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Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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Enjoy dazzling visuals in 16:9 widescreen with an optional 15.6" Full HD display (1920 x 1080). Catch up with the latest movies with the Z50's integrated DVD read-write drive, while stereo... More
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Four SATA Connectors

The IdeaPad Z50-70 has more SATA connectors than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70. This portable PC is a four SATA connector notebook PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 which only have between two and three SATA connectors.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Four SATA III Connectors

Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the IdeaPad Z50-70 only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however the IdeaPad Z50-70 has four SATA III connectors.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 is 950MHz. The IdeaPad Z50-70 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the IdeaPad Z50-70 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the IdeaPad Z50-70. Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the IdeaPad Z50-70 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The IdeaPad Z50-70 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the IdeaPad Z50-70 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IdeaPad Z50-70 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops that are a similar age to the IdeaPad Z50-70 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the IdeaPad Z50-70. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the IdeaPad Z50-70 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2962180_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The IdeaPad Z50-70 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the IdeaPad Z50-70 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 range from 8GB to 1TB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the IdeaPad Z50-70 range from 2MB to 4.1GB. At 4,096 megabytes, the IdeaPad Z50-70 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IdeaPad Z50-70.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 14GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The IdeaPad Z50-70 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a similar type and age to the IdeaPad Z50-70 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the IdeaPad Z50-70. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the IdeaPad Z50-70 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a comparable age and type to the IdeaPad Z50-70 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Very Short Battery Life

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h. The IdeaPad Z50-70 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 5 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the IdeaPad Z50-70 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450[plb_2954085_price] (1.9GHz).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the IdeaPad Z50-70 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that is a similar age to the IdeaPad Z50-70 is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo B590[plb_2714638_price] (2.5kg).

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The IdeaPad Z50-70 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of notebook PCs of this type and age is 270 cd/m². The IdeaPad Z50-70 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the IdeaPad Z50-70 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the IdeaPad Z50-70. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The IdeaPad Z50-70 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Specification

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Processor Family
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Processor Cache
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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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Maximum Turbo Frequency
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Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
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3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Active Management Technology Version
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
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Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Expert Reviews

(1)
14 July 2015

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Build quality
Doesn't overheat
Multipurpose
Wide variety of configurations
Build quality does not have any visible flaws
Very poor screen
Only one USB 3.0 port
Disappointing speakers
Case could be sturdier, creaking sounds when you twist it
Keyboard flexing, pressure point too spongy

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 20 November 2015 by Andrei26
Andrei26 would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 Series

I've buyed for my girlfriend.it's look awesome and it's not that bad at resources,so enjoy a good laptop used for multimedia stuff :)...

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