The 17Z90N – Intel Core i5-1035G7 from LG : perfect for multimedia use

As a preamble to this test

Latest release in the range LG, we’ve been running tests on17Z90N…The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.So we ran tests on LG 17Z90N to find out what it was worth.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.

17Z90N enough for internet use?

Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.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.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. 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 addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. Very clearly, with only 8 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. 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.
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.
Last point about the autonomy. the 17Z90N 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. In other words, you will have to keep this 17Z90N most of the time connected to the power cable.

Is 17Z90N one for watching movies and listening to music ?

The 17Z90N 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. 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. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 1.2 kg, partly because of the screen size.
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.
On the sound side, it 17Z90N has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. 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. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. 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. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this 17Z90N may not be suitable. With its autonomy of 18 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. 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.

17Z90N compatible with on the move use ?

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.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
With its 1.2 Kg, it 17Z90N is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. With its 17 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
No backlit keyboard on this 17Z90N. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. A beautiful screen and quality images. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. You will have to limit uses when the sun is too bright.
With its Intel Core i5-1035G7, this computer has a limited power consumption, one of the best currently. With its processor, the manufacturer has chosen to produce one of the most powerful laptops in its range.
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.
Because of the technology used, it will be better not to move this computer too much. The moving parts that make up the hard drive can get damaged and cause the loss of the data it contains. Equipped with a standard 512 Gb hard disk, it will make possible an almost unlimited number of writing cycles (recording/erasing). 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. 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. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this 17Z90N for travel use.

The 17Z90N for audio or video editing ?

The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of LG have thought of for this 17Z90N. 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. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
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. If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 512 Gb available of the hard disk.
With 512 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.This size is one of the best on the market in this product range. This is an important consideration since a few minutes of home video will fill your player faster than you thought. For reasons of speed of execution, we would have liked LGto favour the installation of an SSD type disk instead of the standard one. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
The autonomy of this 17Z90N 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. On this point LG could have done much better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it 17Z90N 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. 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.
Clearly, it’s not 17Z90N designed for audio-visual editing. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.

The 17Z90N- the right model to play with?

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. Thanks to this 17Z90N, LG has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
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.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
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. 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. Too bad, it could have been interesting.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 1.2 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
For autonomy, 18 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. The right tool for maximum performance!

17Z90N for office automation ?

Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. This17Z90N is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. 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.
No anti-reflective treatment on this 17Z90N. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. 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.
It has a storage space of 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. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.

The 17Z90N in conclusion

Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The 17Z90N corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks