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Five Star Reviews:
December 23, 2016
Everything was as expected. %100 recommendable.
it is awesome..
April 16, 2016
I am writing this review on the PC, it is awesome...
I bought this to replace my 9 year old X300...which I adored, as the best PC competoitor to the MacBook air, and it exceeds expectations on all fronts...
1) The Awesome: Stunningly thin, I love the keyboard (But I don't touch type, i hunt & Peck, if you touch type it may have a different layout...I dont know), the monitor contrast and Brightness are perfect (Mine is non-touch sensitive)...the layout, the whole thing
2) Battery Life is fine 4 - 5 hours
2) I got Windows 7, as I am used to it, and just loaded Office 360 and will upgrade to Windows 10 for free soon.
The Slightly less than awesome:
1) As configured when you get it, the software is problematic...There are two things you MUST do, to make it work
a) Get all the recent patches for Lenovo and for Windows installed...ESPECIALLY the Lenovo fingerprint reader driver, which causes the PC to hang
b) Remove the McAfee antivirus trial, it is a total pain in the ass, and very difficult to remove (Control Panel cant do it...you must get Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR) from mcAffee...
I loaded AVG (professional), MalwareBytes and SearchandDestroy (Which I run as standard oall our home PCs), and it runs fantastic now...but if you are unfamiliar with PC configuration, I can see how this could all be overwhelming...It is stupid that Lenovo ships the PCs with a configuration that does not work - but I don't care, as I can sort all this out...
November 23, 2015
Love this ultrabook...lightweight and does everything my heavy lap top does...plus more
September 29, 2015
Excellent ultrabook for the workplace!
Ubuntu works great on this
August 24, 2015
It worked with Ubuntu 15.10 just fine which I installed with Secure Boot enabled without a hitch
A solid workhorse for development
June 6, 2015
I purchased this laptop for work based on the reviews from software developers and I agree with the bulk of reviews from dev's, the Lenovo Y50 is an excellent platform for development work. The 4k screen takes some getting used, some legacy software won't play nice with it (Visio 2007 product key dialog box is absurdly small and un-sizable, haven't figured out a work-around for that yet) but most of my software installed and run without issue. Bootup time is mere seconds! with 16gigs of memory I can work with Visual Studio, SQL BI Stack, Photoshop, an instance each of all major browsers and a half dozen smaller programs all up and running with no issues or performance concerns. As mentioned previously, the case is a fingerprint magnet, and the glossy screen is susceptible to glare. I turned off all of the Windows 8 touch-screen and "charms", I couldn't think of a good reason to smear fingerprints on my screen when I have the use of a solid Logitech Anywhere MX mouse. Battery life seems to hover around 4 hours, the monitoring software for power consumption is pretty good. I love the back-lit keyboard, can't say enough good things about that minor detail as I often work in low-light conditions. I've only had my Lenovo for about a month now but at this point I have no major complaints and nothing but good things to say about it.
All I expected, better really.
February 24, 2015
While I purchased this because of the overall good review history of the unit, I was a little concerned by some of the negatives. This product is absolutely phenomenal and completely met my expectations. The performance is great and the design is elegant and sophisticated and not toonish like so many "gaming" systems. Well done on packing so much into such a nice package Lenovo.
Let's address some of those negative reviews out there. To try to compare to systems that cost many hundreds more and say the screen doesn't scale as well, or that the track pad isn't as good is really picking nits. For those that thought there was a lot of bloatware, all I can say is HUH? I support the IT for dozens of companies and purchase and install hundreds of PCs a year. This laptop has far less junk software than corporate systems like HP EliteBooks and Dell Latitudes. That's saying an awful lot for what is basically a mid-tier consumer system.
If I were to have any complaint, it's actually with Lenovo themselves. I'm always disappointed when I look to Amazon or other providers and find them able to sell products for less than I'm able to get them from wholesale. Way to step all over your channel Lenovo.
Sleek, great audio/visual, best bang for your buck.
