Laptops with screen sizes of 15.6 inches are still the most popular models, as they can provide the user with the most attractive combination of functionality, ergonomics, and often cost. Today we introduce you to the medium format laptop Lenovo IdeaPad Z510, which is offered in two color options, has an optical disc drive and the optimal hardware platform of a bunch of Intel processors and discrete graphics NVIDIA.
Design Lenovo IdeaPad Z510
Middle-sized laptop Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 has a rather attractive design. White version is completely silver, and on the operation panel is not plastic, and metal, and Dark Chocolate version built on a contrast scheme – dark exterior of the device, and the “core” light. Note also narrowed to the front face of the body silhouette and profile sidewalls in the form of a shallow trough.
Cover which we received copies trimmed dark brown plastic with a matte surface, which hue varies considerably depending on the lighting. Mirrored metallic Lenovo logo rendered in the upper corner of the cover.
The lower housing part is made of the same plastic as the dark brown color of the cover, but its surface has practically no haze pleasant touch. Above the CPU fan can find a small rectangle of perforation in the middle of the bottom placed over a large grid where the cooling system. At the bend panels in the vicinity of the front edge of the loudspeaker acoustics. Despite the fact that the Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 – a classic laptop, and not a super-slim ultrabook, its creators decided to make a non-removable battery.
The rear face of the body is a sandwich from the corresponding curves tops and bottoms. When the lid is open the lower part of the display unit is completely covered by this line, so that the connectors and other structural elements here. The remaining three faces are U-shaped element of silver plastic “under the metal.”
Narrow front face contains only a couple of activity indicators Power and Battery. Most of the right sidewall Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 takes the optical drive tray. Taken by him under the Kensington lock hole, and in the near zone to the user submitted a combined audio port, card reader port and USB 2.0. On the opposite side wall are two ports USB 3.0, video output HDMI, foldout network RJ45, analog D-sub, as well as radiator cooling systems, miniature recovery button OneKey Recovery system and power supply socket.
Ergonomics Lenovo IdeaPad Z510
As we already mentioned, in contrast to the dark outer panels Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 both internal surfaces as possible, made lighter. Matte screen bezel is made of frosted same light gray plastic that looks at least strange. The quality of the image there is a serious claim, TN-matrix with a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels can not boast of any special richness image nor wide viewing angles. The measured brightness of the screen ranged from 2 to 200 cd/m2.
Operating panel is finished in anodized aluminum sheet with a vertically oriented texture. In the lower right corner you can find relief logo line IdeaPad, taken out to the opposite corner with a cute button on the spot illuminated power button. Right under the display unit is a long ledge with the lid closed notebook he enters the corresponding niche in the bottom of the display unit.
Lenovo AccuType island keyboard with plastic gray substrate placed in a small recess. On the positive side keyboard Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 include well-chosen character stroke keys, key characteristic shape with a curved bottom edge, the presence of a dedicated numeric keypad layout and return a number of office keys. Not too liked the layout block arrows, wedged between the right part of the performance of buttons and “calculator” so finding them is simply impossible to touch. Also have a claim to excessive flexibility plastic substrate keyboard if you are used to work actively with the keys, the compliance of this may well be uncomfortable.
Close touchpad without separate buttons shifted to the left from the center topkeysa, but in terms of character keyboard unit it is exactly in the middle. In addition to its direct functions touchpad allows us to estimate the thickness of the sheet metal working panel, the edges of which are treated as a bevel.
Functionality Lenovo IdeaPad Z510
In terms of functionality Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 is a classic medium-format 15.6-inch laptop with optical drive, based on a bunch of Intel processors and discrete graphics NVIDIA. Note that in power saving mode the user can also use the built-in graphics core processor Intel HD Graphics 4600.
According Hotline.ua number of configurations of the model exceeds a dozen, while in all cases the models are equipped with TN-matrix with a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels (CMN N156BGE-EA1), hard drive capacity of 1 TB (Seagate Momentus 5400 ST1000LM024/HN-M101MBB ) caches with 8GB SSD and discrete graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M with 2GB of VRAM. For network connectivity modules meet Intel Wireless N7260 (Wi-Fi 802.11bgn), Realtek RTL8139/810x (Fast Ethernet) and Bluetooth 4.0.
Vary the type of processor (Intel Core i3/i5/i7), RAM (4/6/8 GB), and the availability of pre-installed operating system (DOS / Windows 8), resulting in the cheapest configuration costs around Rs 7,500, and for the most expensive asking about Rs 11,000.
We tested came modification Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 type Intel Core i5-4200M, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M (2GB), 1TB HDD, which showed the following results during testing performance. From a non-removable battery capacity 48 Wh laptop could hold nearly two hours at maximum load and 3 hours and 40 minutes in the emulation mode of reading.
Results Lenovo IdeaPad Z510
As a result, Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 – this middle-sized notebook with interesting discreet design that would be appropriate to look both at home and in the office. The disadvantages are quite flexible keyboard and poor quality of the screen, but other parameters did not disappoint. A full set of connectors, including two video immediately, as well as optical drive will allow use of any popular peripherals. And finally, just a half dozen hardware configurations, even the weakest of which is equipped with discrete graphics and terabytes of data storage greatly facilitate the selection of a particular model thin, corresponding to your wishes for functionality and financial capabilities.
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