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Lenovo Z50-70 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Jun 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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Lenovo Z50-70 Review (late 2014)
Lenovo Z50-70 : Review
Lenovo Z50 Hands on, Quick Review, Features, Software and Overview HD
FULL review / ?????? ????? Lenovo IdeaPad Z5070 Core i5-4210U/6Gb/1Tb/8Gb SSD/DVDRW/GT840M 2Gb

17 Reasons For

Four SATA Connectors

The Lenovo Z50-70 is a four SATA connector portable PC.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 4,358 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z50-70 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo Z50-70 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z50-70.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo 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 laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops that are a comparable age to the Z50-70.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z50-70 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. The Lenovo Z50-70 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Z50-70 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Z50-70 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo Z50-70 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Across all laptops that came out more than a year ago the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Z50-70, the Lenovo Z50-70 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Z50-70 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z50-70 range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 650GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Z50-70 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z50-70.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Z50-70 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP. At 1 megapixel, the Lenovo Z50-70 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z50-70.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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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. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Z50-70 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo Z50-70 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Laptops of a comparable age and type to the Z50-70 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. The Lenovo Z50-70 has one of the smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Short Battery Life

The average battery life of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z50-70 is 8.6h. With a battery life of only 5 hours, the Lenovo Z50-70 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire ES1-131[plb_3000375_price] (5.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to 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

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2.2GHz. The Lenovo Z50-70 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the E50-70[pl_2973251_price] (1.9GHz), or the X240[pl_2939879_price] (1.9GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z50-70 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo 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 Lenovo Z50-70 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z50-70. The average weight of notebook PCs of this age and type is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo G50-30[plb_2553376_price] (2.5kg), or the Asus PU551LA[plb_2396543_price] (2.5kg).

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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

With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo Z50-70 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z50-70 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age 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 relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2913726_price] (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Z50-70 has a fairly typical internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Z50-70.

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Specification

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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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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

(83)
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 :)...

Reviewed 14 July 2015 by Taha
(Verified Purchase)

Only the keyboard not good.

(Verified Purchase)

Perfect for my son --- the dedicated videocard means that he can play pc video games with no problems or glitches, unlike most other laptops.

Reviewed 5 July 2015 by Dr Robin Bignall "docrobin"
(Verified Purchase)

I bought a laptop last year with an Intel i3 chip. It was so slow with Windows 7 that it was virtually unusable, so I ditched it in favour of this one with an i7 chip. It works fine and does not... Read more…

Reviewed 3 July 2015 by Michele Galbusera
(Verified Purchase)

It broke after a month. after sending it to repair, it went back with an intel i3 instead of an i7. It took a week before they would recognize the issue and assume the responsibility of it. It... Read more…

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