09-24-2013 07:47 AM
i got ideapad z500 and its truning out to be a great disappointment to me... its battery life is poor and fans are always working like even i trun it on fan kicks in... i have read so many similar complients abt dis model but now i m clueless wht to do... if i cud change da laptop n get another lenovo thn which one i sud get??? i checked with alot of people before buying lenovo and everyone said its da best bt it didnt trun to be the best for me... m a student n its really hard to afford a laptop... help me...
09-24-2013 10:36 AM
Welcome to the Forums.
You might want to follow this thread and apply this battery firmware update to address the battery concerns. As for the fan kicking in at power up, this is most likely a thermal design to keep the laptop running cool - unless you're hearing rattling / grinding noise that might indicate a faulty fan, otherwise, this is normal.
If you're leaning towards a new lenovo unit to use mostly with MS Word/Excel and web surfing, check out the U Series / S series models (if you're a typist, check out the S300)
09-25-2013 02:05 AM
thanx for the follow up it actually helped... i m architecture student so i gotta use designing and graphic softwares like cad, 3d max and photoshop etc so now ive got Z500 is it worthy enough for all these softwares...
09-25-2013 08:48 AM
Glad to know the links above helped to improve your battery life.
Looking at the system requirements of those graphics extensive apps that you're running, you should be fine if you have the Z500 with Intel Core i7-3612QM, NVIDIA GeForce GT740M and 8GB RAM. An optional upgrade would be changing the stock HDD to an SSD for a faster load time / access time.
09-26-2013 04:10 AM
thanx Ur replies are very useful... bt m really concerned about its fan... i dun hear rattling or grinding type of sound but i can feel the heat over the keyboard... n fans r not suppose to keep running all da tym do they???
09-26-2013 08:49 AM
As soon as the computer turns ON, the fan is automatically started. You may not notice it if it's running on low RPM but when the thermal sensor detects heat above a certain °C, the fan gradually increases to eliminate the heat.
If you feel that the heat on the keyboard is not normal, try to monitor the apps that are running on the task manager and observe the temps on your CPU/GPU using HW Monitor.