No need to mention that Lenovo of China is a leading player in computing devices and offers solutions of computing for all the segments. There are many laptops available in the market but if you are looking for faster processing and theatre like multi-media experience then definitely, you will be compelled to have a serious look of Lenovo Z51 laptop, which was unveiled in the month of May.
Lenovo Z51 laptop is ideally suitable for those who want to use it for their computing needs and do not worry much about the portability factor as this machine is quite heavy having weight of 2.3 KG and dimesnions of 384x265x24.6mm.
Display and Design
The Lenovo Z51 comes with a 15.6-inch HD display with resolution of 1,920×1,080 with an anti-glare features which result in improved usuage even in outdoor scenario and in well-lit areas. Its screen is ideal for working in any environmen such as in multitasking mode or watching high end 1080p videos and HD movies etc. The screen delivers clear, sharp and bright images and is ideally suitable when watching movie of your choice.
This laptop is made of plastic but to give it elegant and luxury look, its palmrest are of brushed aluminium, which also offers durability to this machine. The color scheme of this laptop also deviates from the normal single color scheme provided on majority of laptops. It has a two tone color scheme i.e. bright silver plam rest in the front and black lid. The Keyboard is also surrouned by the same brushed aluminium and keys are of black color to provide contrast to the aluminum on the front.
Despite the fact that keyboard has plastic feeling yet it is easy to operate with little pressur and up and down function is also not an issue at all. The keyboard gives a look of desktop and overall very easy to operate. The keyboard of this laptop is commendable as it has backlight keys and one can easily type in darkness also. The trackpad is in aluminium mareial and its click area is physically separated from the multi-touch surface. The On button placed on the top left side of the keyboard looks beautiful as it is also made of brushed aluminium.
Processor and OS
Under the hood is very powerful 2.2GHz intel core i5-5200U processor in combination with 8GB RAM along with a dedicated 4GB graphic card-Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics, and a 1TB hard drive. Higher-performance configurations are also available on this machine such as a 2.4GHz Core i7-5500U chip, 16GB RAM, 1TB hybrid hard drive, and AMD Radeon R9 M375 dedicated graphics.
With this powerful processor, the users can play with multiple applications and do multitask with ease and without any hicupps. It runs on Windows 8.1 upgradable to Windows 10 and new machines will come only with Windows 10.
This laptop is equipped with 1MP 720p webcam, which is mounted above the screen. This webcam reproduces average quality and for Skype converstaion, the picture quality is quite clear. The only drawback is that the webcam sometimes turns grainy in low-light conditions.
This laptop also comes with 2.5 watts JBL stereo speakers, which are located under both side of the palm rest and project downward. This location of speakers is not only impressive but also delivers even and distortion free sound, which result in Dolby digital sound much like a Home theater.
Connectivity and Battery
This machine comes with ample connectivity options. On the left side, their are six slots of AC power jack, VGA and HDMI outputs, an Ethernet jack, and a pair of USB 3.0 ports. On the right side, there is an audio jack, USB 2.0 port, SD card slot, DVD + RW drive, and lock slot.
Due to advanced 802.11 a/c WiFi technology adopted on Z51, this laptop is capable of delivering 3 times the internet speed of other laptops, which enahnces its performance capabilites.
This laptop runs on 4 Cell battery, which lasts only up to 4 hours, and this is a huge drawback. But this can be compensated by the fact that nowadays, the users keep their devices plugged in almsot all the time to avoid disruption in their work.
The Lenovo Z51 laptop is powerful machine and is ideal for your complex computing jobs and high-end multi-media requirements. Its only drawback is its short battery life and can be irritant for those who use it for long duration and do not want to plug it quite often for charging. Besides, this machine is ideal for your consideration if you are in the market for your desktop repalcement as it will give you feeling of a true desktop also.
The Lenovo Z51 is priced around Rs. 57,ooo in India.