Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70, a beauty offering high end technology and stylish design compelling us to review it with best of our observations and deciding whether the input devices and the case are worthy to its price tag. Lenovo’s Z50-70 series comes up in several blacks and whites with numerous different combinations of CPU, graphic cards memory and storage devices. Let’s find out more of what it offers.
You will surely find the design of IdeaPad Z50-70 and high class one in premium form. Most of the display has been painted plastic with the top deck as well the metallic trim runs to the laptop’s circumference fashioned out of original metal. The display lid comes up with a satin silver finish and the underside is black plastic. The edges of the laptop have been shaped down slightly giving it a distinguished look.
The 15.6- inch TN large display comes with the usable pixel density of 141 ppi offering full HD resolution. It appears sharp in the windows interface and with 125 percent scaling applied makes the fonts appear clear. However, the screen is quite shiny and you would have to make an effort to fight passed reflections to use it in daylight. Moreover, the color contrasts and reproductions are not very impressive. It covers only 56 percent of the humble sRGB gamut in the tests taken and 90:1 lousy contrast ratio, typical for a cheap Windows laptop after all.
Coming in much lesser price, connectivity cannot really keep up the expectations. IdeaPAd Z50-70 has two USB 2.0 ports located one on each side. It also has an extra v3 port on the left joining HDMI and VGA video ports there. To make the heat exhausting process efficient, internal finned heat sink is present on the side helping hot air to exhaust rapidly.
Till now we have discovered features of this notebook quite average. Let’s find out how well this machine performs. Installed with the powerful corei7 CPU accompanied by the GPU Nvidia GeForce 840M and a dedicated memory of 4GB, it promises a relatively satisfactory performance.
IdeaPad was made to undergo few tests to specifically discover about its performance in comparison to other PCs and its own predecessors. Greenbench 3 revealed that Lenovo’s processor and memory combination satisfies to around 70% of the performance measure. The Lenovo IdeaPad scored around 2222 points in the PCMark 7 while PCMark 8 recorded total of 1959 points at home usage and scored 2638 points at work. These results are competent in line with the hard disk and chipset specification. This confirms that the performance delivered by Lenovo ThinkPad is quite good for performing office tasks as well as for carrying other computing activities such as real time video editing, complex picture editing etc.
Talking about games, limitations are there by GPU than the CPU. But it should enable you play even complex titles with 1366×768 pixels in medium, sometimes even high, settings.
If you are a gaming fan and interested in mobile gaming, it will probably last for just one-and-a-half hours in this configuration. In the WLAN test, the battery run time of 281 minutes is the recorded average result. But considering the small capacity of 41 Wh, this isn’t so bad after all. Consequently, we can say that the battery life proved to be good enough lasting for nearly five hours (4 hour 58 mins) in the lopped-video over Wi-Fi endurance test.
The Lenovo Z50-70 is a good-built 15-inch laptop with a full-HD display and distinct NVidia graphics. The quality of its hardware is quite good considering its price, and battery life of around five hours, plus sub-2.4 kg weight, makes it more usable as mobile workstation. Overall, Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 was found to decent and strong. The performance is found quite well and its efficient thermal management makes it cool and comfortable to use.