15.6″ Lenovo Z50-75 Laptop with AMD FX-7500
The latest Lenovo Z50-75 is a decent 15.6-inch laptop with mid-range specs and features at a very reasonable price. It comes with a quad-core AMD FX-7500 processor at 2.1GHz speed up to 3.3GHz with turbo boost, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM at 1600MHz for great multitasking power at home or office and that can be upgraded to 16GB if needed, 1TB SATA mechanical hard drive at 5400rpm rotating speed and Windows 10 64-bit operating system for faster start-ups and shut-downs than other Windows versions and with a Start menu similar to that of Win 7. The AMD A-series processor has a benchmark score of 3260 so it is fairly fast and powerful and can handle both the simple daily and more complex tasks while saving on power usage. 15.6 inch high definition LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and TN panel with somewhat restricted angles and the graphics card is the AMD Radeon R7-M260DX with 2GB shared memory for some basic gaming performance and enabling smooth video playback and can be used as a decent multimedia hub, with also the Dolby Audio and stereo speakers that deliver immersive sound for songs and movies.
The black Lenovo Z50-75 has a fairly slim chassis of less than an inch thickness, with streamlined curves, is made of plastic but should be durable enough (you can’t expect aluminium at this price point), weighs 5.6 pounds and measures 15 x 11 x 1 inches- not too heavy and not too big. For connectivity it includes a DVD+RW Optical Drive, a USB 3.0 port for fast charging and downloads, 2 x USB 2.0 ports , an HDMI output and a VGA output to connect different displays, 802.11bgn wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet LAN (10/100/1000) with RJ-45 connector, 2-in-1 (SD/MMC) Card Reader and a Headphone output/Microphone input combo. Lenovo AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys is not backlit and has a numeric pad as well as a responsive and functional touchpad with left and right click buttons. It runs relatively quietly and without generating much heat, thanks to the efficient fans. This is not a laptop with a Full HD or touchscreen and the viewing angles are not the best as there is no IPS panel here, but a TN panel so the image quality will be somewhat distorted when you look at the screen at wider angles. 41Whr battery lasts about three to four hours in practice in average use- is not great and is one of the common complaints by customers. Overall, technically it seems to offer quite a bit for how much it costs- is a fast and solid laptop with a decent configuration at a fair price.