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Had this laptop bought for me as an 18th birthday present and two years down the line, it's still as working as if new. RAM is probably not enough for "tech-y" people running a lot of programs simultaneously, but for an average user it's great. (i probably run more programs at one time than the average user). Swish design, with a nice keyboard and responsive mousemat. Speakers are also of a good quality, the sound obviously doesn't have loads of bass, but it doesn't sound tinny at all. Windows 7, in my opinion, is a more useable OS than 8, which brings me to the point of the review - this is a great all round computer for someone using it for a PC. battery life is also great, lasting a good afternoon before needing to plug it in - which is more that can be said for a lot of laptops that other people i know own. plenty of usb ports to charge electricals or transfer data. i'd definately not only recommend this particular model, but also lenovo as a brand as a whole.
During my time with the Lenovo G570 (6 months) it has been an extremely easy to use and rather fast piece of technology, I have been looking for a cheap laptop but one that could still handle playing such large game such as The Elder Scrolls Skyrim, this Laptop handles running these sorts of games amazingly, often times being able to play them on medium to high settings which is amazing considering the low price of this Laptop.
Other areas that work well with this laptop is the online suitability, it works extremely well on the internet as it is one of the fastest and most effective laptops I have ever owned in using it to access purely the internet, a good all rounder with some of its strong point including internet access and overall gaming in general.
In my opinion this is one of the greatest laptops out there considering it's price to suitability ratio.
The G570-4334 from Lenovo is a functional laptop, though it's not a bad looker. On the inside you'll find a dark, brushed metal finish surrounding the keyboard and the lid has a black, glossy finish. The Lenovo is quite quick, powered by an Intel Core i5 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and the battery lasted about five hours, which is OK.
For a laptop, it's a bit weighty and is more of a desktop replacement, though you'll find it pretty easy to work on no matter where you are. The keyboard feels good to use and, as it is well spread out, you won't make too many mistakes when typing. The Return key and Backspace key are too small for my liking, though I may be influenced by my sausage-like fingers!
I've had many PCs and laptops over the years, both good and not so good. I'd put this firmly in the good category.
Lenovos are simply the best laptops around if you do not like Apples. I have owned various other brands in the past and have problems sometimes from day one. This is my 2nd Lenovo and it has not disappointed.
The G570 has enough of everything for "normal" activities such as the internet, word processing and spread sheet maintenance. It can also handle light gaming and I even edit video on mine with software that is known to slow down your computer without any ill effects.
It comes with starter versions of everything so set up should not take more than 5 minutes and monthly maintenance won't take any longer than that either.
The battery life is one of the best I have come across and the laptop does actually stay charged for the period mentioned in the handbook. Even longer if operated in a cool environment.
I like having the air vents on the side, which prevent overheating when the laptop is down on a soft surface. (I know you are not supposed to put them down anywhere soft, but I'm sure we are all gulty of this).
When in the market for a laptop, a most knowledgeable friend gave me some very good advice. And today I will give the same advice to you - buy Lenovo. I myself am not knowledgeable about all the in ands outs of the computer world, so I won't go into too much detail - simply because I wont, but because I can't!
First impressions - Superb build quality. The metal palm-rest simply oozes class. This is the sort of laptop you can prop up on your desk and instantly feel like a God amongst machinery - in an almost 'Neo from the Matrix trilogy' fashion.
Although I said I wouldn't mention the more technical aspects, I'm sure you know the i5 processor is a monster, the 6GB of RAM is enough to run whatever you can dream of reasonably doing on a laptop, and that 750GB HDD is enough to store about 1000 hours of video - thats 3000 episodes of Home & Away fyi.
The integrated webcam isn't great, but they never are. If you do anything more than the occasional skype, buy an external webcam. The battery life is absolutely immense, will go for 6+ hours if needed.
All in all, a wonderful laptop.
