11-17-2016 03:20 PM
Hi everyone, nice to be a new member here.
I'm currently using a Flex-15, that has been doing OK over the last few years, aside from ghost touches early on, then the touch screen died (still using 8.1). Thinking of getting a Flex-3 80R40011US (i7/256 SSD/M940), but many reviews seem not so kind, and I am really torn about what to do.
I really like all of the features of the Flex-3, but reading of the black screen/shutting down issues, bad battery life, etc has me concerned. The black screen shutting down is really a concern, even say after reading potential fixes here, and worried I will have a computer that can not be made to work properly... Really don't want to get into a mess, right off of the bat, and can't afford to take a 15% restocking fee plus return shipping. Is this issue over represented here, or do all owners experience this issue? Is there an absolute 100% fix for this issue?
Also would like to know about the display quality. I had a 17" Y700 that had a golden cast, and despite a lot of fidling and BIOS update, it could not be corrected... I hated it to be frank, and wonder if this type of issue, and/or other display issues are found in the Flex-3, with the 15.6" display?
Thanks a lot for your help and insights, look forward to your replies.