The new Lenovo IdeaPad Z565 is an AMD powered entertainment notebook that joins the Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 and IdeaPad Z560 entertainment notebooks as part of the new Lenovo IdeaPad Z line. This new line is focused on providing consumers with a rich, yet mobile, entertainment experience. Like the recently announced HP Pavilion line, the new Z series have a metallic lid that won’t be such a fingerprint magnet.
The new IdeaPad Z565 is powered by the latest AMD processors including options for the newest Phenom II Quad Core processor as well as other Phenom II, Turion II, Athlon II and V Series processors.
The IdeaPad Z565 has a 16:9 15.6â€ HD display; both running at 1366×768 and comes with a chiclet style keyboard, metallic effectâ€ lid, the option for a Blu-Ray drive, Dolby Advanced Audio and a OneKey Theater II setting that optimizes the notebook for multimedia consumption.
Judging from the images, the new Z series will share a very similar keyboard with other Lenovo machines , which are among the best in the industry and a personal favorite.
Additionally, the IdeaPad Z line features DDR3 RAM (up to 8GB), the ability to configure with up to an NVIDIA GeForce 315M 1GB GPU and DirectShare technology for DropBox like syncing of your important files across multiple computers. Rounding out the experience is a standard plethora of ports including USB 2.0, eSATA, BlueTooth, 802.11n WiFi, a 5-in-1 card reader and a webcam.
The IdeaPad Z565 will be available in June and base models of the IdeaPad Z series start at $649.
Detailed IdeaPad Z360 and IdeaPad Z560 specs:
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic
Genuine Windows® 7 Starter
Genuine Windows® 7 ProfessionalGenuine Windows® 7 Home PremiumGenuine Windows® 7 Home BasicGenuine Windows® 7 Starter
|Processor /||AMD Phenomâ„¢ II Quad-Core Processor N930 (2.0GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
AMD Phenomâ„¢ II Triple-Core Processor N830 (2.10GHz, 1.5MB L2 Cache)
AMD Phenomâ„¢ II Dual-Core Processor N620 (2.80GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
AMD Turionâ„¢ II Dual-Core Processor N530 (2.50GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
AMD Athlonâ„¢ II Dual-Core Processor N330 (2.30GHz, 1MB L2 Cache )
AMD V Series Single-Core Processor V120 (2.20GHz, 512KB L2 Cache)
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeonâ„¢ HD 5470 1GB graphics
ATI Mobility Radeonâ„¢ HD 5470 512MB graphics
ATI Mobility Radeonâ„¢ HD 4200 integrated graphics
|Memory||Up to 8GB 1066MHz/1333MHz memory|
|Hard drive||250GB/320GB/500GB/640GB 5400pm or 250/320/500GB 7200rpm HDD|
|Display / Resolution||15.6″ high-definition (1366×768), 16:9 widescreen|
|Removable Storage||Tray-in Rambo drive (DVD/CD Combo burner/reader or Blu-ray Discâ„¢)|
|Wireless Support||Wireless Network Adapter 802.11gn/agn WiFi, 10/100M LAN, Bluetooth® (optional)|
|Connections||3xUSB2.0, eSATA, 5-in-1 card reader (SD, SD pro, MMC, MS pro, XD), headphones, mic, VGA, HDMI|
|Webcam||0.3/1.3M integrated web camera|
|Power||Approx. 4hr (integrated graphics) with 6-cell battery|
|Memory card reader||Media Card Reader supporting SD, MMC, RS-MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD|
|Audio||2.0 speakers (2*2W) with Dolby® Advanced Audioâ„¢ sound enhancement|
|Weight||4.85 lb (2.2kg) with 6-cell battery|
|Dimension||340×17.2~34.4×231.8 (mm) (WxHxD)|
|Software||Adobe® Reader® 9.0, Lenovo Energy Management 5.0 (3.0 for Windows® XP),
YouCam 3.0, McAfee® 9.0, Lenovo ReadyComm 5.1, Windows Liveâ„¢ Essential 3.0, OneKeyâ„¢
Theater 2.0 (2.1 for Windows® XP), OneKeyâ„¢ Rescue System 7.0, Lenovo DirectShare 1.1 (only
for Windows® 7), DDNi (U.S. only), ooVoo (only for EN countries, Windows® 7), GuardID 5.1 (U.S.
only), VeriFaceâ„¢ 3.6, IFilter 5.0 (only JP, backup to C:), Power2Go 5.6, WinDVD® (for Home
Basic/Starter w/o BD Optical, except for PRC), Microsoft® Office Professional 2007 Trial (except
for PRC and JP) and Microsoft® Office Personal (JP only)
*Software may vary by region.