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Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB Apr 2015
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
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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22 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The IdeaPad Z50-70 is a four SATA III connector notebook PC.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. At 1,100 megahertz, the IdeaPad Z50-70 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The IdeaPad Z50-70 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the IdeaPad Z50-70.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Big Internal Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the IdeaPad Z50-70, the internal memory of the IdeaPad Z50-70 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IdeaPad Z50-70 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Portable PCs of this age and spec have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the IdeaPad Z50-70 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the IdeaPad Z50-70.

If this Lenovo portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire VN7 (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The IdeaPad Z50-70 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this age and spec is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the IdeaPad Z50-70 range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

If this Lenovo notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772 (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The IdeaPad Z50-70 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the IdeaPad Z50-70.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the IdeaPad Z50-70 range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.1 gigahertz, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the IdeaPad Z50-70. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 is 650GB, and the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 8GB to 1TB.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

Laptops of this type and age have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At 2 Watts, the IdeaPad Z50-70 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the IdeaPad Z50-70 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The IdeaPad Z50-70 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the IdeaPad Z50-70 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The IdeaPad Z50-70 has one of the bigger cache memories (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 3.1MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70's processor cache is one of the biggest amongst laptops of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The IdeaPad Z50-70 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the IdeaPad Z50-70 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. The Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has a very small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the IdeaPad Z50-70. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the IdeaPad Z50-70 range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 4 hours, the IdeaPad Z50-70 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The average battery life of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 is 8.6h.

If this laptop battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba A50 (£679.99) (4.5h) which is also higher rated.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this type and age. 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the IdeaPad Z50-70 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the IdeaPad Z50-70.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

The IdeaPad Z50-70 has a relatively typical weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 15 (£428.17) (2.2kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
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 Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
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
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00888772309565, 00888965212276, 00888965283757, 00888965875365

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