Summary: I purchased this on Amazon for £449, because the specs seemed good and it was about 100 quid cheaper than its retail price. It arrived promptly courtesy Amazon's excellent service. It was packaged well and it was evident that it is a brand new laptop. I opened the package and set up the laptop. In the looks department it is a fairly sturdy looking lappy minus the sleek curves that we see in some of the other brands.
Summary: The laptop was a surprise Christmas present and I only discovered recently that it had been delivered with one of the feet missing, which means my partner has to balance it with a post it pad! Unfortunately, he didn't tell me at the time as he thought it would upset me. Is it possible to have a part sent?
Summary: The first thing I have to note is that after upgrading to Windows 8.1, as it ships with the older Windows 8, I pressed the Lower Brightness key (F11) and the screen went dull. It was stuck on about 20-30% brightness. I had to go to the Lenovo website and download an older video driver and install that in order to fix the problem. Not a great start. The F buttons (F1-12) have been overwritten.
Excellent apart from hard power fault. Had to return it
stephen elvidge, Amazon
8 January 2014
Summary: Worked well for a couple of weeks. Then developed a hard power fault. Had to return it to Amazon for a full refund. Would definitely buy another Z500 - if there were any available (all sold out - Christmas I guess). Negatives (apart from the power fault) - 1 it's heavy and 2 - Only getting 3 or hours between battery charges.
Great laptop however do research before buying as there are some minor faults
13 November 2013
Summary: This laptop looks great, the touch screen and touch pad enhance the Windows 8 experience, generally a good laptop overall. However it is not as thin as a chromebook/ultrabook and it is quite heavy. The faults I encountered were as follows: - brightness issue - the screen went dull for some reason and even after messing around with brightness settings nothing work so I had to look on youtube.com for a fix, after following instructions I managed to sort out the problem -...
Summary: This is the 3rd laptop i've used that is let down by Windows 8. Lenovo, Toshiba, Fujitsu. Using the touchpad and all of a sudden the side panel flips open and then opens start screen and all i was doing was moving the cursor to the left side of desktop. 3 laptops, 3 manufacturers same problem.