February 18, 2015
I was looking for a laptop for school, light gaming, and music. The speakers on this thing are fantastic for a laptop. I had 1,000 dollars to spend and this was the best bang for the buck. I love this machine. The touchscreen works great, audio is great, 4k display is good when you can use it. The backlight keyboard and sleek design make it all the more appealing. People tell me all the time "That must have cost a fortune". It's beautiful and just what I needed.
I can't believe the great deal we got
February 1, 2015
I can't believe the great deal we got. I had a Lenovo precursor to this laptop, which I also loved. A third-party Amazon seller popped onto my radar with a fantastic price on the same day my wife's old HP died for good. I had to recommend the Lenovo to her. Now we're doubled up on Lenovo laptops, which we use for business, design work, photo collection, personal use, and some gaming. Love the speed, resolution, and capacity.
Dont get it as a sole gaming laptop.
January 28, 2015
Even though the Y50 series is being called as the Gaming Series, the UHD versions are more of development/productive/entertainment laptops then a gaming laptops. These UHD displays are locked at 48FPS and there is no way you will get more out of them (this is a hardware restriction) hence gamers who need that 60FPS will be disappointed. But it sure packs a punch with top class specs and can run almost anything you throw at it. If few software look tiny because of the 4K display, its the problem with the software and not with the laptop.Overall this is an awesome laptop if with versatile functions.
Most of the reports i see here relates to some yelloish tint which i dont face. I agreed with the touch pad though. It could have been better but its not that bad.
I am more of a console person and hence the only game i played was Injustice gods among us which ran without any problem. Also Lightroom has no problem running on this laptop.
1. 4K Display, 16GB Ram, CPU, GTX 860M
2. Lenovo did a good job of not blotting with crappy software. Nice and clean.
4. AC wifi
4. I got this from a seller called Dealfish and it was without any tax! this saves almost 50 to 60 bucks.
1. 48FPS Max
2. Touch pad (not really a con, just could be better)
Four Star Reviews:
It is very sturdy, easy to use
January 12, 2016
It is very sturdy, easy to use, clear screen. The mouse pad is very smooth. I do wish there were more color options though, but other than that, It's been dropped, thrown(accidentally), and minimal scratches, if any. I only gave it a 4 because of the lack of color options.
A very good laptop with known issues
December 14, 2015
Writing this review after more than 9 months of use. I will focus on the problems that this laptop, most definitely, does have.
*All of the complaints about the laptop hinge/"screen" breaking are true. It does present a factory problem, no matter how much you "baby" this laptop, _it.will.break_. Don't be fooled thinking that yours won't have it, because it will. Sorry, but that's the way is, and always has been with this version of this laptop...
*Having that said, it is not extremely complicated to fix, as just loosening the left hinge will solve the problem.That's it, really.
*The yellow representation is indeed not good, it's much darker. Some calibration configurations exists, which does correct to some extent, but definitely does not "solve" the problem. Therefore this laptop with the default panel is not recommended for designers/photographers/etc, or any kind of use which NEEDS accurate color reproduction. This might hamper your online shopping ("I thought the purse was orange, not bright yellow!!!")
*This panel is not 60hz. You wouldn't notice the difference unless you run a program that needs many fps. So I recommend it for those who are not FPS/pro gamers or don't explicitly need higher than 48 hz/fps.
*Just for further clarification or confirmation, whichever meets your criteria: In all these months, very rarely this laptop has lasted me more than 3 hours on battery. The upside is that its capacity has not degraded over these 11 months
Overall I rate it 4 stars because:
* Its specs are really good, even almost a year later
* It's well made, but not "macbook pro" made, and has good cooling. This is not one of those laptops that have excellent specs but very poor chassis
* Its price. Just $999 (thanks, FishDealer!!!)
