Not bad - not great for those who use function keys a lot
17 March 2014
Summary: This is just okay. If you are a software developer like me, using the function keys a lot, then you should think twice before going for this. The function keys can be used only by depressing the Fn key and the appropriate function key. So two keys to be used simultaneously. For example, if you need to press F1, you have to depress Fn and then simultaneously press F1. Otherwise F1 has an additional function on it (mute). It mutes the speakers on the laptop!
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?
Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 15.6-inch Laptop - White WASTE OF TIME
Mr. Anthony Taylor "Fish&Chips", Amazon
13 January 2014
Summary: Got one of these Christmas my resent to myself looked great in white and metalwas a tad Heavy, But had problom only a few of the KEYS worked tried down loadening updates 150 but that never done anything,I have given it another go but price went up 120 pound so decided to look else where not saying every one would have this same problom, and also never liked 8.1 windows really would love to get a new laptop with XP or 95/98 think these were the best platform for me any...
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.