Lenovo Z51 Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB + 8GB SSHD, 15.6", Black 499 @ Johnlewis
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Lenovo Z51 Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB + 8GB SSHD, 15.6", Black 499 @ Johnlewis

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Found 10th Dec 2015
Lenovo Z51 Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB + 8GB SSHD, 15.6", Black and a 3 year warranty

Dual-core Intel Core i7-4510U
Wndows 10
NVIDIA GeForce GT820M, 2GB

and full hd

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Seems like a good deal

Just so people know. This i7 is a dual core CPU with hyperthreading.

Good price still heat added

Nvidia GT820M? I thought the Z51 comes with AMD R9 M360/M375 graphics. Can't find the model number on the website

Model number anyone?

How do you expect me to vote if i don't know the processor? There is a massive difference between I7 processors and you need to add the model i7-4510U

Oh and its a very poor processor - sry cold

Going by Lenovo website. It looks like a customised Z51-70

Missed a flamedeer on here... clicked back to fast when it popped out.!

tighty

How do you expect me to vote if i don't know the processor? There is a … How do you expect me to vote if i don't know the processor? There is a massive difference between I7 processors and you need to add the model i7-4510UOh and its a very poor processor - sry cold



Not everyone is a computer whizz. it doesn't take you a minute or two to click the link, check and let the less informed know, rather than being obnoxious

Original Poster

Sorry guys, posted this via my mobile so couldn't copy and paste all the specs. Best laptop deal I have seen in a while especially as it's fhd and includes a 3 year warranty

Great for handling multimedia and gaming, the Lenovo Z51 is a stylish notebook packed with power. Featuring an Intel Core i7 processor, dedicated graphics card and solid state hybrid drive, the Z51 is ideal for anyone looking for a laptop that delivers an incredible audiovisual experience.
Key Features:
8GB of RAM combined with Intel’s 4th generation Core i7 processor will give you enough power to breeze through almost any task you throw at it, even with multiple windows open.
An NVIDIA GT820M graphics card with 2GB of dedicated memory give the Z51 the visuals boost you'll need to perform seamless high definition photo and video editing and play the latest games with stunning graphics.
With a Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD), you get the best of speed and capacity. The main 1TB hard drive will give you plenty of room to store documents, pictures, music, videos and more, while the 8GB flash portion automatically stores your start up information and most accessed files to ensure loading times are cut right down.
The Full HD display is great for enjoying games and movies in incredible detail.
Enjoy high quality sound with Dolby Home Theatre, with specialised speakers to provide extra bass and give you audio with real depth.
A chiclet keyboard will keep you typing in comfort. AccuType keyboards provide greater tactile feedback, allowing for more accurate typing.
Connect with your other devices using the USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, while the HDMI outputs will let you hook up to an HDTV or monitor to show off your pictures, videos and work on a bigger screen.
Accessories Included AC adaptor, battery, user documentation
Battery life Up to 4 hours
Bluetooth Enabled Yes - 4.0
Brand Lenovo
Camera (front-facing) 720p HD webcam with Array mic
Camera (rear-facing) No
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive CD/DVD Read & Write
Computer Support Helpline Free 90 day computer support
Dimensions H25 x W384 x D265 mm
Ethernet Port Yes
Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GT820M, 2GB
Graphics card type Dedicated
Hard drive 1TB + 8GB Solid State Hybrid Drive
Keyboard AccuType keyboard
Memory (RAM) 8GB
Memory Card Slots 2-in-1 (SD / MMC) card reader
Model name / number Z51
NFC enabled No
Operating system Windows 10 (64 bit)
Ports 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI
Processor Dual-core Intel Core i7-4510U
Processor speed 2.0GHz to 3.1GHz with Turbo Boost
Screen finish Gloss
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen size 15.6"
Screen Type Full HD LED display
Sound Integrated 2x 1.5W stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theatre
Touch Screen No
Voice Recognition Yes
Weight 2.4kg
Wireless Display No
Wireless networking Wi-Fi- 802.11b/g/n

tighty

How do you expect me to vote if i don't know the processor? There is a … How do you expect me to vote if i don't know the processor? There is a massive difference between I7 processors and you need to add the model i7-4510UOh and its a very poor processor - sry cold



LOOK I7 MATE TOP OF THE RANGE INNIT, no.

