With the launch of the Windows 8 operating system a new range of laptops have started to appear, these have the appearance of a standard laptop, but with one key difference the touchscreen! Like a smartphone or tablet, these new laptops are fast becoming the popular choice with buyers. Which is why Lenovo has launched a touchscreen version of the popular Z500 Ideapad range of laptops, the new Ideapad Z500 Touch offers everything that the standard model has and more. The touchscreen feature offers the user more functionality and because they are already used to touchscreen technology the user can operate it straight away with no fuss.
The basic model will offer the buyer a 15.6 inch screen with a backlit LED HD display 16:9 widescreen and it includes the 10 point multitouch touchscreen functionality. It is going to be running on the latest Windows 8 operating system and powered by the 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3230M processor, with support for the Intel HD Graphics 4000 video card. The system memory is up to 8 GB of DDR3 RAM and there is up to 1 TB hard disk drive (HDD) available for storage purposes.
For networking there is the 10/100M Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.0 and the Intel Centril Wireless N-2230 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi LAN. Other features include a single fast connecting USB 3.0 port, two standard style USB 2.0 ports, 2 into 1 card reader (SD/MMC), Combo jack, VGA & HDMI display ports, a built in 1.0 mega pixel fixed focus (720p HD) web camera and DVD reader/writer. As for the size it measures up at 14.76 inches (W) x 10.35 inches (D) x 1.13 inches (H) and weighs in at a heavy 6.37 pounds with the battery in place that Lenovo claims offer the buyer up to six hours of mobile power.
Lenovo has put a starting price of around $700 on the Ideapad Z500 Touch laptop, which will be going on sale in a couple of weeks time.