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Lenovo Ideapad Z360 Series

Lenovo Ideapad Z360-M3597GEProcessor: Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i5 450M, Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 2kg
Price: 580, 600, 900 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Lenovo Ideapad Z360-091233U

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad Z360-091233UNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad Z360-091233U
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 580 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Ideapad Z360 (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

50% Lenovo IdeaPad Z360
Source: Laptop Mag English
Lenovo squeezes an excellent keyboard and zippy Core i3 CPU into this lightweight machine, but the design and battery life could be better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Lenovo Ideapad Z360
Source: PC Mag English
Style and great battery life are elements of a successful mainstream laptop. Apparently, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 ($750 direct) didn't get that memo. Design, one of the key differentiators among laptops for shoppers roaming through store aisles, is something that the Lenovo Z360 fails to address. Furthermore, battery life is too meager for a borderline ultraportable. Even though it has good processing power and is priced reasonably, there are much better laptops that don't cost that much more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Z360
Source: Computer Shopper English

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 is a solid all-purpose thin-and-light laptop for the masses. It offers solid Core i3 performance, a 13-inch screen, and plenty of features—including a 500GB hard drive, an onboard DVD burner, and WiMAX connectivity—for just $749. Solid performance and plenty of features make the IdeaPad Z360 an attractive 13-inch laptop. If you prefer an optical drive and are on a limited budget, it’s a safe choice.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z360-091237U

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z360-091237UNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z360-091237U
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Ideapad Z360 (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's IdeaPad Z360 certainly won't be winning any style awards but it does offer some very strong performance. This is achieved by sacrificing size and instead of using traditional laptops components having a Core i5 processor and a DVD burner. The downside is that all this performance means that it won't be able to run for as long as the competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Lenovo Ideapad Z360-M3597GE

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad Z360-M3597GENotebook: Lenovo Ideapad Z360-M3597GE
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Ideapad Z360 (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Lenovo Ideapad Z360 0912
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

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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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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.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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).

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


Intel Core i3:

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.

Intel Core i5:

480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 GHz (Turbo Mode). 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.

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


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.

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 kg:


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)