Summary: It was a good laptop for almost a year; great keyboard, fast enough for everything realistic, a hard drive I'd never fill, decent screen. However, about 11 months in it started freezing. It wasn't that frequent so I didn't think anything of it. But it began freezing more and more often.
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.