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Lenovo Z50 (80EC000TUS) Notebook AMD A-Series A10-7300 (1.90GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD AMD Radeon R6 Series 15.6" Windows 8.1

  • AMD A-Series A10-7300 (1.90GHz)
  • 8GB Memory 1TB HDD
  • AMD Radeon R6 Series
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 8.1
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Kevin K.
  • 1/27/2015 9:31:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: - Decent specs for a $500 machine.

Cons: - Poor quality, flimsy display.
- Horrible battery life.

Other Thoughts: A few tips for people that have purchase this laptop.

1. If you want to install a clean copy of Windows 8.1, there's a utility from Microsoft that will download the Windows 8.1 ISO. The product key is built into the bios so all you need to do is burn the ISO and boot from it. From there download the drivers from Lenovo. The full model is Z50-75.

2. Don't bother with installing Windows 8 and upgrading to 8.1. It won't work. This was the first thing I tried (I had a copy of Windows 8 lying around). Not only does the upgrade to 8.1 fail every time but the drivers from Lenovo are incompatible with Windows 8.

3. If you have an issue with the laptop freezing while running off the battery, download and run the bios updater from Lenovo. This fixed the issue for me.

4. Windows 7 installs and runs well on this machine. However, you'll need to change the bios settings to support legacy (non efi) operating systems.

5. Ubuntu 14.10 works perfectly with a fresh install. Wifi, sound, vid card, everything. Ubuntu 14.04 didn't work at all. Couldn't even get it to install.

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  • KALEB D.
  • 1/23/2015 5:01:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat at a discount!

Pros: Decent performance from the A10, fan is quiet and laptop is deadly silent at idle and light load with an SSD. Full keyboard and nice feel of keys. Brushed aluminum looks nice.*

Cons: Battery life is 4-5 hours at best. Lenovo does not offer a larger battery or an ultrabay battery to replace obsolete disk drive as this model doesn't have an ultrabay, only solution I've found is to buy more batteries. The keyboard isn't backlit, I think you can get one that is though. No trackpoint. Brushed aluminum loves anything that touches it so much it leaves a permanent smudge so you can remember every time you ever touched it.

Other Thoughts: One of the first things I did was swap HDD for an SSD, works great. Then I installed a liquid metal pad in hopes to improve cooling, unsure if it helped. The laptop is very good and simple enough to service minus the plastic clips all along the outside of the deck of the laptop and a hidden screw under a lenovo sticker on the underside middle of the computer. For $470 I thoroughly enjoy it and will pardon the minor flaws.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/20/2015 3:39:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggssome nit-picks

Pros: good enough for the price. i got it in the sub $500 range so its a nice deal. does what i want it to. handles a stream and game window open (med-low graphics) for me

Cons: It has some slight minor issues for me that might not bother you. The space bar on my is just utter garbage, most of the keys are very nice and light but i slam the space bar just so it registers. Also this laptop does not like to be used on your lap... all the cooling intake is on the bottom (like all the way across). So if you have it on any soft surface this bad boy gets hot!

Other Thoughts: If this lap top was more practical for anything other than a desk or cooling pad i'd say it makes a well rounded laptop seeing as its not serious enough for dedicate hard surface use nor capable of using as a sort of off time browser given the very short battery life. if u don't mind any of that and windows 8.1 though this is your laptop

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  • Laura C.
  • 1/13/2015 8:33:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsQuick Problems

Pros: Great sound, doesn't need exterior speakers for the most part.

Cons: Afer a few weeks it started freezing on the start menu (Windows 8.1) or on the desktop. Waiting a bit used to solve the problem but it is getting worse. Trying to contact the company but unless you call them the contact us option is just a labrynt of prepared Q&As...

Also, not a big fan of the keyboard, the keys are to small and flat for my taste, makes it hard to type with long nails.

