Quick Review Of Lenovo Z51

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A nice sturdy looking laptop has been unveiled by Lenovo. The newest product by Lenovo has been dubbed as Lenovo Z51. On the outer the laptop looks appealing, however one has to also look under the hood to get a clear cut picture of what your money is being invested into.

The laptop body has a combination of black and silver colours giving it a very formal and gentleman like look. The wrist contact areas have a fine metal/matte finish look which makes the laptop look premium.

The engine of the Lenovo Z51 on the lower version is the Intel i5-5200U Dual core 2.1 GHz clocking chip. The chipset has a 3 MB cache memory and Turbo boost to up to 2.7 GHz. However if you require you can also choose the Intel i7 processor. The Graphics card can be opted between the integrated Intel to up to AMD R9-M375.

The graphics card can be customised as per the requirements of the user. The Z51 has a full HD 15.6 (39.62 cms across) inches display screen which supports a resolution of up to 1920 X 1080 giving crystal clear visuals. The device weighs 2.3 kgs or 5.07 lbs.

The RAM (primary memory) can be chosen between DDR3L – 8 GB to 16 GB. A front camera (webcam) of 1 MP is embedded. Internal storage to up to 16 GB can be opted in either HDD or SSHD. The battery lasts for 4 hours with the help of 41 WHr battery. However with the 2.5 W speakers, you are in for a treat as you can show off the incredible sound output to your friends.

The speakers are of JBL with Dolby home theater certification which will give you a home theatre like feel. The dimensions of the Lenovo Z51 laptop are 15.12 X 10.43 X 0.97. The usual features like WiFi (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0 are present. Windows 8.1 operating system is installed by default.

Nowadays the USB port has become one of the most popularly used peripheral slot. There are 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port, a HDMI port, VGA port, LAN port (RJ- 45), audio jack,and a 4 in 1 card reader slot in the Lenovo Z51.

By default Lenovo features its softwares in the Z51. Apps like Lenovo Veriface pro for facial recognition, One key recovery to recover corrupted operating system, Lenovo solution center to troubleshoot your laptop, Personify for wide range of personalisation, and various other Lenovo produced softwares are all part of the Z51 package.

Pros:

– Costs much lesser than other counterparts

– Big and loud audio output

– Different variants to choose from

– Optional 3D camera

-DVD read/write drive present

Cons:

– Very low battery backup

– Weighs heavy (2.26 kgs)

– No touch Screen

The cost of this machine is approximately between Rs. 54,000 to 68,000 for various variants in India. In the US the Z51 can be bought for $600 and for £384 and AU$814 in other respective contries.

Competitors:

– Asus ZenBook UX305

– Acer Aspire V7

The competitors as mentioned above come with a few variations in terms of hardware under the hood and the outer aesthetics slightly vary. If you want a sleek looking entertainment device, go for the Lenovo Z51 and don’t forget to look for various variants of Z51. Who knows, the lower variant might not look satisfying and the next one might.

If you are a fragile being and dont like to carry the heavy entertainment machine (feels like as if you are carrying a boom box) on your back, do look around for the ZenBook and Aspire V7. But be ready to make few compromises to gain a few pros.

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Lohith is a Biomedical engineer by training and an impassioned dog-lover. He diligently follows and muses about the technological revolution,with a perspective on the cultural aspect of marketing. While he's not busy de-constructing apps, processors and OS', he catches up on quality films

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