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Lenovo IdeaPad S500 (59371478) Notebook Intel Core i3 3227U (1.90GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4000 15.6" Touchscreen Windows 8

  • Intel Core i3 3227U (1.90GHz)
  • 4GB Memory 500GB HDD
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Touchscreen
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 8
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Derrick K.
  • 3/18/2014 4:02:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Light, powerful for its price. Has touch screen. Good for those who do a lot of work on laptops, and travel.

Cons: Issues staying connected to wifi. Windows 8.1 cannot be loaded without several steps being taken. Not recommended for gamers or those who are looking for more power from their machine.

Other Thoughts: It is a very good computer for those who are not tech savvy but are looking for a functional sleek laptop. I bought it for my girlfriend who is a college student constantly writing papers and using the internet. For that its runs great. Most of the issues are with windows 8 itself, but that is not part of my basis for this review

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  • Blaine Y.
  • 3/4/2014 6:53:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Impressed

Pros: Fast, quiet, Windows 8, touchscreen

Cons: Touchpad is oriented left of center

Other Thoughts: This machine is perfect. The hardware is great, it runs extremely fast and quiet, and the touchscreen is superb.

For a first time Windows 8 user, I highly suggest watching a Windows 8 tutorial on YouTube and googling for some tips and tricks. It will save you a bunch of growing pains.

I really like the full size number pad being built into the keyboard. Screen brightness and sound are easily adjusted with the F keys as are many other great features.

My only dislikes thus far are the touchpad and the right shift key. The touchpad is not centered for whatever reason and can be tricky to get used to (left hand may accidentally touch the pad while typing. Also, the right shift key is half-size. As someone who always hits shift with their right pinky, I find myself (even as I type this review) constantly hitting forward-slash instead of shift. I'm sure that you can get used to that fairly quickly though.

Overall, this is another excellent Lenovo product. If you're waffling on what to get, buy this. I use it for home and occasionally business use and it has far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend getting this model over a model without a touchscreen. The touchscreen isn't necessary with Windows 8 but it makes it a lot smoother and improves the overall user experience. Plus, it's fun!

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  • Paolo T.
  • 1/25/2014 7:33:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReally good touchscreen laptop

Pros: 15.6" Touchscreen, Windows 8

Cons: Wish keyboard was lighted, i think they could have added a dvd/cd burner into this even though its thin

Other Thoughts: I like this laptop, my only issues are my web browsers. I have all the major ones and sometimes I get to check my internet connection even though I am connected to WIFI. So I have to switch between them.

I am a fan of windows 8 and think the touch screen is perfect for it.

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  • Armen Q.
  • 1/20/2014 1:30:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing for the specs it has

Pros: - Perfectly thin, smooth design
- Multitask without any lag that i have experience, surprisingly fast proccessing for a dual-core
- Nice touchscreen, fun
- Really good Graphics processing (not exactly for gaming, but for watching youtube videos on 4k setting is surprisingly nice, didn't know it would even support it, lagged a little here and there with the 4k setting on but overall it was really good, even thought youtube videos are compressed)
- Quiet fan, doesn't overheat, barely feel any heat under the laptop
- Useful lenovo apps like the onekey recovery and energy management (i can leave it plugged in always without having to worry about leaving it charging at 100% and damaging the battery)

Cons: - 5 lbs? would of expect it to be a little lighter (my older Lenovo V570 i5 with a cd drive is virtually the same weight as this one, maybe the touchscreen makes it heavier?)
-Would of been perfect if the touchscreen can fold back or twist and fold, maybe im asking for too much?
-too many apps installed that I never use, not a big deal though

Other Thoughts: i bought this laptop solely for the purpose of getting a really good cheap laptop, which i gladly got the perfect one on cyber monday. When i turned it on, waiting for windows to install its stuff, it had an error saying it wasn't successful, so i restart it and oddly it booted up windows without a problem, good thing i didn't have to waste time reinstalling windows. Then, i find out i have a defective touchscreen, Thanks to newegg, i returned it to newegg and they gave me a replacement without any stress. So everything was going perfect until i find another problem, i couldn't install windows 8.1, which was really odd because i was able to install 8.1 on the first laptop that was defective... but anyways it still works fine so no big deal, I'll just wait for microsoft to fix the problem.

Overall, this laptop is amazing for the price i got it for and the low specs it has, definitly worth buying

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  • Kegan S.
  • 1/20/2014 9:19:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsThin, Light, Powerful

Pros: This is my first Ultrabook-esque laptop and it exceeds my expectations. I wasn't quite sure how it would perform since I'm using it for my web design business, but I had Photoshop, Outlook, and a few browser tabs open and it never got sluggish. Handled Photoshop as well as my desktop, even while populating my inbox in Outlook.
The computer also runs very cool, even when charging. I would notice my Macbook Pro would get extremely warm while it was charging, but this stays cool on your hands and lap. The fan is also super quiet. I've never heard the fan while using or the HD for that fact. The touch screen seems accurate as well (first time using one so I don't have a control to compare). Everything about this computer is sleek!

