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: 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: 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: Good machine for regular use. Advantages 1.Desgine 2.Processor speed 3.weight less 4.More space 5.Audio 6.One key recovery. Disadvantages 1.Battery life 2.Camera quality 3.Ram speed 4.Limited Wifi access 5.Price 6.Speed is not upto the mark 7.windows 8
GREAT VALUE PERFORMANCE LAPTOP BUT COMES WITH A FAULT
10 August 2013
Summary: Great laptop and certainly performs very well for day-to-day computing and casual gaming. Be warned however, that the screen brightness is a problem. If you use the F11 key to reduce screen brightness you can't increase it again (should be able to use F12 key). A quick search on the internet showed this to be a common problem with Z500. I updated BIOS and various drivers as recommended on the internet but to no avail.
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! Looks good, very Slim, Well built, durable, the cover lid is alright, but the metal brush finish on the inside is beautiful. Gfx card from nvidia GT 740M performs great - I played COD 4, Bio Shock etc.
Summary: I was apprehensive of the Windows 8 scenario, but this was not my major gripe. I simply found the machine uncomfortable to use. My old dell inspiron's touchpad is much more responsive, while this one would not slide with the same ease and would perform random actions, returning me to the home page when I did not want it to.
Summary: DOES NOT INCLUDE MICRSOFT OFFICE ACTIVATION KEY SO YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT EXTRA MONEY BE AWARE. I Well built delivers what it says. Have not had it for long but up to now I am very happy. One only setback is that the battrey is closed inside the computer itself. So if you need to change the battray you have to take it to a technician.