Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 and Z500 Notebooks Launched

They run Windows 8 and are priced on the higher side, but the Y500 with 16GB of RAM is interesting.


Lenovo has updated its Ideapad range of laptops with the launch of the IdeaPad Y500 and the IdeaPad Z500 Windows 8 notebooks. They incorporate a sleek design and third generation Intel Core processors (IvyBridge). As checked at online retail, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is priced at approximately Rs 64,300 and the IdeaPad Z500 at approx. Rs 49,000.

The technical specifications of both the notebooks are listed below.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500:

  • 15.6 inch HD backlit display
  • Windows 8 operating system, 64-bit
  • 3rd generation Intel Core i7 CPU
  • 16GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB HDD storage
  • LED backlit keyboard
  • 720p High-Sense HD web camera
  • Ultrabay technology for dual graphics functionality
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet connectivity
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0 ports, 6-in-1 card reader, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet port
  • 6-cell battery that provides 3hrs backup time

The Lenovo Ideapad Y500 claims to weigh-in at 2.7 kg, including the battery.

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500:

  • 15.6 inch display
  • 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor
  • Windows 8 operating system, 64-bit
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB HDD storage
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity
  • 6 hrs battery backup

In addition to these tech specs, the makers of the IdeaPad Z500 claim that it is one of the slimmest notebooks in the market.

If you're looking for a budget notebook, the Acer Aspire v5 571 Windows 8 notebook is an option at Rs 32,000 - its tech specs are much the same, apart from its 4GB RAM and 500GB hard disk drive.

TAGS: Lenovo, IdeaPad, Windows 8, Laptops


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