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Lenovo Ideapad Z565

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the keyboard and build quality. The performance and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the connectivity and battery, and reviews are divided on the touchpad.

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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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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this laptop is garbage boycott lenovo

 

ive always been a fan of IBM laptops so i made the big mistake of buying a lenovo , this laptop is junk , the sound was garbage right out the box , then it started crashing anytime any type of streaming video was played , how about this everytime you power it up you have to unplug all usb,s or it wont come out of bios screen at startup (real annoying if you tether a cellular device for internet , then the mouse pad buttons broke , this all happened in the first two months from buying it new , so i called lenovo after nothing but red tape and runaround from call centers in india , they supposedly made a escalated claim and gave me a claim number and said they would contact me in 4-7 days to discuss a solution guess what that was over a month ago no one ever called , lenovo is a shotty product and they dont give a rats a$$ about anything once they have your money

Design

Battery, Connectivity, Build quality, Energy efficiency, Keyboard

Expert review by:

Review Lenovo IdeaPad Z565-4311 Notebook

 

No experimenting. It's best to head straight for the Z series. Th

Good feedback from the keys and touchpad buttons; High-end aluminium finish; Good application performance

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

Asus N71JV: with a subwoofer and better sound quality; Samsung R780 Harry: GT 330M with better gaming performance; Acer Aspire 7740G: a 17-inch machine with a better CPU, but starts at €650; Sony Vaio VPC-EF2S1E/BI: same CPU but with Radeon HD 5650;...

Consumer review by:

Very good for the price I paid $400 dollars for it.

 

It does wonders when you need it the most

Lightweight, nice looking, Price, ExpressCard/34 adapter port

Battery life

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Horrible Product ?565

 

I purchased a lenovo z565 a few months ago. The computer suddenly stopped working. The computer has never been on the internet, and has never been dropped or damaged in any way. Since I am past the Best Buy return period, I called Lenovo. I was told...

Sleek Look/Cost Effective

Doesn't work...ongoing issue manufaturer is aware of but will not assist with

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Quality, Performance and Value = Purchase Trifecta

 

I was buying a new laptop under duress -- the one I had suddenly quit, and since it was my only computer, I needed a replacement, even if I sent mine in for repair. I had no desire to drop a lot of money on a new laptop, so when I went in search of...

It has a sleek design ; Pretty quick even with multiple programs and double-digit browser tabs open ; Lightweight ; Keys are responsive but quiet ; Spill-proof keyboard design

One more USB port would have been nice ; Speakers could be upgraded a bit ; Can be hard to tell if the power is on when you hit the on button

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Budget midsize, great processor, superb graphics

 

The case is exceedingly well made, and the keyboard surround feels like some kind of brushed aluminum housing. Processing tasks are SWIFT. Video plays with authority and without any annoying "hitches." The screen is clear and bright. I like the quick...

This terrific performer brings a high-quality computing experience to the laptop format without costing $900 or more, due to the budget dual-core processor (an AMD Turion II) and the somewhat unusual combination of a dedicated Radeon 5470 video card

Power usage is outclassed by peers owing to the less efficient AMD processor and dedicated video card, so you get at best 2 hours and 40 minutes off charger, where many other machines get 3+ hours. You're never straying too far from that plug

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Budget midsize, great processor, superb graphics

 

The case is exceedingly well made, and the keyboard surround feels like some kind of brushed aluminum housing. Processing tasks are SWIFT. Video plays with authority and without any annoying "hitches." The screen is clear and bright. I like the quick...

This terrific performer brings a high-quality computing experience to the laptop format without costing $900 or more, due to the budget dual-core processor (an AMD Turion II) and the somewhat unusual combination of a dedicated Radeon 5470 video card

Power usage is outclassed by peers owing to the less efficient AMD processor and dedicated video card, so you get at best 2 hours and 40 minutes off charger, where many other machines get 3+ hours. You're never straying too far from that plug

Consumer review by:

Budget midsize, great processor, superb graphics

 

The case is exceedingly well made, and the keyboard surround feels like some kind of brushed aluminum housing. Processing tasks are SWIFT. Video plays with authority and without any annoying "hitches." The screen is clear and bright. I like the quick...

This terrific performer brings a high-quality computing experience to the laptop format without costing $900 or more, due to the budget dual-core processor (an AMD Turion II) and the somewhat unusual combination of a dedicated Radeon 5470 video card

Power usage is outclassed by peers owing to the less efficient AMD processor and dedicated video card, so you get at best 2 hours and 40 minutes off charger, where many other machines get 3+ hours. You're never straying too far from that plug

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Amazon review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Z565

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Z565 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Consumer review by:

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

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / Radeon HD4270

Processor

Chipset Brand:AMD / Unknown
Chipset Type:M880G / Unknown
Processor:PHENOM II X4 / Turion II
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:N530 / N930
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