Lenovo IdeaPad Z370-M5657GE
Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Z370-M5657GE
"Top" designer. Lenovo supplies a 13 inch subnotebook with the latest second generation Intel Core processors with the IdeaPad Z370. In addition to the hardware, a lot of effort has especially been invested in looks. For example, the notebook has a display lid with 3D effect. Is it after all only straining after effect?
The IdeaPad Z370 is a capable notebook for students and home users, with good build quality and eye-catching looks. There aren’t many frills, but with web sales prices starting at $569, you don’t need or expect the world. If you are OK with the so so keyboard layout and poor two finger scrolling, the Z370 is a nice catch, especially at the sale price under $600.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2012
Source: Mobile Tech Review
If you like the Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 but it's a bit too expensive or you don't need that much graphics power, then the IdeaPad Z370 is worth a look. It's equally capable for schoolwork, MS Office work, as well as playing music and movies. The only thing that it's not suited to is playing highly demanding 3D games like first person shooters. The system isn't thin, but it's small enough to fit easily in a backpack along with your other gear. The second gen Intel Core i5 processor is a good option for this notebook and it comes with all the essential Lenovo software you will see on higher-end systems. The starting price is affordable, and additional options aren't that expensive either. The notebook looks good except that the cover that gets absolutely grimy with fingerprints, and the display viewing angles are limited if you look at the screen from right or bottom.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
With moderate usage battery life came in at a very respectable five hours 5 minutes. All in all, gadgetmix heartily recommends the Lenovo IdeaPad Z370. It’s snapping at the heels of the mid-rangers for a very competitive price. Anyone who can’t explain exactly why they’d need a higher-spec notebook than this should buy it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2011
The Lenovo Z370 packs great performance in a small package with the latest Intel Core i5-2410M CPU with integrated Intel HD 3000 GPU. It’s not targeting business use, especially with its flashy design option in blue, but that doesn’t mean it can’t handle all your work and multitasking needs. It’s 13.3-inch size makes it nice and portable but it is a bit thick and hefty. Also, the battery life is a bit lacking compared to other laptops in this category. Overall build quality and finish looks solid and for a price at around $629, it’s definitely worth considering.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 09/05/2011
Source: PC Advisor
Overall, the IdeaPad Z370 looks to be a very reasonable option if you're on a budget, don't have heavy-duty computing needs, and would like a notebook that does right by movies and music when you're not taking care of routine business or schoolwork.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Lenovo Z370 is a value-priced 13-inch laptop with plenty of performance, nice battery life and a good keyboard and touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
Source: PC World
But bloatware does help subsidize the low price on consumer notebooks, and you can always remove the stuff you don't want (do it before you create the OneKey disc image). Overall, the IdeaPad Z370 looks to be a very reasonable option if you're on a budget, don't have heavy-duty computing needs, and would like a notebook that does right by movies and music when you're not taking care of routine business or schoolwork.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper
What a difference a year makes. Last year when we looked at the Lenovo IdeaPad Z360, we found it “a solid all-purpose thin-and-light laptop for the masses.” Strong performance, an attractive design, and an impressive display make the IdeaPad Z370 an appealing, budget, thin-and-light laptop. But look elsewhere if you don’t like squishy keyboards.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 78%
Source: Laptop Mag
The $629 Lenovo IdeaPad Z370 offers solid overall performance, a fast boot time, and a vivid display wrapped in an eye-catching blue design. However, its poor endurance is a turnoff, expecially for a 13-inch system. While it's not as powerful, the HP Pavilion dm4t offers 7 hours of battery life in an aluminum chassis for $50 less. But overall, the Z370 delivers style, power, and speed in an affordable package.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Comp Reviews
Lenovo's IdeaPad Z370 may not have one of the more eye catching designs on the market but with its $600 price tag, it offers a very solid 13-inch laptop that mixed portability and performance. Items such as the 2nd generation Core i5 processor give it better battery life and solid performance while the eSATA port and Bluetooth add extra external options not found in many low cost ultraportables.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 78% display: 70% mobility: 83% workmanship: 79% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 86%
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 67%
Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
74.9%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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