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Lenovo IdeaPad Z565

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Z565. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the battery and image quality. Opinions are divided on the touchpad.

performance, price, usability, screen, design

reliability, durability, image quality, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad Z565 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Z565

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Z565 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and screen are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the durability. The image quality and touchpad get critical comments.

performance, usability, price, screen, design

reliability, touchpad, image quality

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo IdeaPad Z565-4311 Notebook

 

No experimenting. It's best to head straight for the Z series. This is Lenovo's advice, but we can't follow it without some reservations. Weak battery life and poor screen contrast are combined with a high-quality aluminium finish and an excellent...

Good feedback from the keys and touchpad buttons, High-end aluminium finish, Good application performance, The robust and high-quality aluminium palm rest, along with the accurate keyboard and touchpad keys

Short battery life, Poor screen contrast, Irritating noise from the fan, Not suitable for gaming

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Tom (newegg.com)

excellent

 

I have owned many laptops, this is my first "off brand" pc, and I am very surprised to say it is my best yet. I have owned a Sony, a Dell, and an HP. I would recommend this laptop to anyone new to pc's or a vet.

Everything works great, smooth operation, typical win 7 meaning normal bugs

finger prints. price was 550 for me so a little high to me

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

very dissappointed!

 

one of the ideapads have been at the repair shop once due to graphics card problems, and the other had been in the repair shop twice (hard drive failure, touchpad failure, and usb port failure). Do yourself a favor pay a little more and get a decent...

cheap? two of these is not is expensive as a vaio or apple

Lenovo ruined the reputation of IBM. While trying to produce cheap computers, lenovo must have cut a lot of corners. everything on this computer feels flimsy

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Russell (newegg.com)

I love it alot but..

 

I would love for someone to hook me up with a free repair of a discount on a more durable thinkpad.

everything is as advertised, and better if you use linux like I did ; amazing gaming performance for the price

screen bezel cracked due to manufacturing defect and lenovo said I need to pay for accidental damage protection to have it covered be warranty. I think that It is unacceptable. If a product fails to live up to its name, it needs to be fixed at no charge

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: gmiredneck (newegg.com)

OK Deal

 

I don't think I'd be happy at retail, but for 499 its pretty good

Price, worth it at 499. Does everything I need includin old games like utk4. Doesn't seem to be any color shifting as I change angle of the screen

Bloatware, The left touch pad button requires a firm touch to work. Either one wouldn't have knocked an egg but at 650 retail, the touchpad should at least be flawless

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: ART01 (shopnbc.com)

AWESOME!!!!!

 

This is the best laptop I have ever had. I have not gotten into all that is does, but I am looking forward to it.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: ohwow (shopnbc.com)

Super Purchase

 

Really fast notebook. Just love it. The Canon printer is excellant also. All in all it is a terrific purchase. Only gave 4 stars because I am so use to Windows XP and there is definitely a learning curve to the Windows 7. Otherwise it is a very great...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Lag1 (shopnbc.com)

excellent deal

 

I purchased the laptop to take my classes. Currently I am pursuing my PHD online and this was such a lifesaver.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: lynny (shopnbc.com)

best ,you bet

 

This computer takes us into next five years of technology.Thanks for offering such a great deal.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: candy9girl (shopnbc.com)

good strong laptop

 

I feel this product has a high quality of stability.

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Conexant CX20671 / Dolby Advanced / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200
Battery life (max):4
Battery performance:2200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black / Metallic
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6
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
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4270 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Radeon HD 5470
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Keyboard

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

Memory

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

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Network connection type:RJ-45
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Audio system:Conexant CX20671 / Dolby Advanced / HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
LAN controller:Atheros AR8151
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:5.73
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
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 / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
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
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Chipset:AMD M880G
Motherboard chipset:AMD M880G
Motherboard southbridge:AMD SB820M
Processor:N530 / N830 / N930 / P520 / P560
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512 / 1.5 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD Athlon / AMD Phenom II / AMD Turion Dual Core / AMD Turion II Dual Core
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.3 / 2.5
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor model:N530 / N830 / N930 / P520 / P560
System bus data transfer rate:3.6
System bus rate:3.6

Processor special features

Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N

Security

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

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 9.13 / 9.84
Depth (imperial):9.8
Height (front):0.677 / 0.681
Height (front) (imperial):0.7
Height (rear):1.35 / 1.37
Height (rear) (imperial):1.4
Weight:4.85 / 5.73
Width:13.4 / 14.8
Width (imperial):14.8