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Lenovo IdeaPad 500S 80Q3002VUS Review, Ultralight Multimedia Notebook

Lenovo IdeaPad 500S 80Q3002VUS is a new thin and light mainstream business and multimedia notebook designed for a middle class users. The installed hardware with new Intel Core i5-6200U “Skylake” processor and 8GB of DDR3L RAM provides ultimate power for hard works. Paired with Intel HD Graphics 520 as graphics engine, the newest Lenovo IdeaPad 500s – 80Q3002VUS 14 inch notebook have more than enough power to handle casual multimedia apps and modern games can playing smoothly. Of course, the 3.7 lbs notebook which measures just 0.77 inch thick feels light in your hand and perfect for user on the go.

Lenovo IdeaPad 500s – 80Q3002VUS is the newest IdeaPad 500S 14 inch series that comes with impressive installed hardware. Powered by new Intel Core i5-6200U dual core processor and preinstalled with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 10 as the operating system, the IdeaPad 500s runs smoothly for hard work and play without any problems, even for multitasks. It have 1TB of internal storage, which means thousand of MP3 files, document and video can stored without need an external drive.

Lenovo IdeaPad 500s 80Q3002VUS review
Lenovo IdeaPad 500s 80Q3002VUS 14 inch laptop

The 2.3 GHz dual core processor optimized with Intel Hyper-Threading technology and incorporated with 8GB of DDR3L memory provides enough computing power for running demanding productivity tasks and can render common multimedia app smoothly. There is also a Intel Turbo 2.0 Boost technology gives dynamically more computing power up to 2.8 GHz when the system needed. Like common Intel i5-6200U laptop’s, Lenovo IdeaPad 500s – 80Q3002VUS also integrated with Intel HD Graphics 520 graphics card. Yeah, the internal graphics is not promises horse graphics power, but still delivers enough power for running photo editing software and casual video editing application without any problems.

First leaked two months ago at IFA, Lenovo IdeaPad 500S 80Q3002VUS 14 inch laptop offers 33 percent thinner design than its predecessor. Measures around at 9.45 x 13.39 x 0.77 inch with weighs only around at 3.7 lbs, the newest IdeaPad laptop is designed for a business travelers. For compared, the Asus Q302UA-BHI5T20 13.3 inch laptop measures around at 0.87 inch thick with weighs at 3.75 lbs. The Lenovo laptop also easy to carry around with you and light to hold, even for woman. Under the bottom cover, the 3-cell lithium-ion battery lasted more than four hours between charge for daily use. The legendary Lenovo laptop’s keyboard also easy to use, but lacks numeric keypad and backliting feature.

Lenovo IdeaPad 500s - 80Q3002VUS notebook
Lenovo IdeaPad 500s – 80Q3002VUS Sleek Notebook

Unlike common Lenovo laptop on its class, the new Lenovo IdeaPad 500s brilliant laptop’s display can opened to 180 degrees. The 14 inch Full High Definition LED backlight display offers more flexible viewing angles and delivers more brightness and stunning colors. Its supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels native resolution, which mean you can play and watch 1080p video more easy. The embedded front facing web camera might not the best camera on the market, but its still acceptable for face to face video communications and supports a 720p video recording.

The internal stereo speakers paired with Dolby® Home Theater technology promises fairly crisp and loud enough with good quality for listening music and video in a small room. But its still much better with external headphones or external speakers. The IdeaPad 500S 80Q3002VUS shipped with full connectivity features, includes latest Bluetooth technology, Ethernet LAN and WiFi 802.11 a/c brings faster wireless connections. Around the left and right edges, you will find 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 3.5mm audio combo jack, USB 2.0 port, RJ-45 port, HDMI port and full media card reader slot.

So, what do you think? Yeah, comes with a starting price around at $769, the IdeaPad 500s – 80Q3002VUS is not designed for everyone, especially for an entry level users who on the tight budget. But with a new Intel Skylake processor that optimized with Turbo Boost technology, ample storage, 8GB of RAM and gorgeous 14 inch Full HD display, the Lenovo IdeaPad 500S 80Q3002VUS is still a great machine and provides a big value for your money. If you are on the affordable laptop market, we suggest you to check the Dell Inspiron 15 I5558-2148BLK 15.6 inch notebook with Intel Core i3-4030U processor and 8GB of RAM.

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