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Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14 (80Q3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14 (80Q3). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the energy efficiency and price. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the connectivity and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14 (80Q3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14 (80Q3)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad 500s-14 (80Q3) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

33% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideapad 500s 14-Inch Laptop (Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 10, Full-HD screen) 80Q30032USLenovo Ideapad 500s 14-Inch Laptop (Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 10, Full-HD screen) 80Q30032US

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Oliver Moebel (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo IdeaPad 500s-14ISK Notebook Review

 

Pushing its luck? Lenovo has presented us a 14-inch lightweight laptop, that aims to be an ultra-mobile high-end device with a ULV Core i7 and GeForce 940M. On the whole, the plan proves to be successful - however, the display does not meet this claim...

excellent build quality ; very good input devices ; high system performance ; quiet even under load ; low power consumption and temperature increase ; affordable for its category

unacceptable display ; battery capacity too low ; as a result: short battery runtime ; opening the device is far from easy ; includes virtually no accessories

Sometimes certain design decisions of notebook manufacturers are simply strange. With the IdeaPad 500s-14ISK, Lenovo did many things right. From build quality to input devices and emissions and the very good system and gaming performance, the IdeaPad...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-14ISK 80Q3005AIN

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 500S-14ISK 80Q3005AIN is a stylish, light weight and powerful laptop that is powered by latest 6th generation Intel Core i5 6200U processor having a clock speed of 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 2.8 GHz and 8GB RAM at the speed of...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Powerful, light, and thin but with lots of software issues

 

There is a Power Management software pre-installed by Levnovo which messes with the default Windows settings. This results in the screen remaining black after the laptop have been woken up from Sleep Mode. I got my laptop and had this happen so I...

- i5 CPU, 4GB RAM make for smooth and fast experience - 14" 1080p screen looks great - Light and thin, ideal for taking to school or work

- Integrated GPU have very little VRAM (128 MB) - Lots of Lenovo bloatware - Bloatware can cause screen to not turn back on (explained in "Other")

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very good consumer-grade notebook.

 

Battery life is OK (neither all-day nor noticeably short). I bought this for my wife, a casual user who will do basic photo, music, office tasks on it. It will perform these tasks with aplomb at a reasonable price. Upgrading the 1TB HDD to a 250GB SSD...

Thin, light, well-constructed (despite extensive use of plastic), matte screen, 1080p resolution, backlit keyboard, keyboard is amongst the best I've used on a consumer-grade notebook.

Bloatware, bloatware, bloatware...took nearly 30 minutes to remove all of the bloatware.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (lenovo.com)

excellent

 

I'm happy with it. Lenovo always makes great products

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (lenovo.com)

Received Laptop w/ Hardware Issues

 

Purchased this laptop new from the egg site as a gift for my son for Christmas. It worked well for a few days then started experiencing connectivity issues with the wifi card and it would randomly become missing from device manager. Then it started...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

All of the products were a gift.

 

So far I like all of the products that my daughters bought me for Christmas.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):30 / 45
Battery life (max):4 / 4.5 / 6
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:2 / 3

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

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

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):400:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:220
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 920M / NVIDIA GeForce 940M
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:Y / 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 / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, 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

Keyboard

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

Memory

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 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / 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:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Home Theater
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / 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 level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 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
Stepping:D1
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

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

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5"
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24 / 24.9 / 240 / 249 / 26 / 42.9 / 429
Height :1.95 / 19.5 / 2.05 / 2.44 / 24.4
Weight:1.52 / 1.62 / 2.1
Width:34 / 34.7 / 340 / 347 / 38