Cons: The touchpad may be a half inch too far to the left of the keyboard. I notice my left hand will often rest against it while I'm trying to use my right hand to scroll. Just sort of annoying but I'm getting used to it.

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  • Ardell O.
  • 1/5/2014 12:45:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great Computer

Cons: none

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  • Anne T.
  • 12/16/2013 6:51:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad production line

Pros: None, Lenovo's technical support is a joke.

Cons: Called Lenovo technical support. Was not in the US, talked with a tech that had us go through the same thing over and over again.

I told her that the computer did not complete sysprep and that it had no recovery partition. She insisted that I try onekey recovery, which did not work. I explained to her that the test software for the video card, touchpad and the sleep state was still on the desktop. She had no idea what I was talking about. I said that it was logging into the built in administrator account and was trying to load the test software on login, again, clueless. I told her I went into the troubleshooter of windows 8 and it did not have the option to "Reset My PC" which would indicate that there was no recovery partition on the computer, she started to ask if I deleted the partition, why would I delete the partition that would allow me to reload the operating system incase something went wrong?!

I asked her if she could send me a recovery cd/usb so I can just reload the operating system. she me clear the capacitors on the computer and trying onekey again .She finally went to go check if she could send me a recovery cd/usb she said one was not available. Most companies have recovery software that you can purchase or have sent to you to reload the operating system. Now I am returning the computer instead of reloading windows 8.

This is the last time I will be buying a Lenovo.

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  • Michael W.
  • 12/13/2013 10:06:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLooked Good on Paper

Pros: - Nice clear wide screen
- Wide keyboard with number pad
- Touchscreen is kinda fun
- Thin design
- Windows 8 performed nicely
- SD card reader

Cons: -Touchscreen smudges
- Flimsy LAN port cover - totally unnecessary and annoying
- Irregular square power jack
- Power brick gave the impression of low quality

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Other Thoughts: I tried to rate this fairly despite the laptop dropping dead after the first week. A USB drive was plugged into one of the ports and the laptop shutdown. The next day, the same thing happened but then the laptop wouldn't power on after that. Before you suggest the battery died coincidentally - it was plugged in when it died both times. Tried other sockets on different breakers, blah blah blah. May have been a lemon, may be poor design.

A lot of the cost seems to be hogged by an unnecessary touchscreen. If you have a mouse, why use touchscreen? If you want a tablet, I'd get a tablet.

Not much of a con since it balances out, but no CD drive. Yeah,
yeah, who uses CDs anymore when you can use USB, sure, but it's nice to have if you need it. On the other hand, you don't have to pay for it if you don't use it. Decided it was time to own an external CD drive and got one discounted during Black Friday sales.

If I hadn't gotten this for 33% off, I would have been disappointed, even if it hadn't broken. Newegg had stellar customer service regarding the return.

Overall thoughts: I got this despite there being practically no reviews after searching google for about 30 minutes. If yours works, then it may not be a bad laptop. It seems like it can't make up it's mind if it wants to be a laptop or tablet.

Returned for a refund and looked at other options for a similar cost.

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  • Jonathan G.
  • 12/7/2013 7:38:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood value laptop.

Pros: I bought this laptop for my girlfriend and for her its really perfect. It has an ultra low voltage processor so it runs very cool yet is still a dual core i3 with hyperthreading so its pretty fast. Will not get hot even when left on a blanket for a long time. Considerably quicker than her old laptop with an AMD chip. The battery life is great even while watching Netflix with a bunch of other tabs open. The screen is nice and clear and works great as a touchscreen windows 8 device. I'm used to my 1080p screen and I cant tell the difference. HD 4000 suits her needs as the only gaming she does is The Sims and maybe some Roller Coaster Tycoon 2.

Cons: For her this laptop is perfect but I'm used to my desktop with a GTX760 =). Had a problem with the wireless internet cutting in and out until I updated drivers and turned off the wifi power saving mode. The Lenovo website wasn't much help, I just downloaded a free driver update utility. Came with some bloatware but that's expected for laptops. Space bar doesn't always work unless you hit it in the middle, otherwise I like the setup of the keyboard. I also can't stand Windows 8 but it works for my girlfriend as she has a Windows 8 phone.

Other Thoughts: It has some minor flaws but no deal breakers. Definitely not made to play games but can probably run Skyrim at low. Got it on cyber Monday for $399 with a $25 rebate which is an amazing price. Thanks Newegg!!

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  • Anatole K.
  • 12/1/2013 4:42:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLenovo S500

Pros: Looks good, it is functional, feels good, and works fine. The sound feature is better than I have seen on any other laptop. The touch screen seems to work fine but I just did not have time to explore it. ( I think I will leave that to my grandkids.)

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I am enjoying it, the price was outstanding, and I got Targus case for free.

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