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.
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.
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).
Summary: Ordered this for my daughter for xmas, when I first saw the price I had to double check that I'd ordered the correct spec. For an i7 machine I was pleasantly surprised when it came in for less than £550!!.
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.
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.
Summary: Amazing laptop will recommend if you want something Powerful, yet Slim. Pros - Amazing touch experience with Windows 8. The touch screen panel is very responsive. I found myself using less and less on the mouse / touchpad / keyboard and I didn't mind it!
Summary: The internal specs are really good for the price. Negative points: - the dark chocolate shows marks very easily - keys can be annoying: you really have to press in the center of a key or it is sometimes not registered
Summary: i bought this to replace a 5 year old sony vaio that was showing the test of time. what a difference! easy to set up after studying other user reviews on this site for tips before purchase. updating nitro pro is a must as otherwise it fails to load windows updates.