It looks like the theme for mainstream notebooks sporting Intel’s Sandy Bridge dual-core processor is colors, specifically bright, candy-like colors. We saw the Sony Vaio C early this year which sports striking colors that illuminates and now get a load of this Lenovo IdeaPad Z370, it looks like a VAIO with the logo replaced by a Lenovo.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z370 is simply a processor upgrade of the previous IdeaPad Z360 (which has considerably dropped its price). The Z370 has the 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2310M processor to power its attractive-looking shell, which in our case, is colored pink.
It has a slight hint of a design on its lid that’s protected by a transparent shell that wards off fingerprints. The same transparent shell coats the inside of the laptop giving it a premium appeal instead of just having a glossy paint over it. There’s also the concave, chiclet keyboard that’s really comfortable to type with.
Aside from the processor upgrade, this Z370 also packs an Nvidia GeForce 410M 1GB switchable graphics. Although the new integrated graphics of the Sandy Bridge processor already has a big improvement from previous one, you would still find comfort on the discrete GPU when playing games or editing your videos. Granted that battery life will diminish because of it, that’s where the switchable part comes in. The Z370 will automatically switch to integrated graphics if the GPU is not needed say for example you’re just composing an e-mail or writing a report.
Everything else is pretty standard for a 13-inch notebook of these days. For Php39,500, you’ll get a colorful and premium-looking 13-inch notebook with the latest Core i3 processor and a GPU to boot. Oh it comes in cool Blue and boring Black by the way. The 14-inch Z470 goes for Php41,500 and uses a Core i5 if you want your notebook to be bigger and badder.
We’ll be doing a full review of this baby soon. Meanwhile, here’s a short video of some first impressions on the IdeaPad Z370.
|Lenovo IdeaPad Z370 Specs:|
|Intel Core i3 ““ 2310M (2.10 GHz)|
|Windows 7 Home Premium|
|13.3″ WXGA LED (1366Ã—768)|
|NVIDIA GeForce 410M (1GB) switchable graphics|
|2GB DDR3 Memory|
|Integrated SuperMulti DVD±RW|
|Integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi|
|2x USB 2.0, 1x USB/eSATA combo|
|2.0 Dolby Stereo Surround Sound|
|5-in-1 card reader|
|6-cell Li-Ion battery|