Lenovo Z50


If you're looking for a colorful laptop that's great for entertainment and multimedia, the Lenovo Z50 is the notebook for you.  Its integrated DVD drive makes it great for music and movies, while Dolby® audio enhancement and an optional Full HD display deliver a vivid audiovisual experience.

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  • Features

    Optional Full HD Display

    Enjoy dazzling visuals in 16:9 widescreen with an optional 15.6" Full HD display (1920 x 1080).

    Great for Multimedia

    Catch up with the latest movies with the Z50's integrated DVD read-write drive, while stereo speakers with Dolby® audio certification deliver vivid, immersive sound.

    Extensive Storage

    With up to 1TB in HDD storage or 1TB hybrid storage with an integrated 8GB SSD cache, the Lenovo Z50 has plenty of room for your files, photos, documents, and media.

    AccuType Keyboard

    The AccuType keyboard boasts a modern look and feel with flatter, slightly curved keys that enhance your comfort while increasing typing accuracy.

    Lenovo Energy Management

    Minimizes power use and protects battery life so you can DO more with your IdeaPad Z50 laptop for longer.

    Good for Video Chats

    Stay connected with family, friends, and colleagues via video chat with the Z50's integrated 720p HD webcam.

    Veriface Pro

    You can log in without typing on the Z50, thanks to Veriface Pro, face recognition software that uses the integrated webcam to log you in.

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    Optional Full HD Display
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    AccuType Keyboard
  • Reviews

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    Scores 8.1 out of 10 based on 329 reviews
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    9 out of 10


    Enniskillen GB Business user
    Start up and shut down of the laptop is the quickest Ive ever seen. The performance is excellent and can handle multiple applications open at the same time.
    The battery life is very short but I personally don't have any issue with keeping the laptop connected to the charger.
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 26 August 2015
    Published on: 09 October 2015

    Lenovo Z50-70 59415168

    8 out of 10


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 25 August 2015
    Published on: 25 September 2015

    Lenovo Z50-70 59415168

    8 out of 10


    Kent GB Music, gaming or video fan
    I really love the white
    Its light and works really well
    I am not a fan of silver keyboards.
    Also the laptop is quite square - but thats just me being picky.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 21 August 2015
    Published on: 11 September 2015

    Lenovo Z50-70 59415168

    7 out of 10


    GB Student
    Reviewer left no comment
    no keyboard back light, touch pad is old school style
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 30 July 2015
    Published on: 30 August 2015

    Lenovo Z50-70 59415168

    8 out of 10

    Confirmed purchaser

    Quick start up. Positive keyboard
    Reviewer left no comment
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 17 July 2015
    Published on: 12 August 2015

    Lenovo Z50-70 59415168

  • Ask an Owner

    Here's a list of the questions other shoppers have asked owners of the Z50

    1. Akshay asked on
      I had this laptop for about 3 months and it keeps shutting down randomly, the CPU is not over heating i sent it to the shop to get it repaired but they still haven't fixed it and the laptop is going even slower now.
      1. Dozo replied on
        Not sure what to tell you really - Mine's been working fine since day one, no problems thus far.

        Sounds like you have a shortage (I'm assuming by shutting down you mean just turning off?)

    2. Sandy asked on
      Laptop is fully charged but screen is black and although the laptop is on still black screen. Help please
      1. Rem replied on
        Two things: 1. There might be an internal/mechanical fault for the problem you are experiencing which you might need to take to a repair shop to have it looked at or; 2. You might have unknowingly pressed the black out button which blacks out the screen. If that's the case you can press the F9 button to undo it.
    3. MSK asked on
      i cant use numpad even if i press on numlock .. is there any setting i should edit or just returne to the seller ?
      1. MIKE replied on
        Hi MSK
        First of all, make sure youre drivers are fully updated from their website, but if your number pad still isnt working even with numlock on Id contact Lenovos customer services and ask for advice. If they cant resolve the issue, Id then ask them for a repair or exchange if its still under warranty.
    4. sophie asked on
      can your z50 laptop turn into a tableti?
      if so how do you take the screen off?

      1. Rose replied on

        No the laptop does not turn into a tablet, you can't take the screen off
    5. Jonathan asked on
      What pdf software came preinstalled with the Lenovo Z51 laptop. The reason why I ask is because I regrettably upgraded to windows 10 and during the installation period all the software, programs and files that were on the Lenovo drive were successfully installed but there was an element to windows 10 that wasn't running compatibly with the Lenovo operating system and was causing profound crashes within my system. For this reason, I downgraded back to window 8.1 but noticed after that I no longer had many software, programs and files that were preinstalled and installed prior to downgrading back and consequently included the missing pdf software. Can you please advise what pdf software came preinstalled with the Lenovo Z51?
      1. Jak replied on
        I don't think any PDF software comes pre-installed on the Z51. I've simply installed the software myself such as Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader and Foxit PDF Editor. Not too difficult to install though and don't take much time either. Depends on the types of PDF software you want, whether you require freeware versions or paid versions? But to answer your main question, no I didn't notice any standard PDF software on my laptop.
      2. T. replied on
        I agree with Jaks comments as I have checked my laptop and found only Adobe props.Have you tried going into all programmes from the start menu and clicking on Apps which should list everything extra on you disc.The original O.S. should be on your hard disc as a protected partition to allow a reinstall.Failing this you are left with ringing Microsoft to get them to reinstall the whole partition.Cheers.
    6. Liz asked on
      Does the Z51 have a webcam?
      1. Geoff replied on
      2. Jim replied on
        Yep. Although I don't use it that much (mainly just Skype, conference calls etc) it is pretty good. Sensitive in low light with indicator light to let you know it's active. Stereo mic sits either side and it's ready to go out of the box.
        Love this laptop. (not a brilliant picture I know, but you get the general idea)