Yes it's a poor i7 but I'd like to see someone find a better deal with a hybrid drive, full hd 15" and these specs. Not to mention 3 year warranty. Hot deal.

cpu is a dual core haswell.

I'd say considering the spec, even though it's an i7-4510U this is still very hot for the money. The i7-4510U is still a high-mid range CPU and the rest of the laptops spec reflects that, also full HD screen. Hot.

cpubenchmark.net/mid…tml It is by no means a bad CPU - it is closer to a higher end i5 in terms of power, but this is also a low power consumption i7 meant for ultrabooks.

tighty

How do you expect me to vote if i don't know the processor? There is a … How do you expect me to vote if i don't know the processor? There is a massive difference between I7 processors and you need to add the model i7-4510UOh and its a very poor processor - sry cold



I think very poor processor is stretching it a little.

got me tempted and I don't even need one lol

somebody asked for a better deal, here it is in my opinion:

johnlewis.com/asu…189

ok, doesn't have the dedicated graohics processor, only really useful for hardcore gamers, or the 8gb ssd, only really speeds up boot, but an alround better cpu, lenovo does not seem to have a particularly good build reputation whereas asus are probably middle of the road, i would look more closely at battery life and screen quality before deciding, yes they are both fhd, but are the tn, (bad), or ips, (good)

and heres another better deal in my opinion, again has a better cpu, though not as good as the asus above, and has the 8gb ssd, though no dedicated graphics processor, and of course is cheaper

amazon.co.uk/dp/…-21

in my opinion the most important thing to look at is the cpu, very difficult to upgrade, gpu not so difficult, then the screen quality, again probably stuck with it for the life of the device, next ram, usually easily upgradable but can be 50-100 quid, finally storage, cheap, easily upgradeable, many cheap alternatives, cloud, flash drive, etc, but dont forget battery life, if your going to want to use without mains power for a length of time this is crucial, and ad with car fuel consumption, take the manufacturers claims with a big pinch of salt

mrrog

somebody asked for a better deal, here it is in my … somebody asked for a better deal, here it is in my opinion:http://www.johnlewis.com/asus-x555la-laptop-intel-core-i7-8gb-ram-1tb-15-6-black/p2307189ok, doesn't have the dedicated graohics processor, only really useful for hardcore gamers, or the 8gb ssd, only really speeds up boot, but an alround better cpu, lenovo does not seem to have a particularly good build reputation whereas asus are probably middle of the road, i would look more closely at battery life and screen quality before deciding, yes they are both fhd, but are the tn, (bad), or ips, (good)


I'd say the deal in the op is better than this.

bigbaz

I'd say the deal in the op is better than this.



Yep me too

here are, in my opinion two good sites for comparing cpu's and gpu's, the first on for overall ranking, and the second for a more detailed vs a vs comparison:

notebookcheck.net/Mob…tml

game-debate.com/cpu…ghz

both sites have data for cpu and gpu, the second one allows you to compare cpu and gpu combinations, though its worth bearing in mind the specs might be great but the overall build of the device might limit the performance, computers and their components are commodity driven, and will often be put together based on availability and cheapness of components, not necessarily optimised for compatibility and performance

heat from me --- not buying as I want a 13.1 ish laptop

mrrog

somebody asked for a better deal, here it is in my … somebody asked for a better deal, here it is in my opinion:http://www.johnlewis.com/asus-x555la-laptop-intel-core-i7-8gb-ram-1tb-15-6-black/p2307189ok, doesn't have the dedicated graohics processor, only really useful for hardcore gamers, or the 8gb ssd, only really speeds up boot, but an alround better cpu, lenovo does not seem to have a particularly good build reputation whereas asus are probably middle of the road, i would look more closely at battery life and screen quality before deciding, yes they are both fhd, but are the tn, (bad), or ips, (good)


You really think that losing dedicated graphics is worth a marginally better CPU?
i.imgur.com/qhf…png

also on the Amazon laptop you posted it has a 1366 x 768 screen - sorry but neither of those are better deals.

Surely this i7 has to be better than any i5?

