01-16-2012 05:09 PM
Jeezus, has anyone had a good experience with their Lenovo laptop. This forum makes me feel like I made huge mistake going with the Z570 Ideapad, like you are a resident of a lepper colony. I'd like to hear something positive from Lenovo users, if thats possible.
I like my Z570 but there are some gripes also, my lid hinges are cockeyed so lid closes a little crooked and my lid a has little extra cutout where the front lid piece (lip) meets up with the major part of the lid, never seen this on any other Lenovo that has the same lid arrangement. Whats your experience?
01-17-2012 04:17 AM
Honestly? I'm pretty pleased with the Z570 in general. Specs and build quality (superficial at least) are above par, and aside from a few niggly "quirks" it seems to work well. My first had some sort of power failure within 4 weeks so that's hardly a glowing recommendation, but I think it says it all that after being offered a refund or an exchange I went straight for the exchange, despite having to drive to another store to pick one up due to no stock, and having been acquainted with these forums. The only reason I'm bothering to post on here is procrastination combined with eagerness to get the most out of it.
Remember that a support forum like this is full of transient users who have a rant to make or a problem to report, often not coming back to report that it's been sorted out or sometimes even to pursue fixing it. I've already seen more than one "problem" on here which can be solved by fiddling with settings and applying some basic logic.
01-17-2012 05:23 AM - edited 01-17-2012 05:26 AM
I am a very satisfied owner of IdeaPad Model Y560p, i7-2630QM, HD 6570M, RAM 8GB, HDD 750GB, Win7-64bit since May 2011.
This machine is mechanically as flimsy as all the other brands and models in this price range, so need to be handled with care.
I'm not a Gamer, but with the pedal to the metal, CPU temperature hovers around an acceptable 85 degree C.
The Y560p also has a big maintenance lid so cleaning the fan is very easy, all together it leaves the impression to me of a quite mature machine.
I've had a issue with sound stutter, but helpful Lenovo Tech Support in Thailand provided me with another BIOS, which fixed the problem.
And I've never seen any unusual "dancing pixels" on my screen like some other owners of Y560p!
01-17-2012 07:38 AM
Overall I'm pretty happy with my Z570 with i3, 4 memory and 750 HDD. At least I haven't had any "**bleep** what was that" events yet. I bought an Asus last year and have had no problems with it, it stays cool as a cucumber and makes no noise, you can hardly ever hear the fan so naturally when my search started I was looking for an Asus but I stumbled across this Lenovo at a price usually found on a refurbished pentium so it was a no brainer to keep it. I do have to admit that I had to exchange my 1st Z570 for another unit, the HDD was making an annoying click sound every 30 seconds so the OD employee recommended I try another one, no HDD noises out of this one.
Yes you are correct, on forums like this it usually attracts people with problems or poor experiences. This makes me wonder how many of these problems are created by people that "know just enough to be dangerous" and do things they shouldn't get involved with and before you know it they're knee deep in S!!t. How many of these problems are really hardware related and how many are created by human error. I'm not condeming general laptop users but it does make you wonder what % of problems you can attribute to Lenovo workmanship and product quality. I have no statistics to back this up, just something to chew on.
01-17-2012 08:22 AM
I've been happy with my Y570 so far. No problems at all.
I felt the same like you after I ordered my Y570. After I ordered I found this forum and I thought I made a huge mistake because of all these posts about overheating and stuttering and other things, but then I figured (and hoped) that maybe they were just bad units.
I also have a Thinkpad T61 from 2007 that's still running really strong. So I figured that the Ideapad line might be just as good (even if it was IBM who originally designed the Thinkpad line).
01-17-2012 01:32 PM
Don't put me off, I've just decided to buy a Z570. That is if I can ever find a proper spec for the variations. Speaking from a British point of view, the UK website is pretty hopeless for pre-sales info. Tempted to try through US site, but then I'd probably find specs/model nos. slightly different. I'd just love a proper spec for the HUK and XUK. According to Lenovo UK, they don't exist.
01-17-2012 04:57 PM
There are several things that atracted me to the Z570. First is the keyboard, I can't really comment on the layout as I'm hunt and peck typer but I can really get smokin sometimes (LOL), I do know that the keyboard just feels good, better than the Asus I have. I also like the battery saver program that limits the amount of charge to the battery to keep it from crapping out later than sooner, the touch buttons for volume, heat management and video are real nice, I also like the aluminium top deck, it adds strength and a nice visual appearance.
Like I said in my last post I think a lot of the problems posted on this site are caused by human error, what percentage I don't know but so far my experience with the Z570 has been good, it's fast, quiet and only gets slighty warm sometimes. I haven't tried a clean install of windows or a BIOS update etc., I'm not a computer wiz and I stay away from things that will probably get me into trouble. If I could have found an Asus anywhere near the price I paid for my Z570 I would have gone in that direction but I didn't so I figured why not expand my experience with other brands although Acer and HP are on my don't touch list. The only brands I will touch is a Lenovo, Asus and maybe a Toshiba if it doesn't have a garbage keyboard and it's priced low enough, otherwise it's Lenovo or Asus.