LENOVO Ideapad Z570 may not have the updated appearance but a laptop that costs £499, you can never go wrong with it. This laptop offers unique features; one of these is the NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M VGA card that grants power to the system to run casual PC games or other heavy applications such as CorelDraw and Photoshop.
LENOVO Ideapad Z570 Product Overview:
LENOVO Ideapad Z570 Specifications:
Intel Core i3-2310M Dual Core Mobile Processor
500GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M Dedicated Graphics With 1GB Memory
14.8″ x 9.8″ x 1.4″ @ 5.7 lbs.
Windows 7 Home Premium, Office Starter
15.6″ WXGA (1366×768) LED Backlit Display With VGA Webcam
8x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner
4GB PC3-10600 DDR3 Memory
Three USB 2.0, eSATA (Shared), HDMI, VGA, 5-in-1 Card Reader
Fast Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wireless
LENOVO Ideapad Z570 Pros:
Good Keyboard with a numeric keypad, great for gaming and encoding
It has a eSATA Port
A dedicated VGA graphics card
LENOVO Ideapad Z570 Cons:
The laptop case may easily stained with fingerprints
Below average of battery life, may not last longer than expected
Its software package may cause a lot of performance issues
The LENOVO IdeaPad Z570 is an update to their Z560 laptop series. Its appearance remains unchanged and the only thing that is good in its appearance is the keyboard which Lenovo is always good at even from their new separate models. The outer design is a fingerprint magnet and you will have to work it out to remove those smudges and fingerprints.
The biggest leap of the IdeaPad Z570 is the shift to the 2nd generation of Intel Core I processor series. The processor will provide enough performance to cater the consumer’s heavy tasks. Its 4GB DDR3 RAM is sufficient enough for a laptop that is priced under £499.99 and delivering a smooth performance with the Windows Seven operating system. Its storage system is common amongst cheap laptops. It has a 500GB HDD that will be enough to store your favourite applications, music, documents and other media files. If you want to add a high speed external drive, the eSATA port is the solution; it is shared with the selected USB 2.0 port and making it a good alternative to the USB 3.0 standards. The IdeaPad Z570 comes up with a dual layer CD/DVD Burner/Writer and it handles playback.
One of the quite remarkable features of this laptop is the NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M dedicated graphics card. Most laptops use integrated graphics card to handle their multimedia and gaming needs but Lenovo put a dedicated graphics card in it with a 1GB of DDR3 memory and this will give consumers a smooth ride over casual laptop gaming and your multimedia needs. The battery is below average and this contradicts the graphics card power because putting more resolution and effects will shorten the battery life. The battery will only last up two and a quarter of hours but for typical usage the battery will last up to 4 hours.
The only problems in this laptop are the preinstalled softwares in it; there a lot of softwares that are loaded on the boot and this make the boot process slower. The consumers may want to spend more time removing these softwares because it will really affect the IdeaPad’s performance. Removing the preinstalled softwares may increase the laptop’s performance.