Lenovo IdeaPad 500 Design and Durability

Designed for internet use, efficiency and transportability, the Lenovo IdeaPad 500 laptop (with a manufacturer’s price tag ranging from $500 to $900, depending on its subcategory) features a Sixth-Generation Intel Core i7 2.5 GHz processor, 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM, 1 TB 5400 rpm hard drive, a 15.6-inch 1080p display, and AMD Radeon R7 discrete graphics. To get ahead of the competition, the IdeaPad consists of some features that aren’t present on many computers these days, such as an Intel RealSense 3D camera, a DVD-RW drive, 4-hour battery life and an Ethernet port. The IdeaPad has enough performance for multitasking and serious gaming.

Lenovo IdeaPad 500 frontLenovo IdeaPad 500 – Design and Durability:

For those who love attractive colors, the silverish white IdeaPad stands out from the dull sea of silver or black laptops. The keyboard compartment has a solid feel, with no bending or creaking when you accidentally lean on it. Weighing about 2.23 kilograms and with a thickness of 0.97 inches, the laptop is compact enough to carry everywhere or balance on your lap.

On the right edge of the Lenovo IdeaPad 500, you’ll find a headphone jack port, SD memory card reader, DVD-RW drive, USB 2.0 port and Kensington lock port. On the left edge, the laptop has all the ports that most people need in 2016. You’ll find the HDMI port, VGA port, Ethernet port as well as dual 3.0 USB ports. When it comes to durability, the IdeaPad’s plastic chassis is reinforced with glass fiber to withstand a few scrapes. According to its manufacturer, the laptop passed rigorous durability tests, including those for extreme vibrations, shocks, and temperatures.

Lenovo IdeaPad 500 side


Lenovo IdeaPad 500 – Performance and Storage:

With its 6th Generation Intel Core i7 2.5 GHz processor and 8 GB DDR3 , AMD Radeon R7 discrete graphics the IdeaPad 500 is more than capable of intense multitasking and extreme productivity work. With the power of Radeon R7 discrete graphics card, IdeaPad is ideal for serious gamers. Thanks to its sophisticated heat dissipation mechanism, the laptop stays relatively cold even after running a heavy program or streaming a video for a long period of time.
When it comes to storage, the IdeaPad doesn’t disappoint. It features a 1 TB 5400 rpm hard drive to save whichever file you want. This level of storage is ideal for movie enthusiasts.

Display and Audio/Video Output:

The Lenovo IdeaPad 500 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display outputs very sharp and accurate images which are also rich in colors. Its JBL speakers are good enough for blasting tunes, conferencing and watching videos. The audio output is powerful enough to fill two adjacent rooms.

Lenovo IdeaPad 500 – Software and Warranty:

The Lenovo IdeaPad 500 comes loaded with default Lenovo Companion app to be used for system support, maintenance and updates. Also available is OneKey Recovery app for system backup management. For your personal cloud file management, you’ll find REACHit. For transferring files between your IdeaPad and smartphones, SHAREit can do that for you. The manufacturer includes a one-year warranty with full-time customer support.

Bottom Line:

The Lenovo IdeaPad 500 is a versatile tool that will make you extra effective. It has more than enough capacity for serious multitasking to facilitate your productivity. If you’re looking for the best mainstream business laptop on the market, the IdeaPad should top your shopping list.