Lenovo Z51 Laptop Review – Is it any good?

If you’re a student and you basically use your laptop for various academic activities the Lenovo Z51 might be ideal for you. There are very few laptops capable of matching the Lenovo Z51’s style and versatility.

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The laptop definitely feels like a tank when you hold it for the first time. It has good weight and with silver, brushed-metal finished keyboard and monitor it creates a symmetrical look that looks extremely stunning.

The Z51 also features a Full HD (FHD), 1,920 x 1,080 resolution screen which makes the Images come out crisp and detailed.


The Lenovo Z51 has one of the best keyboards on a laptop with it’s chicklet style keys that run almost all the way across the 15-inch device. The keys themselves are very responsive.

Spec sheet

CPU: 2.1GHz Intel Core i5-5200U (dual-core, 3MB Cache, up to 2.70 GHz Turbo Boost)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500
RAM: 8GB DDR3L (1,600MHz)
Screen: 15.6-inch, 1,920 x 1,080
Storage: 1TB 5400 RPM + 8GB SSHD
Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, HDMI-out, 4-in-1 card reader, Audio combo jack, RJ-45, VGA
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/c, Bluetooth 4.0
Camera: 1MP webcam
Weight: 5.07 pounds
Size: 15.12 x 10.43 x 0.97 inches (W x D x H)

benchmark tests results

3DMark: Ice Storm: 40,779; Cloud Gate 4,228; Fire Strike: 549
Cinebench CPU: 238 points; Graphics: 20 fps
PCMark 8 (Home Test): 2,153 points
PCMark 8 Battery Life: 2 hours and 31 minutes

Battery life

Battery life on the Lenovo Z51 isn’t anything to write home about. You get between 2 and a half to 3 hours while using the laptop to play games but if you do just editing of documents you can be able to squeeze it up to 4 hours.

Verdict

For the price of 110 thousand naira the Lenovo Z51 might be overpriced. The performance isn’t great for the price it’s just decent. If it was priced between N65,000N75,000 I’d easily recommend it but while I don’t recommend the Z51 entirely, I’d say that if a beautiful , non-touch FHD display and a slick-looking chassis are your priorities, the Z51 excels in both departments, if not look else where.


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