Definitely has all the aforementioned problems
Do think twice before buying this laptop. If you accept its deficiencies, and are willing to open the laptop to loosen the left hinge, you will get one of the best values on the market. Otherwise, consider buying another one. My suggestion is the ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71, which is very similar,
The display is GORGEOUS but true yellows are rendered horribly. Bright yellow looks mustardy
December 10, 2015
The display is GORGEOUS but true yellows are rendered horribly. Bright yellow looks mustardy. Some programs freak out over such a high resolution display and are almost unusable due to everything being so small. If you use Photoshop, be prepared to not have a good time unless you have a high enough version that allows you to 2x the display. It's still too small to do detail work without zooming way in. I'm one of the enemies and a good part of my income is creating banner ads. Working with photos isn't a problem because you can zoom in and not lose quality. Working with a 150x150 ad is a pain because I have to zoom WAY in then zoom out to check my work. It's not a great situation when you have to work with small graphics. I bought this to have something beefier for work but end up using my old Satellite 99% of the time due to the Photoshop issue. The Y50 became my entertainment machine and it's much better suited for that. I didn't really want an entertainment machine but now I have one and do enjoy watching videos on it. My son loves to play Minecraft on it as well.
The track pad is GARBAGE and is almost unusable even for web browsing and basic tasks that don't require a lot of precision. It's jumpy, very sensitive, and erratic. Be prepared to always have a mouse with you if you buy a Y50. It's every bit as bad as others have said. When I bought mine I figured I would get used to it and all would be well. I've had it 8 months and it still infuriates me when I have to use the track pad despite messing with settings dozens of times.
It's not light but is built like a tank. Obviously the red backlit keyboard is super cool. It's a very good looking laptop.
Touch screen is sensitive to the tiniest specs.
October 14, 2015
I first tried upgrading to Windows 10 Enterprise, but it left a Windows.old folder I couldn't delete which was using too mush disk space.
So I wiped the HD and installed Windows 10 Enterprise from scratch, seemed to be working like a charm.
2nd day I had a round circle always on the screen with a mouse cursor in it and touch pad was giving me jumpy behavior and a second mouse cursor ... it acted like I had a finger touching the screen in that spot all the time.
I had to disable the touch screen driver to get it to go away and then it ran smoothly.
Upgraded all drivers, and it came back the same when re-enabled.
3rd day it was working fine again without any issues ... which I thought was very strange.
I finally discovered an almost un-seeable speck on the touch screen, can only see when screen off and at angle to get reflected light, in the exact spot I was getting the issue. I'd been eating an apple during the setup the day before and assume it was a spec of juice that sprayed on it.
I cleaned it with a safe cleanser and assume that was the cause of the phantom finger press.
So be VERY careful to keep the screen clean.
I have had it for like a week from now
January 27, 2015
I have had it for like a week from now.
reflection of the screen, The mirror like screen have too much reflection and I can always see myself.
yellow a bit off, I haven't check it with any software, from my experience it is more like mustard yellow.
scaling issues, that is common for any windows user with high resolution, Win 8.1 OS came with the laptop and I found scaling is pretty bad,then I upgrade to Win 10 preview. Everything seems fine now.
I have played Evil within for 8 hours with HD and low setting and it went pretty well.
About refresh rate, that does not bother me at all. 48 fps is enough for me.
Besides that, everything is close to my expectation. I love the smooth feeling of fonts and icons after changing from a sub-HD laptop for years.
Best bang for the bucks.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Update after 18 months of usage.
The hinge problem occur like about 2 weeks ago. Same as many others, the left plastic cover is on the way of hinge rotation.
Actually, my hinge is all right. It is just once the plastic cover become loose, it is obstructing the motion of opening.
I have removed the cover and the problem is gone.
I will try to sandpaper the cover a bit and put it back on.
I suggest you remove the cover as soon as possible, since the obstruction is very likely to damage your hinge or screen.
Makes a good engineering / coding laptop - not such a great gaming laptop
January 21, 2015
The Y50 makes a good engineering / coding laptop due to the high resolution screen and powerful CPU/SSD/CUDA GPU and 16GB of RAM. The keyboard is excellent, and the touchscreen makes for a nice alternative to the (rather poor) trackpad in a pinch, if you don't have a mouse handy. Although it's advertised as a gaming laptop, some caveats make it less than optimal for this purpose. For one, the screen will only update at a maximum rate of 48 Hz, which means that your maximum framerate is limited to 48 FPS. This is true whether you are running at 4K resolution or 1080p. Also, the scaling tends to have problems for games, I have found that games will run in a tiny window in the middle of the screen (e.g. scaling will be disabled) unless you first set your desktop to 1080p before starting the game. While the video card is powerful, 4K gaming is basically out of the question except for 3 or 4 year old games. The screen also has some color issues, namely the yellow tends to come out as a brown/mustard color. This can be remedied to an extent by using color calibration (I'm using it with a Spyder3), but the overall gamut range is not very good. The feel of the laptop is good and it is relatively thin for the size, but the quality of the screen hinges are a bit suspect (people have reported hinges breaking after light usage), and the screen does not open and close very smoothly.
With that being said, the specs are excellent for the price. As of writing, any other laptop with an i7, SSD, and gaming quality card is at least $1200, and typically will not have an IPS touchscreen. If you have to multitask several engineering applications and work with a lot of text (or non-color sensitive applications) then this is a great machine. It is easily as functional as a "mobile workstation", but at a fraction of the cost. For gaming or color-sensitive applications such as graphic design, read the above caveats carefully and see if they are acceptable to you.
Three Star Reviews:
Lenovo Laptop Problems/Defective Gesture Recognition/Interface Review
August 30, 2015
Lenovo Product Management MUST resolve Very Pesky issues that destroy the Experience of using this otherwise great laptop: (1) Disable the goddam Automatic Gesture Recognition feature. There are so many Non-Standard Gestures, that ONLY after you loose data or see weird behavior that you realize that the fricking OS is doing something on its own in the background. Very Frustrating. The system messes up my word processing Everyday. Again, Everyday the mouse jumps around because the Laptop is doing something weird in background and Mis-interprets your commands. Horrible. (2) Sit the frick down and hire some good english-speaking designers to write a Better Manual and Instructions to use the Gesture Recognition. Make sure Instructions are Organized, well-composed, logical and clear.
Broke within 15 Months,
February 8, 2017
The plastic part that connects the monitor to the hinge broke after about 15 months or so.
Not all programs and apps are made with 4k in mind, so there has been some scaling issues from time to time.
This laptop functions nicely and I'll defer to the other reviews on its ...
October 18, 2015
This laptop functions nicely and I'll defer to the other reviews on its performance as they seem spot on. What I will discuss is the poor hinge design. The hinge mechanism is set too stiffly and the result is that it puts a great deal of load on the plastic components that attach the hinge to the top LCD cover and the upper cover on the bottom clamshell. Repeated opening and closing causes the parts to fatigue and break until the threaded inserts fall out. Replacement covers to fix this would cost anywhere from $250 to $350. I ended up repairing mine with epoxy. Hopefully it holds up until its time to replace this.
If you have one of these or are planning to get one, you can fix the hinge mechanism so that this problem is less likely to occur. The lower bezel under the screen can be removed relatively easily and is just a strip that goes across the bottom of the screen. It is thin, so be gentle. Once open, you'll be able to access the nuts that place the compressive load on the hinge mechanism. Adjusting this nut will increase or decrease the friction in the hinge. Using a 7mm wrench, just loosen both until the screen will open and close somewhat easily while being able to stay in the position you leave it. This will result in a lower load on the areas where I saw the fatigue damage. Can't say if this will fix the problem completely, but should at the very least, allow more open and close cycles before fatigue damage becomes apparent.
A nice benefit is that I can now open the laptop without having to hold the bottom down.
May 13, 2015
An excellent gaming PC.
NOTE: the specs will NOT run games in 4k...not powerful enough.
