Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 : Great Performance, but with poor battery

Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 is a laptop genuine mobile entertainment hub that powered by 4th Generation Intel Core processor with a dedicated a Nvidia Graphics card which make it is laptop to attract those who looking at a portable gaming PC. Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 is primarly for the home user and focused on multimedia rich features. Do you have old laptop ? If yes, Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 is worthly enough to replace your old laptop. Want some more info about this lenovo ? let's find out.

How is the Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 Design ?

On the top flap Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 comes with a matte coloured and on the palm rest area it comeswith a metal-brush finish. On the bottom side of Lenovo IdeaPad Z510, it has four large rubber feet that help for the laptop to get a good grip on a flat surfae. The screen of the laptop allows you to open up until 120 degress. If you are using this laptop on you lap, you will get uncomfurtable because the size of this laptop.

Lenovo IdeaPad Z510
On the keyboard you will found a complete number pad on the right hand side, and the margin of the keys are well enough and have a decent amount of travel. For you that didn't get used to a non number pad keyboard, it will take some time to get used to. The keyboard is backlit and you can adjust the brightness of the backlight. Mouse trackpad comes with monolitchic design, in terms of usability, this one will disappoints you as well.

Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 Keyboard
Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 Touchpad
When seen from the side The Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 also comes with slightly tapering design. On the right side, you will found a DVD writer, an USB 2.0 port, 3.5mm audio-jack and an SD card slot. On the left side you will see the air-vent, power port, LAN port, HDMI out, 2 USB 3.0 ports, and a D-sub out, also on the upper side you only have the status indicators

Lenovo Ideapad Z510 Left Side
Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 Right Side


Z510 comes with two variants first with touchscreen and secondary is without the touchscreen. On the touchscreen version of Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 (59-405848), It has Intel Core i5-4200M with hyper-threading at clock 2,5 GHz and maximum for turbo boost is 3.1 GHz. The Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 houses with 6GB of RAM and with pre-installed Windows 8 on board. It also comes with Intel HD4600 graphics, alsowith QuickSync Video.

The harddive is 1 TB, and the dedicated graphics card is like what we said before is NVidia GT 750M. The screen size is 15.6 inch monitor with resolution 1366 x 768 pixels. 

How good is the Performance ?

The benchmark is tested with PC Mark 8 and got a score 3401 on the home preset and got 4996 on the work preset. With it's dedicated graphics card NVidia GT 740M, we could play some older game titles without any issues with a limited resolution 1366 x 768 pixels, Games that tested on this laptop is Sleeping Dogs on medium settings and the FPS is at 56,9 FPS, and Bioshock infinite on medium settings give 42.1 FPS, according to the FPS it is a reasonable laptop for those like play games.

In a single room the speaker is quite loud and clear without any external seakers, It can play HD movies with CPU utilization not crossing about 20 %.

The big disappoinment is the battery, on regular use, the battery will run out after about 3-4 hours, but on heavy load, it will leasted just around 2 hours, which make this Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 is not recommended for mobile users.


Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 is good choice for home use, considering the battrey life is really no ideal to the mobile users and as the weight too it's too heavy, but Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 Gives a decent performance for the real life task, example if you want home entertaimnent it is good choice to buy Lenovo IdeaPad Z510.

After read the review above, what do you think about this Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 ? Do you have a plan to list it to your wish list ? or do you have any recommendation ? Just leave it on the comment below

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