Lenovo IdeaPad Z380-21293DU


Lenovo IdeaPad Z380-21293DUNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z380-21293DU
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Z380-21293DU

60% Lenovo IdeaPad Z380 13.3-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's IdeaPad Z380 is a surprisingly affordable 13-inch laptop offering in a dwindling number of traditional laptops in this segment. It may not have the same level of portability as an ultrabook but it does offer faster processing at the expense of slower storage. For those wanting a DVD drive built into the laptop, it is certainly one of the last options available at this size range.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell Inspiron 13z review
Source: CNet English
For years, an Inspiron was a bulky plastic box designed to offer competent computing at a reasonable price, with the added bonus of wide-ranging customization options, but many of the newer models have enough style to appeal beyond simply bargain hunters. With the same CPU as you find in ultrabooks that cost a lot more, the Dell Inspiron 13z is a budget laptop that holds its head up high.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%


Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

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

2.1 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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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65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-09-12 (Update: 2012-09-12)