Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.So we ran tests on LG 17Z90N to find out what it was worth.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
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.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.With this 17Z90N, LG is well positioned in relation to other competing models.It’s a big screen that you have: 17 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Intel Core i5-1035G7. 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, with this model, you have at your disposal a tool that will make your internet navigation fluid. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 8 Gb of memory. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even with 512 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. This 17Z90N allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Finally, the autonomy of 18 hours is one of the worst on the market. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the 17Z90N is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
17Z90N the right choice for watching movies ?
Making this 17Z90N a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of LG. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. 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. Large by size, with 17 inches and a high resolution of 1600×900. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. 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.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.2 kg.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this 17Z90N product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this 17Z90N. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
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 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.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Intel Core i5-1035G7. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.It’s better than the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it 17Z90N seems inappropriate. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
Is 17Z90N planned for travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes 17Z90N to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the LG didn’t really take into account in the design of this 17Z90N. 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.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 1.2 Kg. Every transport is painful. 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. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. 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.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
Thanks to its processor 17Z90N, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. The processor of this computer is one of the most powerful at the moment.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 18 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
Even if the use of this laptop is dedicated to business trips and travelling, it will be more comfortable in an office mainly. 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. Only an SSD hard drive could improve this, but then it is an additional cost.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. 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. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this 17Z90N on holiday.
The 17Z90N to make audio or video editing.
Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. 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. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. LG has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 512 Gb available of the hard disk.
The 512 Gb of storage size should be enough. A disk size equivalent to competing products. However, it is possible that you will fill this space quickly as the films may take up space. The technological choice of LGgoes to a standard hard disk drive, which is more robust over time. Flash memory, which is useful when you need to run a program quickly or run several tasks in parallel.
With 18 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. Maybe the next model will be better off.
For the connector part, the 17Z90Nhas the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
Clearly, it’s not 17Z90N designed for audio-visual editing. You can use it for word processing or web browsing.
17Z90N the right choice to play online?
If the question you are asking yourself is « Can I play games with this laptop? » then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. With this 17Z90N, 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. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
With its graphics Intel HD Graphics card and processor Intel Core i5-1035G7, LG has indeed chosen an interesting option. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Intel Core i5-1035G7’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, LG has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
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 17Z90N can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
For the Wi-Fi technology, LG, has done little more than standard i.e. without the 5GHz wireless band. We would have liked it to be one of the available options.
With 1.2 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 18 hours available.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 18 hours. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
17Z90N the right choice for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This17Z90N is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. With a weight of 1.2 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
This computer was really designed for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
No anti-reflective treatment on this 17Z90N. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. As far as the colour palette is concerned, it is well balanced even if they are less faithful than the colours your TV set gives you.
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.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
What about the 17Z90N ?
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The 17Z90N’ is average but will do the job very well.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks