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How good are Lenovo Laptops? Looking for something that will last me a few years

#11Treason686Posted 2/1/2014 6:20:04 PM
That Y510p looks pretty nice. I'd go up one tier for the 1080p screen as well.
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#12R0N1N187Posted 2/1/2014 6:34:22 PM
I'm also thinking about choosing between a Lenovo and Asus laptop... both above the $500-$600 range. Any suggestions?
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#13TheWayOfTheGunPosted 2/1/2014 6:43:58 PM
R0N1N187 posted...
I'm also thinking about choosing between a Lenovo and Asus laptop... both above the $500-$600 range. Any suggestions?


Both are excellent brands so there isn't any exact answer. First find the machine you want from one of the two brands and then find the equivalent in the other. Then compare each and every spec, including the price and buyer feedback until you can write out a list of pros and cons. Then use that list to make your decision.

This advice applies to most products.
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#14BowsaaPosted 2/1/2014 6:56:45 PM
Yeah, 3rding the suggestion to go for the 1080P screen. I had two friends get Y510s, one with 1366x768 and one 1080P, and the 1080P screen is noticeably nicer.
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#15R0N1N187Posted 2/1/2014 7:11:01 PM
The only problem I have now is whether or not I should wait for a new laptop due to the bad reviews on the W8 OS. I am still using my old laptop from early 2000 mainly for web browsing and music. It still works okay.
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#16TheWayOfTheGunPosted 2/1/2014 7:15:26 PM
R0N1N187 posted...
The only problem I have now is whether or not I should wait for a new laptop due to the bad reviews on the W8 OS. I am still using my old laptop from early 2000 mainly for web browsing and music. It still works okay.


Windows 8 is just fine for your needs. It's just going to take a month to get used to it. The decision to upgrade should be based strictly on hardware needs.
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#17Marblesbunbun(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2014 8:32:19 PM
Yea, I totally hate Windows 8..
I hope I can just install Win 7 on it.
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#182Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 2/1/2014 8:38:53 PM
Marblesbunbun posted...
Yea, I totally hate Windows 8..
I hope I can just install Win 7 on it.


Download Classic Shell. There you go Windows 7
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#19Marblesbunbun(Topic Creator)Posted 2/2/2014 1:45:57 AM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
Marblesbunbun posted...
Yea, I totally hate Windows 8..
I hope I can just install Win 7 on it.


Download Classic Shell. There you go Windows 7


Wait, what?
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#20betatechPosted 2/2/2014 2:05:24 AM
I've said this before but my aunt for a short period had a W8 low end Lenovo and there were some issues:
1. No ODD Boot support
2. No option to create recovery discs (only USB support and even then I don't know how good it is). However, you may be able to get Lenovo to give you free recovery discs although you would have to find a USB method to boot them e.g. if rEFInd can be made to boot from USB it can boot the DVDs.

The BIOS can also be a pain and in fact it got returned because for some reason we lost access to the BIOS setup.

That said, the hardware itself was ok for the money build wise.

These may not be an issue for you of course.
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