Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests LG 15Z90N to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.We’ve put this 15Z90N through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
15Z90N compatible with 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.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. Here you have an almost perfect product.A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the 15Z90N from LG seems to be.
With a 17 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Intel Core i7-1065G7. Knowing that the evolution of components is very fast, you will have with this model and this component, a laptop that will last a few years. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. With less than a 8 Gb of RAM, it 15Z90N is a fair one. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Last point about the autonomy. the 15Z90N can work 18 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
Is 15Z90N one for watching movies and listening to music ?
The 15Z90N will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
For this model, LG thought big. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 17 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1600×900. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 1.2 kg that will have to be transported.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. 15Z90N will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this 15Z90N. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Intel Core i7-1065G7. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. 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.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 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.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
Is 15Z90N planned for travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes 15Z90N to be easily carried around. 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.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
With its 1.2 Kg, it 15Z90N is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. For 17 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
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.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. The rendering on screen is good. 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. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
Equipped with a processor Intel Core i7-1065G7, this model has a very low power consumption. It has a very low voltage, allowing you to benefit from a greater autonomy and thus reduce and extend the life of the batteries.
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by LG, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 18 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
This laptop will therefore rather be intended to stay on the desk or to be taken away from time to time at the weekend. The reasons are its size, and the hard drive that the brand LG decided to put in 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 away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. Indeed, because of its size, 17 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this 15Z90N for travel use.
The 15Z90N to make audio or video editing.
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of LG have thought of for this 15Z90N. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
With this laptop, LG has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Intel Core i7-1065G7, 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. LG has made a less expensive technological choice by putting only one standard hard drive. The SSD would have been much faster than the current one even though the life span is shorter.
The autonomy of this 15Z90N is of 18 hours in normal use; This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it 15Z90N receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
15Z90N for video games?
Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. With this 15Z90N, the engineers of LG have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
Provided with a resolution of 1600×900, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
LG has also chosen a processor Intel Core i7-1065G7 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 i7-1065G7 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.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. The 512 Gb of 15Z90N can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
No 5GHZ network possible in wifi on 15Z90N. Too bad, it could have been interesting.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 17 inches size.
One of the lowest battery life 18 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 17 inches, thin and rather light (1.2 Kg), make this 15Z90N an excellent one for a video game use. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 18 hours. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
15Z90N the right choice for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. Perfectly office oriented, this 15Z90N is efficient.
Customary of this OS, LG has chosen as usual. It is equipped with Windows 10.
It 15Z90N is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. Note that with its 1.2 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Equipped with a slab without specific treatment, we unfortunately see many reflections on this 15Z90N. Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 512 Gb.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In conclusion, the 15Z90N is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
The 15Z90N in conclusion
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The 15Z90N corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks