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Lenovo LaVie Series

Lenovo LaVie Z 360Processor: Intel Core i7 5500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 0.85kg, 0.925kg
Price: 1400, 1500 euro
Average Score: 62.09% - poor
Average of 11 scores (from 17 reviews)
: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750

The Lenovo LaVie Z is one of the first fruits of Lenovo's cooperation with NEC. It has a unique magnesium-lithium alloy chassis, which makes it very light, weighing in at only about 2 pounds (about 1 kg). It runs on an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with a either 4 GB or 8 GB of LPDDR3 memory, a standard Intel HD Graphics and a 256 GB SSD, which is amazing since these powerful chips are rarely seen in such lightweight and slim systems. It has a stunning display width of 13.3 inch with a resolution of 1920x1080 on a QHD or WQHD anti-glare, power saving LED screen with touchscreen functionality. It is also equipped with two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, an SD card slot and a standard 3.5 mm headphone and microphone jack. On top of that, it features a YAMAHA AudioEngine utility soundcard, a 29.6 Wh Lithium polymer battery and a standard Intel Wireless AC network card with WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. Finally, the LaVie Z HZ750 comes with the standard Japanese NEC keyboard which might be awkward for some to use, as the keys are small and slightly differently placed.

Specifications

Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750Notebook: Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750
Processor: Intel Core i7 5500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 0.85kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 LaVie Z HZ750 (Model)

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Average Score: 65.5% - average

Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

Review: Lenovo LaVie Z — an insanely lightweight laptop
Source: Slashgear English
Ultimately, whether the LaVie Z will meet your needs depends on how light of a laptop you want, how much you're willing to pay, and whether flimsy-feeling devices make you uncomfortable. There's certainly a market for the laptop, but most people will likely find one of Lenovo's slightly heavier but much cheaper laptops perfectly suitable for their needs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2015
Lenovo LaVie Z and LaVie Z 360 Review - Unparalleled Portability
Source: PC Perspective English
On one hand, I really want to love the LaVie-Z. Ever since we saw a preview of this machine at CES it has been on my radar as a potential replacement for my mid-2013 MacBook Air. I am a true believer in lightweight laptops, and my MacBook serves the purpose that some people use a tablet for – I bring it with me everywhere. Cutting that weight substantially again with the LaVie-Z was a very intriguing proposition.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2015
60% Lenovo LaVie Z (Non-Touch) Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
If you’re looking for a lightweight device with top-notch performance than the Lenovo LaVie Z certainly meets those criteria. The LaVie should be the ideal travel laptop, due to its ridiculously lightweight design and productivity focused specs, but it’s not. The keyboard with its rearranged button layout feels awkward to use, battery life is somewhat limited for an ultrabook and the display’s limited brightness of the anti-glare display can make colors appear somewhat faded.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo LaVie Z And LaVie Z 360
Source: Hot Hardware English
Let's be clear: Lenovo's LaVie Z deserves huge praise for weighing in at just 1.87 pounds. It's an engineering feat, and what's even more impressive is that there's a potent Core i7-5500U processor, 8GB of RAM, and a fast SSD in there. What you're looking at is the year's most powerful Ultrabook under 2 pounds, which is impressive in and of itself.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2015
70% Lenovo LaVie Z
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's LaVie Z is certainly the lightest 13-inch laptop on the market making it seem like a lesser computer than the components in it. Performance is great but there are enough issues that hold it back from being a superb system. Still, this is an extremely well engineered machine that is sturdier than it feels.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
50% Lenovo LaVieZ (non-touch)
Source: Laptop Mag English
Weighing a mere 1.8 pounds, the Lenovo LaVie Z laptop is the perfect weight and size for a travel laptop, and its fifth-generation Intel processor packs a hearty punch. I'm also very appreciative of the healthy number of ports considering its size. However, for the price, I'd expect longer battery life and a brighter, more vibrant display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Lenovo LaVie Z 360
Source: CNet English
The LaVie Z 360 packs a lot of power into a lightweight package, and this version includes both a touchscreen and hybrid hinge, while adding only a little weight. You could hand either LaVie Z we reviewed to someone and there's a good chance they'd ask if it was a hollow plastic mockup rather than a fully functioning laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo LaVie
Source: Computer Shopper English
There's no denying that the Lenovo LaVie Z is one of the most significant laptop introductions of the year. The very idea of a powerful Core i7 system with full-sized ports in a convenient, take-it-anywhere package weighing under two pounds would have seemed like science fiction not long ago. But while the form factor is fantastic and the CPU gives you ample horsepower, the keyboard is anything but convenient and slows you down.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% Lenovo LaVie Z
Source: CNet English
The LaVie Z is an amazing laptop to show off to friends and colleagues, because it packs so much power into such a lightweight package, and even has decent battery life. But it also suffers from an inelegant design and a frustrating keyboard. There's a real disconnect between what Apple, Samsung and others can do with slim 13-inch laptop aesthetics, and what we're seeing here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% mobility: 70%

 

Lenovo LaVie Z 360

Lightweight and flexible; the Lenovo LaVie Z 360 is designed to be a perfect travel companion with superior viewing ergonomics with its 360 degree display position. At just 2.04 pounds (1.09 kg), the Lenovo LaVie Z 360 is the world's lightest 13.3 inch 2-in-1 laptop. The device comes in dark grey with a matte finish and a clean silhouette that oozes elegance. There is a chiclet styled keyboard and a responsive touchpad that is pretty much an essential expansion in the laptop configuration. As mentioned, the Lenovo LaVie Z 360 features a beautiful and sharp 13.3 WQHD LED panel with touchscreen capability. The Windows 8.1 system sports an Intel Core i7-5500U processor clocked at 2.4 GHz, 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM, an Intel HD Graphic 5500 and up to 256 GB SSD depending on the configuration. Audio quality is good with stereo speakers utilizing the YAMAHA AudioEngine technology. The Lenovo LaVie Z 360 also includes a 720p HD webcam, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI out, an SD card reader and several software suits for a more complete user experience. Another impressive aspect lies in the form of battery life. The Lenovo LaVie Z 360 is capable of up to 9 hours of usage, which is uncommon for most devices with this form factor.

