Lenovo Z70 17.3 inch Laptop, 80FG0037US Review

Lenovo Z70 17.3 inch Laptop, 80FG0037US Review

17.3" Black Lenovo Z70 Laptop
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Black Lenovo Z70 80FG0037US is a stylish and powerful 17.3 inch multimedia laptop designed for great home entertainment experience with a 5th generation Intel i7 processor, a large Full HD anti-glare screen, mid-range NVIDIA graphics card, superior sound by Dolby Advanced Audio and state-of-the-art speakers but is also good for work purposes with plenty of memory and hard drive, AccuType keyboard, intelligent touchpad and decent connectivity including up to 3x faster wireless. Multimedia editing and even some level of gaming is possible on this system thanks to the fast CPU with sufficient power for multimedia, office or more demanding tasks and discrete GPU.

Lenovo Z70 comes with the dual core Broadwell Intel i7-5500U processor (4MB cache) at 2.4 GHz speed up to 3.0 GHz with turbo and hyper threading for two cores to handle four threads in parallel, 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM for multitasking super smoothly, massive 1 TB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400rpm spindle speed, 8 GB Solid-State Drive mainly for being able to boot-up much quicker or to wake up from hibernation and Windows 8.1 operating system. January 2015 release i7-5500U is an ultra low voltage processor designed for mid-range laptops or AIO desktops and offers high level of performance overall with also very large size of RAM.

17.3 inch Full HD anti-glare display with a maximum screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and IPS panel for larger viewing angles and you can enjoy watching videos or doing your thing even in bright light outdoors. Graphics card is the NVIDIA GeForce GT840M with 2048 MB memory plus the built-in Intel HD 5500 graphics for premium multimedia and entry-level gaming performance- older games fluently at higher settings and the latest 2015 titles at low or medium. You’ll experience clear and loud immersive sound without distortion with the Dolby Advanced Audio and two JBL designed stereo speakers. A 720p resolution high definition webcam with dual digital array microphones offering very clear video and sound will make it easy to make live chats online with family and friends. The GT840M offers better performance than the Intel HD 5500 which we’d expect to be superior than the previous generation Intel HD 4400 and 5000.

Lenovo Z70 17.3 inch Laptop, 80FG0037US Review
Sleek and stylish ebony black Lenovo 80FG0037US weighs 8.2 pounds with dimensions of 16.45 x 11.14 x 0.99 inches so it really is a desktop replacement PC rather than a portable laptop as it is slim but neither lightweight nor compact and with the 4 hour battery life from its lithium ion battery due to the advanced multimedia capabilities you probably can’t be out and about for too long anyway. You have the modern looking AccuType keyboard with slightly curved keys for accurate and comfy typing, with 10-key numeric pad and Intelligent TouchPad with easy scroll, rotate and zoom for better navigation on Windows 8 screen. It has an optical DVDRW drive, 3 times faster 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector, 1 x USB 3.0 port for fast transfer of data, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port and 4-in-1 card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC).

Conclusion: Smooth and sleek Lenovo Z70 80FG0037US is a great high-end 17.3 inch laptop with a modern design and features for the best multimedia experience at home or for those that want better performance at school or work- you can perform all your daily tasks and more demanding stuff including some gaming and runs very quietly. Customer reviews online are quite positive and it seems to offer great value for money: 5th generation i7 processor, 16GB memory, 1TB HDD + 8GB SSD, a large FHD screen, NVIDIA GT840M graphics, Dolby Advanced Audio and JBL speakers, optical drive, more advanced wireless 802.11ac and all the necessary connectivity options at a rather affordable price. You have the OneKey Recovery to help you recover from any technical problems with a single push of a button while keeping your data safe. Keyboard is non-backlit but is still easy to read with white on black and about the graphics, you’ll be perfectly fine with general multimedia tasks- photo editing or video streaming on this large FHD screen but you’ll be somewhat limited in gaming if you are a heavy gamer and expecting to play the latest 3D titles at high settings, but other than that really awesome value for money- just think all that you’re getting.

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Lenovo Z70 17.3 inch Laptop, 80FG0037US Review, 2.8 out of 5 based on 125 ratings

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