A laptop designed for audio-visual editing : LG 17Z90N – Intel Core i7-1065G7

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Latest release in the range LG, we’ve been running tests on17Z90N…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.So we ran tests on LG 17Z90N to find out what it was worth.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.

17Z90N adapted to surf the internet?

Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the 17Z90N from LG seems to be.
With a 17 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. Unlike some competitors, this model does not have a touch screen. A point that could be impeding, for some users,with this 17Z90N if you have to work on the road.
Nevertheless, it remains a quality product with an easy to use trackpad. It is hoped that the other internal components of this laptop are future-proof; usually a lot of attention is LG paid to the design of its products and the one tested should benefit from this.
The processor which equips this model, one Intel Core i7-1065G7, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. 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. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. 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. This 17Z90N allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
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. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.

The 17Z90N- the right model for streaming and videos ?

Making this 17Z90N a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of LG. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. 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. 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. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 1.4 kg that will have to be transported.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish.  17Z90N 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.
For the sound part, the 17Z90N is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. 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 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 i7-1065G7, LG offers a high performance solution. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
With Intel HD Graphics, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 16 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.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.With 18 hours of autonomy, it is one of the best models in its range. Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.

Is 17Z90N planned for travelling ?

It 17Z90N is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
Its weight of 1.4 Kg makes it easy to move. It’s one of the best in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. With its 17 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
Unfortunately, it is not 17Z90N equipped with a touch screen as standard models. If you’re only doing it with the mouse, don’t forget it in the satchel. Another possibility is to use the trackpad on the keyboard.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. A beautiful screen and quality images. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
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. The processor of this computer is one of the most powerful at the moment.
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 18 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of 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. 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. 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. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The main reason is its 17 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
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…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this 17Z90N on holiday.

17Z90N the right choice for audio or video editing ?

For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. Clearly, this 17Z90Ncorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, LG has designed an interesting product. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. In case you want to upgrade to professional applications, the processor Intel Core i7-1065G7 and disk size of 512 Gb will be more than sufficient.
With 512 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.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. For reasons of speed of execution, we would have liked LGto favour the installation of an SSD type disk instead of the standard one. The SSD would have been much faster than the current one even though the life span is shorter.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. Being only on batteries, you have 18 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
On the connection side, the 17Z90Ni s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
With the 17Z90N, you’re moving towards a very good product. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.

The 17Z90N- the right model to play with?

Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this 17Z90N is one of the models in the average. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
With only 1600×900, this model is below standard ones. 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 i7-1065G7, LG has indeed chosen an interesting option. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Intel Core i7-1065G7 and the board Intel HD Graphics allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
LG like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. The 512 Gb of 17Z90N can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
Even if this model has Wi-Fi, it is not 5Ghz, so it is of lower quality. We would have liked it to be one of the available options.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.4 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
It has an autonomy of 18 hours, more than many others.
In conclusion, it 17Z90N is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.

The 17Z90N for office automation.

Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This17Z90N is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model, with its 1.4 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
Key spacing will be important for office use. 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 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.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
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. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.

17Z90N the right choice for the right use

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
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks