Right now the hottest trends in computers are for mobile, touch-friendly devices and that means there are deals to be had on your good old fashioned 17-inch desktop replacements. Lenovo is offering one such laptop at a great price after coupon, with some great options for customizing it even further.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z710 configuration we’re highlighting comes packing some heavy duty specs, including a Core i7-4700MQ processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM and a 1TB HDD — plenty of power to handle most tasks and multi-task smoothly. The resolution here isn’t quite Full HD, coming in at 1600×900, but that’s one of the trade-offs for the low price. Interested buyers can certainly upgrade here.
The 17.3-inch frame gives plenty of space for ports and connectivity options, and the Z710 has all the usual suspects. Bluetooth 4.0 is built-in, and there are four USB ports (two USB 3.0), a card reader, VGA and LAN, as well as an HDMI port to let you pump that Full HD content directly to your TV or monitor. There’s a nice backlit keyboard and JBL stereo speakers are standard. There’s also a DVD-RW, with the option to upgrade to Blu-ray too.
You’re not entirely left out from the mobile/touch friendly world with this laptop, which includes features like Lenovo Voice Controls and a Windows 8-ready “Intelligent Touchpad”. And if you don’t like our configuration Lenovo also gives plenty of upgrade options even beyond the ones we covered above, like a Nvidia GeForce GT745M for gaming, or a fast booting 1TB drive w/SSD cache.
It’s neither thin nor light at 1.24 inches thick and 6.39lbs, but with a slimming design and some high-end power, it’s a great laptop for anyone looking for desktop caliber power along with a little mobility. It’s on sale right now for a great price after coupon savings.
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