I am very satisfied with this this computer. I bough it about 2 months ago and i have to say that i am very satisfied. It is a little hard to learn the keyboard but the number pad was very nice as I am using this for accounting. I have to say that if you aren't going to be using the number pad consistently i think it would be better to search for another Lenovo laptop that it has a normal keyboard because it was annoying in the beginning. It is high performance, it has a fast internal Graphic Card, longer life time, lower temp due to the internal graphic card, it doesn't make too much noise it has a Windows Performance of 5.9 due to it's fast type of HDD, it is good for office use but i wouldn't suggest it for gaming as it has a low resolution display.
I need a Windows machine quick and since this is what I will be using the machine for, I did not want to spend a lot of money. I've been using it for a couple of days so I will list some of my observations.
*The metal wrist rest area is nice looking and cool to touch.
*Yes, the machine is made of plastic but it costs $399 or less, so we should not expect much.
*Like what others have said, the top is a finger print magnet but it does not bother me in any way.
*There is one major defect in this laptop, the left button at the lower part of the track pad is making a cracking-like noise when I press it which is so much different from the normal button noise.
But compare to my expensive Dell laptop we used at work, this seems and feels inferior but the price is cheap so it is a decent product.
Last month i buy this laptop for outsourcing. It work so smooth and quick. so that i can work more than before. And earning great money. Its also perfect for playing game. If you want to play game, or editing or outsourcing or everything pc can do, you should buy this. By face recognize technology, People can not access your laptop without your permit ion. I am very lucky because I have this Lenovo M143UK. It's 15.6" screen give u taste of reality. So enjoying your life, it will be a essential part of your life. Don't miss this opportunity to give up your dreams and be a professional.
I received the G570 laptop as a present at Christmas and think it is a great laptop! It was bought at quite a reasonable price. On Christmas morning I opened it and could turn it on and start working straight away! The laptop is reliable and always very quick but I would say that if you completely turn off the computer it does take a few minutes to turn back on but if you switch it on to standby it turns on in seconds!
I use the computer mainly for work but also for browsing the internet and playing on online and offline games. The image quality for games is very good and always works at the high speed that I need. The laptop is a decent size and is not too heavy so would be fine to carry to school or work. The battery life on this computer is very good for a notebook and can last for atleast 4 and a half hours without needing power.
I would recommend this laptop especially to any student because it is good for playing games on but also is fast and reliable. Also I would recommend it to any office worker because its easy to carry around and has anything that a computer would need!
Overall i would give this a 4/5 on overall performance!
Just before New Years I was in the market for a new laptop. My Mister had wanted to buy me one for Christmas but I had refused on the grounds that whatever we bought would be so reduced in price a day after Christmas that it would annoy me no end ;). What can I say, I love a good bargain?
So when we noticed that Amazon were doing a really good end of year sale, especially on electrical items, I jumped at the chance of getting this laptop for £350 when it is normally £400-450. So my husband bought it for me and within a few days it arrived. At first I felt very overwhelmed with the laptop - it was more cumbersome than I'd imagined, with clunky keys on the keyboard and strange angles on the corners. And it also felt surprisingly cheap :/. Like a Dell! (the horror! ;)
Still, there were plus sides too. Like a supposed 4 hour battery life (which is more like 2 and a half hours) and I saw this as a plus because my prehistoric laptop previous to this needed constantly plugged into a power source and got very hot after a while. In comparison my new laptop, this model, hardly got warm and can cool itself down pretty well if it does heat up.
I'm not a gamer at all, nor do I illegally download movies off the internet :P, so hard drive space isn't something I craved. What I do use a lot of memory for is my photography. Before I got my laptop I made the decision to keep this one in order. All my files in one easy place and over time to save all pictures onto an external hard drive. Well if this were possible that would be great. At first I saved a tonne of photos to our external hard drive and the next time I went to plug it in to do the same? It didn't work. I checked it wasn't a problem with the hard drive by checking it on my husbands machine - he had no problems. I was feeling none too happy about that and now my files are absolutely chocka block!
I probably should try the hard drive again but I'm too scared to damage the USB port.