    7. Jack asked on
      What is the battery life like how long do it last for
      1. Viktor replied on
        if a bightness 50%, 7 hour whitout charging, or 3 full movie,or 4,5 hour gameing, so I think is Good enough.
    8. Dan asked on
      Is the z51 keyboard backlit? I have read/watched reviews which claim it does and others claim it does not. Is it just new models that have this feature... how can I tell... is there a variation in the model name? i.e. Z51/Z51-70 or Laptop/Notebook. Thanks
      1. Brian replied on
        My keyboard has no backlight.
        I'm not sure if there is an optional extra you can add. This feature would not be important for my particular use so I'm afraid I would not have looked into it.
        Sorry I couldn't be more help
      2. Theodora replied on
        No the keyboard is not backlit.
        The model name is Z51-70. You may find other models such as Z50 -70 that have some small differences.
      3. Rosalyn replied on
        Hi Dan
        My Z51-70 does have a backlit keyboard. The model name is 80K6. While I bought it recently, the Mfg Date is 15/06/09. I don't know if there are variations between the Intel/AMD models, or even different Intel chips. I bought the i7 model.
        I hope this helps.
      4. Rosalyn replied on
        Hi Dan
        Some further information. The keyboard backlight is something that can be switched on or off on my laptop using the Fn and Space Bar keys.
  • Tech Specs
    DescriptionLenovo Z50 AMD
    • AMD Kaveri, 17/19W
    • FX-7500, 19W; A10-7300, 19W; A8-7100, 19W; A6-7000B, 17W
    Operating System
    Windows® 8.1
    • AMD R7-M260DX for FX
    • AMD R6-M255DX for A10/A8
    • AMD R5-M230 for A6
    Up to 16GB DDR3
    HD 720p camera (1M pixel)
    Up to 1TB HDD or 1TB SSHD with 8GB NAND flash
    Stereo speakers with Dolby® Home Theater®
    Up to 4 hours
    • Up to 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
    • 16:9 widescreen
    • LCD HD/FHD
    Integrated ODD
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    15.11" x 10.43" x 0.98" (384 mm x 265 mm x 25.0 mm)
    2.5 kg
    • Bluetooth® 4.0 (Optional)
    • 802.11 a/c or 802.11 b/g/n
    • WiFi
    • 10 / 100 / 1000M LAN
    • RJ45
    • 1 x USB 3.0
    • 2 x USB 2.0
    • Audio Combo Jack
    • HDMI-out
    • 2-in-1 (SD / MMC) card reader

    Specifications may vary

    Software Offering

    Security and Support
    Entertainment and Productivity
    • Zinio® Online Newsstand
    • Amazon Kindle for PC
    • Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium 30-day trial
    • Evernote®
    • *Tech specs may not reflect currently available options for all models due to variability in supply.
  • Accessories & Services
    • Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188)

      Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188)

      The portable, ambidextrous Lenovo Wireless Laser Mouse is perfect for anyone looking for a compact mouse to use every day and while on-the-go. Scroll through documents, spreadsheets, and more with increased accuracy and control with its high-definition laser sensor. An advanced power management system, a high-efficiency laser sensor, and an off switch help to maximize your battery life

    • Lenovo Headset P180 (57Y6747)

      Lenovo Headset P180 (57Y6747)

      Lenovo Headset P180 is the half in-ear headset with in-line microphones let you switch seamlessly between music and calls, which enhances the audio experience for personal entertainment. It provides delicate design with microphone and headset for noise isolating.

    • Lenovo Speaker M0620  (0B45914)

      Lenovo Speaker M0620 (0B45914)

      The Lenovo speaker M0620 is a 2.0 speaker system which includes a main speaker with built-in amplifiers and a sub-speaker. They can be attached to your laptop or desktop computer or you can use it with your smartphone or MP3/MP4 player. Although the speakers are small in size, the sound they produce is big and bold.

    • Lenovo Sport Slimcase (0A33897)

      Lenovo Sport Slimcase (0A33897)

      Carry your notebook PC, papers, books, and other items in the newest Lenovo cases. These cases are designed for those who DO. Stylish combination of colors to support both black and colorful notebooks. These lightweight cases provide comfortable use and notebook protection as you travel to work or school.

    Protect Your Laptop With Lenovo Services
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    Why Lenovo Services?

    • Keep it simple, one place for all your PC service needs
    • We know our PCs better than anyone – services performed by Lenovo Certified Technicians using Lenovo-qualified parts
    • Convenient and affordable in-home and 24/7 service options

    Enjoy the Convenience of In-Home Repair

    • Don’t be stranded without your PC — let Lenovo come to you with fast repair services in your own home.

    Protect Your Laptop Beyond the 1-Year Base Warranty

    • Warranty Extensions are available for up to three years (depending on your system).
    • Staying in warranty can help save you from expensive repair costs associated with system components.

    Drops or Spills? No Problem With Accidental Damage Protection

    • Accidents happen, but it’s still possible to protect yourself from expensive, unexpected repairs. Lenovo provides coverage for damage incurred outside of warrantee under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, electrical surges, or damage to the integrated display.

    Convenient Remote Support When You Need It Most

    Lenovo Services Premium Support provides access to expert technicians when you need them most, from the comfort of your home, with convenient over-the-phone or remote session support. We offer you a one-stop solution for issues beyond your standard hardware warranty, including:

    • Table, internet, or network setup
    • Performance tune-up
    • Software setup and how-to tips
    • Security setup
Standard on the Z50:
Battery Life
**Up to 5 hours with standard battery
Starting at 2.5kg (5.5 lbs)
1x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0 1/8" Stereo Headphone and Microphone combo jack
Integrated microphone
Integrated stereo speakers with Dolby® Home Theater


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