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Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70


Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (IdeaPad Z50 Series)
Intel Core i5-4210U 2 x 1.7 - 2.7 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: 45% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 100%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70

60% Lenovo Z50
Source: Digital Versus English version
The Lenovo Z50 is the replacement for the Z510. We're talking a 15.6-inch multimedia laptop with a practically identical body. This updated model includes an energy-efficient Haswell processor and a state-of-the-art graphics card. Let's see if the manufacturer has managed to rectify the Z510's awful screen...
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% display: 20% mobility: 60%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 review: 15-inch budget laptop with full-HD display offers decent gaming, quality build and five-hour battery life
Source: Tech Advisor English version
The Lenovo Z50-70 is a well-rounded 15-inch laptop with a full-HD display and discrete nVidia graphics that can handle better gaming than many comparable budget laptops. Its build quality is good for the price, and battery life of around five hours, plus sub-2.4 kg weight, makes it more usable as mobile workstation.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Z50-70, czyli jak dobrze wycenić laptop
Source: PC Turkish PL→EN version
Positive: Full HD display; good cooling system; nice appearance; decent performance; good price. Negative: Poor built-in speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/18/2015
Всем Full HD, ребята. Обзор ноутбука Lenovo IdeaPad Z5070
Source: RU→EN version
Positive: Solid design; clear display; silent and cooling performance; durable and practical case; good battery life. Negative: "Flexible" plastic keyboard; low color accuracy and brightness of the display; poor game performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2015
Ноутбук Lenovo IdeaPad Z5070 – китайский «Zorro»
Source: RU→EN version
Positive: High resolution display; balanced performance; relatively compact size. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/26/2015
82% Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% emissions: 100%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Source: Itsvet HR→EN version
This laptop model is an entry-level model for multimedia and gaming and it justifies its purpose: it provides the perfect configuration, beyond reproach. The hybrid hard drive will mean a lot for speeding up booting time and application launching, while the two graphics cards will accelerate what is most important - games and multimedia. Bearing in mind there is a Full HD screen, you will not be able to run the latest or demanding games, but everything else will be a real pleasure thanks to the great configuration.
Positive: Excellent and very flexible configuration; full HD screen; excellent performance; very good autonomy. Negative: Relatively short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/09/2015



The Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 is encased in sleek plastic black casing and weighs 2.2 kg. However, the plastic design means it is not necessarily as sturdy as it looks. The laptop creaks when pressure is applied to the base unit while the design attracts unsightly fingerprints. It uses an Intel Core i7, an Nvidia GeForce GT840, 4 GB RAM and a 1 TB hard drive.

The processor has a nominal clock of 2.0 GHz, but can run up to 3.1 GHz. The IdeaPad Z50-70 should be capable of running some more demanding games as well as video and picture editing functions. However, don't expect to play the newest 3D games like Crysis 3 or Thief.

The 15.6 inch display features FHD resolution. However, the display leaves much to be desired with the blurred screen and extremely limited viewing angles. In addition, the speakers do not appear to carry much bass and are soft even at maximum volume.

The Ideapad is equipped with an Ethernet port, an HDMI port, two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, an SD card reader, a stereo jack and a DVD burner. The battery is capable of lasting for about 4 and a half hours of web surfing.

NVIDIA GeForce 840M:

Mid-range graphics card from the GeForce 800M series based on the Maxwell architecture.

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.

4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

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

Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.

74%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2014-09-16 (Update: 2014-09-16)