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The Lenovo Z500 with GT 740m thread

thinkdigit123

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Hello guys.

Lenovo has updated their Z500 laptops with the all new GT 740m GPU.
here is the base config of the Z500...

3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3230M
Windows 8 64 bit
4GB / 6GB DDR3 RAM
15.6" backlit LED HD display (16:9 widescreen) (1366x768) (220 NIT)
1TB 5400rpm HDD
nVidia GT 740m GPU 1GB / 2GB GDDR3
PS: Indian variants do not have backlit keyboard

Here are the variants...

Lenovo Z500 59-380463 : 6gb ram, 2gb gt740m & Intel HD 4000 :cool:
http://www.flipkart.com/lenovo-idea...z500&ref=3befee81-54d2-45ce-b232-1416666acb3d

Lenovo Z500 59-380480 : 4gb ram, 1gb gt 740m & Intel HD 4000
Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (59-380480) Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 1TB/ Win8/ 1GB Graph) - Lenovo: Flipkart.com

Lenovo Z500 59-366499 : 4gb ram, Intel HD 4000
Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (59-366499) Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 1TB/ Win8) - Lenovo: Flipkart.com


PS: flipkart has some misprints in the specs of the 59-380463 (2gb gt740m). It has 6gb of ram as confirmed from Lenovo exclusive store in kolkata. And there is no backlit keyboard. (Its also possible that flipkart is selling a modified version with reduced ram, so beware! )

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This thread is the official space for discussing about the new Lenovo Z500 with its all powerful GT 740m.
All are welcome!
 

Hrishi

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This one has a nice design. I checked them when I was in the market for buying a similiar Config.
However , I wonder why Indians get lower configuration ??
Why there's no Backlit keyboard for us ??
 
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thinkdigit123

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Booked the 2gb gt740m for 47.8k at a local store. A friend got the 1gb gt740m for 42.5k from the same store. :)
Flipkart is overpricing!!!


When will you be getting yours? Post some pics.
tomorrow! :cool: yahoo! There will be an in-depth review, part by part. :)



Guys, how much is a Kensington Lock worth?


Any info on combo headphone/microphone port to sepearate ports convertor?? I need it for line-in recording stuffs.
 

Hrishi

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Booked the 2gb gt740m for 47.8k at a local store. A friend got the 1gb gt740m for 42.5k from the same store. :)
Flipkart is overpricing!!!



tomorrow! :cool: yahoo! There will be an in-depth review, part by part. :)



Guys, how much is a Kensington Lock worth?


Any info on combo headphone/microphone port to sepearate ports convertor?? I need it for line-in recording stuffs.

Congrats!!
btw' are you willing to Overclock it , ?? :)
 

powerstarprince

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Hey gratz you are getting the 6gb ram version.. Well this laptop has non removable cover and no maintenance cover. It seems there are no upgrade options available. Is this true?? I mean can't you upgrade the ram later from 4gb to 8gb or put in an ssd ...
And u always need a service person to check that laptop for dust and cleaning air vents or such..
 
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thinkdigit123

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btw' are you willing to Overclock it , ?? :)
Nopes! Dont wanna fry my lappy's internals. So no to overclocking on a mobile machine.

So you'll be getting it today? What time? Pics pics pics :p
Sorry mate, cannot go today. Will be going tomorrow. Just cannot wait.

Hey gratz you are getting the 6gb ram version.. Well this laptop has non removable cover and no maintenance cover. It seems there are no upgrade options available. Is this true?? I mean can't you upgrade the ram later from 4gb to 8gb or put in an ssd ...
And u always need a service person to check that laptop for dust and cleaning air vents or such..
This lappy is very much upgradeable just like any other laptop as confirmed by lenovo exclusive store. However, the battery is not user-removable like most other laptops. U need a service personnel for the battery tasks. HOwever, I wouldn't touch the screws of the laptops until my warranty is over, and that's gonna be 2 years. :) Moreover, there is a lenovo service centre in Durgapur where my college is located so i needn't worry for servicing. :)
 

rohitshubham

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Booked the 2gb gt740m for 47.8k at a local store. A friend got the 1gb gt740m for 42.5k from the same store. :)
Flipkart is overpricing!!!



tomorrow! :cool: yahoo! There will be an in-depth review, part by part. :)



Guys, how much is a Kensington Lock worth?


