Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750
Source: Slashgear Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» 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.
65.5%: 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.
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