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Lenovo Z51

Lenovo Z51 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB Hdd 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Jul 2013
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This Lenovo Z51 15.6"Laptop combines Full HD graphics with dynamic processing to deliver a high performance computing experience, whether it More
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Two Industry Awards

This notebook PC was given a "Recommended" award by both Vido.com.ua and Conowego.pl, both of which thought that this medium processor core notebook PC was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on sixteen expert reviews from sites including Techradar, computershopper.com, Laptopmag.com and notebookcheck.net this notebook PC has an overall expert rating of 72%.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 11 owner reviews the average owner rating of this notebook PC is 76%.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers who purchased this laptop concluded that it was good value for money. Computershopper.com wrote in their review of this laptop in November last year “The Lenovo Z51 is an affordable alternative to low-quality, low-resolution budget laptops”. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned “The Lenovo Z51 is a multimedia notebook that comes ready to entertain for a reasonable price” in their review of this laptop however despite that they only scored the product 60 out of 100. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “The keyboard might disappoint users who value good office qualities” in their review of this laptop and gave the product a rating of 77 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was quiet. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned “The computer usually works quietly and does not get esp” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Nice Design

One Lenovo Z51 reviewer who purchased this laptop considered that it was good looking. In November last year Techradar.com wrote on expert website Techradar “Awesome display are gorgeous to look at, this laptop just doesn't have enough under the hood to make it worth considering” in their review of the Lenovo Z51.

Large Storage Capacity

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good storage. In November last year expert website Laptopmag.com wrote “At $629 (starting at $499), this 15-inch laptop packs a full HD display along with JBL speakers and a terrabyte for storage, so you'll have plenty of room for yo” in their review.

Robust

One Lenovo Z51 reviewer thought the Lenovo Z51 was well made. Laptopmedia.com wrote “We are impressed by the build quality and sturdiness of the machine” in their review of this laptop.

Good Product Quality

One Lenovo Z51 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality.

Good Brand

We checked 4,358 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo Z51 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.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z51 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Z51 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo Z50[plb_2964547_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15 7537[plb_2251818_price].

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Z51 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z51. The internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo Z50[plb_2964547_price], and the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price] is also worth considering.

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Three Point Five Headphone Out Ports

The Lenovo Z51 has more headphone out ports than most of the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z51. Most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z51 only have between one and three headphone out ports, however this notebook PC has three point five headphone out ports.

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Four Battery Cells

The Lenovo Z51 is a four battery cell portable PC.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Z51 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Z51 is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A number of people concluded that the Lenovo Z51 did not have a good battery life. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote “Also a higher price and terribly short battery life” in their review of this laptop. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “No maintenance hatch, fixed battery, clattery keyboard, dark display, weak GPU - the Lenovo Z51 does not really provide rays of hope” nonetheless they still scored it 4 stars.

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have a front camera, however the Lenovo Z51 does not have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Lenovo Z51 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4h battery life notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo Z50[plb_2964547_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the X240[pl_2967082_price] (8.7h), or the T440p[pl_3682866_price] (13.2h) both from Lenovo or the Asus Zenbook UX301LA[plb_2964654_price] (7h).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z51 have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo Z51 does not have a full-size keyboard.

Other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the Fujitsu LifeBook U554[plb_2074123_price] which is also cheaper.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price] (SSD), the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_2363547_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2781600_price] (SSD).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Z51 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo Z51 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_2133196_price].

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo Z51 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Z51 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z51.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Z51

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Z51 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z51.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price], and the HP ProBook 650[plb_2654888_price] is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T440p[plb_3682866_price] (2.6GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Z51 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo Z50[plb_2964547_price], the HP ENVY 15[plb_2142908_price], or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] which is cheaper.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Z51 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo Z51 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z51.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.3kg heavy laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the X550CA[pl_2093287_price], or the X550CA[pl_2093524_price] both from Asus or the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2664006_price].

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2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(24)
10 December 2015

The Lenovo Z51-70 tries to balance between a daily driver and a multimedia device, but fails to deliver both in one hit. We are impressed by the build quality and sturdiness of the machine and the...

5 October 2015

In review: Lenovo Z51-70. Test model courtesy of Cyberport.Just where are the IPS screens that Lenovo promised? In any case, that would have looked good in our review sample. Thus, we have to live...

2 October 2015

The Lenovo Z51 is a mid-range multimedia focused laptop starting at less than $600. Equipped with a fast 2.2GHz fifth generation Intel Core CPU, the Z51 doesn't make any of the performance... Read more…

20 August 2015

Lenovo's Z51 has better performance than a typical budget machine, but also a higher price and terribly short battery life...

14 August 2015

Although the Z51's sleek design and awesome display are gorgeous to look at, this laptop just doesn't have enough under the hood to make it worth considering...

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User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 12 February 2016 by Trent B.
(Verified Purchase)

You can find a repair guide on Lenovo's website for disassembling it. My tips for disassembling it: take all the screws in the bottom out, making sure to keep the two closest to the screen... Read more…

Reviewed 15 January 2016 by Robert J.
(Verified Purchase)

Not having the quick removable panels, may be a good reason to down grade this to 3***. Definitly the poor service and getting trough to the Lenovo website may be a good reason to return this... Read more…

Reviewed 25 February 2016 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Barely had this laptop for about a month and has been working great. My wife spilled a drink all over the keyboard and mouse and thought it may have been ruined. Let it sit in rice overnight, put... Read more…

Reviewed 2 February 2016 by Joshua W.
(Verified Purchase)

My daughter is extremely happy with this laptop and even though it does have a couple issues in my eyes I would have no issues recommending this especially if it stays in the $450 price range...

Reviewed 31 December 2015 by Sergey A.
(Verified Purchase)

A nice computer, especially for a college student that uses it near an outlet, or someone who just wants to play some lower-end videogames...

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo hdd8, lenovo hdd8g, lenovo 80k601, lenovo hdd8gb, lenovo i75500, lenovo 80k6018, lenovo 80k6011, lenovo i75500u, lenovo 80k601c, lenovo 80k601cp, lenovo 80k6018m, lenovo 80k6011y, lenovo 80k6018mu, lenovo 80k6011yu, lenovo 80k601cpu, lenovo 80k6011yuk, lenovo 80k601cpuk, lenovo 80k6018muk
Barcodes 00190151580800, 00600649326624

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