Awesome hardware, terrible screen
February 19, 2015
Great specs, fast. Screen is mediocre at best - while high resolution and bright, the "mustard yellow" issue is very real. Contrary to what most people are saying, it's not that the screen is *tinted* yellow. Rather anything that is supposed to be yellow (255,255,0) looks almost "radioactive green". It looks nothing like yellow. Due to this, most yellows, like the orange amazon buttons, look like mustard, but anything that is supposed to be full yellow - like highlighted searches in your browser, are nothing like yellow. Now if you don't need color accuracy, this can suffice. But you shouldn't be making that compromise on such an expensive machine.
because that would be an easy fix. After following lenovo's instructions on fixing it
January 17, 2015
Everything works perfectly except the the touch screen, in my case. Called Lenovo and they said it might be a driver problem. I was hoping it was, because that would be an easy fix. After following lenovo's instructions on fixing it, the issue presented itself again the next day. Thinking of returning it or exchanging it soon. Other than that, for the price, this laptop is top notch. Great screen resolution, fast ssd, good graphics, awesome keyboard, and awesome chassi design. Oh and I got it in 2 days. Talk about fast shipping.
Two Star Reviews:
Nearly unusable trackpad
June 24, 2016
I have used Lenovo laptops for about 10 years now. I've always been pretty happy with them. I hate the new X1, however. I really regret buying it. My only complaint is about the trackpad, but for me, at least, the trackpad is almost unusable. Basically Lenovo converted the old trackpad with separate, physical left and right buttons, into a trackpad that has virtual buttons in it. Perhaps this could be a good thing, but frankly I can find no upside to this configuration. First, I used to rest my thumb on the left button, which meant that pressing the button was lightning fast. Now I have to hold my thumb up above the trackpad so that it does not touch and interfere with tracking my index finger on the trackpad. Second, the position of the buttons seems to jump around on the trackpad: sometimes the left button is in the lower left corner where it should be and sometimes it is in the middle of the trackpad. Sometimes it takes me 8 or 9 clicks in random places on the trackpad to find the stupid button. End result: I used to be extremely fast at getting things done with the trackpad...now it is slow and annoying--verging on unusable. I avoid using my new X1 at all costs and instead use my old T400s---in fact, I'm typing this review on my old laptop so that I don't have to be slowed down by the crap trackpad on the X1
2 issues for brand new laptop
January 6, 2016
Bought this laptop outside Amazon. Overall I'm enjoying it after changing keyboard and motherboard. I don't know if I will recommend it to somebody. Really nice notebook, but 2 issues with brand new Laptop for 2k is too much, I think. Now when Laptop is fixed I really enjoying it. It is lite, battery last almost for 8 hours and great display. Maybe you will be more lucky then me.
Current price to buy one used (980) isn't worth it for even a new one
April 16, 2017
Decent gaming laptop for the time it was bought. Still usable for most needs now.
Touch screen. Though it gets dirty quickly, it has been nice using it like a tablet when reading. Doesn't work well as a mouse replacement for games though.
Decent range on the 5Ghz wifi.
Backlit keyboard, still running strong and has 2 levels of light and can be turned off, the letters are white and semi-transparent so they are clearly visible day and night whether the backlight is on or off.
No annoying light on the back of the screen.
The 4k was a gimmick and few programs supported it well, so have been using it at the 1080 resolution.
It does have the dim yellow, but that is easily ignorable.
Keyboard layout is usable, but need to go into the Bios to switch the functions keys to behave normally.
As advertised, no disk drive. Far less requirements for disks these days. Put Windows 10 on using a flash drive.
Battery life seems decent, but even with it set to "Max performance even when unplugged" with settings put back to 100% CPU max, performance still grinds to horrendous when unplugged if doing anything outside of a browser.
Got a mouse for it since touch pad was annoying, but eventually got used to it.
No problems with the sound that I can tell, but I don't pay much attention to sound to being with. Usually sits at 20% volume when listening to music.
The hinge broke and shattered part of my screen just before a single year of a use. It had been opened and closed daily since it was used on the move (Other laptops have been used same way no problem until they were replaced due to performance or frying their HDD), so this one lasting less than a year is garbage). The day it broke it was cold, if that helps anyone. Since it was within the warranty period, I sent it in to Lenovo, they fixed it no charge (besides shipping to get it to them), but they did wipe my hard drive for no reason. Since then it is only carefully closed when necessary and it has now been over a year since I sent it in and it hasn't broken again yet.