Well, as they say, it was one thing after another with this disaster machine. Two of the keys came off fairly easily when my son dropped a book onto my keyboard - completely my fault and I am in no way blaming Lenovo. However what I will say is that their customer services team leaves something to be desired! Knowing it was completely my own fault, I went on a search for a replacement key. When I couldn't find one I left a message on the Lenovo Facebook and Twitter pages. I got a response through Twitter and was told to email a customer services rep. They couldn't have been nicer, but they couldn't actually deal with my problem as they were based in the USA and so handed me over to their Europe division.
This is where I wish I hadn't bothered. The European customer services agent was useless and so utterly rude! I made one phone call to Lenovo in which they instructed me I would need to send my laptop into their repair centre to be fixed. I asked how long it would take to repair. "5-10 working days." I asked if they could do an on-the-spot repair as it was only a couple of keys and hardly a huge job but they said my machine (my £350 worth machine) didn't come with that kind of warranty. I found that absurd but I was aware the rep didn't make the rules and instead I told them it was an unreasonable amount of time to be without my laptop - I am self-employed and work for an on-line company so 5-10 days of not working is very unreasonable for me.
The rep on the phone was pleasant, though, and it did seem like he was doing his best to help me out but there was only so much he could do. The European rep that I was in touch with through email was useless. For a start I hadn't heard anything for about 3 weeks, so I contacted the rep again. To which her reply was 'oh I forgot.' I then asked her what was happening with my complaint to which she told me the same thing I'd been told over the phone. I was annoyed because at this point it wasn't just the keys that needed repaired but the side casing had also come loose, along with the hinge on the same side (on the right.)
The hinge and casing coming loose had randomly happened one night while my husband was looking over the laptop to see if he could open the case to replace my whole keyboard - because at this point I'd already bought a replacement key, but of course it didn't fit ;) - and nowhere else seemed to stock them!
Now when it came loose I was angry because I had watched my husband close the laptop over normally, it made a crack noise, and then I noticed the casing had snapped out of place. Just normally closing it over! The casing seems really flimsy and cheap and I suppose it goes to show that for £350 you really do not get a lot these days.
When I explained about this fault in my laptop the rep was not phased at all. She just said 'if anything more happens then we'll have to think about a refund, but as it stands you don't qualify for one. You'll just have to get it repaired.' Well I didn't feel confident at all about sending it off to be repaired because I wanted to wait and see if anything more would happen to the laptop, plus I really needed a machine and they were also refusing to give me a replacement whilst mine was being worked on - which is fine and I understand that but then I can't have it sent away for repairs and it leaves me in a catch 22 situation.
I find it hilarious that on this laptop's description it says 'durable.' It's the least durable laptop I've ever owned! It feels very cheap and almost toy-like with it's flimsy casing and bulky kiddie keys. It also takes longer than my previous laptop to boot up - but the thing I like is that when it finally does boot up that a little menu pops-up to tell you how long it took to boot up. This can range between a fast 29 seconds to a snails pace of 59 seconds (nearly a minute) and I know those timings seem 'fast' but in technology terms I find that very slow and certainly slower than my previous Acer machine.
Like I mentioned previously the battery life is supposed to last 5 hours (or did I say 4? Lol!) but I find I'm lucky if I get a good 3-2 hours (more like 2 and a half - 2 hours from it) out of it. I suppose this depends on what you're doing but even when I'm working on Word, surfing a little bit of the web to research something and checking emails now and then I find I'll get a good 2-3 hours from it. But never 5! I think Lenovo dreamed that one up ;). If I'm watching programmes on iPlayer or other sites then I'll get a good 2-1 and a half hours out of it if I'm lucky.
The Operating System on my particuliar machine is Windows 7 which is an upgrade from my previous Windows Vista. I'm not an OS snob nor have I found much difference between the two (obviously there are differences, but they're blink and you don't notice them differences in my view) and get on just fine with Windows 7. I appreciate having that Operating System but it's not a deal breaker for me ;).
It also comes with a Dual-Core processor which basically means that the signals between the CPUs (central processing unit/the part where 'instructions' are carried out on a computer) travel shorter distances and the signals will degrade less and allow for more data to be sent in a quicker time period. This is a bonus to me because I am always doing more than three things at once on my computer, with a lot of the programs I have running taking up a lot of memory ;). The Intel HD Graphics 3000 are built into the processor - no chip or graphics card is required - which is to boost performance and to keep up with the 3D games. Personally I have only used it to play Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 which was designed for Windows 95 systems so I can't comment on that ;).
