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Lenovo Ideapad Z360

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z360. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the size and sound. There are some mixed reviews about the touchpad and reliability.

performance, portability, price, design, usability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad Z360 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 Notebook

 

13.3 inch All-Rounder. Lenovo reinforces its z Series with a representative in the 13 inch division with the Z360. The IdeaPad Z360 is small and light enough to be taken along everywhere with a weight of a bit over two kilos. Find out if it's really...

Nice, elegant design, Pleasant chiclet keyboard, Good workmanship, Battery life, Value for money ratio, Typing and working on the 13.3 inch notebook was a very pleasant experience

Interface placement too concentrated on the left, Display brightness, A stronger graphics card. The performance difference to currently installed GPUs is too slight to make a significant difference when switching to the "stronger" GPU

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Lenovo LaVie Z 360

 

The Lenovo LaVie Z 360 brings an almost impossibly light design to convertible-hybrid ultraportables, but it means compromises in performance.

Amazingly lightweight. Convertible-hybrid design. WQHD (2,560-by-1,440) display. Surprisingly full feature set.

Expensive. Flimsy construction. Reflective, smudge-prone display. Confusing keyboard layout. Weak audio. Middling performance in our tests.

Conclusion Despite so many other thin and light convertible-hybrid systems on the market, the Lenovo LaVie Z 360 manages to stand out as the lightest of the bunch. That said, without the weight claim, it's tough to make a case for buying the system....

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo LaVie Z 360

 

When it was first announced at CES 2015 , the Lenovo LaVie Z 360's combination of top-notch specs, 13.3-inch QHD touch screen and shockingly light 2-pound body garnered an avalanche of accolades. But now that it's out, this $1,699 convertible doesn't...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Sam Rutherford (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo LaVie Z 360 Review

 

Super lightweight body; Class-leading performance ; Smooth, sturdy hinge

Awkward keyboard layout with no backlighting; Poor audio quality; Expensive; Dim display

The LaVie Z 360 reaches new heights for 2-in-1 lightness and performance, but is held back by a confusing keyboard, dim screen and lackluster battery life.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Lenovo LaVie Z 360 review

 

While the Lenovo LaVie Z is an impressive clamshell laptop with an Intel Core i7 processor that weighs under two pounds, you might be even more impressed with the LaVie Z 360, its touchscreen hybrid cousin.

This 13-inch touchscreen hybrid weighs just a hair over two pounds and includes a powerful high-end processor.

The keyboard is poorly laid out, and this model is heavier and more expensive than the non-touch version. The screen only autorotates in tablet mode.

The Lenovo LaVie Z is an impressive engineering feat, but unless you need the touch screen and 360-degree hinge, stick with the less-expensive, lighter, non-touch model.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 Review

 

Compact and lightweight, Lenovo's IdeaPad Z360 offers plenty for mobile users to like. It has the performance to tackle everyday business and home computing tasks without breaking a sweat. The notebook also boasts a superbly comfortable keyboard and...

Relatively fast performer, Excellent keyboard and comfortable touchpad, Good speakers, Sharp webcam with facial recognition

Short battery life, Lackluster design, Weak integrated graphics, Relatively expensive

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Lenovo Ideapad Z360

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 has a great user experience and some nifty wireless features, but it's neither good-looking nor battery efficient enough to be worth parting with your hard earned money.

Spacious 500GB hard drive. WiDi and WiMax equipped. Excellent keyboard and navigating experience.

3GB of RAM (every other laptop has 4GB). Lackluster battery life. Dated look. No other color options.

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Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Kyle Funk (techaeris.com)

Lenovo LaVie Z 360 Review: A Lightweight Laptop For Those On The Go

 

Upon receiving this Notebook from Lenovo, I thought to myself “eh, another laptop. Not much different from what I've used before.” Well, I was wrong. This Notebook is worth speaking of highly. I can see why Lenovo has won the CES…

I know I’ve already stated it before, but Lenovo definitely has a reason why they won the CES Best of 2015 award. The build, the specs, a gorgeous screen, and the “light as a feather” moment when holding it. This is a laptop that I would use until it...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Travis Pope (gottabemobile.com)

Lenovo LaVie Z 360 Review: Same PC, Better Deal

 

In the early days of the Windows 2-in-1 we wished every notebook made by one of Microsoft's partners was a refashioned version of the notebooks we already loved. Some companies tried that to great results. Lenovo is now trying it with its Lenovo LaVie...

The 13.3-inch touchscreen is gorgeous and the 2-in-1 capabilities better justify its compromises. Overall, I think the LaVie Z 360 is a well-rounded, better machine than the classic LaVie Z. Even better, its terrifically thin body and light chassis...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Charles Jefferies (computershopper.com)

Lenovo LaVie Z 360 Review and Ratings

 

Lenovo introduces the first convertible that's genuinely light enough (2.04 pounds) to work as a tablet. But the keyboard sabotages it as a laptop, and it lacks the in-between stand and tent modes of Lenovo's Yoga models.

Unbelievably light ; Good performance and battery life ; Usable as a dedicated tablet

Cumbersome keyboard layout ; No keyboard backlighting ; Noisy touch pad

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Jun, 2015
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio / HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery life (max):5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Purple / Violet
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD / NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce G310M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Built-in Wi-Fi switch: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethermet / Fast Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):12.9 x 8.62 x 1.34
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:2
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-450M / I5-460M / P6100
Processor boost frequency:2.66 / 2.8
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-450M / I5-460M / P6100
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 49020 / 49022 / 50175 / 50178 / 50179
Processor code:SLBPL / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLBUR / SLC22
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:Supervisor, HDD, User
Password protection type:Supervisor, HDD, User

Software

Bundled software:- Lenovo OneKey Recovery\n- Lenovo ReadyComm \n- ooVoo\n- McAfee VirusScan Plus (60 days of virus defi nitions)\n- Adobe Reader\n- Windows Live Essential\n- CyberLink YouCam\n- VeriFace\n- Lenovo Energy Management Software\n- Cyberlink Power2Go (DVD±RW)\n- Lenovo DirectShare
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:- Microsoft Office 2010 / - Microsoft Office 2010 preloaded; purchase product key to activate

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA II / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / SATA II / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.62
Height (front):0.787
Height (rear):1.34
Weight:4.41
Width:12.9