It's fans are very noisy. Start off fine, but within a few months, even with cleaning they get loud. Assuming some of their problem is from the hinges.
Though it has a SSD, I frequently put it to sleep to not lose browser state, and this has issues correctly waking up when the room temperature is cold. This sits in a "on with fans running" state with the screen off, give it a couple minutes, put it to sleep using Shift+F1, then bring it back and it is at the lock screen as if there were no problems.
48hz refresh rate, screws up a number of games since they rely on calculations of 60fps and their VSync on by default horrendously screws up gameplay. Thankfully most have had the ingame option to turn it off, or an .ini file that could be changed.
48hz screen makes 60fps content -- the new standard -- unwatchable
January 24, 2017
Great sound. Good value for the components (at the time of purchase). It's still trucking as a secondary workhorse business computer when I need to have an i7 processor around...
...but oh my god the 48hz screen is soooooo horrible. 4k is cool except when you can't watch 60fps content without insane stuttering. I do not recommend this model or ANY 48hz screen ever. Lesson learned for me.
Great laptop but cheaply made! Hinges broke off!
May 20, 2016
Bought this computer about 18 months ago and everything was working fine until the hinges broke off a couple months ago. Every time I open and close my computer, the hinges break off and make an awful noise. Now, I don't dare close my computer.
I really do like this computer and it's great for games; but I can't close it without the hinges coming off which is unacceptable.
Don't be fooled by the specs
October 26, 2015
When I first started using this laptop, I was excited to witness what a 4K laptop was capable of. I downloaded 4K pictures for my desktop background and tried looking at a bunch of 4K videos. Although it was great to look at high quality photographs, unfortunately it was not great when I would try to watch videos on Youtube or Facebook. The video would stutter and not run smoothly. It would pause on a part of the video while the audio continues to play, and eventually it would catch up to the audio again. This would only happen when I would try to watch high quality videos; lower quality videos did not have such problem.
The second reason why I am giving this product only 2 stars is because after only 7 months of usage, one of the hinges that connects the screen was starting to break off every time I try to open my laptop. And no, I have never dropped my laptop. I rarely even take it outside my house, let alone off of my table. Now I'm forced to never close the screen of my laptop, hoping that it won't do anymore damage than it already has.
Overall, the laptop screen is great to look at while the processing power doesn't really seem to live up to it's specs. And hopefully if you do decide to buy this laptop, this hinge issue doesn't happen to you.
Flickering Monitor Failure
March 13, 2015
I purchased this to replace an older Sony Vaio laptop. On receipt I really liked the unit, although the UHD display caused some software to display improperly or in an unreadable scale. On the eighth day after setup it was sitting on my desk running a routine backup program when the built-in monitor began flickering! I immediately set up video to record the issue. It continued to flicker and intermittently failed totally to black. On reboot the problem continued. I then connected a 2nd monitor via HDMI port. The 2nd monitor displayed correctly with no flickering, while the primary display in the unit flickered and failed to black! Obviously a defective unit. FBUY asked for a copy of the video which I e-mailed (as much as I could send). They authorized a return based on the issue. The return arrived at their depot on 3/12/15, and I am awaiting credit for the unit to my credit card. I'll repost with details when the credit is received. This seemed like a good unit. I hope it is only a one-time anomaly, and I hope FBUY rapidly credits my account as I am desperately in need of a replacement unit for my expired Sony Vaio.
One Star Reviews:
WORST COMPUTER EVER
April 7, 2017
WORST COMPUTER EVER!!! IT WILL DIE ON YOU JUST A FEW MONTHS AFTER PURCHASE, AND LENOVO CUSTOMER SUPPORT CONSISTS OF "BUY ANOTHER ONE, CHUMP"!!!! UNLESS YOU NEED AN EXPENSIVE DOORSTOP, STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPUTER!!!!
Lenovo service is the worst. I called them to ask about the fingerprint ...
June 4, 2016
Lenovo service is the worst. I called them to ask about the fingerprint for a laptop I just bought three months ago and they wanted to charge me fee. Also, this computer has a very bad battery life. It does not last for even three hours. DON'T BUT IT.
