Lenovo IdeaPad P500 Touch 59374199 15.6″ Core i5 Laptop

As its model name suggests, the Lenovo IdeaPad P500 Touch 59374199 laptop is a touch-enabled model. What you can’t see judging from the product name is that this 15.6-inch notebook includes the 3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3230M dual-core processor, 6GB of RAM memory, a generous 1-Terabyte hard drive, and built-in DVD writer. P500 TOUCH - 59374199 Lenovo IdeaPad With its current price of $650, the P500 Touch 59374199 represents a great value for money given it has a touchscreen display, excellent components and a nice design thanks to aluminum on the palm rests, soft touch finish on the lid, and a slim profile of 1.1″. To complement these, Lenovo has provided an ergonomic AccuType keyboard with smile-shaped LED-backlit keys. There are also Dolby Advanced audio technology for improved sound quality, stereo speakers, a built-in 720p webcam for Skype and other video chat services, Intel Wi-Di for wireless HDTV and monitor connectivity, and Bluetooth besides Wi-Fi and Gigabit LAN networking. The included i5 chip is a full class ahead of the i3, let alone the Pentium series and is good for usual daily tasks plus video / photo editing. Intel Core i5-3230M Ports and slots grouped along the sides of the notebook are three USBs, 3-in-1 media card reader, and HDMI and VGA video outs. Lets mention some potentially negative sides of the P500 Touch 59374199. The battery inside it is a 4-cell unit, whereas laptops with the same screen size and the full voltage i5-3230M usually have a six cell unit. Another bad thing is that the battery is sealed and therefore not user-removable. Also, the notebook is a mediocre one in terms of visuals because it has no dedicated video card and the display resolution is 1366×768 pixels, wherears some other notebooks have 1600×900 or even full HD 1920×1080. But overall, this model is a no-brainer for those who want to experience Windows 8 with touch, without making compromises in terms of performance and without paying too much. If you don’t need touchscreen functionality but like the P500, you can get the P500 – 59372845 with similar specs and a lower price of $600. Another related option is the Lenovo P400 Touch – 59371991  with a 14″ screen for $530. P500 TOUCH - 59374199 Lenovo IdeaPad P500 Touch 59374199 Specifications

  • Display: 15.6-inch multi-touchscreen at 1,366×768 pixels, glossy
  • Processor: 3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3210M “Ivy Bridge” dual-core CPU at 2.6GHz to 3.2GHz, 3MB L3 cache
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 integrated
  • Memory: 6GB DDR3 1,600MHz, max. up to 8GB
  • Storage: 1-Terabyte (1,000GB) HDD at 5,400rpm
  • Optical drive: DVD burner
  • Webcam: Yes, 720p
  • Audio: Stereo speakers
  • Network: 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth, Intel Wireless Display technology
  • Input: Backlit AccuType keyboard with isle-like keys and numeric-pad, seamless multi-touch touchpad
  • Ports and Slots: 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, 2-in-1 media card reader
  • Battery: 4-cell Li-Ion
  • Dimensions: 1″ thickness x 14.8″ width x 10.4″ depth
  • Weight: 4.9 lbs
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Warranty: 1-year

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Danijel is a tech blogger who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based mobile PCs, from tablets and ultraportables to full blown gaming laptops.

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  1. The backlit keyboard on my P500 Ideapad/Windows 8.1 recently stopped working. I have tried “Fn Spacebar” endlessly and it doesnt work. I have downloaded the Lenovo Energy Management thing and still no backlight. The Capslk and Numlock keys both light up when pressed. I was troubleshooting a disabled keyboard and rotating screen orientation, and at one point the keyboard lit up- so i know it can still work. I just feel like its been deactivated somehow. Besides “Fn Spacebar”, is there another way to activate the backlight. I read something about sticky/filter keys causing a problem- so i turned those off- still no kb backlight. I appreciate any insight. Please help!

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