As for memory: 6 gig of RAM and a 640 gig hard drive. A decent size even for a non-gamer like myself.
Back to basics this laptop comes with an integrated webcam which is great for me as I have a lot of Skype business calls and a webcam and in-built mic are a must for me. It comes with 4 USB ports which I think is a bit excessive for me but who knows other people may find this useful. There is a microphone and headphone/speaker socket (green for headphones/speakers and pink for a mic) which has proven handy when I want to hook my laptop up to the TV and takes me to my next point as there is a PC/VGA connection which makes it possible to hook my laptop up to a TV (most laptops have this feature, of course, but it's worth mentioning.) The sound from the in-built speakers is a good balance of not too loud but not too muffled or quiet, either.
As a photographer the most important feature for me after all these features is that it has a memory card reader which will take the following formats: SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card. I use an SD card and sometimes the memory card reader won't 'read' the card if I put it in, so I have to take it out and insert again which is a pain in the neck and another let-down from Lenovo.
I've yet to use the DVD writer for writing DVDs/CDs but from the movies and one game I've played I can say that is one noisy little bugger! The noise dies down when you're watching a movie or playing a game but at first it sounds like a space ship taking flight! Another annoying thing about the position of the DVD writer is that I quite often accidentally open the drive so the eject button isn't the best situated thing in the world.
If you have a hard time using touch-pads then I would suggest buying a USB mouse but I myself don't have this struggle and the one positive about this laptop is that the touch-pad isn't crazily sensitive like all other laptops!
Externally and aesthetically: although I've stressed the valid point of this laptop being toy-like it is still a fairly eye-pleasing item. It looks the part and with it's 15.6" screen it isn't too huge. However, when I first got it I couldn't help but feel it was very cumbersome
Overall I would say this laptop has some good features but lets itself down in the build of the laptop; it is flimsy, feels cheap, toy-like and within weeks of owning it, it started to fall apart at the side. This is not a good sign! The Lenovo customer service was also totally useless, clueless and offered me some half-baked resolutions. I've decided to just keep the laptop as is because even though there are problems with the build it hasn't seemed to effect the performance of the laptop (it's just disappointing because you don't expect your new stuff to break.)
Although the nuts and bolts of the machine are pretty impressive for the £350 price tag. You have to weigh up the shoddy build against the features of the laptop but then again it's just as easy to buy another machine that has all of these features - and possibly more - even if it means spending a few extra bob in order to do so. If I could turn back the clock and choose another machine knowing what I do now I definitely would.
Overall I'm going to give it two ratings:
1/5 for build and 3/5 for overall performance and expectation.
Yesterday i own this laptop..and i want to say in this price you will not gonna get this cheap and really very good machine.According to windows experience index it give 5.4 its not bad by the way.there is some loopholes in this Clapton like graphic card,this display is not quite good its just ok..but the battry backup is really good. its gives more than 3 hour .mouse touch pad work perfect.processor I5 works grate L3 Cache=3MB over all its really good lapton in this price range.
I have used this laptop for the past couple of months at work and find it, on the whole, a little slow to boot up compared to other ones I have used. It's also a little on the heavy side and would not want to carry it around with me all day.
However, once booted I find the layout and feel of the keyboard good, smooth and really do like the size of screen when working on the train. It is a very quiet machine and low heat output so must be good on the power consumption side and less hungry than other types I have used. The processing speed is great though and can quickly and easily work on multiple programmes without any noticeable slowing down. This was the real surprise to me and glad the company bought it. The graphics are equally as good and smooth for all those corporate videos I have to watch in between the Big Bang Theory (but don't tell the boss).
maybe I have big hands but this laptop feels too little. One thing I can definitely say that the battery life is much improved over my current laptop. There is something I don't like about the position of the keys, it makes the interface seemed cramped like they set the measurements for the laptop without testing it out.