Don't buy if you only want to use it for half a year
November 9, 2015
I purchased Thinkpad X1 Carbon on Lenovo official website. My model is 8G ram and 512 G ssd non touch version. The screen is dim than normal computer but you could get used to it. It might be the silentest laptop I have experienced. That is a thumb up.At first 6 month it works great, however, the following things makes me extremely mad. Suddenly one day I found the screen had vertical bars and totally unusable. But I am not worried right, I purchased 3 year on-side warranty which means technicians will come to my home to fix the computer instead of mailing it to lenovo. Sound good right. But They came to my place 4 times, trying to replace parts, non of each trial work. They will bring an unopened box and open it in front of your face. Three of the fours times they found out there is something wrong with the item inside the box. Finally they suggested me to mail it to the lenovo center to "nail it". That is 2 month past, why, because the parts take so long to arrive and it turns out to be a bad part. After I send my laptop to the lenovo center, I haven't seen it for 2 month. It is already Nov and will be a new year soon. I don't know if I can see my laptop this year, all the parts my laptop need are back ordered. Come on! It is a new model, a 2015 model, why it is back ordered!Guys if you see this review, please consider other computer than lenovo. The legendary thinkpad name is gone. Moreover, i understand that as long as it is a machine, it will not work sometime, The customer service is awful and disgusting. I have to say that Apple do things right. I have a 2011 macbook pro, it got problem sometimes, but every-time I brought it to the Genius Bar, my problem will be solved perfectly. I will recommend Apple products because you can use it at relieve for a long time.
I love the laptop except I've had it for 2 weeks ...
August 10, 2015
I love the laptop except I've had it for 2 weeks and had several issues. The first is that when you shut the lid of computer and then open it again, it will not wake up from sleep and requires a complete computer reboot. I called Lenovo about it and they said the motherboard needs replaced and I can mail them my laptop and it will take a week or more to get it back to me. I also have a problem with the USB ports. They are very tight and I can barely get the USB into it. I had to really shove to get it to fit, and now when I pull it back out the outer casing of my jump drive stays in the machine and just the "guts" of the USB pulls out. Lenovo said I should just return the machine and get a new one since I'm having so many issues. The problem is that if I return it, I have to download everything to the computer all over again - which is a giant pain in the butt. If I send it to them to fix, than I have a computer that has been opened up and changed out and it's two weeks old. I'm also worried that if I order the same thing again, I'll have the same problem again.
My Worst Nightmare
July 19, 2015
I used to be a Lenovo fan when it comes to their higher end products. They performed well and used to be rock solid machines. I decided to finally upgrade my 5 years old laptop to this one after so many raving reviews and how Lenovo listened to the fans and fixed various things from 2nd Gen. Unfortunately, the purchase of this machine has became my biggest nightmare. Roughly after the return period was up, the machine started to develop several issues. One is that a few, bright, stuck pixels started to develop on the screen.Secondly, which is the show stopper, is that most of the time, when the machine wakes up from sleep one of the two issues would occur. Either 1) the whole machine freezes with gray lines running across the whole screen or 2) the screen starts to flicker non-stop. At first, a reboot would fix the issue. Then, slowly, it got worse over time - trying to hard reboot while the screen is frozen actually just brings it back frozen. The support is a joke. I opened a ticket hoping to get the machine serviced two weeks ago. I never heard back from Lenovo. Posting on their forum got me no where except I found other people having the same issue. In fact, one guy said he waited a month to finally got the motherboard of his laptop replaced but he continues to have the same problem. Forget about trying to call their support line, which is incredible hard to navigate through their site to find. Last time I sat on the line for 45 minutes and didn't get anyone before I had to leave.The last draw for me is that I attempted to post a review of the product on Lenovo's site. I still mentioned the great physical design of the machine, because it is, but gave it a low score for product reliability. That review was immediately rejected. Needless to say, I will not give them a single dime in the future and I urge everyone else to do the same. I'm really not an Apple person but this has made me rethink about it simply because getting support is far easier there.
