the latest Dolby audio enhancement. That’s not all. The Z510 is optimised for the new Windows 8 interface, and its intelligent touchpad enables easy scroll, zoom and rotate functions for comfortable control of the laptop. What’s more, with its OneKey Recovery feature, a user can recover from a virus or software problem at the touch of a button. Should a corruption arise within your system, OneKey Recovery can quickly identify and repair the issue while also protecting any associated data.
Select Z510 models also feature Lenovo Voice Control—that is, a user can gain the ability to issue his/her PC with simple voice commands and, if you don’t want to type, dictation of documents and emails. Pretty cool, isn’t it?
Overall, the Z510 is really nice as an entertainment and work-related machine. Sound quality and surfing the web are perfect. It looks great and Windows 8.1 is pretty good too. I would recommend this to every one!
Estimated street price: R55,629
Lenovo ThinkPad T440
At the outset let me state that this laptop is light in design, but heavy in performance. It is a business laptop at its core, offering long battery life, a great keyboard and fast performance in a thin and light design. Company officials maintain that this is one laptop whose every feature has been designed for its user’s comfort. After all, the ThinkPad T Series laptops have a legendary reputation amongst business users or anyone who needs to get serious work done.
Out of the box, its becomes evident that the ThinkPad T440 continues this rich tradition, offering long battery life, strong performance, a best-in-class keyboard and an optional 1080p touch screen, all in a durable, 1.8 kg package. It has a 14-inch high definition screen with multitouch capability and full high definition display options, for clear and sharp visuals. The T440 has a rather plain matte black lid instead of the luxurious soft-touch, rubberised lids Lenovo used on the older ThinkPad laptops.
With usability comes superior performance: 4th generation Intel Core processors, 1 TB of storage, and 10 hours of battery life. The T440 lets you handle complex spreadsheets, large documents, and visually-intensive presentations with ease.
In terms of usage, the ThinkPad T440’s 1920 x 1080 touch display offered vibrant colours and sharp images. When I surfed some videos from YouTube, the colours appeared deep and lively. Though glossy, the panel did not reflect back much light and provided extremely wide viewing angles;