Our Lenovo IdeaPad Z370 review unit is configured as follows:
- 13.3-inch glossy 720p display (1366×768 resolution)
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor (2.3GHz, up to 2.9GHz Turbo Boost, 3MB cache, 35W TDP)
- Intel HM65 chipset
- Integrated Intel HD graphics
- 4GB DDR3-1333 RAM (2x 2GB; supports up to 8GB – 2x 4GB)
- 500GB 5400RPM Hitachi hard drive (HTS547550A9E384)
- 802.11n wireless network adapter (Broadcom)
- Internal Bluetooth v2.1+EDR
- Integrated 2.0MP webcam
- Built-in tray-load DVD burner (Slimtype DVD A DS8A5SH)
- One-year limited warranty
- 6-cell Li-ion battery (10.8V, 48Wh)
- Weight: 4.41 lbs.
- Dimensions: 12.9 x 8.7 x 0.8~1.3 inches
- MSRP: $629
The Z370 has respectable specifications; it is smaller than most notebooks since it has a 13.3″ screen and weighs less than 4.5 lbs., making it a good travel companion. The processor and RAM are more than ample for multitasking; just about the only application this notebook is not good for is gaming as it only has integrated Intel graphics.
Performance and Benchmarks
The Z370 has good overall performance for general tasks including web surfing, office productivity, and multimedia. The second-generation Intel Core i5 processor is quite fast and the 4GB of included RAM is more than enough for running several applications at once. The Z370’s Achilles’ heel is the unusually slow 5400RPM hard drive; ideally it would have come with a higher-performance 7200RPM model, which would improve Windows start-up and application load time.
As noted earlier, just about the only application the Z370 will not be good at is gaming since it has basic integrated graphics, not a powerful separate (dedicated) card.
wPrime processor comparison results (lower scores mean better performance):
PCMark Vantage measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):
PCMark 7 is a newer benchmark which measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):
3DMark06 measures overall graphics performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):