Latest release in the range LG, we’ve been running tests on15Z90N…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
15Z90N the right choice for surfing the internet?
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.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.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. As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Intel Core i7-1065G7. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 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. Your computer will work better and longer.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. 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 15Z90N 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. 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 okay to watch videos ?
Making this 15Z90N a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of LG. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. 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. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
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 15Z90N. Taking full advantage of the backlighting, this tile benefits from the glossy coating which offers more contrasts. 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 15Z90N 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 other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
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.
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. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. Much better than most of 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 15Z90N seems inappropriate. Indeed, with 18 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
15Z90N compatible with on the move use ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. 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.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 1.2 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the17 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
No backlit keyboard on this 15Z90N. Not really necessary.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. 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.
With its Intel Core i7-1065G7, this computer has a limited power consumption, one of the best currently. With the low voltage on the processor, the autonomy is increased and allows to last longer than competing models.
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by LG, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 18 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
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. 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. 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.
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…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this 15Z90N for travel use.
15Z90N the right choice for audio or video editing ?
Not really designed for video editing or music. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. It will be more suitable for word processing and Internet browsing, and as soon as you try to run applications in parallel, you will have frozen screens and a rise in computer temperature, whose processor will quickly reach its operating limits.
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.A disk size equivalent to competing products. And that’s what you’ll need to store your films and music locally. Regarding the speed at startup, LGmade the choice of the conventional hard drive. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
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.
On the connection side, the 15Z90Ni s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. 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.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. You can use it for word processing or web browsing.
15Z90N the right choice to play online?
With this model, you will be able to move quickly in any game, without parasitic elements, screen freezing or image tearing. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Thanks to this 15Z90N, LG has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
This laptop has a resolution in 1600×900, which is one of the poorest existing today. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
The graphics Intel HD Graphics card and processor Intel Core i7-1065G7 will be sufficient to fill your screen. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Intel Core i7-1065G7’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
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. 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 15Z90N 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. 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.
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. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
The 15Z90N for 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 15Z90N is efficient.
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.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
No anti-reflective treatment on this 15Z90N. 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.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In conclusion, the 15Z90N is an excellent choice for office use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
The 15Z90N in conclusion
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. With the 15Z90N you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
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