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Lenovo Z51 Series

Lenovo Z51-70-80K6Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M360, AMD Radeon R9 M375
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 2.5kg
Price: 699, 799 euro
Average Score: 69.63% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 19 reviews)
performance: 78%, features: 67%, display: 77%, mobility: 72%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 87%

 

Lenovo Z51-70

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.

Specifications

Lenovo Z51-70Notebook: Lenovo Z51-70
Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R9 M375 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Z51-70 (Model)

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Average Score: 67% - average

Average of 6 scores (from 18 reviews)

 

77% Lenovo Z51-70 (Radeon R9 M375) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
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.
Lenovo Z51-70 review – affordable multimedia notebook
Source: Laptop Media English
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
Lenovo Z51-70 review – affordable multimedia notebook
Source: Laptop Media English
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
Lenovo Z51 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
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
Lenovo Z51 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
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
60% Lenovo Z51
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
60% Lenovo Z51
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
60% Lenovo Z51 review
Source: Techradar English
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%
60% Lenovo Z51 review
Source: Techradar English
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%
Lenovo Z51
Source: Computer Shopper English
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
Lenovo Z51
Source: Computer Shopper English
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

Foreign Reviews

81% Lenovo Z51-70 – multimedialna piętnastka
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 81%
81% Lenovo Z51-70 – multimedialna piętnastka
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 81%
Lenovo IdeaPad Z5170 – проводник в мир звуков и красок
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good performance; matte FHD display; AccuType keyboard. Negative: Weak display brightness.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2015
Lenovo IdeaPad Z5170 – проводник в мир звуков и красок
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good performance; matte FHD display; AccuType keyboard. Negative: Weak display brightness.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2015
Lenovo Z51 70 teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Very pleasant appearance and modern looking; good material; decent hardware; perfect speakers; comfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2016
Lenovo Z51 70 teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Very pleasant appearance and modern looking; good material; decent hardware; perfect speakers; comfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2016
Ревю на Lenovo Z51-70 – достъпен мултимедиен ноутбук
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
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
Ревю на Lenovo Z51-70 – достъпен мултимедиен ноутбук
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
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

 

Lenovo Z51-70-80K6

The Lenovo Z51-70 is a multimedia laptop that has a stylish silver design and a 15.6 inch anti-glare screen. With Intel Core i7 5500U processor and AMD Radeon R9 M375 4GB dedicated graphic, it definitely provides decent mobile gaming experience. Lenovo has equipped the Z51-70 with a 1 TB hybride disk (SSHD) and 16 GB of RAM to ensure the best multitasking experience. Its speaker has Dolby Home Theater technology to enhance the multimedia experience. Lenovo provides 1 year limited warranty for this model. The Lenovo Z51-70-80K6002SU comes with a 4 cells Lithium-Ion battery and it only weighs 2.31 kg. Users can use either built in Gigabit Ethernet LAN or Intel Dual Band Wireless for internet surfing and it has Bluetooth 4.0 for the users to transfer data from and to other mobile devices or link with other devices in a wireless manner. This laptop is also equipped with a memory card reader, which supports SD, MultiMedia, SDHC, and SDXC cards. For connecting external displays, this laptop has an HDMI and a VGA port. It is preinstalled with Windows 8.1 64 bit, but can be upgraded to Windows 10 64 bit under Microsoft's upgrade program.

Specifications

Lenovo Z51-70-80K6Notebook: Lenovo Z51-70-80K6
Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R7 M360 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 699 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Pricecompare

 

78% Lenovo Z51-70 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Average fare. No maintenance hatch, fixed battery, clattery keyboard, dark display, weak GPU - the Lenovo Z51 does not really provide rays of hope.

 

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.

AMD Radeon R9 M375: GCN based mid-range graphics card with DirectX 12 support and a 128-bit DDR3 memory controller.

AMD Radeon R7 M360: Entry level to mid range dedicated GPU based on a new GCN 2.0 / 1.2 chip in 28nm. Supports DirectX 12, Vulcan and FreeSync.

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


Intel Core i5:

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.


» 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:


69.63%: 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, 2015-10-13 (Update: 2015-10-13)