Any info on combo headphone/microphone port to sepearate ports convertor?? I need it for line-in recording stuffs.
mate , please give focus on other factors like
a)build quality
b)battery backup(under heavy and light load)
c)and most importantly on overheating.
coz you know that the specs are awesome and hence i have no doubt about the performance of the machine
 
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thinkdigit123

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mate , please give focus on other factors like
a)build quality
b)battery backup(under heavy and light load)
c)and most importantly on overheating.
coz you know that the specs are awesome and hence i have no doubt about the performance of the machine
yups!! sure! Can u plz gimme some links to a model review bcz this is gonna be me first review! :p :)
 

deepanshuchg

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Sorry mate, cannot go today. Will be going tomorrow. Just cannot wait.
At what time you will go tomorrow? After coming back you'll have to be real quick :p

Now actually my decision depends on your review so please be quick, get some games prior to test the heating issue and gpu performance.
 
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thinkdigit123

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Now actually my decision depends on your review so please be quick, get some games prior to test the heating issue and gpu performance.
Sorry brother...at this point of time i have only GRID 2 blackbox edition and Call of Juarez Gunslinger and some older games like COD4. I had some really good games (like, Saints Row the third, NFS Hot Pursuit 2012) about 5 to 6 months back but i deleted all of them bcz i never even imagined in my dreams that i am gonna get a laptop with Top Class 2 GPU. :lol:

You may tell me about some simulation & test softwares to which i will put my laptop to test. That can be done.
BTW, I'm notifying my friends right now to gimme all the latest games including MP3 and Hitman Absolution and GTA4 and others.


And India usually gets a modified version like the thinkdigit123 told that the model in India doesn't have a backlit keyboard
....:+1:
 

rohitshubham

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deepanshuchg

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@thinkdigit123 : Use softwares like CPUZ , GPUZ, Fraps(for fps of games), CPUID(for temp) & other benchmarks mentioned here
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Sorry brother...at this point of time i have only GRID 2 blackbox edition and Call of Juarez Gunslinger and some older games like COD4. I had some really good games (like, Saints Row the third, NFS Hot Pursuit 2012) about 5 to 6 months back but i deleted all of them bcz i never even imagined in my dreams that i am gonna get a laptop with Top Class 2 GPU. :lol:

You may tell me about some simulation & test softwares to which i will put my laptop to test. That can be done.
BTW, I'm notifying my friends right now to gimme all the latest games including MP3 and Hitman Absolution and GTA4 and others.

Yea try to get gta 4 or any other new graphic intensive game for heating test. Even if you don't get any new game atleast post some pics, hands on review which includes build quality, looks etc etc and at what time you'll reach home?
I've pm you so check and reply it whenever you get on
 

rohitshubham

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Sorry brother...at this point of time i have only GRID 2 blackbox edition and Call of Juarez Gunslinger and some older games like COD4. I had some really good games (like, Saints Row the third, NFS Hot Pursuit 2012) about 5 to 6 months back but i deleted all of them bcz i never even imagined in my dreams that i am gonna get a laptop with Top Class 2 GPU. :lol:

You may tell me about some simulation & test softwares to which i will put my laptop to test. That can be done.
BTW, I'm notifying my friends right now to gimme all the latest games including MP3 and Hitman Absolution and GTA4 and others.



....:+1:
try to get metro 2033, absolution crysis 3...
and the flipkart clearly states that it has backlit keyboard... are you sure about it???
 

SunE

Professional Newbie
Hey I can do a review for you guys since I already have all the games listed above + monitoring apps + benchmark apps. Just need my laptop to arrive :p
 

deepanshuchg

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Hey I can do a review for you guys since I already have all the games listed above + monitoring apps + benchmark apps. Just need my laptop to arrive :p

You've ordered the same laptop?.

I though you have ordered some other and you can't cancel your order as you said in other thread about you opting for EMI option.

BTW when will you get it?
 
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