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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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  • John R.
  • 2/26/2015 11:39:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: Looks nice, seems well built. Worked great when it was working.

Cons: I recieved this laptop yesterday 2-25-2015. We took it out of box and whet thru all the setup and it booted just fine. I started doing updates for windows and it downloaded and installed 1.5gbs of udates(this took like 3 hours). When that was done it said to restart the computer, so I did. When I hit the restart button the screen went to saying restarting and it just sat there for 30 mins and I had to press and hole the power button to turn it off. Turned it back on and it said it was processing updates and not to yurn off the computer. It got to 99% and said "unable to apply updates undoing changes do not turn off computer". Si I waited for like 45 mins for this to finish and that screen would not go away. Rebooted and it kept saying the same thing when I rebooted. Call tech support(if you want to call it that) and the first person I talked to was very rude and eventually he hung up on me(at first thought we got disconnected, but he never called back!). Sooo, I called back and talked to another tech(?) nicer fella tried a couple of things and then did what I didn't want to do, a factory restore. That went fine and it was back up and running again. Oh BTW this laptop comes preinstalled with SUPERFISH(If you haven't heard about this just GOOGLE it!!). Back on point after the restore I did the updates only a few at a time and everything went just fine. I got all updated and system cleaned of the SUPERFISH (adware/malware). It was working great. So, by now it's 4am, mind you I've been working on it since noon that same day. I shut it down and when I get up the lady that bought this(I was just getting it setup for her) said it wasn't working right. So I turn it on and it boots to the start menu and locks up!!!! Can't do anything. Turn it off then back on and it does the same thing!!!

Other Thoughts: AVOID at least this model(I do not know about other ones)! I'd even go as far as saying AVOID this company! Tech support is a joke, they asked me like 2 questions before saying would you like to return it to us or here at newegg. Oh and if they said they fixed the SUPERFISH thing, how could it still be on this, every restore from the factory puts it right back on the system!!!!!! So you have to deal with that EVERYTIME you factory restore! This is the first and more than likely last time I will buy from this company(Lenovo that is not Newegg, Newegg rocks as always). I just setup a return for a refund. Just AVOID! Wish I would have done a bit more research other than the reveiws on here. If you own this model make sure to run antivirus programs, MalwareBytes(it does take care of the VIRUS). Wish I could think of more pros but I cannot.

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  • James S.
  • 2/7/2015 11:33:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsits not the best

Pros: Good on battery usage, Light weight

Cons: Video drivers, odd behaveyer on battery

Other Thoughts: Loaded the best video driver from APU maker. Computer locks up running on battery at boot. Works fine pluged in. But Litecoin and Bitcoin wallets. They load normally on ac power. But will not load on battery and this breaks the wallet if you use the battery power to open these wallets. If I could I would get a refund.

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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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  • Glenn A.
  • 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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