Enamel White or Chocolate Brown gives the IdeaPad Z500 laptop a bold look that matches its powerful performance. It's also easy to clean, so you'll be able to keep your Z500 looking good for years.
NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics
Robust performance for your HD videos and photo editing, smooth movie playback, and the fun of 3D gaming with support for DirectX® 11.
Blu-ray Disc™ combo drive*
The optional Blu-ray read/write drive lets you watch and record video in crystal-clear high-definition.
Lenovo Energy Management
Minimizes power use and protects battery life so you can DO more with your IdeaPad Z500 laptop for longer.
Integrated stereo speakers (2x2W) with Dolby® Home Theater® v4
Dolby's Home Theater® technology is composed of a suite of technologies that deliver an enhanced surround sound experience whether you're listening with headphones or with external or internal speakers. Unique features include a user-preferred volume lock, streamlined connections to home theater systems, increased audio levels, and enhanced control of your PC's audio settings.
15.6"-inch HD Display
The 15.6" LED backlit HD display delivers bright, crisp visuals in 16:9 widescreen.
720p HD webcam & dual digital array microphones
Use your IdeaPad Z500 to create HD pictures and video. Enjoy crystal clear audio and video with face tracking for Web chats with your friends and family.
AccuType Keyboard
The AccuType keyboard boasts a modern look and feel with flatter, slightly curved keys that enhance your comfort while increasing typing accuracy.
Intelligent TouchPad
Supporting up to five-finger gestures, the Intelligent TouchPad provides easy scroll, zoom, and rotate functions.
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Lenovo Energy Management

Tech Specs

PDFIdeaPad Z500 Laptop Datasheet

DescriptionIdeaPad Z500 Laptop
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM processor
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM processor
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3520M processor
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3360M processor
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3320M processor
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3-3120M processor
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3-3110M processor
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3-2370M processor
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3-2350M processor
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3-2328M processor
  • Intel® Pentium B980 processor
  • Intel® Pentium B950 processor
  • Intel® Pentium B840 processor
Operating System
  • Windows 8
  • windows 8 pro
Up to 16GB DDR3 - 1333/1600Mhz (Support Dual Channel) [2 SODIMM slots (1x2GB/2x2GB/1x4GB/1x4GB+1x2GB/2x4GB/2x8GB/1X8GB)]
Hard Disk Drive
UPTO 1TB HDD storage - [320GB/500GB/750GB/1TB (5400rpm)]
15.6" high-definition (1366 x 768) display, 16:9 widescreen
375 x 263mm x 25.4mm 14.7 x 10.35 x 1.00inches
Video Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 645M 2GB graphics with DirectX® 11
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 635M 2GB graphics with DirectX® 11
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 635M 1GB graphics with DirectX® 11
**Up to 6hrs
Integrated 720p HD webcam
Optical Drive
Integrated DVD reader/writer and Blu-ray Disc™† drive
Stereo speakers with Dolby® Home Theatre™ v4 audio certification
Integrated Comunications
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity,
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 optional
  • 10/100M LAN
2xUSB2.0; 1x USB3.0, 2-in-1, (SD/MMC), Headphone Microphone, HDMI

Software Offerings

Security and Suport
  • Lenovo® Companion
  • Lenovo Support
  • Mcafee®
  • Lenovo® Energy management
  • MS Office (except Japan)
  • Lenovo® Cloud Storage
  • Power2Go
  • Evernote and Skitch

  • YouCam
  • Amazon Kindle
  • PowerDVD
Internet Solutions
  • IE10
  • ebay

Accessories & Services

  • ThinkPad 15W Case Sleeve (51J0477)

    ThinkPad 15W Case Sleeve (51J0477)

    Protect you’re your IdeaPad Z500 laptop from scratches with the lightweight, neoprene Case Sleeve. Use the Case Sleeve on its own or inside a carrying case for added protection.

  • Lenovo Notebook Stand S1801A (57Y6484)

    Lenovo Notebook Stand S1801A (57Y6484)

    Use your Lenovo Notebook Stand to lift and tilt your IdeaPad Z500 laptop to your eye level for increased comfort and productivity. Change the height quickly and easily using the stands continuous range of motion and pick the display height that’s right for you.

  • Lenovo 15.6" Backpack YC600 (78Y7300)

    Lenovo 15.6" Backpack YC600 (78Y7300)

    The Lenovo 15.6" Backpack YC600 is a perfect match for your 15.6” widescreen IdeaPad Z500 laptop. Its professional and durable design features multi-functional storage compartments to protect your laptop and to help you keep your stuff organized. An ergonomic handle and padded shoulder straps keep you comfortable wherever your day takes you.

  • Lenovo Wireless Mouse N3903A (57Y6596)

    Lenovo Wireless Mouse N3903A (57Y6596)

    The Lenovo Wireless Mouse N3903A has an ergonomic design that provides smooth cursor control with high-definition optical tracking—without messy cables. It comes with a tiny USB receiver that can stay in your IdeaPad Z500 so you can plug it in and forget it.

Protect Your IdeaPad Laptop With Lenovo Services
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Why Lenovo Services?

  • Keep it simple, one place for all your PC service needs
  • We know our PCs better than anyone – services performed by Lenovo Certified Technicians using Lenovo-qualified parts
  • Convenient and affordable in-home and 24/7 service options

Enjoy the Convenience of In-Home Repair

  • Don’t be stranded without your PC — let Lenovo come to you with fast repair services in your own home.

Protect Your Laptop Beyond the 1-Year Base Warranty

  • Warranty Extensions are available for up to three years (depending on your system).
  • Staying in warranty can help save you from expensive repair costs associated with system components.

Drops or Spills? No Problem With Accidental Damage Protection

  • Accidents happen, but it’s still possible to protect yourself from expensive, unexpected repairs. Lenovo provides coverage for damage incurred outside of warrantee under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, electrical surges, or damage to the integrated display.

Convenient Remote Support When You Need It Most

Lenovo Services Premium Support provides access to expert technicians when you need them most, from the comfort of your home, with convenient over-the-phone or remote session support. We offer you a one-stop solution for issues beyond your standard hardware warranty, including:

  • Table, internet, or network setup
  • Performance tune-up
  • Software setup and how-to tips
  • Security setup
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Battery Life
**Up to 5.5 hours on standard 4-cell battery
Starting at 2.22 kgs.
Ports: 1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 2-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC), HDMI, VGA, stereo headphone jack & mic jack, and RJ-45
Integrated stereo speakers (2x2W) with Dolby® Home Theater® V4


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