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Lenovo IdeaPad S500 – 59371478 Touch 15.6 inch Budget Laptop Review

Last moth ago, Lenovo has officially introduced new 15.6 inch Touch laptop that designed for everyday use, the IdeaPad S500 Touch laptop. Today, we just get information if the Intel Core i3-3227U model of that series, called as Lenovo IdeaPad S500 – 59371478 has listed in major retailer and ready now with a price starting around at $559.99.

Like other Lenovo’s laptop, Lenovo IdeaPad S500 – 59371478 Touch also comes with a high quality material for construction. The Tactile metal finish laptop has dimension in 10.5 x 15 x 0.9 inches and weighs only 5.1 pounds at with a 4-cell 48Wh Lithium battery that can produces up to six hours of battery life on single charge for light usage. Yeah, this is not the lightest and thinnest Lenovo’s 15.6 inch laptop on the market, but we believe if this machine is still comfortable for companion at home, office or when you on the occasional business trips.Lenovo IdeaPad S500 - 59371478 touch

Speaking of performance, the newest IdeaPad S500 Touch laptop gives decent performance for hard work and multimedia use. The Intel Core i3-3227U ULV dual core processor that clocked at 1.9GHZ and features a 3 MB L3-Cache plus 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM delivers more than enough performance for day to day multitasks. The integrated Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics accelerator also delivers good performance for light multimedia tasks, such as light home editing video, watch 720p video content or play modern games in low resolution.

Lenovo IdeaPad S500 59371478 laptop boasts a 15.6 inch High Definition Capacitive Touch Screen display with Frameless design, make it looks premium and gives great Windows 8 Touch experience. Similar to Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 59372433 Touch laptop, this model also support 10-point touch capabilities and support a 1366 x 768 native resolution, deliver bright, crisp and vivid color for 720p video playback, photo and games. It also brings Lenovo’s AccuType full-sized keyboard with island-style design and individual rounded keys, offers fast, more accurate and plesant to use on the desk.


Like the Lenovo Z500 series, Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch laptop also offers stunning audio experience, thanks to built in stereo speakers that support Dolby Advanced Audio v2 technology for crisp, clear and loud audio reproduction. There is also a 500GB of Serial ATA disk drive with read/write speed of 5400 rpm for multimedia and office storage and a HD web camera that located above the display with Dual digital array microphone for face to face video communications or self portrait.

On the left and right side, you will be find a pair of USB 2.0 ports, single USB 3.0 port, 3.5mm audio combo jack, RJ 45 for Ethernet, 2-in-1 media card reader slot (SD/MMC) and HDMI port for HDTV connector. Yeah, like other thin and light 15.6 inch laptop, the Z500 59372433 Touch laptop also lacks optical drive, but you can connect it into external drive if needed.

Running on the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, this machine also preloaded with 30-day trial of Microsoft Office 2013 ( 1 month trial), Evernote, Nitro PDF, OneKey Recovery System, Accuweather, Cyberlink and more. For connectivity, this machine offers 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN and WiFi 802.11b/g/n that offers a reliable connection to your wireless network.

If you are home or small to medium business users that on the market for a budget laptop for office and multimedia use, we think Lenovo IdeaPad S500 – 59371478 Touch laptop is one of the best touch laptop that you can get for price under $600. If you are not too concern about touch capabilities and looking for cheaper 15.6 inch laptop with similar configurations, we recommend you to check Asus X502CA-BI30704A laptop that comes with Intel Core i3-3217U processor, measures just 0.9 inches thin with weighs only at 4.4 lbs and priced only at $379.99 with free shipping for US costumers.

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