Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750
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
Source: PC Perspective
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
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%
Source: Hot Hardware
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
Source: Comp Reviews
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
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%
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
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%
Model: 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.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
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.
65.5%: 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.