Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Z51-70
Mixed feelings. Lenovo's newcomer wants to qualify for the multimedia division with its mid-range graphics card but blunders in terms of screen and sound. The keyboard might disappoint users who value good office qualities. However, most other traits, and primarily the performance, are very compelling.
Source: Laptop Media Archive.org version
The Lenovo Z51-70 tries to balance between a daily driver and a multimedia device, but fails to deliver both in one hit. We are impressed by the build quality and sturdiness of the machine and the input devices are also considerably a big advantage of the device. Designers from Lenovo were also able to keep the weight and height low, which is rather impressive given the price point – 2.3 kg and 24.6 mm thick profile.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2015
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
The Lenovo Z51 offers a nice mix between utility and entertainment, with fast computing speeds and an excellent sound system. Unfortunately the machine’s multimedia identity is also somewhat marred by the lackluster display. Add to that problem the machine’s poor battery life, which will often leave you tethered to an outlet. Still the Z51 is an enticing package considering everything it offers for the less than $700 price point.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2015
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
I like the speed the Lenovo Z51 offers for the price, as well as its comfy keyboard and fairly powerful JBL speakers. However, the limited colors offered by the 15-inch display undermine its multimedia mission. I also wish you could use this system unplugged for longer. If you're on a tighter budget, the Core i3-powered Dell Inspiron 15 5000 ($449) offers solid performance and longer battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
Spend a little extra money and buy a laptop that looks as good as the Z51, but performs as well as its competitors. Both the ZenBook UX305 and the Acer Aspire V7 are better-suited for the student and educator, despite lacking the same number of ports and connections as the Z51.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
Available with options ranging up to Core i7 power (although buyers in that segment will want a better IPS screen), the Lenovo Z51 is an affordable alternative to low-quality, low-resolution budget laptops. Otherwise, the Z51 provides fair value, especially at $569 with a 500GB hard drive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2015
Source: Benchmark.pl PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 81%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good performance; matte FHD display; AccuType keyboard. Negative: Weak display brightness.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2015
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Very pleasant appearance and modern looking; good material; decent hardware; perfect speakers; comfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2016
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Sleek, lightweight chassis; robust construction; relatively powerful graphics; comfortable keyboard and touchpad; excellent cooling; decent sound quality. Negative: Keyboard is unstable; processor prevents gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2016
Model: The Lenovo Z51-70 is a powerful lightweight laptop with a space-age look. The chassis features a brushed metal grey and rounded edges and is light enough to be carried around. Is houses a black chiclet-style keyboard. One of the impressive features is the optional 3D camera with Intel RealSense technology allowing the user to interact through facial expressions and hand gestures. The 13.6 inch FHD display features a good contrast and colors. The Windows 8.1 device comes with up to an 5th generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16 GB DDR3L RAM and a AMD R9-M375 GPU depending on the selected model.
Storage options comes in the form of a 1 TB HDD or SSHD. Other features include a 1 MP webcam, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, a VGA out, HDMI out, a card reader, Bluetooth 4.0 and an optional DVD reader/writer. Audio quality is superb with the high-end JBL designed speakers that can produce a clear surround sound user experience. The Lenovo Z51-70 weighs 2.3 kg and comes with a battery that enables up to 4 hours of usage.
AMD Radeon R9 M375: GCN based mid-range graphics card with DirectX 12 support and a 128-bit DDR3 memory controller.
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.
5200U: 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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal 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.
69.5%: 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.