Lenovo IdeaPad Z Series

Lenovo IdeaPad Z460AProcessor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i5 450M, Intel Pentium P6200
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 14.0 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 2kg, 2.05kg, 2.2kg, 2.4kg, 2.8kg
Price: 600, 700, 800, 850 euro
Average Score: 75.69% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 73%, features: 65%, display: 51%
mobility: 51%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 60%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z460

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z460Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z460
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 76.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

90% Lenovo IdeaPad z460 Laptop
Source: Tech2.in.com English
If you want a stylish laptop for movies, music and daily chores (not gaming), at merely Rs 34,481, this laptop is definitely recommended. However, for serious multimedia (especially gaming), it’s a good idea to shell out a bit more and get a laptop with a discrete GPU (IdeaPad Z560 for 36K, with an Nvidia GeForce GT 310 GPU). If you’re still confused, click here, to ‘narrow down your search’.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
86% Lenovo IdeaPad Z460
Source: PC World English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z460 sells for a price of Rs. 34,999. For that price, you definitely get a trendy, smart-looking laptop with decent performance, excellent keyboard and touchpad, and great feature set and installed software. If only anything, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z460 comes with lesser RAM compared to some other laptops in our Top 5 Budget Laptops list. But if you want a decent laptop under Rs. 30,000, the Compaq Presario CQ42 is still a very good choice. In our list, the Compaq Presario CQ42-115TU manages top spot over the IdeaPad Z460 purely on price alone. But if you're willing to spend up to Rs. 35,000 for a home laptop, think beyond the Dell Inspiron 15R or the Acer Aspire 5740, and take a serious look at the Lenovo IdeaPad Z460. We strongly recommend it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 86%
61% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука Lenovo IdeaPad Z460-2
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 61% performance: 60% display: 44% mobility: 37% emissions: 50%
70% Ấn tượng từ Lenovo IdeaPad Z460
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z560
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 offers a well-balanced set of features, performance and battery life put together with impressive build-quality and superior styling for the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 review
Source: Techradar English
The IdeaPad Z560 is a great all-rounder with many strengths and few weaknesses. The Core i3 processor and dedicated GPU provide fantastic performance, while the well-built chassis is packed with features. Only flawed portability detracts from this highly polished package.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Z560 Core i3 15-in Notebook Review
Source: PC Perspective English
Many of my knocks against the Lenovo Z560 are against traits that it shares with the competition. Yes, the battery life is short, but that’s often the case with inexpensive 15.6” laptops packing Core i3 processors. Yes, the display resolution is low, but there are few laptops in this price range that offer an alternative. The only problem which may be unique to the Z560 is the annoying fan. On the other hand, the Z560’s best traits are not replicated by competitors. The keyboard and trackpad are outstanding for a consumer laptop at any price point, nevermind $700. The build quality is better than mainstream laptops from Toshiba, Samsung, or HP. The sound quality is completely adequate for a laptop system and the overall performance figures are solid. The Z560 can also serve as a competent multimedia laptop, just as the advertising suggests. The Z560 is far from the most exciting laptop around. Walking into a coffee shop with it feels like walking into a club with your grandfather’s suspenders on, but those who place function over form will enjoy the Z560 immensely.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% emissions: 40%
83% Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 review
Source: PC Pro English
A quality consumer laptop with some novel multimedia features, and reasonably priced too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83%
80% Lenovo Z560 Review
Source: Bright Hub English
The Lenovo Z560 is a very well rounded product. The build quality what makes this laptop stand out from the crowd. Many laptops in the price range have squishy keyboards (Toshiba), a flimsy chassis (ASUS/Acer) or god-awful trackpads (most HP laptops). The Lenovo feels more expensive than it is, and while it is not the cheapest Core i3 laptop on the market, it is close.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Z560
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 is a good, fundamental laptop underneath its throwback, lackluster design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
61% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука Lenovo IdeaPad Z560-2
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 61% performance: 60% display: 43% mobility: 36% emissions: 61%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z565

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z565Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z565
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 68% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Z565 15.6-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English

In terms of features, it is hard to find a better overall value than the Lenovo IdeaPad Z565. Priced at $650, the system comes with a larger 500GB hard drive and a dedicated graphics processor. Performance isn't that far off from Intel based laptops in the same price range and the keyboard is one of the best. The design of the system is somewhat dated looking and the battery life falls well short of the claims from Lenovo.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
56% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука Lenovo IdeaPad Z565-1
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 56% performance: 57% display: 44% mobility: 34% emissions: 42%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z360

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z360Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z360
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M 512 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.05kg
Price: 850 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

82% Review Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 Notebook | Notebookcheck
13.3 inch All-Rounder. Lenovo reinforces its z Series with a representative in the 13 inch division with the Z360. The IdeaPad Z360 is small and light enough to be taken along everywhere with a weight of a bit over two kilos. Find out if it's really worth buying in the following review.
Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 First Impressions: Great Keyboard and More
Source: Notebooks.com English
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2010
84% Test Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 82% display: 76% mobility: 84% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 85%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z360-091234U

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z360-091234UNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z360-091234U
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Idea Pad Z360 Review: Small and Capable, but Not Perfect
Source: Notebooks.com English

The IdeaPad z360 is a notebook that is certainly capable enough to handle the needs of most users, but the lack of a multitouch trackpad, non-sturdy lid closure, battery life and pricetag make the z360 just an average laptop — though it does have a great keyboard and multimedia capabilities.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/09/2010
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Z360
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z460A

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z460ANotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z460A
Processor: Intel Pentium P6200
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

78% Lenovo IdeaPad Z460A
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 78%

 

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Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145: The 5145 is a renamed Mobility Radeon HD 4570 with slightly higher clock rates. Therefore it has no DirectX 11 support and a performance between the 4570 and 5470.

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i3:

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i5:

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.

Intel Pentium:

P6200: The Pentium P6200 is an entry level CPU based on the Arrandale core. Compared to the Core i3-330M it does not feature HyperThreading leading to a slower multi-threaded performance.


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.8 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


75.69%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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, 7.0", 0.295 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Trio
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, 7.0", 0 kg
» Velocity Micro Cruz
, 7.0", 0.5 kg
» Samsung TX100-7
, 10.1", 1 kg
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» Olive OlivePad V-T100
, 7.0", 0.41 kg
» Archos 7
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» Camangi WebStation
, 7", 0.4 kg
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, 15.4", 2.7 kg
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, 7.0", 0.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)