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

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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Lenovo Z50-70 Review (late 2014)
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Expert Reviews Are Average

This notebook PC received a score of 71% from laptop expert review website product-test.ru.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (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 laptops of a comparable type and age to the Z50-70 is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. The Lenovo Z50-70 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z50-70.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z50-70 is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Z50-70 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B50-80, the Toshiba L50-C (£299.00), and the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Z50-70 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this age and type ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo Z50-70 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of this age and spec the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Z50-70 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z50-70 also have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E, the DELL Latitude 15 E5550, or the Acer Travelmate TMP455-M.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Z50-70 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z50-70 also have a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E, the LG 14Z950, and the DELL Latitude E5540 is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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11 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo 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

At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Z50-70 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z50-70. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z50-70's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs that are a similar age to the Z50-70.

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Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 5 hours, the Lenovo Z50-70 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z50-70. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z50-70 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

We compared all the other 5h battery life laptops to this portable PC and we think the Aspire ES1-711, and the Aspire V3-574G both from Acer or the Asus S200E which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to look at the B50-80 (5.5h), the B50-70 (5.5h), or the B50-80 (5.5h) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think the Asus S200E, the Acer Extensa EX2508, and the HP Probook 470 G2 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T540p (SSD), the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD), or the HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z50-70 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average processor clock speed of laptops of this age and type is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

There are a number of alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might want to look at including the G70-80, or the Z50-70 both from Lenovo or the HP 15 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the E31-70 (£430.02) (1.9GHz), the G50-80 (£229.99) (1.9GHz), or the G70-80 (1.9GHz) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The weights of laptops of this age and spec range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Z50-70 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z50-70.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.4kg heavy laptops and we think the Acer Aspire E5-573, the Lenovo Z50 (£499.00), and the MSI CR61 2M which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Z50-70 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z50-70 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Latitude 15 5000 (£646.98), or the Latitude 12 7000 both from DELL or the Asus S200E which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Z50-70 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The Lenovo Z50-70 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average display brightness of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z50-70 is 270 cd/m².

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z50-70

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Z50-70 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

Alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the DELL Vostro 15 3000, the Lenovo G50-45, or the Asus X554LA which has better reviews.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Z70-80 (£321.00) (17.3"), or the G70-80 (17.3") both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Z50-70 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

Alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the ThinkPad E550 (£510.28), or the ThinkPad E550 both from Lenovo or the Asus S200E which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Z50-70 (8GB and higher rated), or the Z51-70 (8GB and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54 (8GB and higher rated).

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Specification

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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Intel Visual Technology
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5 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(32)
23 January 2015

The Z50 is the updated version of the Z510. We were up against a good multimedia laptop, completely ruined by the appalling quality of its screen. Thankfully, its other characteristics (excluding...

19 December 2014

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19 December 2014

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10 December 2014

PC Advisor.co.uk

Lenovo has given the Z50-70 laptop some extra touches that lift it from the usual lowest- budget laptop category, starting with a full-HD 1920 x 1080 display. (For more, see: Best budget laptops... Read more…

16 February 2015

Deux, c'est toujours mieux qu'un ? Lenovo ne demande que 550 euros pour son IdeaPad Z50-75 relativement bien équipé sur le papier. Tout dernier processeur accéléré quad-core AMD APU, un... Read more…

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User Reviews

(102)
Reviewed 13 August 2014 by William F.

Nephew bought this from NewEgg. This is a good value, excellent student machine that will allow some casual gaming. Benchmark Unigen Heaven 4.0, with Balanced power plan and Catalyst 14.4 @ DX11,... Read more…

Reviewed 27 January 2015 by Kevin K.
(Verified Purchase)

A few tips for people that have purchase this laptop. 1. If you want to install a clean copy of Windows 8.1, there's a utility from Microsoft that will download the Windows 8.1 ISO. The product... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2014 by Jarad W.
(Verified Purchase)

Wish it was available with Windows 7, I'm not a fan of 8...

Reviewed 24 September 2015 by Mac
Mac would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 Series

Great colour performance over all Good quality screen display Plenty of memory...

Reviewed 29 October 2015 by Apoults
Apoults would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 Series

Good solid laptop, great value for money...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo gt820, lenovo gt820m
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