Lenovo launches two Windows 8 laptops – Ideapad Y500 & Z500


Lenovo has launched two Windows 8 laptops called the IdeaPad Y500 and Z500. Both laptops have third-generation Intel processors and their high-end models come with graphic cards.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 comes with an UltraBay that lets users add an extra graphics card, hard disk drive or an additional fan for cooling. The 15.6-inch laptop has a carbon fibre cover, and a backlit keyboard with a touchpad. Users should face no problems typing in dark rooms as the keyboard has backlighting. The IdeaPad Y500 costs Rs 64,290.

Lenovo claims IdeaPad Z500 is among the slimmest laptops available in market. It is also a 15.6-inch device, but has less powerful hardware when compared to the Y500. It costs Rs 48,990.

The key specifications for both laptops are as follows.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500

Up to third generation Intel® Core i7 processor

Up to NVIDIA® GeForce GT 650M 2GB DDR5 graphics

Up to 16GB DDR3 memory, up to 1TB HDD storage

Up to 750GB interchangeable HDD storage bay

Bluetooth, 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity

USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and 6in1 card reader

Always-on USB port – lets you recharge a mobile device even when the notebook is powered off and unplugged

Interchangeable DVD reader

JBL speakers and Dolby Home Theater v4

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

Up to third generation Intel Core i7 processor

Up to NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M 2GB graphics

15.6" Backlit LED HD display (1366x768), 16:9 widescreen

Up to 8GB DDR3 memory, up to 1TB HDD storage

Bluetooth & 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity

Intelligent Touchpad optimised for Windows 8, with easy scroll, zoom and rotate functions

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