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Lenovo IdeaPad Z50 Series

Lenovo Z50-70-59427408Processor: AMD Kaveri A10-7300, AMD Kaveri A8-7100, AMD Kaveri FX-7500, Intel Core i5 4210U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R6 M255DX, AMD Radeon R7 M260, NVIDIA GeForce 840M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 2.5kg
Price: 400, 549, 550 euro
Average Score: 70.33% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 66%, features: 70%, display: 55%
mobility: 71%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 54%, emissions: 93%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70

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.

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70
Processor: Intel Core i5 4210U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 840M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 74% - average

Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

60% Lenovo Z50
Source: Digital Versus English
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
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 Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
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: Ferra.ru RU→EN
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: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
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
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
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

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Processor: AMD Kaveri A8-7100
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R6 M255DX 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 549 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 81% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

71% Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 Notebook Review Update | Notebookcheck
Kaveri @ low cost. The IdeaPad Z50-75 is available for a low 400 Euros (~$501) without a Windows operating system. The buyer gets a quad-core processor, dual-graphics solution from AMD, and a 1 TB hard drive. An irresistible bargain?

Foreign Reviews

81% Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 (A8-7100, Radeon R5 M230, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 23/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 81%
81% Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 (A8-7100, Radeon R5 M230, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 23/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 81%
Test: Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 - AMD FX, dedikovaná grafika a Full HD displej v 15,6" notebooku s nízkou cenou
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Good graphics performance; full HD resolution for cheap laptop; slim. Negative: Poor mechanics keyboard; short battery life; TN display panel.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2015
Test: Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 - AMD FX, dedikovaná grafika a Full HD displej v 15,6" notebooku s nízkou cenou
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Good graphics performance; full HD resolution for cheap laptop; slim. Negative: Poor mechanics keyboard; short battery life; TN display panel.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2015

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75
Processor: AMD Kaveri A10-7300
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R6 M255DX 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 550 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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73% Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 Notebook (A10-7300) Review Update | Notebookcheck
Two are better than one. Lenovo only demands 550 Euros (~$669) for its extensively configured IdeaPad Z50-75, which not only features AMD's latest quad-core APU, but also plenty of storage and a total of two graphics chips. Just how well does the dual-graphics technology fare in real-world use?

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 80EC0079GE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 80EC0079GENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 80EC0079GE
Processor: AMD Kaveri FX-7500
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M260
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 52.5% - poor

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

50% Lenovo Z50-75 Signature Edition
Source: PC Mag English
At less than $400, you may be tempted by the Lenovo Z50-75 Signature Edition's low price. But there are more capable (and more portable) desktop-replacement laptops for not much more money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 50%

Foreign Reviews

55% Multimedia-Notebook mit AMD-Komponenten
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 55% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 40% ergonomy: 30%
Lenovo Ideapad Z5075 – Свой В Мультимедийной Индустрии
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Full HD-display; excellent keyboard; decent performance for multimedia; competitive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2015

 

Lenovo Z50-70-59427408

Specifications

Lenovo Z50-70-59427408Notebook: Lenovo Z50-70-59427408
Processor: Intel Core i5 4210U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 840M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Pricecompare

 

Foreign Reviews

Обзор ноутбука Lenovo Z50-70 и первые пробы Windows 10
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: High quality material; good resolution display; good price. Negative: Narrow viewing angles of the display; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2015

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


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

NVIDIA GeForce 840M:

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

AMD Radeon R6 M255DX: Asymmetric crossfire combination of an integrated Radeon R5 (in a Kaveri APU) and a dedicated Radeon R5 M230, M230X or M255. Depending on the driver support may not be faster than the dedicated GPU alone and suffer from micro stuttering.

AMD Radeon R7 M260: Mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.

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


Intel Core i5:

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.

AMD Kaveri:

A8-7100: Quad-core APU clocked at 1.8 - 3.0 GHz with an integrated Radeon R5 GPU. Based on the Kaveri architecture.

A10-7300: Quad-core APU clocked at 1.9 - 3.2 GHz with an integrated Radeon R6 GPU. Based on the Kaveri architecture.

FX-7500: Quad-core APU clocked at 2.1 - 3.3 GHz with an integrated Radeon R7 GPU. Based on the Kaveri architecture.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


2.3 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.5 kg:


70.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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