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Lenovo Ideapad 500s-13 (80Q2)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad 500s-13 (80Q2). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the energy efficiency and image quality.

portability, performance, size, screen, price

battery, usability, durability, image quality, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Ideapad 500s-13 (80Q2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andreas Kilian (

Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK Subnotebook Review


Eye-catcher. Lenovo's new 13.3-inch subnotebook attracts attention not only with technical highlights such as a current Intel Skylake processor, but also with its red casing. Our test reveals whether the IdeaPad 500S is a practical everyday companion...

base unit's good stability ; decent input devices ; viewing angle stable Full HD IPS screen ; no observable PWM flickering ; cool surfaces ; no throttling in the stress test ; useful speakers ; AC WiFi ; attractive design

screen's low maximum brightness ; slow memory card reader ; no maintenance hatches ; battery not easy to remove ; hardly gaming suitable ; only middling battery life in category comparison

Lenovo's IdeaPad 500S-13ISK would have to possess multiple core virtues, such as useful input devices, robust casing, a decent screen and the longest possible battery life, to pass as the ideal mobile companion. While the first two points can be...

Mar, 2016

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Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK


often stops working, internet sudenly stops, at some point you can't even check email. Customer support doesn't allow returns or refunds. mause pad is a little hard to click. when turning off, although screens goes off, the pc itself takes longer to...

Dec, 2016

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Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK


The interface is an absolute and utter nightmare and a downgrade is not possible. I was planning to use this for work but it's impossible. I believe the interface is an attempt to make it easier to use for people with less experience of computers,...

Nov, 2016

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Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK


Laptop size & design, Screen is great to look at and i7/SSD combo makes it a fast machine. Battery may be a bit small long term but meets all the specs given.

HD size (128gb) may be a bit low but the deal was good enough to deal with external HD. Windows 10. So much bloat compared to 7 (prev machine)

Nov, 2016

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Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK


Good size laptop, nice finish and great performance

Keyboard press not as nice as high end yoga carbons

Oct, 2016

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Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK


Small, compact, powerful beautiful

Software issue; graphics card crashes.

Jul, 2016

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Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK


It's thin and very light. It is pretty well built and does look good. Thanks to the SSD it is very fast to start up. I use this for work and it is easily fast enough for that - I don't play games so can't comment on that. Battery life for me is easily...

Cant dock - but I knew that before I bought it.

Jun, 2016

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Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK


Good value package if you want a capable machine at a reasonable price and don't mind compromising on internal HDD space.

May, 2016

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Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK


Vents go out from the back up the screen.

Ubuntu is not compatible

May, 2016

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Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-13ISK


First of all, ratio of performance to price is best I seen on market. And I did quite a lot of research when trying to pick computer. Display is really good. Reflections are minimal and its not a problem to use it outsides. People claim that it has a...

Quality of enclosure is poor in some places - specially at boundary between two parts. Also, the black frame around display is poor. Its not made precisly, and in some places it sticks out. However its minor failure.

May, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio / HD
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5


Battery capacity (Watt hours):35
Battery life (max):4.5 / 7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:2


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera: No


Colour of product:Black, Red / Black, Silver / Red / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Aluminium, Plastic
Product colour:Black, Silver / Black,Red / Red / White
Product Type:Notebook


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):700:1
Display brightness:220
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 920M
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24


Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 2438
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio / HD

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N
Mouse included:N
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45


Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.5
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I3-6100U / I5-6200U / I7-6500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88193 / 88194 / I5-6200U
Processor code:SR2EU / SR2EY / SR2EZ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD interface:Serial ATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Hybrid-HDD cache memory:8
Hybrid-HDD capacity:500
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:128 / 256
SSD interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23 / 230
Height :1.93 / 19.3
Weight:1.5 / 1.56
Width:32.3 / 323