Comes with A LOT of pre-installed apps

Other Thoughts: It would be a great commputer, IF IT DIDNT FREEZE

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  • Aaron F.
  • 1/11/2015 7:10:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverall Satisfaction,

Pros: -Cost
-Look & Finish
-Features & performance

Cons: -Fairly short battery life
-Hard drive

Other Thoughts: Overall pretty good laptop. Given as a gift, seems to perform quite well. nice keyboard (quiet, lots of space between keys). Surprising video performance. I will be installing a ssd soon. HD is definitely the weak point. could also use a 6- cell batt. All things considered, it's as advertised, with some pleasant surprises.

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  • sean g.
  • 12/31/2014 12:39:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslenovo

Pros: awsome laptop for price fast

Cons: none

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  • Erin C.
  • 12/27/2014 2:35:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood insides, cheap outsides.

Pros: Nice specs, decent speed/memory, minimal bloatware. Purchased for below $500 so it was definitely a good price given the memory, hard drive capacity, and A10 processor.

Cons: Cheap plastic housing (back of monitor side bends if you press on it), but what was I expecting at this price? Shiny, glossy, reflective screen, so can't use near windows. Battery wears out quickly.

Other Thoughts: Overall, if you can get this laptop for under $500, it's a great deal. There are a lot of complaints about Windows 8.1, and YES, that is annoying, but you are going to have to get used to it. That is more to do with Windows, not this laptop specifically. So far I am happy with my purchase. This computer is speedy and meets my needs.

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  • Shane M.
  • 12/22/2014 10:00:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBeware Memory Dump plus more problems just bought the Z50

Pros: Warning.
1. pro. it was at a cheap price.

Cons: I just Bought this on 12/1 this year and so far I've have had nothing but crashing and won't download updates and when it does you have to do it one at a time. windows 8.1 is no good its tablet OS not for PC its trash. So far I do not like this laptop and i just check to see if i can return it and returns and trades and not elidgble.

Other Thoughts: Overheating , Memory Dumping, Slow, Paper Weight.
Note: I buy on 12/1/14 today is 12/22/14 ......

So many problems in so little time.

Just pay 100-200 and get a way better laptop.

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  • Thomas E.
  • 12/13/2014 9:37:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: The laptop is very thin and pleasant to look at. It has potential to perform well in games due to the A10 7300 APU. Performs snappy in windows 8.1

Cons: The A10 never hits its rated specs (1.9ghz base and 3.2 ghz turbo). During a game of League of Legends it runs at 1400 mhz. Temps per hwmonitor are 95 cel at idle on windows 8.1 desktop so this is most likely why it does not turbo to the speeds advertised. Newegg wants $68 to RMA a product that does not remotely meet the advertised specs.

Other Thoughts: I had high hopes for this laptop. The A10 7300 is a nice APU that should be very desirable in a mobile platform. I'm not sure why this Lenovo performs so poorly but it runs 95 cel in windows. I could probably open it up and reapply thermal paste and drop temps so it will turbo. But i'm not opening it to risk voiding the warranty when I can send it back and get a pc that performs closer to its rated spec.

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  • Paul L.
  • 12/6/2014 6:47:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Laptop

Pros: Definitly a good upgrade from a Trinity APU. It's thinner and less bulky. On top of that its cooler and battery life is deifnitly better. Being cooler its also quieter. Performance is good. Mostly capped by the stock harddrive. I'd upgrade that to a Hybrid or SSD. RAM is sufficient as I never go above 30% on either RAM or CPU. The HDD runs at 100% a lot though. 5400 RPMs just isn't enough. Sufficient to game on low to medium settings no sweat.

Cons: Battery capacity is small. It says up to 4 hours but I doubt you ill get that It's only a 4 cell battery. The optical dirve is not necessary and the lack of a hybrid or SSD drive really caps the computer. I would have also liked it to be a little lighter. The touchpad buttons are a hair small due to its angular design.

Other Thoughts: Wish it came with an FX-7500 or a dedicated graphics card. One of the only Kaveri's around in the USA so not much choice. If you can find it on sale sub $400 (which I did) its a steal. Who cares of Carrizo is coming out soon at that price you can still go buy a Carrizo when it comes out.

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