Specifications

Lenovo LaVie Z 360Notebook: Lenovo LaVie Z 360
Processor: Intel Core i7 5500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 0.925kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 LaVie Z 360 (Model)

Pricecompare

Average Score: 58% - poor

Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

Lenovo LaVie Z and LaVie Z 360 Review - Unparalleled Portability
Source: PC Perspective English
On one hand, I really want to love the LaVie-Z. Ever since we saw a preview of this machine at CES it has been on my radar as a potential replacement for my mid-2013 MacBook Air. I am a true believer in lightweight laptops, and my MacBook serves the purpose that some people use a tablet for – I bring it with me everywhere. Cutting that weight substantially again with the LaVie-Z was a very intriguing proposition.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2015
Lenovo Lavie Z Review
Source: Notebooks.com English
The Lenovo LaVie Z meets the demands of tablet users pretty well. It’s easily expandable, has a terrific display and it feels like it weighs less than most cups of coffee. Lenovo set out to make a machine for the mobile warrior and it succeeded on the major bullet points. You can run any app, or program with this machine and actually have enough storage space to hold all of your essentials without extra media. 9 hours of battery life is pretty impressive in a package this light and small.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/19/2015
60% Lenovo LaVie Z 360 review
Source: Techradar English
Ultimately, the Lenovo LaVie Z 360's asking price is too high for what it actually is. Sure, it's lighter than any 2-in-1 laptop on Earth, but the cuts made to get there have severely hamper its versatility. If you're looking for a machine that offers more modes of use, then the HP Spectre x360 and, more so, the Acer Aspire R13 should be up your alley. Both of these rivals are also better choices if you're looking for a longer lasting machine, especially the Spectre x360.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo LaVie Z And LaVie Z 360
Source: Hot Hardware English
Let's be clear: Lenovo's LaVie Z deserves huge praise for weighing in at just 1.87 pounds. It's an engineering feat, and what's even more impressive is that there's a potent Core i7-5500U processor, 8GB of RAM, and a fast SSD in there. What you're looking at is the year's most powerful Ultrabook under 2 pounds, which is impressive in and of itself.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2015
50% Lenovo LaVie Z 360
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's convertible version of the LaVie Z may be the lightest 13-inch convertible on the market even surpassing the Yoga 3 Pro, but the price makes for a less than stellar offering. The system does offer a lot of performance and a very good display but there are just enough issues combined with the price that just hold it back too much.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Lenovo LaVie Z 360
Source: Computer Shopper English
All told, the LaVie Z 360 leaves us torn. We love its amazingly lightweight design, solid build quality, first-rate display, and snappy performance. What ultimately prevents us from recommending it is its mangled keyboard layout. We were constantly hunting and pecking at the keyboard because its design is that bizarre compared to a conventional English keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Lenovo LaVie Z 360
Source: Laptop Mag English
The LaVie Z 360 is a roller coaster of highs and lows. Its peaks includes some of the best performance I've seen on any ultraportable -- 2-in-1 or otherwise -- and its logic-defying 2-pound body makes competing systems feel like they're in need of some help from Jenny Craig. But its dim screen, short battery life and weak speakers fall short of delivering the kind of convertible that a $1,699 system needs to be.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Lenovo LaVie Z 360
Source: CNet English
The LaVie Z 360 packs a lot of power into a lightweight package, and this version includes both a touchscreen and hybrid hinge, while adding only a little weight. You could hand either LaVie Z we reviewed to someone and there's a good chance they'd ask if it was a hollow plastic mockup rather than a fully functioning laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.85 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.

0.925 kg:


62.09%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

HP Spectre 13-4106NF x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.45 kg
HP Pavilion 13-s003nf x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5010U, 1.7 kg
HP Spectre Pro x360 G1-H9W43EA
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5600U, 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire R7-371T-50ZE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire R7-371T-59ZK
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.5 kg
HP Spectre 13-4080no X360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 1.5 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-4009tu
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 1.5 kg
HP Spectre 13-4040nd X360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.5 kg
HP Spectre Pro x360-H9W41EA
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.5 kg
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW176H
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 1.8 kg
HP Spectre Pro x360 G1-H9W42EA
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5300U, 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire R7-371T-78UV
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 1.5 kg
Dell Inspiron 13-7352
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.7 kg
HP Spectre 13-4001ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 1.51 kg
HP Spectre 13-4003NF x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.5 kg
HP Spectre 13-4002nf x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 1.5 kg
HP Spectre 13-4000nf x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.5 kg
HP Spectre 13-4000ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire R7-371T-52JR
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.5 kg
Dell Inspiron 13-7348-3818
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.67 kg
HP Pavilion 13-a200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5010U, 1.8 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook T935
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5300U, 1.6 kg
HP Spectre 13-4001ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 1.5 kg
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-C4171H
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.8 kg
HP Spectre x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 1.5 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-4003dx
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 1.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo Yoga 500-14IBD-80N40157SP
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 14", 1.8 kg
Lenovo Yoga 500-14IBD-80N4013HGE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 14", 1.8 kg
Lenovo Yoga 500-15IBD-80N600HBGE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5020U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-06-19 (Update: 2015-06-19)