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Sure, you pay a pretty big pricetag for a Lenovo Y570 with an i7 and GT 555M in it, but little do you know, the chassis is of the worst quality i have ever seen, I have seen ever better on the cheap Toshibas that have A4 CPUs in them you can buy for $200 new!!

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As you can clearly see, literally every single screw hole has been busted off at the top, including all of the LCD mounting holes, this is simply from the weight of the screen straining the screws that are hardly anchored but maybe 1 mm into a plastic holder.....

Laptop was taken care of and the screen has never been opened too far nor has the laptop been dropped.....

Thanks Lenovo, i hope you enjoyed selling me a $1600 piece of crap! mad.gif
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I would DEFINITELY have to agree, especially with their Ideapad series. In the past I had an Ideapad y500p, i5 and dual 750m's. FIrst off, just by holding it you could tell it would fall apart if you dropped it. Second, opening it up showed how cheaply it was being held together. The thing heat up a lot, but that was to be expected with 2 GPU's.


They do sell you at a wonderful price in comparison with others and while everything worked great with the computer, one drop and it could fall apart. So if you plan to have your laptop stationary most of the time and just want to have the access of some mobility here and there than it would work just fine! But if thats not the case or your a clutz-- stay away.
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Thanks for posting this, im glad i decided to stay away from the y510p. From the videos online, looks like if they ever heated up to much it would effect the plastic, making it more brittle. And I hear they get pretty toasty..
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Yeah. Im surprised I got 3 years out of it.. Because money is tight for me right now, I dont have the luxury of buying a new laptop. However, I did find the outer shell pieces I need to fix it on ebay from China. The bad news? The bottom shell costs $46 new and shipped and the piece that has the buttons on it is used from China for $26.. Thats just plain criminal for some cheapo plastic bits. Plus it will be February before the bits get here and thats bad because I am going on vacation and was looking forward to some gaming on the go around the same time...

But hey, now that I know, I will be more gentle and should be able to get 5 more years out of it if need be.

Once I get this done an d my gpu mobo and mouse RMAed I will be able to get things back on track
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THANK YOU for posting this, I'm getting a laptop in the near future, and this was on my list of options. Saved me from making the mistake biggrin.gif
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THANK YOU for posting this, I'm getting a laptop in the near future, and this was on my list of options. Saved me from making the mistake biggrin.gif
Don't get me wrong, the hardware is great and that in itself seems bulletproof, but it would seem this design wasnt thought about enough. You may be okay with different models that use different shells
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Don't get me wrong, the hardware is great and that in itself seems bulletproof, but it would seem this design wasnt thought about enough. You may be okay with different models that use different shells

The "shell" matters A LOT to me, as I would definitely be upgrading storage+memory in the very least biggrin.gif and I just appreciate thoroughly well built machines, even if the design flaws aren't visible
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Yea I mean they can shell out a y510p with sli 750m for a grand but they gotta cut costs somewhere. And from the looks of it the case is where they cut at. The plastic doesn't look durable at all. I'm like you I dont have the luxury of buying a laptop and maybe can grab one every couple years. The asus gaming laptops have a solid build, so I'm going to go that route. And I hear ya on ordering those pieces, and from China...lord takes forever for things to come over go thru customs and make it to your door step.
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Yea I mean they can shell out a y510p with sli 750m for a grand but they gotta cut costs somewhere. And from the looks of it the case is where they cut at. The plastic doesn't look durable at all. I'm like you I dont have the luxury of buying a laptop and maybe can grab one every couple years. The asus gaming laptops have a solid build, so I'm going to go that route. And I hear ya on ordering those pieces, and from China...lord takes forever for things to come over go thru customs and make it to your door step.


It ships through ePacket, meaning that it is already been declared at customs 7-10 day in advance so that it just breezes on through, its some weird collab between China Mail and USPS that allows eCommerce sales to get to their destination more quickly.
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this is sad to hear. here at work we absolutely hate when we have to issue out lenovo thinkpads. i am about to order a yoga pro 2. i hope they are not as bad too. haven't heard anyone say anything bad about those yet. sounds like i need to have some insurance if i follow through with this purchase.
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