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Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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Enjoy dazzling visuals in 16:9 widescreen with an optional 15.6" Full HD display (1920 x 1080). Catch up with the latest movies with the Z50's integrated DVD read-write drive, while stereo... More
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21 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 is a four SATA III connector portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Medium processor core laptops manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,100 megahertz, the IdeaPad Z50-70 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 970MHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has a better processor family than most laptops that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the IdeaPad Z50-70 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the IdeaPad Z50-70. Medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo Z51-70 (1TB).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The IdeaPad Z50-70 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The IdeaPad Z50-70 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB.

Alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 15R 5537.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The IdeaPad Z50-70 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 is 5GB and the biggest is 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 is 8GB and the biggest is 1TB. The IdeaPad Z50-70 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the IdeaPad Z50-70 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz. The IdeaPad Z50-70 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 2.1GB. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the IdeaPad Z50-70 that we have assessed, the IdeaPad Z50-70's discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The cache memories of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the IdeaPad Z50-70 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The processor caches of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 range from 1MB to 6MB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The IdeaPad Z50-70 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the IdeaPad Z50-70 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70. Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Very Short Battery Life

Notebook PCs of this age and type have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 33h, and the average battery life is 8.7h. The IdeaPad Z50-70 has a fairly short battery life (only 5 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the IdeaPad Z50-70.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this type and age. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the IdeaPad Z50-70 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70. Medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the IdeaPad Z50-70 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 (2.4kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen. The IdeaPad Z50-70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IdeaPad Z50-70 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The IdeaPad Z50-70 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the IdeaPad Z50-70.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 ($400.00) (2.1GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the IdeaPad Z50-70 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the IdeaPad Z50-70.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (17.3").

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Specification

Design
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Product Type
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Thunderbolt Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel Active Management Technology Version
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 59436278, lenovo 1080, lenovo 1080p, lenovo i74510, lenovo i74510u
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