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Latest release in the range LG, we’ve been running tests on17Z90N…Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
17Z90N enough for internet use?
Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.Here you have an almost perfect product.A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the 17Z90N from LG seems to be.
The screen is quite large, with 17 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The processor which equips this model, one Intel Core i5-1035G7, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 512 Gb provided. Here, LG provides with this 17Z90N a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 18 hours. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
17Z90N the right choice for watching movies ?
High quality, the engineers of LG have chosen to make this 17Z90N the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
LG presents this model in a large size version. A 17 inches screen, and a resolution of 1600×900 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.2 kg.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. LG is primarily intended for film lovers the 17Z90N. Taking full advantage of the backlighting, this tile benefits from the glossy coating which offers more contrasts. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this 17Z90N. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
With a processor type Intel Core i5-1035G7, LG offers a high performance solution. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. With this model, you have a tool capable of making several billion calculations per second.
With Intel HD Graphics, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Regarding the connectivity part, LG has made efforts with available 3 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this 17Z90N one. LG promises 18hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!
Is 17Z90N planned for travelling ?
It 17Z90N is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model LG. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. With its 17 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. A beautiful screen and quality images. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. You will have to limit uses when the sun is too bright.
Thanks to its processor 17Z90N, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. Mainly related to low voltage, this processor allows an above-average autonomy (on paper).
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by LG, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 18 hours.
Even if the use of this laptop is dedicated to business trips and travelling, it will be more comfortable in an office mainly. Because, due to its weight and size, every move will put you at risk of damaging it. With its 512 Gb hard drive, it’s perfect for storing data for photos, music and your movie collection. The disadvantage is that the boot phases will be slower than on an SSD technology disk.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The reason for this is its size; with 17 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it 17Z90N has 3 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Finally with the 17Z90N, LG deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The 17Z90N to make audio or video editing.
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. Clearly, this 17Z90Ncorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Since the last generation designed by LG, there have been many improvements on the components. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
This model, LGoffers an effective product without being too expensive.The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Intel Core i5-1035G7, and the size of the storage space of 512 Gb, will allow you to do so.
Having a hard disk of 512 Gb, you will be assured of a good storage capacity. That’s pretty much what they do on other laptops. However, it is possible that you will fill this space quickly as the films may take up space. Regarding the speed at startup, LGmade the choice of the conventional hard drive. Flash memory, which is useful when you need to run a program quickly or run several tasks in parallel.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. Being only on batteries, you have 18 hours of autonomy at your disposal. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better LG.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it 17Z90N receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It 17Z90N is consequently well designed for this type of use. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And for the right price/quality ratio.
17Z90N the right choice to play online?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. The tests we ran showed that the choices of LG in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
With only 1600×900, this model is below standard ones. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
LG has also chosen a processor Intel Core i5-1035G7 which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the Intel HD Graphics, for a good result. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel HD Graphics and the processor Intel Core i5-1035G7 are raised to a very good level.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 512 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
Even if this model has Wi-Fi, it is not 5Ghz, so it is of lower quality. You will need to use the ethernet port to access broadband.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1.2 Kg.
With an autonomy of 18 hours, it’s better than the competition.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Is the 17Z90N adapted to office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. Perfectly office oriented, this 17Z90N is efficient.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model weighs 1.2 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
No anti-reflective treatment on this 17Z90N. Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
It has a storage space of 512 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In short, it 17Z90N is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
What about the 17Z90N ?
This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. It performs well in almost everything, the 17Z90N remains reasonable in terms of price.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks