Lenovo IdeaPad 500S is one of the slim offerings, including the IdeaPad 100S and IdeaPad 300S, unveiled at IFA 2015 early September. The laptop, which comes in three different sizes, features a 180-degree hinge, Full HD display, up to 6th-generation Intel Core i processor, optional NVIDIA graphics card and super-fast Wi-Fi.
Design and Display
The Lenovo ‘S’ line-up, of which the IdeaPad 500S is a part, comprises slim notebooks, so it is not exactly surprising to find that the laptop features a thin profile. It boasts a portable design with a thickness starting from 19.5 mm and weight starting from 1.5 kg.
The svelte laptop has a highly flexible hinge that allows you open it out to up to 180 degrees for better viewing. It comes in platinum silver, ebony black or flamenco red finish. Lenovo IdeaPad 500S will be available in three sizes: 13.3-inch, 14-inch and 15.6-inch. The displays offer up to Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Lenovo IdeaPad 500S is decked out for solid performance with latest 6th-generation Intel Core i Series processors – up to Core i7. The Skylake family processors get backing from ample DDR3L RAM of up 8GB capacity.
The laptop should be able to handle some demanding games and apps, given that you have option of having discrete graphics on your unit. The 13.3-inch model can be configured with NVIDIA GeForce 920M graphics processor, while the larger models offer a more powerful NVIDIA GeForce 940M GPU.
The three models will run on the latest Windows 10 Home operating system for seamless boot-up, improved power management and better security, amongst other benefits. Lenovo IdeaPad 500S is expected to deliver a battery runtime of up to four and a half hours on a charge.
You get up to 1 TB HDD, 500GB SSHD or 128GB SSD on the 13.3-inch version and up to 1TB HDD/SSHD or 256GB SSD on the larger variants.
Lenovo IdeaPad 500S is designed to pump out rich sound with stereo speakers tuned by Dolby Home Theater technology. It features an integrated webcam and microphone for online video chats and web conferences.
Lenovo IdeaPad 500S boasts latest, super-fact Wi-Fi 802.11ac as well as two USB 3.0 ports for 10 times faster data transfer. The laptop also has Bluetooth 4.0, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port and a multi-format card reader.
Pricing & Availability
Lenovo IdeaPad 500S is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in Nigeria. Lenovo IdeaPad 500S price in Nigeria is expected to range from N65,000 to N200,000 depending on configuration and your location in the country.