Has anyone got this laptop? Is it a good build?

i would happily lose the gpu for a better cpu because i am not a hardcore gamer, it will add very little to my experience of the machine, if you want to play the latest games at the highest res possible go with the lenovo

as far as the acer is concerned it says full hd in the description, i agree the specs list is non specific though

darn it. If only the CPU was a bit better. This would have been a wonderful laptop.

to anyone who owns one... what is the battery life like? i know it says upto 4hrs, but is that realistically possible.

mrrog

i would happily lose the gpu for a better cpu because i am not a hardcore … i would happily lose the gpu for a better cpu because i am not a hardcore gamer, it will add very little to my experience of the machine, if you want to play the latest games at the highest res possible go with the lenovoas far as the acer is concerned it says full hd in the description, i agree the specs list is non specific though


So google the laptop, if you're talking about the Amazon link you posted - it's the resolution I posted. Also a graphics card isn't just for gaming.

dreamz

Surely this i7 has to be better than any i5?



no, i7 does not guarantee its better, the i5-4210m is better thsn this cpu, i.e. a fourth generation i5 is better thsn a fifth generation i7, the clue is in the 'u' suffix, this stands for 'ultra low voltage' so yes better if you want cheapness to run but not necessarily better for performance, simply does not have the power running through it

incidentally, medion are still building machines with the 4210m cpu, good grunt and fairly cheap, unfortunately use low res screens though

I dont like fingerprints on the screen, but kids would prefer a touchscreen.
Good value I think. Hot esp with 3 year warranty.

GPDawes

I dont like fingerprints on the screen, but kids would prefer a … I dont like fingerprints on the screen, but kids would prefer a touchscreen.Good value I think. Hot esp with 3 year warranty.



several years ago i bought a touchscreen windows device, never again for me, 1. have no use for it, did run android under bluestacks for a while but quickly got fed up
2. i also hate fingerprints
3. the touchscreen i have is an overlay to the actual screen so makes the display seem a little further away, though maybe the latest screens are more like smartphones and tablets, and i think this is probably the key usecase to a windows laptop touchscreen, if its a 2 in 1 device that doubles as a tablet then fine, otherwise having to stretch your arm to the touchscreen when used with a keyboard is a pain, i very quickly reverted ti touchpad and mouse

VincentGO

Missed a flamedeer on here... clicked back to fast when it popped out.!


whats one of those? one popped up and i clicked on close as i didn't know what it was?

hackboski

whats one of those? one popped up and i clicked on close as i didn't know … whats one of those? one popped up and i clicked on close as i didn't know what it was?


It's a competition just click on the deer to collect them. If you go to the top of the screen to the green bar, click More and then Flamedeer from the drop down menu.
Edited by: "bigbaz" 10th Dec 2015

Poor battery

Virtute

So google the laptop, if you're talking about the Amazon link you posted … So google the laptop, if you're talking about the Amazon link you posted - it's the resolution I posted. Also a graphics card isn't just for gaming.



why would I google this laptop, the amazon description is" A Full High-Definition panel boasts six times as many pixels as DVD-like quality " am I missing something?

and I agree a graphics card is not just for gaming which is why I said it would add very little for me, and certainly not as much as the better cpu, for me?

tighty

How do you expect me to vote if i don't know the processor? There is a … How do you expect me to vote if i don't know the processor? There is a massive difference between I7 processors and you need to add the model i7-4510UOh and its a very poor processor - sry cold



The kind of person who thinks he's like Steve Wozniak just because he knows how to build PCs by following how it's done on the Web.
Edited by: "poopscoop" 10th Dec 2015

mrrog

why would I google this laptop, the amazon description is" A Full … why would I google this laptop, the amazon description is" A Full High-Definition panel boasts six times as many pixels as DVD-like quality " am I missing something?and I agree a graphics card is not just for gaming which is why I said it would add very little for me, and certainly not as much as the better cpu, for me?



Because you're saying it's a better deal, I'd assume if you're trying to suggest better laptops for similar money they would be better laptops. The processors really aren't that much better than the i7 in the OP according to benchmarks. Getting an exact screen resolution number also helps get past the marketing slang of what counts as "full" HD in that instance, as it appears to be 1366 x 768 on other sources. I just see a lot of speculation and I think it's unfair to paint those laptops as objectively better deals when they aren't.

The processor in the OP isn't a bad processor, it's an ultrabook processor - that delivers comparatively good performance for the power it's using. When you're buying a laptop surely battery life savings and lower generated heat are decent factors to consider?

Would you recommend this for our son for Christmas for school work/internet browsing/YouTube? Not a big games player. £500 is our Mac budget but I'd like to buy from John Lewis due to a past bad experience at PC World.
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