Low Quality Build
April 25, 2017
After using it for a little less than 2 years, the laptop broke down. The excess of heating coming from the video card burned down the motherboard, making it completely useless.
I mainly used it for photoshop and lightroom, but I originally bought it to be a gaming laptop (since that is how it was advertised, as a gaming laptop).
But after playing a little over for 1 hour (World of Warcraft or Hearthstone), the laptop started overheating and then it was nearly impossible to lay the hand over the keyboard, as it usually was extremely hot. I used a tray with a fan underneath it, but didnt made much of a difference. A couple of hours running a game and it was burning like hell, until eventually broke down.
Definitely not worht $1k. specially since most of the time I usually game on my PS4, and had it this to play once in a while.
March 4, 2017
This is probably the worst laptop, I have ever bought in my entire life. Every 300$ laptop is more reliable. and runs faster. I bought this laptop based on editor ratings in PC magazines, but their ratings are probably only based on Lenovo's advertising spend, rather than on the real performance, liability of this laptop.
Be Careful: Design Flaw on hinge of screen.
September 22, 2016
I've now had this laptop for almost 2 years and had no problems until today. The hinge where the screen attaches suddenly cracked and broke while simply opening the laptop. Apparently this is a common problem and my laptop is now beyond warranty. I love this laptop otherwise, but this makes me want to avoid Lenovo products from here on out. After searching online the problem is about a $300 fix. Ugh.
Keep in mind that I have never dropped or bumped this laptop and I have always transported it in a padded case. From the multiple forums I've read on Lenovo's website seem to indicate that it is a design flaw on the laptop itself.
This laptop has good specs. However
January 21, 2016
This laptop has good specs. However, it WILL break on you. The laptop is defectively designed such that the left hinge will eventually rip away from the laptop screen and lid. I now cannot close my laptop for fear of further damage. It has also caused damage to the screen and led to light bleed near the hinge.
In this regard, the design of the laptop is absolute garbage. Lenovo has yet to do the right thing and fix the design or repair the damage to my laptop. I will not buy Lenovo products again.
Absolutely do not buy this laptop as it will fall apart.
October 13, 2015
After 5 months, the cover is separating from the base, a problem noted by other purchasers. While this did not happen to me right out of the box, it has become extremely frustrating because neither the manufacturer nor the seller is taking responsibility and pointing at each other to rectify. I have had nothing but disappointment with recent purchases and I guess I will just add this to the list. I purchased this laptop based on the exceptional features for the price. Unfortunately those features are now meaningless with the computer in pieces. Also, just to complete the review, others reported an unstable pointing device which is absolutely true. Plan on using a mouse with this laptop. Also, the sound as reported is mediocre if you're a gamer but passable if you're using headphones for enjoyment. Buyer beware!
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i5-5200U, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro
256GB SSD | Windows 8.1
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2.2GHz Intel i5-5200U + 1 yr Warranty
256GB SSD | Windows 8.1
5th Gen Intel Core i5-5200U Processor (3M Cache, Up to 2.90 GHz) | Intel HD 5500 Graphics
8GB DDR3 memory | 256GB Premium SSD storage | Fingerprint Reader
Premium 14.0" FHD (1920x1080) Display. Anti-glare | Integrated (720p HD) webcam
Windows 7 Professional | Intel 7265 AC 2x2 Premium Dual Band WiFi | Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 | Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio enhancement ; stereo speakers
I/O Ports: 2 USB 3.0 ports, Headphone/Mic Combo, OneLink Dock port, HDMI, Mini DP, Ethernet extension connection
Display: 15.6" Ultra HD Touchscreen Display (3840 x 2160), 10-finger multi-touch support
CPU: Intel i7-4700HQ (Haswell) 2.4GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.40 GHz
Memory: 16GB DDR3L, 256GB Solid State Drive
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M with 2GB graphics memory
Windows 8.1, Backlit Keyboard, HD Webcam, WiFi, Bluetooth, JBL Stereo Speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio