Named the winner of the CES Best of 2015 award, Lenovo LaVie Z is an absolute beauty of a laptop. It flaunts an awesomely svelte profile, is lightweight and is powered by an effective 5th-generation Intel Core i7 processor.
Design and Screen
Lenovo LaVie Z scores good points with its mobile design. It is awesomely lightweight at less than 1.9 pounds (0.86 kg) that you will be tempted to think it was constructed with plastic.
But Lenovo says the attractive laptop was built using “specialized magnesium-lithium” alloy, which is significantly lighter than aluminium. At its weight, the LaVie Z is even lighter than the highly-rated 12-inch Apple MacBook. You definitely will not be daunted carrying the notebook around.
In addition, it beats its MacBook rival with a larger 13.3 LED-backlit display. The matte screen boasts an amazing resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels for superb clarity and awesome colours.
Performance and OS
Processor configuration is another area where Lenovo LaVie Z dazzles. It is driven by latest fifth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, which makes this probably the first ultraportable laptop in its class to cram in such a powerful processor.
For an indeed assured level of performance, Lenovo provides up to 8 GB of LPDDR3 memory to support the processor, which is clocked at 2.4 GHz and backed by integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500. The LaVie Z runs on Windows 8.1 (64-bit) operating system.
Super-fast solid-state drives of up to 256GB capacity are used for storage. Lenovo LaVie Z is supported by a battery that is said to be capable of facilitating up to nine hours of video playback.
It impresses with its connector options, which include two USB 3.0 ports, a full-size HDMI video output port and a card reader, compared to the single USB Type-C port provided on the 12-inch MacBook. Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac are available for wireless connectivity.
The Lenovo LaVie Z laptop also features an HD (720p) webcam and YAMAHA AudioEngine utility for robust collaboration.
Pricing and availability
Lenovo LaVie Z laptops are not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy the laptops at leading online stores in the country. Lenovo LaVie Z Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N280,000 to N350,000 depending on your location in Nigeria and the configuration of the laptop.
Lenovo LaVie Z Specs
Here are a few specs of the Lenovo LaVie Z Ultrabook:
- OS: Windows 8.1 64 (Free upgrade to Windows 10)
- Processor: Intel Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 Processor (5th Generation)
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 5500
- Memory: up to 8GB RAM
- Colours: Black
- Dimension: 319 x 212.1 x 17.01 mm
- Weight: 848 g
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 13.3-inch WQHD, 2560 x 1440 pixels, with anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full Size Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: up to 256GB SDD
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Camera
- USB 3.0: Yes, 2 Ports
- USB 2.0: No
- HDMI: Yes
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): No
- SD Slot: Yes
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, WiFi 802.11 a/c
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0
- NFC: No
- Docking Connector: No
- Mobile Broadband: No
- YAMAHA AudioEngine utility
- Battery: 6-Cell Li-Po Battery
- Use Time: up to 9 hours