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The IdeaPad Z360 is a mainstream multimedia laptop from Lenovo, released in June 2010.

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Pros

current generation components - current generation i3, i5 or i7 processors, DDR3 memory, optional Nvidia graphics

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affordable entry price point ($649)

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eSATA port integrated - great for high-speed external storage

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metal enclosure - a huge improvement over the glossy plastics of previous generation IdeaPads

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slim - under 1.2" thick

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impressive chicklet style keyboard

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has a webcam

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VGA & HDMI outputs - very flexible!

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optional Blu-ray optical drives

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5-in-1 card reader (SD, SD pro, MMC, MS pro, XD)

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internal optical drive

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function key has been moved between control and alt keys - a first for Lenovo

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Cons

no trackpoint pointing stick

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not as configurable as Lenovo's ThinkPad series

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no option for integrated mobile broadband (WWAN)

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function key has been moved between control and alt keys - non-standard layout for previous Lenovo owners

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not as well known and respected as Lenovo's professional ThinkPad series

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The IdeaPad Z360 is a mainstream multimedia laptop from Lenovo, released in June 2010. This computer features a 13.3-inch widescreen display, Nvidia GeForce 315M graphics and Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processor choices. While this laptop is designed handle a wide range of media, it remains relatively thin at 1.2-inches thick. Compared to the IdeaPad Z560, this notebook has a smaller screen by about 2 inches and weighs approximately one pound less. Compared to the IdeaPad Z565, this notebook exclusively offers Intel processor and Nvidia graphics choices whereas the Z565 offers AMD processors and ATI graphics options. Blu-ray is an optional upgrade on the Z360, which can be used with Dolby’s Advanced Audio feature. When the “OneKey Theater II” button is pressed, the laptop will automatically adjust the sound and visual settings to match the surrounding environment. The Z360 comes with a chiclet-style keyboard. Instead of a glossy exterior, the Z360 features a “Metallic Effect” chassis which has been designed to attract fewer fingerprints.

Features
  • 13.3” widescreen HD display (1366 x 768)
  • Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processor choices
  • Nvidia GeForce 315M (1GB) graphics
  • Optional Blu-ray Disc drive
  • Metallic Effect exterior
  • Dolby Advanced Audio
  • OneKey Theater II button
  • Chiclet-style keyboard
  • Bluetooth, 802.11n WiFi
  • USB 2.0, eSATA and 5-in-1 card reader
  • 6-cell battery
  • Dimensions & weight: 327x20~34x219mm, 4.4 pounds
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