I can't really say anything bad because other competitors laptops of the same quality and specs are just not as good as the Lenovo. It's fast and maybe since I'm used to having a big-screen the 15.6 inch widescreen this isn't enough for me I need at the minimum 18 inches but I'm not going to squabble about it.
Of course the price is excellent for this type of computer to me is more for basic duties but you can't really do anything extravagant with this laptop. If you're into gaming don't plan on being able to play the new ones on this laptop coming out of the box. Also if would actually like using your laptop in your lap it's okay with this laptop sense it runs fairly cool.
The Lenovo G570-4334 is the general practical laptop computer, though it doesn't fare too poorly in the looks department either. On the outside, you'll find a shiny, black, fingerprint magnet of a cover. This thing attracts fingerprints without even touching it. On the inside you'll discover a dark steel finish encircling the laptop keyboard. It looks quite nice, not at all what I'm used to on an everyday home use laptop. Now that I've gotten the initial physical impressions out of the way, onto the actual meat of the review.
When I turned on the laptop, I was surprised with the intensity of the glare of the screen. The sunlight shining outside my window was not directly shining on the screen, but it still produced a very obvious glare. I know I'm very handsome and what not, but I have a mirror to look at myself in. Definitely not what I like to see in a laptop screen. On the bright side, there were no dead pixels to speak of. Screen resolution rated at 1366 x 768, standard for a home use laptop.
Once I booted to the desktop screen (took about 58 seconds, standard for this type of computer), I noticed that this particular Lenovo is pretty speedy. Powered by an entry level Intel Core i5-2410M model along with 6GB DDR3-1333MHz RAM, going through explorer windows and opening various programs was zippier than usual. Minimizing and maximizing windows had an extra snap to them, and there was virtually no delay. The 750 GB hard drive offered plenty of space and is quite speed for an older 5400 RPM model, transferring my 5 GB of music in a mere 6 minutes, quite decent for again, a slower model in today's world dominated by 7200 RPM, hybrid, and solid state drives.
Graphics capabilities were also above par. The AMD Mobility Radeon 6370M graphics card, an entry-level graphics card by modern standards, was able to play 1080p video with out a hitch. Other benchmarks included Left 4 Dead 2 on medium detail settings at 30 fps, Batman: Arkham Asylum on high detail settings at 34 fps, and Call of Duty: Black Ops on medium detail setting at 23 fps. During the 1080p video testing, temperatures of the laptop never rose over 60C; and during gaming, never above 75C. Very respectable for a budget model graphics card. Lenovo has really improved their laptop interior design this time around, and managed to keep a small form factor laptop fairly cool.
As for battery life, at 30% brightness, Power-saving mode, word processing and web surfing, I got about 5:07 of laptop usage. At 60% brightness, Balanced power profile, word processing and web surfing, I got just under 4 and a half hours. At 100% brightness, High Performance profile, word processing and web surfing, I got about 3:45. This is about average for this type of laptop.
Minor gripes I have had with this laptop are the old style standard keyboard layout, I much prefer a chiclet style layout. The keyboard also has no backlight, but that's to be expected in such a cheap computer. The speakers are very weak, and the sound gets heavily distorted and tinny at about 80% volume. No matter, however, there are headphones for that. All in all, this is a very respectable consumer laptop for the price, and I recommend it for those with a small budget and still want some multimedia features in their PC.
i can't really knock this laptop from a technical point of view, it is reliable, its quick with the processing, and its a decent enough quality of image and screen resolution, it is ideal for playing games, as the i5 core is more than able to meet the demands, and with regards to doing work its flawless, your are able to structure and present your work in a proffessional fashion which is obviously from the software installed but there is something about this laptop that make you feel it was achievable through its use. lenovo is a very reliable brand and if you purchase one you will not be disappointed. but why when i use it do i then just get fed up of using, why is it just so boring, is it because it doesnt look as fashionable as other laptops, probably. so if you can pull your self away from the need of a fashionable laptop that will probably break on you this is perfect but for me i just didnt feel any connection to it. :(